FAQs

WHEN SHOULD I START SHOPPING FOR MY DRESS?

We recommend starting the process as soon as you are ready to purchase your dream dress! Special ordered gowns typically take 4-6 months to arrive (& then alterations typically take 8-10 weeks). However we do have a large selection of dresses that can be purchased off the rack for those who have a shorter deadline. We can take care of a bride who is getting married tomorrow, three months from now, or in two years.

 

SHOULD I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AHEAD OF TIME?

We always recommend scheduling an appointment with us to make sure a consultant is available for you! We do take walk in’s if we have appointments available. Weekends are our busiest so to ensure an appointment is available, contact us as soon as you know when you’d like to come in. We look forward to meeting you!

 

What will my appointment be like?

All appointments include a personal bridal consultant to guide you through the exciting process of finding your dream wedding gown. Your consultant will take a few minutes to get to know the feel you are going for with the wedding, your style, & any inspiration photos you would like them to see. Then while you sit & relax, they will pull dresses that fit your vibe. (Don't sweat it if you don't have a clue what will look good on you, we can start from scratch and work our way up. It's what we do best!) After the gowns are pulled the real fun begins as you begin to put on different styles - & the mimosas come around this time too! It is important to note that most brides find their gown at the first appointment with us, so be prepared to get all the feels & say yes!

 

How much should I expect to spend on a dress at Marcella's?

At Marcella's Bridal, our wedding gown prices range from $1,100 to $4,200.

 

Who should I bring to my appointment with me?

Bring a few people whose opinions you value most. If you do choose to bring a large group make sure you bring the people who are going to give you supportive feedback and understand what your style is. Getting a lot of opinions can be overwhelming for anyone! For this reason, we now offer Reveal Appointments, so you can bring up to 6 guests later to reveal your gown, have a toast, & celebrate you!

 

What should I know about gown sizing? Will you have my size available?

We carry gowns from sizes 4-28 with a reasonable selection in most sizes. If the gown fits a little too big or a little too small, don't worry! We'll help you envision how the dress will look on you. Bridal sizing can be confusing as it runs smaller than our traditional U.S. sizes, so your consultant will help you find the perfect fit. Our consultants are experienced and easy going, we are always honored to have the opportunity to help make you feel beautiful and confident!

 

Do you offer alterations?

Yes, we offer our own in house alterations! Take a look at our alterations page to learn more.

 

What does your Amplified Bridal Appointment ($285) Include?

During this extended 2-hour appointment, you will receive:

One on one help from a master bridal consultant

Exclusive appointment hostess

Seating for up to 10 guests

Tasty mimosas (booze or non, the choice is yours!)

Sweet & savory treats

Personalized décor

Customized gifts for the bride-to-be!

 

What does your wedding gown appointment ($55) include?

During this 90-minute appointment, you will receive:

One on one help from a bridal consultant

Seating for up to 6 guests

Tasty mimosas (boozy or non, the choice is yours!)

 

Please note, your appointment fee will be credited toward your gown when purchased at this appointment!

 

What does your wedding gown second visit appointment ($30) include?

In the rare case you don't say yes at your first appointment, a second visit is scheduled for you to try on the one or two gowns you fell in love with during your first appointment!

During this 45-minute appointment, you will receive:

One on one help from a bridal consultant

Seating for up to 6 guests

Tasty mimosas (boozy or non, the choice is yours!)

 

Please note: Appointment fee will be credited toward your gown when purchased at this appointment!

 

What does your wedding gown reveal appointment ($30) include?

Did some of your entourage miss the day you said yes? Whether you were limiting all the opinions or distance/illness got in the way before, don't worry! Bring them in for a big reveal while you & up to 6 guests celebrate your decision with a toast. Please note, this appointment is only offered during the week.

 

What is the best way to purchase my wedding dress at Marcella's bridal?

We accept debit cards, credit cards, cash, or check, however we encourage brides to purchase their dress with cash or check due to the 3.5% processing fee applied to debit and credit card transactions.

 

What is a trunk show?

A trunk show is a special buying event where a designer sends gowns not typically carried in our store so you can view & purchase from the upcoming collection before they are available in stores. Be prepared to buy your gown at that day as they will only be in store for a limited time!

 

If you have any further questions we would love to answer them at info@marcellasbridal.com