FAQ

We do require an appointment to try on wedding gowns, bridal accessories, and any social occasion wear such as bridesmaids and flower girl dresses.


Appointments are limited. Click here to book an appointment or you can reach us via phone 503-297-9622 or via email bridal@charlottesweddings.com

*We are not accepting any walk-in traffic at this time.

Our average price point for wedding dresses in Charlotte's Weddings is $1500 to $2500, with gowns up to $4000+. We have a limited selection of special order wedding gowns under $1500.  We have a small selection of wedding dresses that can be purchased off the rack for a discount. Those wedding gowns will be in the range of $800-$1200 depending on style.  Please reference our pricing page for more information on each of our wedding gown designers.

 

We typically recommend ordering your wedding gown 10-12 months before your wedding (if possible). Standard production time of a wedding dress is approximately 7 months, and seamstresses like to have about 2-3 months for alterations. We have options for tighter time frames and alterations can done in shorter time frames if necessary, but that is the recommended amount of time.

 

If your wedding date is on a shorter timeline don't worry we have you covered. We have wedding gowns that can be purchased off the rack and taken home that same day. We have real time access to our wedding gown designer's inventory portals, so we can pull gowns from their incoming shipments.  We also have the option to place rush orders with some of our wedding gown designers if necessary.  Your bridal stylist will make sure that whatever gowns they are showing you during your appointment are available for your specific time frame.

 

View our latest wedding gown collections by clicking here.  Save your favorites to your own shopping gallery to show your bridal stylist before your appointment.

Feel free to bring a robe if you’d like to wear it in between trying on dresses.  In regard to undergarments, a strapless bra and any shapewear you may or may not want to wear on your wedding day is recommended.  If you have specific shoes already picked out feel free to bring those!  But it isn’t required to have shoes picked out yet.

Most bridesmaid dresses take 3-4 months to arrive once you order them. We suggest ordering all of your bridesmaid dresses from the same location and at the same time. This will ensure that the dresses are all made from the same dye lot and are shipped together. If you need your bridesmaid dresses in less than 3 months most designers offer a rush option for an additional fee. 

When bridesmaids are in different cities we suggest they have measurements taken by their local bridal shop. If possible, they should try and find the designer of their dress to try on and get a better idea on size. Once they have been measured, they can log onto the designer's website to review the correct size chart. They should compare their measurements to the size chart and choose the appropriate dress size. Once they have chosen their size all of their information can be input into the bridesmaid agreement on our website.  Once they hit submit the agreement gets email directly to Charlotte's! A 50% deposit is needed on each dress. So, if the bridesmaid is responsible for her payment she can take care of payment over the phone. We can also ship the dress to an out of town bridesmaid when it arrives for an additional fee. 

View our Bridesmaid Collections

View Bridal Party Contract

We suggest you set your first appointment with a seamstress for 8-12 weeks before your wedding. Before your appointment be sure to have all of your undergarments with you, such as a bra, slip, and shoes. It makes the biggest difference in the fit of your gown! You will have at least three appointments with a seamstress before your wedding day. We recommend reviewing our seamstress page for more information on our preferred seamstresses. Once you are done with all of your fittings, return the gown to Charlotte's for the steam and press service and it will be ready a few days before the big day! 

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