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1. Do you need an
Yes. Appointment is required, however we will take short notice appointments when we have both a bridal consultant and fitting room available.
2. How long should I expect
my visit to last?
Once you have gone back into the dressing room, expect to spend from
1 hours with your Personal Bridal Consultant. Any further visits will take up to an hour.
3. What are the hours your
store is open?
See Hours and Directions for details, Click here .
6. Where are you located?
We are located in Euless, Texas. Address: 201 W Glade Rd, #100, Euless, TX 76039. Directions Page
8. Do you do
Bridal Designs offers professional, custom alterations for our customers. For details, click Alterations.
alterations included in the price of the
Alterations are an additional charge. Alterations vary depending on the style of gown, the fabric and detail, and the alterations needed. We feel that alterations are an important aspect of the bridal gown experience. Quality is key. Experience has shown that free alterations result in poor workmanship.
10. Can I
purchase a gown online or over the
All dresses must be ordered directly from our store, whether in person or over the phone. However, since all sales are final, we encourage you to visit our store to make your purchase. This will allow you to try on all the different styles of gowns to determine which is the most flattering style for you. You will also be able to utilize the expertise from our Wedding Consultants and get the full service that you deserve in preparing for your wedding day. Because it is impersonal and does not provide appropriate service we do not take orders over the Internet.
12. Do you have stores in
We are a local family owned and operated company. This allows each bride to get one-on-one attention and not feel like they are at a self-service, off-the-rack discounter.
13. Do you have
When you order your bridal gown we require a 50% deposit, payable with cash, check or credit card. Layaway payment plan is available. 25% is due in 30 days and last 25% due in 60 days. Layaway charge $25 due at 1st payment. For any final payments, we accept cash or credit card. When you order any customized gown, since it is custom-made for you, we require 100% payment with cash, check or credit card.
BRIDAL GOWN FAQ'S
1. If I am looking through a
bridal magazine or on the Internet and am
interested in a dress, can I call your store
to see if you have it?
Yes, please do! We only need the name of the magazine, issue, page number and designer of the dress to assist you. If you saw a gown on the Internet, please have the website address and the internet number.
2. What designers do
A selection of designer gowns, dresses and accessories is also available, including Justin Alexander, Maggie Sottero, La Sposa, Jasmine, Anglina Faccenda, Sincerity, Mori Lee, Jim Hjelm Occasions, Belsoie, B2, Bill levkoff, Roberta, Riva Designs, Xcite, Xtreme, Scala and Bel Aire.
We had allowed brides to take pictures in the past but unfortunately due to the exclusivity and copyright of some of the current designers we carry, we are not permitted to allow photography anymore. However, at the time of purchase, please feel free to take as many photos as you wish!
4. What is the price range
for the dresses in your store?
We have dresses for brides in every price range. You can find dresses for hundreds of dollars and you can find dresses for thousands of dollars. There is a dress for every bride at Bridal Designs.
5. Do you offer any discounts
If you purchase your bridal gown at Bridal Designs, we do offer special discounts off of your headpiece, veil, petticoat and bra. We also offer discounts off of bridesmaids, mothers, and flowergirl dresses, shoes, accessories, slips, and undergarments.
extensive selection in stock, ready to try on and take home.
special orders 6-20 weeks.
* For custom orders 16-20 weeks.
* For brand name designers, depending on the time of year, a dress can take 4-6 months to come in. However, some designers have quicker delivery times or offer a rush service.
8. How do I
determine which size I will order?
How do I determine which size I will order? We have measurement cards for each designer that we carry. We will take your bust, waist, and hips measurements, determine where you fall on the size chart, and you can make your size choice. Gowns are made according to the size chart, not custom to your measurements. Therefore you may need a few alterations about a month before the wedding, to make it a perfect fit. Keep in mind that extra size charges apply to certain sizes, and if you are over 5'10" you may have to order extra length.
If you are getting measured locally, please print out our Special Order Form, and use it to get your measurements taken
9. Why am I ordering a size 2
sizes BIGGER than my normal size?
Don't panic! Bridal gowns are cut according to a couture size chart and run smaller than the ready to wear clothing you buy at the mall. Most brides order a bridal gown 1-2 sizes larger than they usually wear, and that is normal.
10. Can I order extra
Fabric can be ordered from certain manufacturers. Your Wedding Consultant will be able to check the availability at the time your order your gown. Keep in mind dyelots may vary, therefore it is not always recommend.
11. Do you carry petite
Most designers offer a standard size chart. However, certain styles are better on certain body types, and your bridal gown consultant would be happy to help you to find the best cut that works for you.
13. How will I select
a color for my bridal gown?
Many factors come into play when selecting the color of your bridal gown. Many options are available, and "white" is no longer the expected norm. The first and most important factor is personal preference. It is YOUR wedding, do what you want! If you do not have a preference, you can take into account your hair color and skin tone. There are so many different shades of white and ivory (and all of the other colors mentioned above) and they range from cool to warm tones. Choose something that will compliment you. You can also consider the time of day, time of year, and location. If you are indoors with candles you may choose a different color that if you are outside in natural sunlight. And lastly, you can consider what color you want your bridesmaids to wear. But only as a last resort, because your dress determines their dresses not vise versa.
14. Do all dresses need to be
ordered, or can I buy one off the rack?
Many of the dresses in our store do need to be ordered, however we do have a large off the rack section with hundreds of dresses as well.
15. What is a trunk
Once or twice a year, designers come to our store for a weekend. We display many of their most popular dresses and the bride has the privilege to work one-on-one with the designer of her dress! It is a special experience that brides never forget.
16. What is a blusher?
Do brides still wear blushers? A blusher is the piece of veiling that covers the bride's face when she walks down the aisle. Some brides choose to wear a blusher, others do not. It depends on the bride's personal style and look she wants on her wedding day. .
18. What is the trend
in headpiece styles?
Hair jewelry! Tiaras detailed with Austrian crystals, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, and even colored pearls and crystals!! By putting your jewelry in your hair not only do you create a timeless beautiful look, but you have a great heirloom to pass on to future generations! Also, one piece "bun ring" type styles with the veil attached are out and separates are in! Having a headpiece and veiling separate offers the bride so many more options when it comes to hairstyles. You are not locked into one look. You can take your headpiece and veil to your hair dresser and he/she can create a look that is personal and perfect for you. Plus you can take off your veil at your reception, and still wear your headpiece.
19. What is a "hollow-to-hem"
On occasion a gown will not be able to be hemmed by your alterations person. In this case we will take a measurement from the hollow of your neck to the floor, with you in the shoes and slip you plan on wearing, and have the manufacturer shorten the dress for you. This does require an extra charge.
20. What is a bustle?
Many bridal gowns have trains that are not detachable. The bride's seamstress adds what is called a bustle when doing the alterations, which simply means attaching the train to the back of the dress so the bride may move freely at the reception.
21. How long do I have to
pick up my dress after it comes in?
What if I live out of town? We ask that you pick up your dress thirty days after receiving the email that your dress has come in. If you live out of town, we do offer shipping. Please make sure that we have your current email address.
1. Do you carry
Yes! Our store has a wide selection of bridesmaid's dresses. We also carry mother of the bride dresses, flower girl dresses, shoes, jewelry, accessories and tuxedos for the groom! Please visit each department's page to find out more!
2. If my bridesmaids live out
of town, can I still order their dress
through your store?
Yes, you can! We offer measurement cards for out of town bridesmaids. They simply click here to fill out their information and submit orders to us. It is that simple!
3. How is the size
determined for my bridesmaids?
Just like Bridal, we have measurement cards for each designer that we carry. We will take her bust, waist, and hips measurements and determine where she falls on the size chart. Gowns are made according to the size chart, not custom to her measurements. If she lives out of town we recommend that she have her measurements taken by the professional seamstress or alterations person who will alter her gown. Measurements should be taken under street clothes (clothing adds extra inches). Keep in mind that size runs differently than regular clothes, you will probably not order your normal size, Also, extra size charges apply to certain sizes, and if you are over 5'10" you may have to order extra length.
4. How do I begin selecting
Once you have chosen your bridesmaids, consider their style and color preferences as well as their figure types. Princess and Aline styles are flattering on most body shapes, because the uninterrupted waist and long vertical seams are slimming. A fitted bodice with a ballgown skirt will compliment a tiny waist. Many bridesmaid lines offer two-piece gowns which can be mixed & matched tops and bottoms to flatter each figure. We have a great selection, click here for details.
5. How do I choose a color
for my bridesmaids' dresses?
Choose a color that will compliment your bridal gown, and flatter your bridesmaids. Colors range in intensity from soft pastels such as pale pink, to deep muted colors like rose or champagne, to bright vibrant shades such as claret or ruby red. There are also many different fabrics to choose from the most popular choices are taffeta, satin, and georgette. Take into consideration time of year and location. What color is the carpet or walls? Will the color you are considering clash? These are just some general things to consider.
7. How long will it take
for my bridesmaids dresses to be delivered?
Most bridal gowns take from 1-4 months from when the entire party is completed. The order will not be placed until all deposits are in.
8. What are the shipping
options for bridesmaids gowns?
The entire bridesmaids party will be sent to one shipping address. We can only ship within the Continental USA and not within 50 miles of the store.
9. Do bridesmaids
really have to spend a lot on a dress they
may only wear once?
The great news for bridesmaids is that the trend in bridesmaids has moved towards versatile gowns that can be worn again for any special occasion. Many designers offer simple clean lines, classic looks that are not as dated as the bridesmaids gowns of the past. The hottest trend is separates, two-piece dresses, and many you can take the bridesmaid top and wear it with a cute short skirt or pair of dress pants, or you can wear the bridesmaid skirt with a fun top. Other options also include, choosing a specific color and have 2-3 different gowns for your girls to choose from (this works great with separates) This way you get the color and gown you want, and they get the shape of gown that they feel the most flattered and comfortable in. You should definitely listen to your bridesmaids, but at the same time don't loose sight of your overall picture.