The Experience

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BOOK

Rule of thumb for ordering wedding gowns is to plan for about 8-10 months in advance. Many designer dresses take approximately 5 months to go through the order process. This would then leave plenty of time for alterations, which are recommended about 2 months before the wedding. We always keep our brides in the loop about what exactly is happening with her dress. If you have any questions, need a shorter timeline, or are curious about the possibilities, please contact us. We are happy to help!  Tip: Ordering your dress and waiting until closer to your wedding time allows for any body changes and a more accurate fit.

YOUR APPOINTMENT

Your search for your dream gown is meant to be an adventure, a special experience that you’ll never forget. Your satisfaction is our #1 concern at Ivory & Lace. Our dedicated staff, with decades of experience, will do whatever they can to make sure that you are happy, comfortable and your most beautiful self.

We have hundreds of gowns and accessories to choose from, privacy, a cozy atmosphere, and a warm, highly skilled, dedicated staff ready to help you.

Brides are encouraged to touch, feel and compare all the beautiful, unique and detailed fabrics, cuts and silhouettes across the boutique. We will give you honest advice and respect your choices, desires, budget and needs.

As a bride about to embark on a new phase of your life, we want to make sure that you feel beautiful, unique and like you when that day comes. We will be there for you through the process. No mysteries or unknowns, just an enjoyable experience finding the gown, “the look” of your dreams.

THE DRESS IS ORDERED! NOW WHAT?

Our priority is the ensure your day is perfect when it comes to the dress. Sometimes, multiple fittings are necessary to get everything perfect. After the initial Bridal Appointment when you select your dress, the order is placed and work begins on the customization. To make sure it is just right, additional measurements need to be made. Once completed, fit and movement need to be tested as to how the dress fits on your body.  We ask brides to wear the undergarments they plan to wear on their wedding day, as well as the shoes. It’s also a great idea to bring along jewelry, accessories and photos of planned makeup or hair for styling advice if you desire.

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