What To Ask When Shopping For A Wedding Dress

Are you finally ready to start shopping for a wedding dress for your big day? If so, you'll want to go into the shopping experience knowing the right questions to ask. The answers to these questions will help the process go smoothly and help you narrow down your selection.

Ask What The Price Is For Each Dress

When you go to a wedding dress boutique, one of the first questions that you'll be asked is what your budget is for the dress. However, you'll still want to ask the price of each dress that you try on. It's important to know that your consultant is following your budget and sticking within your price range since you may not want to fall in love with a dress that is more than you intended to spend. 

Keep in mind that there are costs involved for altering the dress and not just the dress itself, so factor that price into your budget as well. 

Ask How Long It Will Take To Get The Dress 

It is possible that the boutique you visit has many dresses to try on, but the dress that you purchase may need to be custom made. It is always worth asking how long it will take for the specific dress you like to come in once you decide to order it. You do not want to be in a position where the dress will arrive very close to your wedding day since you want plenty of time to try it on and have the dress altered if necessary. 

Ask If Alterations Are Done In The Store

Some wedding dress boutiques do alterations at their own store, while others outsource them to places that specialize in alterations. Find out if the boutique does its own alterations and what the typical turnaround times are to get those alterations done. Once again, it's important that the timeline for getting the dress ready will be well before your wedding day.

Ask About The Return Policy

It's important to know what the return policy is on the wedding dress that you decide to get. While it is not common to get a refund on a wedding dress, there may be exceptions to this that you should be aware of. For example, it may involve getting a portion of the price of the dress back rather than the full price.

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