Frequently Asked Questions
Our made-to-order gowns range from $1,399 - $7,000, with the bulk of our gowns being in the $1,800-$3,000 range. We encourage you to refer to our “Designer” page in order to best understand the price ranges of each designer before your appointment. Our dress samples range from size 6-24, but please note that your custom gown can be ordered up to a size 32, depending on the designer. We have one sample one size in our store and if our sample is not your bridal size, we have creative ways of making sure you can experience the look of your desired dress.
1. Why do I need to make an appointment to try on wedding gowns?
In order to give you the full attention of our experienced consultants and the full Melange Bridal experience, appointments are necessary especially on weekends and are recommended for brides who are on the serious hunt & ready to purchase their made-to-order gown.
2. How long is a bridal appointment with a Melange Bridal consultant?
Bridal gown appointments are 1-1.5 hours. During sample sales, appointments are one hour.
3. What should I bring to my appointment?
We recommend you bring pictures of dresses you’ve seen on our website, in magazines, on pinterest, www.theknot.com, or that you’ve tried on elsewhere and bring an open mind. Many of our brides select a gown that they have never seen or tired on before. Also, don’t be surprised if you find “The Dress” on your first visit to Melange Bridal.
4. Who should I bring to my appointment?
As much as we love the idea of a party in our store, we believe that your fitting should be as intimate as possible. We want the focus to stay on you and what style and feeling YOU want to exude on your wedding day. We’ve found that sometimes too many opinions end up overwhelming the bride’s decision, and we don’t wish stressful shopping upon any of our brides. For your sake, we advise keeping your support crew under 3 and for our sake, so that we can comfortably accommodate everyone in our boutique.
5. May I take pictures of the gowns while I am trying them on?
We do not allow cameras in the fitting rooms while you are shopping. Once you have purchased a dress, you may take as many pictures as you’d like.
6. Can I complete my entire look in one appointment?
Absolutely! Not only do many brides find their dress on their first visit to our salon, but they also find all their accessories (veils, headpieces, jewelry, etc) on their first visit.
7. Do I need to make an appointment to look at accessories?
Appointments are recommended, but you may walk in to the salon at any time to try on veils, jewelry, and accessories on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Appointments are required on Saturdays and Sundays.
1. How far in advance do I need to buy my gown?
It’s best to allow 8-10 months before your wedding to order a gown. All special order gowns are made to your specifications by our designers.
2. What is a special-order gown?
Most of the gowns we sell are special-order. A special-order gown is made specifically for you by a designer, based on your measurements, the designer then uses their pattern that is closest to your measurements to create your gown. We then alter it to perfection for body.
3. Are alterations included in the cost of a gown?
No. Alterations are additional costs and NOT included in the price of a gown.
4. How far in advance do I need to select my bridesmaids dresses?
It’s best to allow 3-4 months before the wedding to select and order your bridesmaids dresses.
5. How do I pay for my gown?
We accept most major credit cards, as well as cash and personal checks. (Personal checks are only accepted for deposit, not final payment)
6. When should I expect to receive my gown?
The dress is delivered to us directly from the designer. Once when your gown arrives, we’ll call you to pick up your dress, schedule a first fitting for alterations, or arrange shipping.
7. When should I order my veil and/or headpiece?
Special-order designer veils have a 3-4 months lead-time, so making a decision at the time you order your gown is helpful. At your first fitting, you can order a custom veil which we’ll make for you on premise.