All about Bridal! Wedding Gowns Q&A you asked… we answered

What designers do you carry? What is the price point of your gowns?
This is a pretty important question to ask because every boutique. TWICE AS NICE is has had the privilege to team up with amazing bridal stores. We have all sizes, and many designers in store. Our prices range from $99.99 to $1500.00. Over 75% of our bridal dresses are new with tags, current styles at consignment prices.
How many people can attend my appointment?
Some boutiques are smaller and therefore are limited in space on the number of guests you can bring to your appointment. Be sure the number you are bringing aligns with availability of the of TWICE AS NICE boutique. Also remember that less is more when it comes to your entourage. Bring two or three people whose opinion means the most to you. If you can’t imagine not including all of your friends and family in on this experience, think about inviting them when you pick up your gown and have them assist with choosing accessories to create your final wedding day look.

What size gowns do you carry?
Bridal sizing is very different from street clothes so it is good to know in advance if there will potentially be any limitations when trying on gowns. If you are a size 8 in jeans, you will average a size 12 in bridal. Average sample size of gowns is a 10 or 12, but if you are outside of this sizing be sure to find the boutique that will have the most options for you. TWICE AS NICE CARRIES ALL SIZES. CONTACT TO DOUBLE US FIRST TO SEE IF WE HAVE YOUR SIZE.
Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?
Most boutiques will not require anything special for your appointment time. We recommend wearing nude-colored undergarments and a strapless bra if available. If you’re thinking about wearing shapewear for the big day, be sure to bring this with you so you will know exactly how each gown will fit with the shapewear on. You are also welcome to bring pictures, whether it be from magazines or showing a Pinterest board as this can help your consultant visualize those details that catch your eye.

How does your boutique handle alterations?
We have an inhouse girl we recommend for all alterations. She will work with you in store or in her place of work. We have been working together for 2 years and she is amazing. You are welcome to use your own alteration person.
Do you offer champagne?
Let’s be honest, most of us have seen “Say Yes to the Dress” and want that magical celebration when finding your wedding gown. If this is you, be sure you ask us to bring in a liquor license, prior to visiting to ensure all your dress shopping dreams can become a reality? We don’t offer the champagne, but you are welcome. To bring it in. We will provide the liquor license; we only can do this during private appointments and not open to the public. Ask for details.
Following the wedding day, should I clean and/or preserve my gown?
After your wedding day your gown will be VERY dirty. To get it back to its original condition you can clean and/or preserve your gown. Don’t know which one to do – this really depends on what your intentions are following the big day. If you’re a hopeless romantic and think that your daughter or granddaughter will wear your wedding gown someday then it is best to get the gown cleaned and preserved as this will get it back to its original condition and keep it protected against outside agents or discoloration over time. If you’re not physically attached to your gown and consider recovering some of your gown costs you can have it cleaned and attempt to sell it so other brides have a chance to enjoy your gown as much as you did.

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Alicia Plosz