Frequently asked questions
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Yes. We want to make sure that you get the attention you deserve during this special time! In order to serve our brides with the best experience possible, our listed store hours are by appointment only.
We want all of our brides to feel as comfortable and beautiful as possible during the appointment. At MaidenWhite, we provide a fresh robe and a pair of slippers for you to wear. We recommend wearing flesh-toned undergarments.
If you feel more comfortable wearing shapewear and will wear this during your wedding, feel free to bring that with you. But you’ll find that many of our stunning collections have structuring built into the dress to offer support and shape, and many brides choose to ditch the undergarments altogether.
As for footwear, if you’ve already picked a pair of shoes or have a pair that are the same heel height as what you’ll be wearing on the day of the event, bring those with you! We don’t recommend fitting gowns with them, which is why we provide slippers during appointment times, but once you’ve picked out your favorite dress and you’re ready to say “yes,” the shoes add the perfect touch to really capture the final look!
Should you choose to invite guests along for your gown shopping experience, we suggest bringing a small group of less than 3 guests who know your sense of style and will support the choices that you love! Having too many guests can often be distracting and overwhelming, especially if their sense of style doesn’t align with yours.
Remember–this is your special day, and choosing a gown that ultimately makes you look and feel your best will make your loved ones happy as well!
While we love a good party, we believe brides are best catered to during appointments with 5 guests or less. Our MaidenWhite Signature Suites can comfortably accommodate 3-4 guests. Should you require space for guest counts exceeding this amount, our semi-private bridal spaces can accommodate slightly larger parties.
We also offer Luxe Appointments which are a great alternative for larger parties looking to join for the experience!
While we strive to offer all of our brides a one-of-a-kind experience, our Luxe appointments are an excellent way to offer an extra level of dedicated service that is truly unmatched.
During a 2 hour appointment, our bride and bride’s guest will have private access to the entire showroom. A dedicated bridal stylist will be with the party for the duration of the appointment to help you find the dress of your dreams! We also include an assortment of celebratory drinks and snacks tailored to your liking.
Add on services like hair & makeup trials or bridal bouquets to make your appointment extra special.
Luxe appointments begin at $350 and range depending on guest count and selected menu. Contact us for more detailed information and menus.
Plan on shopping for your dress 8-9 months before your wedding date. Beautiful, hand-made gowns take time! Production time for gowns can take anywhere from 4-6 months, and you’ll need to allot additional time for alterations as well.
Rush orders are usually an option for an extra fee. Please inquire about specific gowns and rush availability.
We also have 1-2 sample sales per year when gowns can be purchased off the rack. This is a good option for brides who are working with tight time constraints.
If you’ve never been wedding gown shopping before, this might come as a bit of a shock: most of the gowns we carry are in bridal sizes US 8 – 10 (which can vary from one designer to the next, and fit differently from street clothing sizes). Check out our Standardized Size Chart as well as the individual designer page as a starting point. We do however carry some select samples in other sizes and even carry a couple of plus size gowns for our curvy babes.
Our stylists will work their magic to help you visualize what the final product will look like. We will then take your measurements and order a dress in the size best suited to you!
Our MaidenWhite suites offer a luxurious, beautiful way to enjoy the bridal gown shopping experience. These rooms are appropriately sectioned into two parts: the changing area, and the seating area. Here, you and your guests can escape the public showroom floor and decide on your favorite gowns in the seclusion of your own room. The private rooms can accommodate 3-4 guests comfortably in addition to the bride.
Learn more about our signature suites here
At this time, we do not offer in-house alterations. We would be more than happy to recommend you to some great local tailors who have all of the right skills and tools to get every dress fit to each unique body.
We schedule up to 80 minutes per appointment. This will give you plenty of time to try on a few of your favorite gowns before finding “the one,” and saying yes to your dress!
The best way for us to serve you is to assist us by creating your wishlist and sharing that with us ahead of time, as well as by taking a few minutes to complete our intake form. We love having as much information about you and your style so that when you arrive, you’ll instantly feel like a part of our squad!
We are all about transparency, which is why we list price ranges for each designer on our website. Because most of our designers allow very flexible design changes and custom sizing, prices are often quite fluid.
Want the neckline lowered on a gown? Want a slit closed, or a slit added to the gown? Not digging those sleeves?
These are all options that are possible with many of our designers, but that can often cause fluctuations in the price. In addition, alterations and accessories are not included in the price of the gowns, so be sure to factor that in as well while you are doing research.
A trunk show is a sales event that MaidenWhite hosts with the collaboration of a designer to showcase many, if not the entire new collection of gowns. It’s a great way to see gowns that we don’t normally carry, so if you’re in love with a particular designer, booking an appointment during their trunk show dates is the best way to see the full spectrum of gowns. We also offer discounted prices (discounts may vary, but the average discount is 10%) for brides who purchase during their trunk show appointment with us! Trunk show dates and availability are very limited because brides love to get in during these events, so if there’s one you’re eyeing attending, we suggest booking your appointment right away!
Check out this link to find out more about all of our upcoming events and trunk shows. And if you don’t see a specific one you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to ask us about it!
MaidenWhite generally hosts 2 sample sales per year. In order to make room for new, incoming collections, we host sales events where select floor models become available for off-the-rack purchase. We offer deep discounts on these gowns (this varies, but you can expect to find gowns that will be discounted anywhere from 20% – 60% and sometimes more)! Sizes generally range from 8-12 US (which equates to about 6-10 US street size) but occasionally we do have options outside of this size range. Sample sale gowns are sold in as-is condition.
This is a really great option for brides looking to get a discount, or who have tight time constraints that might require an immediate solution for a wedding dress purchase.
Many of our designers create such a large variety of beautiful gowns, and while we would love to have all of them available for our brides to try, it’s unfortunately not the reality for us. We do our absolute best to pick gowns from our designers that we are 100% confident our brides will love, but beyond this, we also carefully select a variety from each designer that will allow you to understand the fit, fabric, and structure that each collection has to offer. If a specific gown you love is not available in our store, we highly encourage you to come and try other gowns from that collection / designer. We also add new gowns to our inventory semi-annually so our brides will always have the latest and greatest options to choose from.
If you have your heart set on 1 or 2 gowns that we don’t carry, consider booking a Luxe Appointment with us, and let us know which gowns are a “must” for you. We will do our absolute best to make sure that gown is in our store for your appointment!