WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU INTO OUR BOUTIQUE AND CANNOT WAIT TO MAKE YOUR WEDDING DRESS DREAM A REALITY.
TO ENSURE THAT YOUR EXPERIENCE IS PERFECT FROM START TO FINISH, HERE ARE A FEW WORDS OF ADVICE FOR MAKING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TIME AT CLARICE’S BRIDAL.
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
Yes. To keep each bride the center of attention, our shop is by appointment only. Appointments are usually an hour and a half. We are happy to accommodate your timing preferences, but please call first to schedule. No appointment is necessary for your bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and/or flower girl.
WHAT TO EXPECT
From the moment you step through our door, you'll have our undivided attention. We will get to know you, your style, and your preference for all the small details.
We carry over 15 bridal designers and are confident we can find the perfect one for you. Our gowns range in price from $600- $4,000. However, we can accommodate any price point or customize the gown of your dreams.
WHEN TO START DRESS SHOPPING
We recommend at least 8-10 months before your wedding. It can take up to 6 months for all beads to be sewn and lace to be garnished; then your dress will be delivered to our doorstep for you to pick up. Add another 2-3 months for alterations to tailor you the perfect fit. While some designers can meet in-a-pinch deadlines, giving yourself enough time will save you from rush fees and stress.
WHAT TO BRING
The quick list: a nude strapless bra and nude undies. These items will play a key role in helping you envision yourself on your wedding day.
WHO TO BRING
We recommend you choose one to four special loved ones who know your personality and your personal style best, and who will listen to your opinion without overstating theirs. To keep your vision in focus, we recommend the guest list to be no more than eight.
CAN I BRING BEVERAGES AND FOOD TO MY APPOINTMENT?
You are welcome to bring water, white wine, or clear sparkling beverages to your appointment, but other beverages and food are strongly encouraged to be left outside the salon.
WHO TO LEAVE AT HOME
We kindly ask that you leave your little ones at home. A shop full of white dresses and delicate trinkets is a dangerous place for the young and curious!
HOW WE SIZE
Once you have found the dress, our bridal consultants will take your measurements. *Measurements are not taken until order is ready to be placed to assure truest fit* Most of our designers make their dresses in standard sizing with a standard size chart. We order the size that is closest to your measurements. To give your dress the final perfect fit, alternations are most likely needed. A different size may be requested, however with doing this you must sign off acknowledging this was your choice, and not based on your measurements.. The cost of alterations is not included.
While we do not provide in-house alterations, we have various preferred local seamstresses who we recommend to our brides. Clarice’s is not affiliated with any specific seamstress. The final decision is yours. In choosing to separate our bridal boutique from an in-house seamstress, this will ultimately help lower alterations costs for our brides.
All gowns are custom ordered. Once an order is placed the designers do not except returns. Therefore, all sales are final on purchases, payments, and special orders.