Do you purchase gowns from customers? No, We offer consignment options only.
Do you carry bridesmaids, mother of the bride and flower girl dresses? No, we specialize only in bridal gowns and bridal accessories.
How long are the appointments? We dedicate 90 minutes per bride!
Do you rent bridals? No.
Do you carry plus sizes? Yes, we stock gown in sizes 0-26
How many people can I bring? We ask that each bride brings no more than 4 guests. Our shop is quite small and does not have enough space or seating for extra large parties.
What should I bring? A loved one or two who's on team bride 100% and who's options you truly value, a smile and an open mind.
Can we bring champagne? Yes, please do! But we ask that you do not bring food trays, red wine, soda..etc. We wouldn't want anything accidentally spilled on a gown causing an unnecessary purchase.
Do I have to have an appointment? If you are hoping to try on bridal gowns, Yes, we do require an appointment to try on bridals. At this time we have just one fitting room and brides who walk in may not be able to try on since the room is usually occupied. If you are just browsing , picking up and item, looking at veils, headpieces, shoes...etc..walk in's are welcome during our dedicated walk-in hours. Mon, Thurs, Fri 11-5. Sat & Sun 11-3.
Whats your price range? We carry gowns priced between $200-$2000 with most of our brides finding gowns within the $600-$1500 range.
How long does it take to order a gown? We suggest purchasing your gown at least 10-12 months prior to the wedding date. The order-able gowns require 4/6 months to arrive and alterations require another 2/3 months. To ensure a stress free ordering and alterations processes, we really suggest purchasing at least 10 months before the wedding.
Should I shop more than a year before the wedding? We suggest that you do not shop too early. For brides who have wedding dates more than 18 months away please consider waiting. Shopping to early can result in a purchase that you will no longer love come time to do your alterations or if you fall in love with a order-able gown and you're not ready to purchase, should you come back 6 months later it could be discontinued and for us, being a consignment, shop if you find an consigned gown and do not purchase it will surly not be at the shop the next time you contact us. So save some stress and shop around 10-12 months prior.
Do you sell off the rack? Yes! Almost all of our gowns can be purchased off the rack. Even our order-able stock. We would prefer to order a gown from our order-able stock but, if there's not enough time to order we will consider selling off the rack. Our consignment inventory is always off the rack.
Do you offer alterations? No, but we work with an independent contractor named Lizzy. She rents space from our boutique and offers alterations to only brides who have purchased their gown with Love & Lace. She books up quick and works on a first come first book basis.
How much are alterations? This truly varies. Each bride is different in her wants and needs for her wedding gown. So to get a clear idea of what it will cost for alterations, we suggest Love & Lace brides schedule a free consultations with Lizzy or your seamstress to get a quote. To reach Lizzy, you can contact her at [email protected]
Do I have to pick up my dress when it comes in or can I leave it there until alterations? Please pick up your gown upon arrival. The custom order form we went over and signed during your appointment does ask that you pick up your gown with in 14 business days of arrival.
How do I pay for a dress if I do say yes to my dress? We accept cash, check and all charge cards. We require a deposit of 50% to get any new gown ordered and payment in full if you find a consignment gown.
Do you offer discounts? Yes we do, If you are Military we will give 5% off your total. Throughout the year we also have specials. So keep up to date on our website and social media to see what kind of specials we have going on!
Will you reconsign my gown? Possibly! If it's a gown we think we can resell for you we may be able to consign it. Once the wedding takes place just send over an e-mail and we will take it from there.
What exactly is consignment? All of our consignment details are outlined on the website under the consignment tab and it should answer all your questions.
My dress is older than 3 years old, its beautiful and in great condition. Why aren't you interested? There are several reasons why we may say no thank you to a consignment. First and foremost, we need to be sure we can sell it. Styles change often in bridals and in order to continue to operate successfully we need to stock gowns which potential new brides will love and ultimately purchase. Another quick reason is space – we are quite small and will only stock gowns which we think will sell quickly for us and the consignor so that we can keep our inventory rotating and fresh.
Why can't I just bring in my gown for consignment without sending an e-mail first? We ask for photos and information about the gown prior to bringing it in so that we can let you know if it is a gown we are able to consign for you as well as get a consignment price that both parties are happy with. Often, people who just pop by with a dress to consign, we sadly have to say no thank you. Which can leave the customer a little upset because they “drove all the way out here and now have to take the dress back.” So to avoid that scenario – we ask for the details before making the trip out.
My bridal gown is older than 5 year old, from Davids, is a bridesmaid, is a mothers gown. If you're not interested, where can I take it? Cherie Amour in Savage Mill, MD.
Do you offer refunds or exchanges? We do not.
I love this gown but not ready to commit. Can you hold a gown for me? We will hold a gown as long as you're able to leave a non-refundable deposit.
Do you give prices over the phone or e-mail? We do not.