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Whether you're looking for a quick visit after work or you're planning your own real-life "Say Yes to the Dress"; no matter your shopping style we've got you covered! Our hour and a half appointments are hosted Tuesday - Saturday. Evening appointments are available and now (!) enjoy a bit of bubbly with our specialty appointments! Champagne Toasts and Champagne Sundays book up super fast, request your's today!
What is a “Trunk Show”? Trunk shows are a great way to get to know a designer’s collection! WE love so many gowns, but only have so much space! During a “trunk show” the featured designer will loan our shop an additional collection of gowns for our Brides to shop. These gowns usually visit for a limited time so it’s a good idea to book your appointment in advance and bring along your most trusted shopping team! WE typically combine other events like Fashion Show and Open House with trunk shows! It’s a great time to visit!
What is a “Champagne Sunday"? Gather your girls and come celebrate with WE! This is a three hour private shopping appointment hosted on a Sunday of your choice, booked at 10:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. We provide you with brunch- yumminess (pastries from local bakeries, a delicious selection of fruit and cheese) and - of course - champagne. Your group will be able to shop our entire gown selection with a knowledgeable Embassador while sipping a bit of bubbly! As a thank you, anything and everything you purchase during your appointment will receive a 10% discount! There is a $200 booking fee for this appointment. The fee is due to solidify the appointment; it is refundable up to 14 days prior to your appointment and always transferable to another date. We suggest a group of no more than 10 guests and making it an adult-only experience!
What is a “Champagne Toast"? Hosted on our quietest days, this appointment allows you to just breathe (and sip) and chill! This is a two hour semi-private shopping appointment is hosted on a Friday of your choice between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. You and your guests will be able to shop our entire gown selection with a dedicated, attentive WE Embassador while sipping a bit of bubbly! As a thank you, you'll receive a $100 credit to use towards an accessory purchase at W.E. There is a $50 booking fee for this appointment. The fee is due to solidify the appointment; it is refundable up to 7 days prior to your appointment and always transferable to another date. We suggest a group of no more than 6 guests* and making it an adult-only experience. (larger groups may incur an additional fee*)
What is a “Re-try” appointment? This is an hour long appointment scheduled to re-try your favorite gowns. This appointment is booked when you are between a handful of gowns but don’t plan to re-shop our racks. Typically gowns are ordered at this appointment. It’s a great time to show off “the one” to key-shopping buddies that may of missed your first visit!
What is a “Show-&-Tell” appointment? Show-&-Tell appointments are scheduled once your gown arrives, prior to your first “fitting” with a seamstress. They are hosted by a WE Embassador and are typically an hour long. Show-&-Tell appointments are your opportunity to try your dress on when she first arrives, show her off to friends and family, tell us what you are looking for from your alteration services, and shop for accessories. They are a great opportunity to complete your look before starting your alterations.
What is the difference between a “measurement” appointment and a “fitting” appointment?
- Measurement Appointment: A 30 minute appointment hosted by an Embassador during which you’ll be measured, select a size, and place an order for, in most cases, a bridesmaids dress.
- Fitting Appointment: An alteration appointment scheduled with a seamstress. Appointments can range from an hour to 15 minutes depending what type of gown you are altering and how far along in the process you are.
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We strongly urge you to schedule an appointment to shop for wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses. While you are always welcome to browse our racks, we may not have a fitting room open or Embassador available to answer questions and fit gowns. Scheduling an appointment really allows us to help you have the best experience at W.E.!
Alterations are always by appointment, scheduled Tuesday through Thursdays. Due to the nature of this work and the demand on our seamstresses we must keep a strict schedule. Please note, weekend availability is inconsistent and cannot be guaranteed. Schedule is subject to change.
Holiday closings or closings due to inclimate weather are posted on our Facebook page. Customers with scheduled appointments will be contacted by text, email, and/or phone. Thank you!