Frequently Asked Questions
D O I N E E D A N A P P O I N T M E N T T O L O O K A T G O W N S ?
Yes, appointments are required to look for bridal, bridesmaids, mother of. An appointment ensures we are available to assist you while you shop. You should call at least 2 weeks in advance for appointments on Saturdays as this is our busiest day and books up quickly.
H O W L O N G I S A T Y P I C A L A P P O I N T M E N T ?
On average appointments last an 45 minutes to an hour. Bridal appointments are typically 1 to 1.5 hours.
S H O U L D I G E T A B A B Y S I T T E R ?
Yes! While we understand that you might have little ones that are important to you we suggest you do not bring any young children with you to your appointment. Young children often get bored and can be a distraction during your appointment.
W H E N S H O U L D I O R D E R M Y B R I D A L G O W N ?
Dresses can take up to 4-6 months to produce, since it is being made to order. When you factor in shipping and alterations, it could be a 7 month total process. We suggest deciding on a dress 7-9 months prior to your wedding date, so you have time built in for fittings and accessorizing. There are rush options & priority gowns for weddings under 6 months, but rush fees do apply.
H O W S H O U L D I P R E P A R E F O R M Y A P P O I N T M E N T ?
Take some time to look through magazines and websites so you have a general idea of what you prefer in a wedding dress. This will help us get started in the selection process, although your consultant may also have some recommendations that you will love. It is helpful to bring undergarments of similar styles that you will wear on your wedding day, including strapless bras. Also bring heels of a height that you will wear for your wedding so you can get the complete picture when dress shopping.
W H O S H O U L D I B R I N G W I T H M E T O M Y B R I D A L A P P O I N T M E N T ?
We recommend that you limit your party to three or less during your visit at Chantilly Place. We are a cozy little boutique with limited seating and we have found that the opinions of a trusted few always make for an easier decision for you.
W I L L I N E E D A L T E R A T I O N S ?
We like to order the dress as close to your current size as possible, but all bridal gowns need alterations to give it a perfect fit for your wedding day. We offer on site alterations so we'll be happy to assist you with any of your alterations needs. If you'd prefer you can take your gown elsewhere to be altered.
D O Y O U C A R R Y B R I D E S M A I D S D R E S S E S ?
W H E N S H O U L D I O R D E R M Y B R I D E S M A I D D R E S S E S ?
We do carry bridesmaids dresses. You can view the current bridesmaids designers we carry on our gowns page. Bridesmaids dresses can take up to 3 months to produce, since it is being made to order. We suggest ordering bridesmaids with at least 4-5 months so you have time for alterations. We are able to order bridesmaids with less than 3 months, but rush fees do apply.
W H A T I F M Y B R I D E S M A I D S A R E O U T O F T O W N ?
It is important to order all your bridesmaids dresses together so they are cut from the same bolt of fabric. If members of the party order late it is their responsibility to take care of any rush charges that will apply, not the store. With bridesmaids who are out of town, they can call us with their measurements that were take by a professional tailor or local bridal shop and place the order of the phone. Once we receive the dresses we notify the bride and it is the bride or a member of the wedding parties responsibility to pick up and ship the gowns to out of state members.
D O Y O U C A R R Y D R E S S E S F O R M O T H E R S ?
W H E N S H O U L D I O R D E R M Y M O T H E R' S D R E S S ?
We carry a huge selection of Mother of the Bride & Groom dresses. You can view the current designers we carry on our gowns page. Mother of dresses can take up to 3-3.5 months to produce, since they are often being made to order. Some designers carry stock so they are able to be ordered much sooner. We suggest ordering mother of dresses with at least 4-5 months so you have time for alterations. We are able to order Mother of dresses with less than 3 months, but rush fees may apply.