Good Things to Know

The Wedding Dress Doctor shows us how to properly lace a wedding dress corset.

Appointment Essentials

What to Bring to Your Appointment: Undergarments: You’ll find it helpful to bring a strapless bra any body shaping undergarments you plan to wear on the big day.  This isn’t necessary, but it will give you a better idea of how the dress will fit/feel. Shoes: If you’re...

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Choosing the Perfect Dress

So you’ve decided on a budget for your wedding dress and not much else. We can help! There are many factors a bride should consider when deciding on a gown. Here are a few tips, beginning with the most practical, to help you get started. Keep the Venue in Mind.  Are...

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Bridal Shopping Essentials

Shopping for the perfect wedding dress can sometimes be more overwhelming and stressful than many first-time brides anticipate.  In this case, knowledge is power. Here are a few tips that will minimize stress and maximize fun. Set Your Budget.  There’s nothing more...

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How many people can come with me to my appointment?

We recommend bringing 1-2 people with you.  The maximum number of guests that our space and staff is able to accomodate is 5 per bride, however it is important to keep in mind that the more opinions present during an appointment, the more confusion and second-guessing there will be for you.  

How can I be best prepared for my appointment?

It’s good to have an idea of what you like, whether it be a loose description, a couple screenshots, or a whole Pinterest board.  If you plan to wear specific undergarments, shapewear, or shoes on your big day, brining these can be helpful when visualizing a dress in its final form.  Lastly, a budget is good to have prior to your appointment because it can aid in relieving the stress of financing.

How much does a bridal gown cost?

At Downtown Bridal, we strive to cater to brides of all budgets.  We carry an array of sweet, simple dresses beginning at approximately $250 in addition to our many designers.  The median cost of a bridal gown at Downtown Bridal, before alterations, is approximately $1300.  Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for updates on our annual sales and promotions in order to score the dress of your dreams without breaking the bank!

Can Downtown Bridal do my alterations?

Downtown Bridal boasts an excellent alterations department.  Depending on the season and the head seamstress’ availability, we will do our best to accomodate your alteration needs.  If we are not able to do your alterations in-house, we have a list of recommended tailors in the Salisbury area. 

Can I bring champagne to my appointment?

For legal reasons, we cannot allow alcoholic beverages on the premises during store hours.  If you’re interested in a personalized, after-hours experience, please see our Platinum Experience option, and feel free to bring your own bubbly!

Is it okay to bring children to my appointment?

Your well-behaved children are welcome at Downtown Bridal!  However, keep in mind that the decision to bring them may result in their boredom or your diminished focus.  In order to avoid a chaotic, unpleasant expereince for you, you may consider leaving the rowdier youngin’s at home.

Is it okay if I don't know my size in formalwear?

Absolutely!  Formalwear sizes are different than “street sizes.”  Giving a street size or a pants size prior to your appointment can be helpful to your consultant, but you will be measured and accurately sized for formalwear during your appointment.

If I see a dress on Pinterest can I order it?

If the dress you found is made by one of our designers, then there is a good chance that we can order it for you, but we cannot guarantee that we will have a sample of the specific dress in store for you to try on.  We do guarantee, however, to do our best to show you similar dresses in your size in order to confirm the fit of the dress you wish to order.  Unfortunately, if the dress you found is not made by one of our designers, we will not be able to order you that dress.  Please also see Downtown Bridal’s Pinterest account for dresses by designers we do carry!

I've ordered my dress. When can I pick it up?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, vendor shipping timelines can be longer than usual.  You will receive a call, text, and/or email when we receive your dress and are ready for you to try it on and pick it up.  If you have questions regarding a specific item on order, please feel free to give us a call during business hours.

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