Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend shopping for your wedding dress soon after you choose your wedding date and venue. Most gowns take between four to six months to arrive from the date you order the dress, so to give yourself a stress-free experience and to avoid rush fees, it's great to start shopping between nine months and a year before your wedding. If you have less than six months before your big day, we still have lots of options that can be ready in time for your wedding. Rush fees and availability depend on the designer. We also have a frequently-changing selection of sample gowns that can be purchased off the rack, which are great for very short time-frame brides!

At Rina's Bridal Boutique, we offer an incredible and high-quality selection of gowns priced from $1,300 to $4,000 before alterations, with a small amount under $1,300. The majority of our gowns range between $1,500 and $2,500. Please keep in mind TIME! The longer you have the more we can do for you :)

When you come in for your appointment, your bridal stylist will help you choose gowns in a price range that you're comfortable with. We never push you to spend more than you want, and we treat every bride with the same pampering service regardless of how much she wants to spend.

We recommend bringing 2-4 family members or friends whose opinions you value most. On Saturdays you can bring up to 4 and weekdays up to 5. Wedding dress shopping is SO fun, but it can get overwhelming and stressful when a bride is considering the opinions of many people. After all, it's your wedding dress - and it's your feelings and preferences that are most important! We believe that every bride wants and deserves a wonderful wedding dress shopping experience. To ensure the best experience possible for each and every bride, we kindly ask that children and/or men do not accompany you to the shop. Of course, we realize there can be special circumstances - please contact us, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

If you would like to bring more than 5 guests (max of 8), we offer a Luxe Bridal Experience! Call us for more information.

Feel free to bring pictures of gowns that inspire you. Source them from Instagram, Pinterest, our website…anything you’d like! If you don't already have a vision of what you like, no worries - we'll help you figure out what you love! Strapless bras and undergarments like Spanx usually work best when trying on dresses, but no problem if you don't have one. We encourage you to eat before or after your visit with us, as we do not allow food and beverages in the shop. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by several local restaurants, and we are happy to recommend our favorites if requested!

Appointments are allotted for 90 minutes. That is usually the ideal amount of time to try on several (roughly 8-10) gowns, narrow down your selection, do sizing & paperwork, and choose your wedding dress without feeling rushed. Of course, if you feel you need more time, we're always happy to schedule a return visit!

We don't believe in "one size fits all." The gowns at Rina’s Bridal Boutique are in a wide variety of sizes, from 0 to 34. We strongly believe that every bride should feel comfortable and have many beautiful options to try on when she's shopping for her wedding dress. 

We do special order your gown as close to your measurements as possible. However, it is very rare to fit your gown perfectly without some alterations. You will be so happy to have your wedding dress fit flawlessly! Alterations costs are not included in the price of your wedding gown. The alterations, if needed, will vary from bride to bride and from gown to gown, so estimates are provided at your first alterations consultation. Our in-house alterations specialists will work with you in the weeks and months leading up to your wedding to make sure you are completely happy with the fit of your dress.

Yes, we are appointment only! This is to ensure that we do have a consultant available to help you with anything you may need during your appointment. If you are a walk-in, we will do our best to accommodate you. If all of our consultants are in appointments when you walk in, those appointments will take priority. We will be more than happy to schedule an appointment for you either in-person, over the phone, or through our website!

Our designers are wonderful to work with! They only require half of the cost of your gown to order from them. The rest does not need to be paid off until alterations start, which is roughly 2-3 months before your wedding. So, once you meet the half, you have the option to make periodic payments up until that first alterations consultation!