FAQ

It is never too early to start shopping! The more time you give yourself, the less stressed you will be. Make sure to discuss your individual time frame needs with your personal bridal consultant; their goal is to get you your dream dress! If ordering a custom gown, you will need to place your order 8-12 months before your wear date. This allows you plenty of time to choose the ideal dress with time for alterations and bridal portraits. However, if you need a dress sooner than this we have plenty of options! Certain designers allow expedited shipping for an additional fee. We also have gowns that may be purchased off the rack.

Most of our designers take around four to six months to create a new gown. Any custom measurements and changes may require additional time. Certain designers have dresses “in stock,” however, availability varies so be sure to ask your consultant about your quick turnaround options if you are in a time crunch.

Our sample gowns range in size from 6-24. Most of our designers use a European size chart which means our samples run 1-2 sizes smaller than street sizing. We also have the largest selection of Plus Size sample gowns (Size 16+) in Central Texas.

Yes! We are proud to carry one of the largest collections of Plus Size gowns in the Austin, Texas area in sample sizes 16-24. From Ballgowns to Fit and Flares, Lace and Tulle to Satin and Mikado, Sleeves to Strapless and we have it all!!

For the most part - YES!! Our Pinterest boards show most of our current inventory but not every single piece. Check it out to get an idea of our styles and designers we carry. Click here to go to our Pinterest.

Yes! In additional to our wide selection of designer bridal gowns, we also carry veils, jewelry, bridal belts, Bridesmaids gowns and Mothers gowns. After you purchase your bridal gown through our salon, you will receive a discount on all your accessories, bridesmaids and mothers gowns as well.

Yes! We recently just opened a pop-up shop for the months of January - July with over 250 beautiful Bridal gowns available to take home today!! Our sister shop, called Bestow Bridal, is located in our same shopping center and offers new, one of a kind and shop sample gowns at 20-50% off MSRP.

 

If you are looking to purchase a gown off the floor or wanting to get a great price and your perfect dress, please call Bestow today! Once these lovely gowns are gone, they're gone so shop now for the best selection. (512) 783-4996.

We understand that this is an important time in your life and you want all of your loved ones to be there when you find that perfect dress! Bring the closest friends or family members whose opinion you value most. Keep in mind that many differing opinions can sometimes make your decision harder and less enjoyable, as well as take the focus off of you and your desires. On Saturdays and Sundays, we are unable to accommodate parties larger than five. On weekdays, we are more than happy to accommodate larger parties by appointment. Due to the delicate nature of our inventory and out of respect to other brides, unsupervised children are not allowed past our lobby.

We receive new stock pieces almost daily. With over 450 bridal gowns, we have the largest inventory in Central Texas. We work hard at providing unique designers and styles that cannot be found elsewhere. In fact, we are Austin's exclusive retailer for 8 bridal designers! We carry styles for every type of wedding, in any season. Tulle, lace, taffeta, satin, organza - you name it, we have it! Ballgown, Fit n Flare, Sheath, A-line - yep, we have that too!

Yes, please! Photography is always welcome, as is video chat and other social media platforms. We realize that it is hard to remember everything you have tried on and not every loved one can be with you at your appointment. However, it is important to remember that your pictures may not accurately represent the final look and fit of your gown due to the fit and color of the sample.

We do not charge for your first 3 appointments at our store. We know picking out a gown can be stressful so if you are not ready on your first visit, you are welcome to come back to try on your favorites again or start over from scratch. We generally have wait lists for Saturdays and Sundays so if you need to cancel or reschedule, please just let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your time slot to another Bride.

 

We do charge a fee of $50 after 3 appointments or after 3 no shows or last minute cancellations. This charge is paid upon booking and is non-refundable. This does not including pick up appointments made after your gown has been ordered and received.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, personal checks and cash. We also offer a payment arrangement with a deposit of 50% of the total balance due upon ordering and payments scheduled thereafter. Orders will not be placed and items cannot be removed from the store until checks have cleared. We can accommodate over the phone payments as well as online payments through our secured payment website.

Your personal bridal consultant will take measurements and then compare them to the respective designer’s size chart taking into consideration the style and fabric of the gown. Sizes can vary greatly from ready to wear clothing, which is why you cannot rely solely on your typical dress size when picking your bridal gown size. Ordering a size bigger is always preferable to ordering a size smaller, as a gown can be taken in during alterations. Of course, the final choice is always left to the client after you receive the proper guidance from one of our highly trained sales staff.

No! Most designers offer a Guarantee of Authenticity to ensure the highest quality, which is why they are only available at Authorized Retailers. There are numerous online companies that produce fake, copied products from cheaper, low quality products and sell them as “designer” gowns with no security that you will receive the proper color or size. Online companies are less reliable as they may close without warning. Signature Bridal Salon also offers many more services than an online boutique ever could, such as personal consulting that continues from shopping, to purchase, and up until the Big Day.

We offer on-site alterations through two independent alterationists with flexible scheduling. We recommend between 6-10 weeks for the alteration process, depending on the complexity of your dress and amount of "non-traditional" alterations you are planning on making. For example, if you are just doing the standard hem, side seams and bustle, you should allow yourself 6-7 weeks. If you are planning on creating a custom strap or jacket in additional to standard alterations, you would want to allow 9-10 weeks.