Do you rent gowns?
Just as each bride is different, everybody is different. Because we want to provide our brides with their best fit, we do not offer gown rental. If you are looking to save money, we regularly sell our sample gowns at a discount and host sample sales throughout the year. Check out our event page for more info!
How much do your gowns cost?
Our bridal gowns range in price from $1000 – $4000 with the majority of the gowns between $1500 and $2500. If you are curious about a specific designer you can visit our designer page or just give us a ring: 570.714.2323.
Do you discount gowns?
You can always purchase a sample gown “off the rack” at a discount. Samples are discounted between 10% and 50% depending on age of the sample, condition, and designer. The majority of the gowns on ‘sample sale’ range from $400 – $900.
Do gowns really take months to arrive?
Yes! Most of our bridal gowns are designed in the U.S. but constructed overseas. Because of the intricacy of the gown construction, shipping, and customs, dresses really can take up to 6 – 9 months to be manufactured and shipped! Good news though, some designers are catching on! By keeping some of their most desirable gowns in stock and pre-cut in a variety of sizes and colors; more and more gowns can be shipped quickly to accommodate short engagements!
When should I start shopping?
We recommend starting your search about 9 – 12 months before your wedding and buying your gown 6 – 9 months prior to your wedding date. This will allow your gown a 4 – 6 month production period and leave about 8 weeks for alterations.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes please! Booking an appointment allows us to truly help you! It ensures you’ll have a fitting room and the help of a DL Assistant! Your Assistant will introduce you to our gowns, and provide you with information about working with DL. We’ll also clip you into the gowns and help with any questions or concerns you might have! Our Assistants are always honest, super entertaining, very creative, and ready to help you find “the one”!
When are you busiest?
Our showroom is busiest on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturdays. If you’d like to shop during a quieter time, consider a weekday before 5:00 p.m. or, if you have a large group or an out-of-state entourage, consider a Sunday.
How long are your appointments?
Our Bridal shopping appointments are ninety minutes long. We take our last appointment one hour before we close.
What sizes are your samples? What size can you order?!
Currently, our samples range from a size 8 through a size 26W, though the majority of our inventory is between size 12 and 16. Throughout the year these ranges fluctuate slightly and during trunk shows one size group (smaller or larger) can increase depending on the designer we are featuring. Most designers offer gowns between a size 0 and 32W, though each measurement chart is different. Please ask your DL Assistant or give us a ring for more information!
What should I bring with me?
Inspiration is awesome! Pinterest boards, magazine tear outs… if there’s an image you’ve fallen for, bring it with you! And… DL Assistants always appreciate full bottomed panties! You should bring any undergarments you’d like to wear with your gown and that you are comfortable in…strapless bras, corsets, and spanx are all great. Shoes you’d like to wear are a plus but not necessary; you’ll be on a pedestal most of your visit! Tip: Play dress up. Hair and makeup can really complete the look; try a messy updo or your favorite shade of lipstick you are hoping to wear…It’s all in the details. (and helps bring the look together)
Who should I bring along?
UPDATED DUE TO COVID-19: At this time, we ask that you limit your guests to 2, that means the Bride + 2 guests. If you’d like to bring a larger group please contact us and consider a private appointment. Our viewing areas can fit 4 guests comfortably (we suggest larger groups consider a Sunday)! It can be so tempting to bring the whole bridal party, moms, family, friends… etc… but it can also make your decision a lot harder! We suggest keeping your guest list small for the initial visit and asking those with opinions you value most. Once you find “the one” you can always visit again and introduce your gown to the whole crew!
Where is the shop?
Our little gray house can be a little tricky to find! We are located across the street from the famous Gateway Shopping Center, on Northampton Street in Kingston. Our building looks like a small ranch style home. We are located at street level under the awning numbered 545.
Where do I park?
You may park on the street in front of the building. You may also park in the shopping center lot directly across the street from our building.
Do you provide Alterations?
No we do not. Alterations are not included in the price of your gown. While you are not obligated to alter your gown at DL, we do have several talented seamstresses which we recommend. We will provide our exclusive list to you while in store. If you live more than 30 minutes away we strongly suggest altering your gown closer to home. Keeping your seamstress close can be a stress-saver! Seamstresses that have been added to our referral list are selected based on their talent and professionalism.
How much do alterations cost?
Each seamstress provides their own rates. Call around for pricing and availability.
When is the latest I can schedule my fitting?
Ideally, no closer than six weeks prior to your wedding date! Seamstresses require at least two weeks between fittings. In certain cases a quick turn around can be accommodated, though a rush fee may apply.
What should I bring to my fitting appointments?
It is necessary that you bring your shoes and undergarments to each fitting.
CANCELLATIONS AND POSTPONEMENTS:
If your wedding or event is canceled/postponed or in danger of such, please reach out as soon as possible. You can email or call 570.714.2323. We understand these are very stressful times and are happy to discuss your individual situation. A copy of our Store Policies can be found at the bottom of your invoice or receipt.