Q: The internet is loaded with websites where I can buy directly from China many of the dresses you carry for a fraction of the price. Why should I buy from you? A: That is a good question and one we hear quite often. Actually those websites have been set up by people who steal copyright images from the designers' websites and represent that they will make you that gown. There is a blog dedicated to the real story behind the knock off industry and what you can expect. Our experience has been that they take your money and you never get a dress. We even know of one family that lost $1400 and got no dress. More info at www.replicagowns.blogspot.com
Q:Why does it take so long to get a special order wedding dress? A:
The cost to stock every one of the thousands of gowns available in
every possible size and color combination would be extremely expensive
and often the gown you want is not already made in your size and color.
Once you order from the store the order goes to the supplier in the
U.S. who orders it from the wedding gown factory overseas. The
factories don't carry a surplus and neither do their suppliers so if the
factory does not have the fabric they order it from the fabric supplier
who might have to order the fibers needed to actually weave the
fabric. This supply chain can actually take months to fulfill. There
are also orders ahead of yours and during busy times of the year more
orders might be placed than the factory can fulfill so delivery dates
are later than usual. However scary this might sound our factories are
actually very good at determining delivery dates. Actually, The Gallery
by Lynette has eliminated the U.S. supplier and goes directly to the
factory with our Crystal and Jaarda Victoria lines.
Q: I keep hearing that I shouldn't bring people with me shopping. Why is that? A:
When you invite people to accompany you on your quest for a wedding
gown they feel compelled to offer their opinion. After all, you value
their opinion or you wouldn't have invited them. Your own desires can
easily get overwhelmed with too many opinions and trying to please
everyone. Bring one person who will be instrumental in your decision.
Usually, who is helping you pay for your gown.
Q: My 4 year old niece wants to help me pick my gown. What do you think? A: Children lack the experience and maturity to be of value in the selection of your gown. They also get bored in the process of a day of shopping. It is best to leave children at home.
Q: We are not your traditional couple and my fiance' wants to help me decide on my gown. A:
We feel that if he sees you for the first time in your gown on your
wedding day it will be of greater impact. Most grooms lack the
experience to objectively help you find the fabric, color,silhouette and
details that will truly make you feel the most beautiful. Besides if
you glow because you love your gown, he will think you are beautiful.
Q: My mother has a completely opposite opinion of what I should wear for my wedding. I love my mother and don't want to disappoint her. How can I get what I want and keep her happy? A: While you and your mother might be far apart in your tastes there is usually a way to make you both happy. During our 30+ years of experience we find that your mom just wants to make sure you are happy with your decision over time. We can help you find the perfect gown for both of you.