You call yourself a full service bridal store. What does that mean and why should I choose Sisters Bridal & Tux?
Full service means just that—we offer a complete line of gowns, accessories, and mens formal wear all under one roof. But we go beyond that. Service will never mean we "stock a bunch of stuff'. Service has a smile and a polite voice with the knowledge and skill to enhance your ideas, not change them. We deal person to person, not business to customer. Whether you are shopping for the most elegant gown in the store or buying a prom garter or a pair of mens black socks you will be treated with respect and courtesy. We are professional with a human touch. Our store motto is 'Your special day is special to us'. Our owners and our staff conduct our business with that in mind.
Do I need an appointment to shop in your store?
Appointments are always encouraged and welcomed. If you're planning a wedding you know how valuable time is. We can usually make better use of your time if we can do a little prep work for your visit beforehand. Your initial shopping trip or fittings and try ons are better served with an appointed time. Make no mistake, we always welcome your visit, but wedding planning and gown selection are time consuming and intense and with an appointment we can insure you are given our undivided attention.
However, an appointment with the seamstress to start alterations is always required. Since she is not in store every day and may possibly already have an appointment it is neccessary to schedule one ahead of time.
Wedding planning is a little hectic—give me some basics to get me started.
Shop 2 or 3 Bridal stores for selection and price. If you like what you see at one store , schedule an appointment and begin your try ons. Judge their staff—how attentive are they? How knowledgeable? Choose a bridal consultant you like, she is going to be very important to you in the coming months. Does she invite your phone calls? If you are doing your entire wedding out of one store, ask to meet the manager and get to know her name. Do you feel you can refer questions to her? Remember you have spent or will spend a considerable amount of money in their store—you certainly have the right to expect more than a bridal bag and a cash register receipt.
Choose your gown at least 6 to 9 months before your wedding.
Don't try to choose everything at one time. Bridal gown on one trip, bridesmaid and accessories on another. Gowns usually have to be ordered, then fitted. Give yourself and the bridal store plenty of time to insure everything is just like you want it. Other items usually have a much quicker lead time and don't need to be ordered as quickly.
Choose your bridesmaid and tuxes on the same trip. It is much easier to match a vest to a gown when you can view the exact color the bride has chosen.
All things being equal, use the same store for your entire wedding. During this hectic time, you will find the convenience of one single phone call much more convenient than trying to reach 4 or 5 different venues. And it's a great deal more likely that a single store can come closer to duplicating exactly what you want if they are coordinating every aspect of your wedding. Don't hesitate to ask for a deal—an entire wedding is much more profitable to a business and they are more likely to shoot you that special price.
I'm concerned about ordering a dress. How do I know it will fit?
At Sisters Bridal & Tux we take careful measurements, then coordinate with the gown supplier to get you the size that comes closest to an exact fit. Our seamstress has many years of experience to get you the perfect fit in a perfect dress. One other point, we designed our store so that measurements and fittings are private and away from the main sales floor. We have large dressing rooms in a private area with large mirrors so you can view your gown from every angle. Be assured we will respect your privacy but be close by when you need us.