Do I need an appointment?
This is probably one of our most frequently asked questions, You deserve an amazing experience while shopping for your dress!By booking an appointment, you are reserving a time for one-on-one attention for you and your guests to help you find the perfect dress. Each wedding dress appointment. is 1.5 hours long. Shopping for your wedding gown is unlike any other clothes shopping you’ve done!This is the dress you want to feel amazingly confident and exquisite in, while all eyes are on you coming down the aisle. You are going to want the help of one of our Bridal Boutique team members, who have taken the bridal consultants course, with all their knowledge to help try on gowns you feel you want to try, or have saved pictures of, and find the perfect dress.
The Remi Raine Bridal staff will listen to what you are looking for and your venue info etc. to help pinpoint what is the best gowns to match up to all your particulars, as well as you find the best dress that will show off all your best assets.
When should I start looking for my wedding dress?
The Knot, along with many blogs, wedding websites and so forth suggests that you start looking for your dress about a year in advance, and we couldn’t agree more. If you have the time to start looking a year ahead, do yourself this favor!The last thing you want is to feel extra stress in your wedding planning because you waited until the last minute to look for your wedding gown. When you order your wedding dress it can typically take up to 6-8 months to come in.This is because each dress is custom ordered just for you! You also want to allow plenty of time for alterations! Most seamstresses will like to have about three fittings with you in your dress and this part takes time. They need to be able to get your dress to fit you as best as possible, and this involves a lot of intricate work.
So, if you have the time, start shopping early so you don’t have to order your dress on a rush cut and pay extra for rushed alteration. Plus, knowing what your dress looks like will help you have a better idea of what to choose for your bridal party!
Who should I bring with me to my appointment?
When deciding who to bring with you to your appointment, you want to think about who will help you with this process and who may make it more difficult. Limit your entourage to two or three others who you trust and love. It helps keep your judgment clear and experience stress free!Too many opinions can cause many different choices, therefore dresses, and confuse the bride to what SHE REALLY WANTED. We limit your guests to five, especially on weekends, as there is only so much seating, and we want to serve everyone with the same comparable appointment. We do have private appointments in our VIP room, for an extra charge, as goodies, drinks and unique packages can be purchased.As well, the fee can be applied to your gown purchase. Please see the “ VIP ROOM APPOINTMENTS” to see the different packages we offer and if you have questions, give us a call or email us!
How do I find the right size?
Most bridal gowns need some alterations, as the gown is not custom ordered to your measurements. It is ordered based on manufacturers’ sizes to fit you best. We will help you find the best fit with the goal of the least amount of alterations needed.Gowns are ordered knowing that it is easier to take in the gown versus releasing the gown, as there is usually only 1 inch of extra seam allowance. We must fit the largest measurement of your body when comparing your 3 areas we measure ( bust, natural waist, hips), and choosing the best size from that manufacture.We always have two consultants take your measurements at the time of ordering your gown, to be extra vigilant of the best size to order. All manufactures are different in measurements and sizing.
Do not be alarmed if your bridal size is many sizes larger than your regular clothes sizing, it’s just the way bridal size charts have originated since the start of time.
We do not suggest you ever order the size of the in-stock gown size unless your measurements fall into that size, as in-stock gowns get tried on so many times by so many different body types, that the in-store sample has definitely stretched.
If you are planning on any weight changes in between first ordering the gown, to then wearing it 6-12 months later, we will always suggest you order the size you are measured into best at that time, and know there will be alterations needed to be done.
It’s safer to have a gown to take in, just in case of any unforeseen circumstances. We do have an in-store seamstress, however, you may use any seamstress of your choice.
What if I already have a dress in mind?
Great! Bring pictures with you to show your stylist what you are drawn toward, BUT please keep an open mind! Most brides fall in love with a dress that is the complete opposite of what they have in mind.Be sure to try on what you think you love along with some things your Remi Raine Bridal Team may choose that you really aren’t loving at first glance. Trust that she wants to help you find the perfect dress (because that’s what we are here for and we love it!) and try on a few things she might pick for you.
Keeping an open mind will help make the process of finding the perfect dress so much easier on you!
Purchase & Finance
Do you offer financing?
Yes! We have partnered with a local Arizona bank to offer you a quick term loan ranging from $5,000 up to $50,000.No matter if you want to to finance you wedding gown or your entire wedding we can offer you special financing with a credit score of 620 or higher.Rates start at 7.99 up to 20% over a 60 to 96 month term.
Please contact Steve at (480) 361-9210 for a quick 2 minute pre-approval.
*If your credit is below 620 we have a Special In House Layaway program also available. Call for details, we will do whatever it takes to help make your wedding the day of your dreams. Congratulations!!
What if my budget is under $800?
Please continue to book your appointment. We have beautiful designers to fit every budget. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your dream dress without breaking the bank.
Shipping & Delivery
Most gowns ship approximately at 6 – 8 months, depending on the manufacturer, however when we place your gown order, we get an approx. ship date. It can vary on the actual delivery due to the Chinese New Year, fabric shortages etc.Any order requiring less than this period of time is considered a RUSH ORDER (dependent on Designer).
Delivery is guaranteed for the given wear date at the time of the sale. It is important to note that shipping dates are a rough estimate provided by the manufacturer. Please understand that we cannot be responsible nor make amends for actions which occur outside of our control (i.e. manufacturer delay, and/or dye variance).
What is the return / exchange policy?
Due to the fact that our merchandise is mostly all special order, there are no refunds, exchanges, or credits on ANY purchase made at Remi Raine Bridal. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.Stock and clearance merchandise are sold “as is” and may not be returned or refunded for store credit. Once an order is placed, there are no cancellations or changes. No Exceptions.If the wedding or event is cancelled you are still responsible for full payment and will need to pick up your merchandise. In the event that the wedding is postponed, the balance is due by the original wedding date.
All merchandise not picked up by the original wedding date listed on the corresponding invoice becomes the property of Remi Raine Bridal, any deposits or payments are forfeited, and the merchandise will be subject to immediate sale.
Arrival of your dress and merchandise
We will notify you upon arrival of your merchandise. We require you to come in within 7 days to inspect these items .This is important since we only have a limited period of time to return the merchandise to the manufacturer and get it back for your special day if there happens to be any problems with it. Please call the boutique to book an appointment.To insure appropriate customer service, it is necessary that all further visits requiring assistance by a bridal stylist or seamstress be by appointment.
Wedding Dress & Bridal Alterations
Do you provide alterations in house?
Yes! We offer this service, to ensure your dress looks AMAZING on your wedding day. Our dedicated team if Seamstresses are award winning bridal SARTA’S, and have 45 years in the industry.You will be in safe hands with our team! They are wonderfully talented and will answer all of your questions and concerns regarding your fit. Our team will do their very best to get you to what you’ve envision.
Alterations are by appointment only, and are usually necessary and will result in an additional charge. Alteration charges are not included with the purchase of a gown. Merchandise must be fully paid for prior to any alterations being started. Appropriate undergarments and shoes must be worn to all fittings.
Upon your decision to begin alterations on your gown with our establishment, we will require a deposit along with your signature confirming your acceptance of the price given and alterations to begin. Once alterations have begun on your dress, we will require them to be completed by our in store seamstress and the agreed upon payment will have to be made prior to releasing your gown to you.
Your alterations must start 2 months prior to your wedding date, otherwise a rush fee of $100 will be charged.
We offer this as an optional service to provide you with the utmost convenience. If you are interested in this service, please ask us for a Free Quote.
How many fittings are needed?
We usually recommend that brides have two to four fittings to properly alter your gown. Gowns with unique alterations may require additional fittings.If you’ve purchased an in-stock gown, you can schedule your first fitting as soon as you like but no later than two to three months before your wedding day.
The Remi Raine Bridal team, will typically schedule you at two week intervals to secure your spot for future additional fittings during the same time. so you get
If your gown is specially ordered, once it arrives we will give you a call to come in within a week of it arriving to give it a try. You are welcome to start a dress fitting then or at a later date, but no later than two or three months before the wedding.
If your gown comes in one month before the wedding we will make sure to fit you in right away for alterations as quickly as possible.
Your dress will be steamed, ready, and waiting for you in our secure storage area for pick up closer to your wedding date.
Should I bring any accessories?
For your first fitting, bring the shoes and undergarments you plan to wear on your wedding day, as these can greatly impact the fit of your gown.Donning a pair of sky-high Badgley Mischka stilettos will require your wedding dress to be a different length than if you opted for a pair of sparkly Kate Spade bridal sneakers.
*Pro Tip: To ensure your dress is tailored to the exact fit you want while walking down the aisle, you may choose to wear any and all shapewear or
undergarments you plan to sport on the big day itself.
Most of our brides wear the bust inserts we provide during the the dress fitting, as an alternative to a regular bra.
Who should I bring with me?
For your fitting, you are more than welcome to bring one to two close friends and or family members with you.We know they’ll love to see you in your dress! Just make sure not to overwhelm yourself with too many people and to bring those whose opinions matter most to you.
We do not want our brides under any stress during a fitting and will do all that we can to ensure a fantastic experience!
During your final fitting, we suggest you bring your mom, maid of honor, or special person who will help you get into your gown for your day.
We will provide a detailed hands on training to help them properly handle your dress for your wedding day.