The White Peony

Q&A


 
 

Do I need an appointment?
Yes! We are an intimate bridal shop and tend to book up in advance. To book your appointment, click here. No appointment but hoping to come by? Please give us a call, we can sometimes accommodate a last-minute appointment request and always welcome browsing.

How many people may I bring with me?
Our bridal boutique comfortably accommodates 4-5 guests in your party. And while you may want to bring along many of your closest friends and family members, it can easily make dress shopping more difficult. It's hard to listen to your own voice when you are hearing the opinions of so many others. Bringing along a few of your loved ones keeps the experience special and focused on you.

What is the price range of your dresses?
Our collection ranges in price from $1500 to $5000.  The majority of our dresses fall between $1800-2800. 

What should I bring to my appointment?
It's helpful to bring shapewear and a pair of heels. If you have a larger bust a strapless bra can also be helpful. These items can play an important role in envisioning yourself on your wedding day when in the sample dress.

What sizes are your sample dresses?
The majority of our dresses are sampled in size 10, though we do carry a selection of sample gowns in smaller and larger sizes. We understand it can sometimes be difficult to envision your wedding dress when the sample size is a less than perfect fit, and we have clips and tricks to help give you a very good idea. Our aim is to dress brides of all shapes and sizes, and we are continually adding a range of sample sizes to our dress collection.

When should I order my wedding dress?
Most of our designers have a production time of 4-6 months, and with that in mind we recommend ordering your wedding dress 6-9 months prior to your wedding day, allowing time for production, shipping, and alterations. Rush orders can often be accommodated, though rush fees do apply. If you find yourself short on time, there can be the option to purchase your dress from our sample sale collection.

Do you provide alterations?
We do not have in-house alterations. We recommend a few local seamstresses to our brides and each is welcome to choose the seamstress of their choice. Throughout the alterations process we are always here to help answer any questions you may have. 

Do you carry bridesmaid dresses?
No, at The White Peony we are all about the bride! We carry wedding dresses and a beautiful collection of bridal accessories including veils, jewelery, and hairpieces.

What is a trunk show?
We carry a selection of dresses from each designer's collection, and during a trunk show their complete collection will be in store, with often a 10% discount being offered. During a trunk show there will be a larger representation of a designer's collection, and so if you are interested in a certain designer a trunk show is the perfect time to book your bridal appointment.