When should I begin shopping for my gown?

Most brides begin shopping anywhere from 6-12 months before their wedding date. If you have a wedding date that is closer than 6 months away, you can purchase off of the floor or we have other options to work with your time frame. We take bridal shopping by appointment. Gowns take approximately 14-18 weeks to arrive when special ordering. With alterations, we like to have a 2-3-month window to complete your customizations. Every bride deserves to walk down the aisle in their perfect dress, so plan accordingly.

Does Amanda’s Collection offer alterations?

Yes, we have an in-house seamstress as well as other professionals who we can refer you to. All alterations have an additional fee. Charges for alterations are in addition to the price of the gown. Almost 100% of gowns require alterations to make the dress fit perfectly.

How should I prepare for my bridal appointment?

Appointments usually last about 2 hours, so we suggest having a light snack before coming in. All brides should come into the store with a positive outlook and an open mind. Sometimes your perfect dress is completely different than the dress that decorates your Pinterest board! We suggest that brides come with their hair and makeup done in a style that will help them visualize their wedding day look. If brides have any special shoes, undergarments, or accessories that are must-wear items for their special day, they are encouraged to bring them along!

Will I be able to try on my size?

We carry bridal samples in sizes ranging from 4 to 32. However, dresses can be ordered smaller, larger, or some companies offer custom measurements. Bridal sizing is smaller than your everyday clothes, so we are dedicated to making them fit as close to your size as possible.

What is the ordering process like?

If ordering a gown, an Amanda’s Collection consultant will measure you and compare your numbers to those of the specific gown’s manufacturer. We will make our best judgement based on your measurements, and we would prefer a dress to be too big than too small for alteration purposes. Bridal gowns take approximately 14-18 weeks to arrive when special ordering. With alterations, we like to have a 2-3-month window to complete your customizations. We suggest shopping at least 6 months prior to your wedding day.

What should I expect during my bridal appointment?

Each bride will work one-on-one with a bridal consultant to discuss the details of the wedding, the style or look they have decided on, and any other details the bride wishes to share. Bridal appointments take about 2 hours to complete, so we suggest each bride dedicates a time that they will be solely focused on finding their dream dress.

Who should I bring to my bridal appointment?

Keep your group small! We suggest bringing only close friends and family members that want to see you looking your best. Only include those whose opinions are valuable to you. We would also suggest that this be a time for adults only. Children require extra attention that distracts from your individual shopping experience.

What is the price range of bridal gowns at Amanda’s Collection?

Our formal bridal gowns range from $600 to $2,100. These gowns can have long trains or full skirts. We also carry informal gowns starting at $200. These gowns do not have a train and can be short in length. Half payment of purchase price is required for special orders and layaway. We do offer a large clearance section.

Does Amanda’s Collection take bridal walk-ins?

We prefer to have appointments for shopping, so we can have a bridal consultant reserved and dedicated to helping you find your perfect dress. Without an appointment, we cannot guarantee that you will have the full shopping experience you deserve. If you do not have an appointment, it is best to call ahead so we can inform you of our room availability.

What is the return policy?

Before completing your transaction, each customer signs a receipt detailing our agreement:

Thank you for your order. No refunds. All sales and special orders are final. A non-refundable 50% deposit is required on all layaways. Customer has 90 days to pay the layaway in full. Special orders should be paid within 30 days of the dress arrival. After such time, all deposits and payments are forfeited, and the merchandise will be returned to the floor. Orders typically take 12-14 weeks. Any order may ship later than quoted due to acts of God etc. that are out of our control. Amanda's Collection cannot be held responsible for such cases. Make sure to allow extra time and do not order later than suggested deadlines. Group orders are held until all members have paid their 50% deposit. Sizes are based upon measurements at the time of ordering. Dresses are not custom made and will need some alterations. We will not be held responsible for weight gain or change in sizes. Alterations are an additional charge. Appointments for alterations should be made in advance. Rentals are due the next business day after the date of use.

Do you have a clearance section?

Our 3rd floor attic is dedicated to all of our clearance gowns. This is an assortment of retired store samples. These dresses are sold “as is” and at great values. We are more than happy to show you our selection by appointment. There are over 200 bridal gowns ranging from sizes 0 to 30. We also have a selection of over 250 formal and bridesmaid dresses that are priced at $99 or less. You can pay less for the perfect dress!