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Questions to Ask on Attire



As a bride, you naturally want to find the perfect gown - this goes hand in hand with finding the right boutique.

We have put together a list of some key questions to ask before you hire.

Please use this list as a guide only; feel free to remove any questions or add some that relate to your particular event and make sure to get everything in writing in your final contract.

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Gowns


When you book your appointment

  1. How long have you been in business?
  2. What experience do you have?
  3. How long will the consultation be?
  4. How many people can I bring to the appointment?
  5. What are your price ranges?
  6. What designers do you stock?
  7. Do you sell gowns off the rack or can I buy the sample (if you have limited time)?
  8. How wide is your range?
  9. Do you carry alternatives to traditional dresses?
  10. What are the size ranges you carry?
  11. Do you have shoes and support garments that I can use during my appointment?
  12. What should I bring with me to the fitting?


When you visit for your appointment

  1. What’s the difference between different designers?
  2. What colour options do you have?
  3. What fabric options do you have?
  4. What dress shapes and silhouettes would look best for my body type?
  5. What size should I get?
  6. Do you have any advice when it comes to choosing underwear/accessories/shoes?
  7. Do you have an in-house or recommended seamstress?
  8. How customisable are your dresses?
  9. Can I have the undergarments sewn into my dress?
  10. Do you have any plans to discontinue this style, range or designer soon?
  11. Can I take photos of the dresses I try on?


When you have chosen a dress

  1. After the order is placed, how long before my dress is ready?
  2. How many fittings will I need?
  3. Can you show me how to put my gown on?
  4. What is the best way for me to store and transport my gown?
  5. Is there anything else I need to be aware of?


Pricing

  1. How does your pricing work?
  2. What’s included in the price?
  3. What are your prices on alterations?
  4. How much deposit do you require?
  5. When is final payment due?
  6. Do you offer a payment plan?
  7. Are there any additional costs we may encounter, like storage fees or last-minute adjustments?
  8. What is your cancellation and/or refund policy?
  9. Do you have any promotions or specials?


Suits


Buying your suit is not as simple as getting some trousers, a shirt and a jacket. There’s actually a lot of things to consider form the style to the colours and even the accessories.


When you book your appointment

  1. How long have you been in business?
  2. What experience do you have?
  3. How long will the consultation be?
  4. How many people can I bring to the appointment?
  5. What are your price ranges?
  6. What suit styles do you stock?
  7. Do you sell suits off the rack?
  8. Do you carry alternatives to traditional suits?
  9. What are the size ranges you carry?


When you visit for your appointment

  1. What colour options do you have?
  2. What fabric options do you have?
  3. What size should I get?
  4. Do you do on-site alterations?
  5. Do you have accessories available to buy or rent at your store?
  6. After the order is placed, how long before my suit is ready?
  7. How many fittings will I need?


Pricing

  1. How does your pricing work?
  2. What’s included in the price?
  3. What are your prices on alterations?
  4. How much deposit do you require?
  5. When is final payment due?
  6. Do you offer a payment plan?
  7. Are there any additional costs we may encounter, like last minute adjustments?
  8. What is your cancellation and/or refund policy?
  9. Do you have any promotions or specials?