What to Expect when you visit
We get it. Shopping for a wedding gown can be a really daunting task. At Finery, we want to take the stress out of gown shopping by providing you with the most custom gown shopping process in the area. Our hope is that you find a style that is yours and a gown that is unlike the others, all while having fun along the way. Have additional questions about your appointment with us? Please reach out! We want to make sure your mind is at ease before you even set foot in the boutique. Read below for some frequently asked questions.
What should i bring to my appointment?
We recommend bringing any undergarments that you plan on wearing on your wedding day. Unsure what that looks like? A good strapless bra and seamless underwear are a great place to start. We have a small selection of high heels to wear while you’re trying on gowns (but only if you want!).
WHAT SIZES ARE YOUR SAMPLES?
Our gowns range in size from 10-20. We work hard to be size inclusive and have a good amount of plus size offerings. All of our designers have a range in sizing that makes it possible for every bride to have her dream dress, no matter her size. Specific questions on sizing? Just give us a ring. We’re happy to help!
How many guests can I bring?
Here’s the thing - we want your gown experience to be all about you. Limiting the amount of people who come along with you while you shop for your dream gown can sometimes help streamline the process (often too many opinions can lead to ending up more confused than when you started). We recommend bringing three or fewer guests with you, not only due to space (we are truly a boutique and have boutique space) but also to keep you focused. However, if you have a crowd of “must attend” folks, just give us a call and we can make a special appointment so you have the store to yourselves.
While we love children, our space isn’t very child-friendly. However, we know that sometimes you have a little guy or gal who just has to be part of your wedding planning process so we request that children under the age of ten only attend if a special appointment is made. We’re happy to accommodate.
** Please note that we cannot accommodate groups larger than four guests on Saturdays. Please contact us for a special appointment if you have a large group and must try on gowns on the weekend. We’re happy to work with you.
Street parking is available on 1st Street NW or 2nd Street NW. All meters take a credit card. Metered spots are free on Saturdays.
Additionally, there is an hourly lot on the corner of 2nd Street NW and Broadway Avenue.
If you or your guests need a wheelchair friendly drop off spot (or if grandma isn’t too keen on walking a block in the chilly air) - please feel free to park in the loading zone in front of the store and we’d be more than happy to assist you or your guests before your vehicle is parked.
We understand that sometimes the best or only time to shop for your gown is outside of regular store hours. For that reason, we are happy to make appointments after hours. We simply require a credit card at the time of booking (we’ll only charge the card if you don’t show up without letting us know) and we’ll make sure you have the same fantastic experience that every Finery Bride has come to expect. Just give us a call to set up an after hours appointment.