Bridal Gallery
designer gown boutique


Everything you need to know about shopping here at Bridal Gallery!  From group size to ordering time to alterations, we have answers to all your frequently asked questions!


Do I need an appointment?

Yes! Appointments to shop at our store in Grand Rapids, MI are always highly recommended, and often required (especially on evenings, Saturdays, or during special events).  We do accept walk-ins as our schedule allows, however we may not always have an open fitting room. We recommend making an appointment to ensure that we will have a fitting room and a stylist available to give you the best experience possible!  Please click here to submit an appointment request.

How many guests can I bring?

Definitely bring a few VIP's whose opinions you trust most, but please don't bring your entire entourage when you are shopping for your wedding dress. Too many opinions can be overwhelming, and we want to make sure your voice is heard!  In order to provide you and our other brides with the best possible experience, we recommend bringing 2-3 guests with you.  We typically have several bridal parties shopping at one time, and we want to prevent anyone from feeling like they are being crowded by another large group.  Our maximum number of guests during a regular appointment is 6.  We do not recommend bringing small children, as it can be difficult for them to remain seated and calm during appointments.  If you are interested in shopping with a larger group, please contact us to discuss your appointment options.

Do you carry plus size dresses?

We do! We carry over 50 different wedding dresses in samples sizes 18-28! All of our dresses, including bridesmaids dresses, are also available to order in plus sizes. If you have questions about sizing, or are looking for a particular style, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help you!

WHat is your price range?

We carry wedding dresses that are sure to fit any bride's budget! Our special order bridal gowns range in price from $700-$3500, and average around $1300.  Our informal and sale wedding dresses range in price from around $200-$1000, and average around $600.  Bridesmaids dresses are priced between $150-$300.  We carry the largest selection in West Michigan, so we're sure to have something that fits your budget!  If you are looking to stay around a certain price point, just let us know.  We will help you find your gown while respecting your budget!

do you offer any discounts?

We sell all of our wedding dresses at the lowest possible price (set by the designer), so you can rest assured that you are always getting your gown at a fantastic price when you choose to shop with us!  A few times a year, during exclusive designer events at our store in Grand Rapids, we can offer a special promotional discount or incentive to our brides.  Click here to view our upcoming events.  Bridesmaids discounts of at least 10% are available to all of our customers.  For more details, please contact us

What sizes are your samples?

Most of our wedding dress samples are available to try on in one size, usually between 8-16.  We also carry a special selection of over 50 plus-size wedding dresses in sizes 18-26!  All of our dresses can be ordered in sizes 2-28.  Keep in mind that we can usually adjust our samples with clips to give you a better idea of what the gown will be like in your size.  After you find the right dress, one of our most experienced staff members will measure you and help you select a size to order.

How do your appointments work?

Our bridal appointments are generally 90 minutes long and bridesmaids are 60 minutes.  When you arrive, please check in at the front desk and we will help you get started!  You will have the opportunity to look through our entire selection of wedding dresses or bridesmaid dresses, and we will ask you to select a few favorite styles to begin with.  As you try on gowns, your stylist can bring you other suggestions based on what you are liking!

When Should I order?

It is never too early to order your wedding dress! Ordering early means that you don't have to worry about your gown being discontinued, and it allows you to check an important item off your to-do list.  Most brides order between 10-14 months before their wedding. We recommend ordering no later than 8 months before the wedding for a bridal gown, and at least 5 months before for bridesmaids dress. Since all dresses are custom orders, they take several months to be created and delivered. You also want to ensure that you have enough time for alterations after the dresses arrive in the store. If you’re short on time, don’t worry-we can help! Sometimes dresses are available sooner, depending on several factors we’d be happy to talk you through during an appointment.

Can I bring in champagne?

Unfortunately, we cannot allow alcohol in the store during normal business hours (we ask that you also refrain from bringing in any other beverages or food), but we totally understand wanting to celebrate after the big “YES!” to the dress moment! There are lots of fun places in the area to grab celebratory drinks or snacks. Just ask and we’d be happy to give you a few recommendations!

Do you sell dresses off the rack?

Yes! Here at our store in Grand Rapids we have both samples and off-the-rack gowns. The majority of our wedding dresses are samples that can be ordered in whatever size and color you like!  They generally take 4-6 months to arrive, but we are always able to check if we can get something sooner!  Often we are able to sell samples off the rack at a discount! We also have several sections of our store dedicated to off-the-rack dresses (both wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses) which you can purchase and take home the same day! If you have a close wedding date or are looking for a fantastic deal, we have dozens of gowns to choose from!

Do you have any other locations?

No, we are the only one!  Although we carry international brands, we love being a local small business serving our West Michigan community!  We do recognize that many bridal groups have members who live out of our area.  Never fear!  If you have an out of town bridesmaid, our experienced staff would be happy help them order their dress over the phone. 

Do you offer alterations?

Yes! We have a fantastic seamstress available to work with our customers at our store in Grand Rapids two or three days a week. You can call our regular store number (616.261.9030) to schedule an appointment with her. Generally we need to start wedding dress alterations at least 8-10 weeks before the wedding, and bridesmaid dress alterations at least 4-6 weeks before the wedding. Please call further in advance to set up your appointment.  The cost of alterations will vary depending on the type and complexity of the alteration.  Referrals are also available upon request.