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Bridal FAQ

Our expert bridal stylists at White Wisteria Bridal Boutique are here to listen and offer thoughtful responses to your most common questions, guiding you smoothly through your bridal journey.

  • Do I need an appointment to shop for my wedding dress?
    Walk-ins are always welcome, however appointments are highly recommended, especially on weekends! Book here if you are ready to schedule your "Say Yes" moment! Our VIP styling experience does require an appointment. Call us to learn more and schedule!
  • Do you carry bridesmaids dresses?
    Yes! White Wisteria Bridal Boutique is one of the few boutiques in Cincinnati that offers a large selection of bridesmaids gowns. We have a diverse range of styles, fabrics, and colors for every bride. Our second floor is full of beautiful designs perfect for every venue, whether it's on the beach or at a brewery! Our price range does vary across designers and styles. The average price range falls between $170 - $250. We do offer discounts to bridal parties of brides who have found their wedding dress with us and for bridal parties of 4 or larger.
  • Do you charge for bridal or bridesmaids appointments?
    At White Wisteria Bridal Boutique, we want wedding dress shopping to be accessible to everyone! Because of this, we do not charge for bridal or bridesmaids appointments and have no associated cancellation fee. We do offer VIP Bridal and Bridesmaid appointments. They include a private lounge, an extended appointment time, adult beverages, charcuterie, and desserts for the bride and her entourage! These appointments do require payment. To learn more about our VIP appointments click here.
  • How can I prepare for my appointment?
    We recommend looking at our Designers page to get an idea of what styles and details you prefer. This will help our consultants guide you through our store and help you make your selections. However, don’t be afraid to keep an open mind! Many of our brides have unexpectedly fallen in love with a wedding dress they didn’t originally think they would like! If you have a specific wedding dress or designer you would like to see, let your consultant know. We also have a wonderful, more extensive guide available on our blog if you wish to learn more!
  • How many people should I bring with me to my bridal appointment?
    We recommend limiting your party to a small team of 5 (plus the bride) or less who will be supportive and whose opinion you value the most. With large entourages, it can be hard to remember your own opinion with so many others in the mix! If you feel ready, visit our Make an Appointment page to schedule!
  • Staying in the know: Bridal Trends
    We have been seeing so many fun and creative trends emerge for our brides to be. White Wisteria Bridal Boutique is at the cutting edge of modern trends in bridal, with a wide array of silhouettes, designs, and sizes for every type of bride. Whether you love exquisite lace, show-stopping ball gowns, or want to rock a statement veil with pearls, we have you covered. Wedding dresses are constantly changing, but what is most important is your happiness. Making sure our brides feel confident and comfortable is our top priority. If you want to stay up-to-date with our newest styles, follow us on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook!
  • How much do your wedding dresses cost?
    Our 12 incredible designers offer a wide range of prices. In our boutique, wedding dresses start at $1,200 and are priced up to $6,000. The average transaction at our boutique is $2,250.
  • What size wedding dresses do you carry?
    Our bridal boutique offers a wide range of sizes for all brides! We believe strongly in inclusivity for our brides. We do not charge extra regardless of where the measuring tape falls, because no woman should feel penalized for her gorgeous curves. Our designers offer a wide range of sizes, and the samples that we have on hand for brides to try range from bridal sizes 6 - 32. We take great pride in the fact that our collection of sizes are diverse in style, silhouette, and aesthetic so that our brides never feel limited.
  • How long do alterations take?
    Timelines for alterations vary between different seamstresses depending on what is needed for your wedding dress. The cost of alterations is not included in the purchase of your wedding dress. The cost for alterations does vary as well depending on what you need done. We recommend beginning alterations 3 months out from your wedding day. For alterations appointments, you will need to bring the shoes you plan to wear as well as any undergarments you will be wearing on your wedding day. If you have any questions regarding alterations, please feel free to give us a call and one of our expert bridal stylists can help answer your questions!
  • What is The Reading Bridal District?
    The Reading Bridal District in Cincinnati, Ohio, is such a unique area! We are the largest bridal district in North America with 11 bridal shops and a myriad of other wedding related stores all living on the same street. If you are beginning your wedding journey, this is the perfect place to start. Our boutique sits at the entrance of the Bridal District, welcoming you into the neighborhood of all things weddings. Members of the Reading Bridal District operate as separate businesses, however we all share the goal of providing brides across the country a unique and amazing experience! Be sure to take some breaks in-between your appointments to grab lunch at Redwine & Co. or a tasty coffee pick-me-up at Tres Belle Cakes which are located right by our boutique! For an all-encompassing guide to the Reading Bridal District, visit our blog.
  • When should I start shopping for my wedding dress?
    A wedding dress can take as long as 6 months to arrive. You should also allow time for alterations, so it's a good idea to start searching 9-12 months prior to your wedding. If you are less than 9 months out, don't panic! Some of our dresses can still ship within this window, and we have an excellent selection of "Take Me Home Today" gowns available too!
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