Questions About Wedding Dresses

What are some popular styles for a 2021 wedding?

There are many popular trends for 2021 wedding dresses, and regardless of your style, our Cincinnati wedding dress shop has you covered! For our "Boho" bride, we carry a hand picked selection of dresses from Wilderly and All Who Wander, and for a more classic romantic look, we have a wide selection of "A-line and "Mermaid" silhouettes from Essense of Australia and Allure. For a modern, clean look, we carry the newest lines from Modeca, and for a princess wedding, we carry the most extravagant "Ball Gowns" from Casablanca. And lastly, for the bride looking for a show stopping, one-of-a-kind dress, we carry the fully customizable Amare Couture collection.

How much should my wedding dress cost / what is a good budget?

We feel it is important to set a comfortable budget ahead of time, and to leave wiggle room in case you fall in love with a dress a little higher! At White Wisteria in Cincinnati, our ordered gowns in the Beloved bridal salon range from $899 to $4700, and our average is about $1600. We also carry a wide selection of off-the-rack dresses, which start at $399!

How do I choose a wedding dress that is right for me?

Finding the perfect wedding dress should be an exciting and enjoyable experience! Trust our experienced team to guide you through the process, removing the guesswork, and leaving you confident in yourself and your decision!

When Should I start shopping for my wedding dress?

For ordered wedding dresses, we recommend to start your wedding dress shopping between nine months to a year before your wedding date. This allows plenty of time for shipping and alterations. When in doubt, earlier is always better!

How long does it take for the dress to arrive?

All of our designer wedding dresses are made to the bride's measurements, and can take up to seven months to arrive. This time does not include alterations. We typically recommend ordering your gown no later than nine months before your wedding date.

How long do alterations take?

Alteration times vary by seamstress and dress construction, so this is a very important question to ask your seamstress early on. Typically, we see alterations for our brides take about 3 months.

What can I expect to pay for alterations?

Every bride needs different alterations, and it is best to consult with your seamstress to see what their average charges are. We do not have an "In-House" seamstress, however we would be happy to refer you to a seamstress who frequently works with our brides for further information.

Why is bridal sizing different than regular sizing?

Our designers' bridal sizing runs 2-3 sizes smaller than normal clothing sizing. Because of this, it is normal for a bride to expect a wedding dress to be a few sizes higher than her regular clothes. The experts at our Beloved Cincinnati bridal salon can help with sizing for all brands and designers, you are in great hands!

What sizing do you carry?

In our Cincinnati wedding dress shop we carry dresses for every bride's body type! Our sample gowns range from sizes 6 to 26, and most of our designers can be ordered from sizes 2-34.

Can I customize my wedding dress / create my own dress?

Yes! At White Wisteria, most of our designers offer basic customizations with ordered dresses. For the next step up in customizability, our Casablanca and Amare Couture collections offer fully customizable wedding dresses!