FAQ of wedding gown shopping

Wedding gown shopping is fun, exciting! Here are the things you should know before you start.

Q1.  When should I start looking?

Start wedding gown shopping as soon as possible. The time frame of making a wedding gown varies depending on which designer that you choose. While the quickest designer may takes around 3 months, the longest designer may takes up to 8 months.  The standard lead time is 3 to 6 months. And this is the turnover  without rush fee.

Q2. Do I need to make an appointment to try on dresses?

Fitting at Formosa Bridal is by appointment only. Please give us a call to make an appointment.
For any other bridal boutique, appointment is highly recommended, especially on weekends.  If you arrive without an appointment there is no guarantee you will be able to try on dresses, as the dressing rooms may already be booked or in use by other brides.

Q3. What should I bring to my appointment?

Bring a nude colour strapless bra or Nu bra. You can also bring some pictures you have seen on websites, magazines to help the bridal boutique understand the style you are looking for. 

Q4. Should I bring friends to my appointment?

Bring people who know your style and have the close taste with you, but don’t bring more than 3 people. When you have more friends at your fitting, sometimes things get more confusing for you. Everyone has different opinion, but always remember that you are the one making decision.

Q5. What is rush fee?

A rush fee is an additional amount the designer charges to make the dress in a shorter time frame. Rush fee also varies. Most time the fee is 25% to 50% of the cost of the gown. You would only need to pay a rush fee if you needed your gown in less than 3 to 6 months. We recommend you order your gown no later than 8 months before your wedding date to avoid extra cost. That allows time for the gown to be made and also enough time for necessary alterations.

Q6. Are alterations included in the price of the dress?

No. Alterations are extra. You can ask for alteration information at your appointment.