The Bridal Salon Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to make an appointment?
Appointments are required.
Please CLICK HERE to request an appointment, or call the salon at 214-871-3611 to schedule your appointment. We do not charge for reservations however we do ask that if you need to cancel you do so at least 24 hr in advance so we may accommodate another bride.
How long will my appointment last?
Appointments are scheduled for 1½ hours, which will allow the bride and consultant to discuss style ideas and select gowns to try on. We want you to feel calm and not rushed as we help you find your dream dress.
How many people can I bring with me to my appointment?
We suggest that you limit your guest to 3-4. Bring the ones who mean the most to you and can help you make your decision. While we do love a party this is a time to focus on yourself and making your special decision.
Do you service and welcome the LGBTQIA+ community?
Every bride is special and welcome in our Salon. We look forward to assisting you.
What is the price range of your wedding dresses?
Before scheduling an appointment make sure you have determined a budget for your wedding gown. Our consultants will work with you to stay within your budget. Prices for bridal gowns at the Atelier start at $2,500 and go up to $20,000, with an average price point of $6,000 to $10,000.
What wedding gown sizes are available to try on?
We typically have one sample of each designer gown we carry available for you to try on, these are normally in a bridal size 10 depending on the style of the gown. We have a limited number of styles available to try on in other sizes, such as a 12 or 14.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
We suggest that you bring images of dresses you want to try on. They can be photos on your phone, Pinterest boards or tear sheets from bridal magazines. You should also bring anything you plan to wear on your wedding day such as an heirloom veil or jewelry. We are happy to help incorporate your special items into your wedding attire.
What can I expect from the Stanley Korshak Bridal experience?
At your appointment a consultant will speak with you about the formality and setting of your wedding and the style of gown you’re looking for. You will have an hour and a half to try on various silhouettes and designs. Once you’ve selected your wedding dress your measurements will be taken to ensure the dress that is made-to-order for you is the closest to your size. However, you will still need alterations to tailor your gown to your body. You will be notified when yout wedding dress arrives and schedule your first fitting. You can expect at least two fitting appointments. When your gown’s alterations are complete, our alterations team will inspect the gown for any final tweaks and then steam and wrap it for you to pick up the week of your wedding. Your consultant will stay with you through the entire process to ensure that your gown fits you perfectly.
What if I like a specific gown by a designer you carry, but you don't carry that specific style?
While it’s not possible to carry every style by each of our designers, we have the ability to request specific styles for your appointment. Notify the sales associate of the style you would like to see during your appointment and we can make a request with the designer to send it to us for your appointment. Please note, there will be a charge for the sample to be sent in. The shipping charge can range from $100 - $300 per sample.
What does made-to-order mean?
A made-to-order wedding gown means that your dress will be made in the size closest to your measurements and with any customization options you’ve requested, such as a change in sash color, the addition of sleeves, etc. Once your wedding gown is ready you will have several alteration fittings to ensure the gown’s fit.
When can I expect my gown to arrive?
Each designer has a different delivery schedule with the average time ranging from five to seven months. Some styles are available sooner. But if you select a gown that may not have enough time to be made a designer may charge a rush fee to ensure that the dress can be delivered with enough time for alterations.
Are alterations offered at the atelier?
We offer alteration services for an additional fee. Alternations take place at the Salon, Tuesday to Friday. All alterations are done in house by our experienced staff. If you do not live in Dallas and would like to have your alterations completed near your home, we can have your dress shipped to your address. We cannot recommend seamstresses in other locations and are not responsible for a wedding dress once it leaves our premises.
What is a designer trunk show?
The Salon may host a designer trunk show over several days for brides to shop additional styles in their collection that are not part of our curated collection. A representative from the designer may be available to work with you to customize elements of a gown. Trunk shows are by appointment only, so book your appointment as early as possible.
When should I order my veil and accessories?
Veils and accessories are all made to order. This means the piece is being made especially for you and takes time for the item to arrive. Standard production time for veils and accessories is between 8 and 12 weeks.
Do you have sample sales or samples available to sell out of stock?
Our year-end Sample Sale is coming up:
- Tuesday-Friday December 27-31
- Doors open at 10 am
- First come first serve
- Gowns starting at $500
- All sales final and sold as is
- Alterations are not included
In addition, we always have a selection of samples that we can sell out of stock at a discounted price. These gowns are typically in bridal sizes 8 to 10 and can be altered up or down a few sizes depending on the style. Please call if you are interested in an appointment to see gowns in our sample selection. Please note, appointments for the Samples are not available on Saturdays or during trunk shows.