FAQ's

WHAT DO YOUR GOWNS COST?

Our collections range  from $1200 to $7000.  We also have at all times wedding gowns on Sale from $800 to $3000. At the time of your appointment your consultant will ask a price range you would like to stick. 

When Do I Arrive?

Please arrive on time for your appointment. We usually have appointments prior and immediately following your appointment. The bridal appointment is one hour and fifteen minutes long.

WHO SHOULD I BRING?

Family and friends who value your opinion and understand your personal style. Usually 3 to 4 people max is appreciated just so you have enough room in your dressing room. If you need to bring additional people please let us know in advance so we can accommodate you. We would appreciate no children…this is your time to shine! 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

At Mariella’s every bride is special and deserves personal attention. This is why we would like for you to have an appointment. Your appointment is one hour and fifteen minutes long. During your appointment your consultant will get to know you , your style and vision for your special day. Our Consultants are professional stylists who know all our merchandise and accessories to best help you choose the perfect gown!  Please click here to make an appointment.

WHEN SHOULD I BEGIN GOWN SHOPPING?

Most Brides shop 12 to 10 months in advance.  Wedding gowns can take anywhere from 4 to 6 months to order depending if changes are being made.  If you have less time than this to shop no worries, there are companies that may have hanging stock. We also sell wedding gowns out of stock.

WHAT IS A TRUNK SHOW?

This is when a company sends their latest full collection for us to show to our Brides. During TRUNK SHOWS there is a 10% discount. Book early because Trunk Shows book fast!

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?

If you would like to bring a strapless bra, some fabulous shoes and if you wear spanx bring them too! This will help you get the complete look.

BE PREPARED TO SAY “YES TO THE DRESS?

Brides sometimes feel they need to do a lot of shopping. But typically Brides find their gowns at their first appointment. So prepare to purchase if you have fallen in LOVE with your gown! Remember, you have come to Mariella’s to find your gown and you are getting married! Sometimes over-shopping is confusing and overwhelming. So trust your gut instinct!

SIZING AND ALTERATIONS?

We will professionally measure you and go according to the companies sizing chart. We will try to order as close as possible to your measurements. We will help and guide you to the closet size.  It is rare a gown will fit perfect so we recommend Margie & Irena’s Alterations Department which is located 4 buildings past our building. Information on the alterations and pricing will be given to you at the time of your order.

HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO ORDER MY GOWN?

We ask that you either pay for it in full or leave a deposit of 60% plus sales tax. If you are purchasing a gown out of stock full payment is required.

CAN I BRING FOOD AND DRINK?

We ask that you do not bring food into our boutique to protect our gowns. If you would like to bring a bottle of champagne that would be fine. We do ask that you serve it during your appointment and not wait until you  decide on a gown, only because you may run out of time.

WHAT IF I AM AN OUT OF STATE BRIDE?

This is not a problem at all! We can make special arrangements to have your gown altered during one weekend or schedule several  fittings while you are in CT. We also can ship the gown once alterations are done. We can also ship the gown to you and you have your own alterations done.

FOR BRIDESMAIDS ATTIRE

For your bridesmaids please schedule an appointment. We have a bridesmaid suite and would love to give your girls personal attention. We do have special ordering on our website for your out of state bridesmaids. We also can ship gowns to your bridesmaids when they arrive.

FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND PROM

You do not need an appointment to view these gowns. Please feel free to come in during store hours. We have on staff at all times professional consultants that will assist you.