FAQ's

HOW MUCH DO YOUR WEDDING DRESSES COST?

Our wedding dress collections range from affordable wedding dress options at $1200 to luxury bridal dresses at $7000.  We also have wedding dresses you can purchase off the rack for $800 to $3000.

 

You can discuss your budget with your consultant

at the time of your appointment in our Hartford, Connecticut boutique.

WHEN DO I ARRIVE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

We recommend that you arrive 5 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment in order to get registered.

 

Your bridal appointment will be 1 hour and 15 minutes.

WHO SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?

At this time, we recommend you bring no more than three guests whose opinions you value and who will support you throughout the exciting process of selecting your wedding dress. 

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

During your appointment, you will be paired with a professional bridal stylist who will get to know you and your style.

 

At Mariella Creations, every bride is special and deserves personal attention. Our Stylists' knowledge of our wedding gown collections and bridal accessories will bring the vision of your perfect wedding dress to life. 

WHAT IS A SPECIAL/PRIVATE APPOINTMENT?

A Sunday appointment is private to you, family members and bridesmaids.  You, your bridal party & entourage will have the store exclusively to yourselves for 3 hours with a bridal & bridesmaids stylist. To make the most of your experience, we will provide champagne, bites & treats for you and your guests. The cost of this private appointment is $300. If you & your bridesmaids purchase during this appointment, you will receive a 5% discount on your wedding gown and the bridesmaids receive a 10% discount.

WHEN SHOULD I BEGIN WEDDING DRESS SHOPPING?

It's never too early to start shopping for your dream wedding gown.  

 

Wedding gowns can take anywhere from 4 to 8 months to arrive at our store, once ordered. It may take longer, depending on specific customization.

  

 

WHAT IS A TRUNK SHOW?

A Trunk Show is an event in which a wedding dress designer showcases wedding dresses from a specific collection for brides to preview for a limited time.

 

An incentive of 10% off is offered on those select wedding dresses, on orders placed only

 within the trunk show event days. 

SHOULD I BE PREPARED TO SAY “YES TO THE DRESS"?

Even though you may feel you need to do a lot of wedding dress shopping, typically brides find their dream wedding dress at their first appointment.

 

So be prepared to make a purchase if you have fallen in LOVE with your dress. 

 

Sometimes over-shopping is confusing and overwhelming. Trust your gut instinct!

WILL I NEED ALTERATIONS?

Brides are measured on the day the order is placed. We compare your measurements to the company's sizing chart and order the size closest to those measurements. 

 

  It is rare that a gown will fit perfectly so we recommend scheduling your alterations appointment once your dress has arrived. 

 

Our alterations department - Margie & Irena’s Alterations is located at 2244 Silas Deane Highway, which is four buildings down from our store. Information regarding alterations and pricing will be given to you at the time of your order.

WHAT DOES IT COST TO ORDER MY WEDDING DRESS?

A deposit of 60% plus sales tax is required to submit the order.

 

The remaining balance is not due until the wedding dress arrives at our store.

 

If you are buying a wedding dress out of stock, you must pay for it in full.

CAN I BRING FOOD OR DRINK TO MY APPOINTMENT?

We ask that you do not bring food into the store 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. (Due to Covid, we request no food or beverages at this 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.

 

After your alterations are completed, we can ship your dress to your home.

 

We can also ship your dress to you if you would prefer to have it altered where you live. 

FOR BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES

For your bridesmaids please schedule an appointment. We have a bridesmaid suite and would love to give your girls personal attention as well.

 

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.

 

We recommend to order bridesmaid gowns at least 6 months out from the wedding date giving time for the gowns to be shipped to our store, and for any alterations needed.

FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND PROM

Due to Covid-19 you must make an appointment to view gowns in all departments or to pick up any merchandise. Please feel free to come in during store hours. We have on staff at all times professional consultants that will assist you.

 

At this time, you will need an appointment to view gowns. Please call 860-529-8558 to schedule an appointment with one of our professional stylists!