THE PROCESS: PURCHASING A VINTAGE WEDDING DRESS
When you come to Vintage Bride you will see and have opportunity to try on unique dresses that represent the "ideal" dress to be wed in times throughout the twentieth century. All of the dresses in our collection are one of a kind to our store and as such may need alteration to fit their new owner. With the exception of some very small dresses with specific designs, alterations are always possible regardless of the size of the bride.
Included in the cost of your vintage bridal gown is the cleaning and a full restoral. Since the dress is antique, it may have some age associated conditions that require repair. Such things as zipper or button replacement and lace reconstruction are included in the cost of your dress to bring it back to its original state. Likewise, the dress will be freshly cleaned for your special day. Dresses will be lighter in colour and a more vibrant tone after cleaning as years of fabric oxidation are lifted.
If you fall in love with one of our dresses you can put it on hold for up to four days while you think about it and possibly return to the shop with members of your bridal party to assist you in making the big decision. After the four days, a 30% deposit is required to hold the dress further. This deposit is non refundable but is transferrable to another dress or bridal accessories and can also be used in our sister store The Refinery should you change your mind.