Appointments are required (excluding prom). Appointments do not make us more expensive, they help us provide each customer with personalized service. On weekdays it may be possible for us to take a walk-in; and we certainly do our best never to turn away a customer, however, calling us first will ensure that we are able to take you at that time and reduce unnecessary stress. Also please note that for all bridal appointments we charge a $25 reservation fee to hold your spot.
We will provide you with a slip. These help the gowns slip on and off easier as well as providing you some amount of privacy because we do put all the gowns on and off to ensure you get the best possible look at each gown. Bridal appointments typically last about an hour and a half. End of day appointments must be scheduled at least one and a half hours prior to closing time (see Location & Hours page). Mothers appointments are scheduled for one hour.
Please use the "Request an Appointment" link at the top of our web page. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (301-662-8874)
We have very limited seating, so we only permit that you bring a maximum of 3 people plus yourself. If you feel you need to bring more than 3 guests we will ask that you book a private room or one of our exclusive appointments.
Children must remain with an adult at all times and are not permitted to stand on pedestals or try on tiaras, veils, and shoes.
Visa, MasterCard Discover, and American Express. All gowns must be paid in full at time of purchase.
TLC Bridal Boutique places each order the same day as your purchase is made. Average arrival is 5 to 8 months, depending on the designer and the time of year. Special ordering your gown with custom changes may take a little longer. Rush shipping is available from most designers for an extra charge.
Pictures are allowed. Video cameras are NOT allowed.
The best days to come to TLC Bridal Boutique are weekdays. Weekdays are more relaxed which means you will have a longer time to shop and more mirror space.
When you order a gown, a stylist will take your measurements over just your bra and underwear. This insures snug body measurements. Measurements should never be taken over clothing. Each designer has their own size chart. The bride is allowed to order any size she chooses. If your measurements fall between sizes it is best to order for the larger measurements. Gowns can be taken in, but may not have extra fabric to be let out. Gowns are not cut to your measurements so expect alterations, which are an additional charge, to make your gown fit perfectly.
All sales are final. This final sales policy is consistent with the bridal industry standard.
Wedding gowns range from $1100-$3000. Half down plus shipping and tax are required before ordering.
Mothers appointments are a separate appointment, we like to spend extra time with our Mothers to be sure that they get almost as much attention as our brides, again, to give that one on one attention appointments are necessary.
Unfortunately, due to being located in a historic building we are not wheelchair accessible.