FAQ

Bridal appointments are required. 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 Satruday bridal appointments we charge $25 to hold your Satruday spot. If you say yes to the dress at any point in time (it does not have to be that day) we will deduct that $25 off the purchase of your gown. We had to implement this for Saturday's do to the no shows and ladies that were on a waiting list for the special Saturday spots.

We will provide you with a long line bra and 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.). Bridesmaids and Mothers appointments are scheduled for one hour.

You may email us at tlc@tlcboutique.com to make initial contact, but calling us (301-662-8874) is preferable so that we can get all of the information necessary to book your appointment.

We have very limited seating, so we strongly request 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 come on a weekday when the boutique is not as busy. Children are discouraged, unless they are being measured for a dress. 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 and Discover. A minimum deposit of 75% is required on all bridal gown orders. Mothers gowns must be paid in full prior to ordering.

 

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 consultant 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. Payment in full is required to place your order.

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.