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(517) 546-3600


HOWELL, MI 48843


Do I need an appointment?

We recommend setting an appointment time so that we are able to reserve a fitting room and designate a bridal stylist to work specifically with you. We are often completely booked with appointments, and suggest booking ahead if possible.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

Dress shopping is a special time and we want you to be prepared physically, mentally, and emotionally! Bring key decision-makers and any important people that you want to share this day with. Be prepared mentally and financially to find your perfect dress and say yes. And to our gowns and to give you the best possible experience, we recommend wearing light make-up for your appointment. We offer a full range of supplies to provide the finishing touches to your gown – from headpieces to jewelry to accessories. However, if you’ve already chosen specific items you would like to wear with your gown, please bring them with you.

When should I purchase my dress?

We recommend ordering your gown 12 to 18 months in advance. It is important to remember that bridal gowns are custom ordered and can take up to a year to come in. Don’t have that much time? Don’t panic! We can work with you on in-stock options, designer rushes, or even taking home a gown from our “Take Home Collection” the same day.

Can I bring a large party to my appointment?

We want your shopping experience to be perfect. We are happy to offer a few different options for you and your guests.  Our classic bridal appointments include the bride and four guests on weekends and the bride plus six guests during the week. Or, upgrade your appointment to a larger bridal suite with champagne and hors d’oeuvres for the bride and up to 12 guests.  More information is available on our “Book an Appointment” page.

Do you have in-house alterations?

While we do not have seamstresses on staff, we do have a list of seamstresses we recommend, including some seamstresses who rent space at The Dress Shop for appointments.  Ultimately, when choosing a seamstress for your bridal gown, it is most important to find someone you are comfortable with.

What sizes are your samples?

Most of our samples range from size 8 – 22, but if the gown is not a perfect fit, we will clip you in to give you a vision of what the gown will look like in your size.

What are dress prices at The Dress Shop?

Our team of global designers create gowns for our store ranging from $1500 – $6000.  If you are hoping for a gown at a lower price point, we do have a large selection of gowns in our “Take Home Collection” that start below $1300 and are available to take home immediately. Our “Take Home Collection” is available to be viewed via appointment Tuesday through Friday only.  Please inquire for more details.

Do you offer payment plans?

While most of our brides prefer to pay in full when ordering their gown, we can absolutely work with you to create a payment plan. When you “say yes to the dress”, we will help you get your gown ordered with a holding fee, and work with you to create a payment plan you are comfortable with.