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How far in advance of my wedding should I shop for my wedding gown?

Girl you're engaged! Let's get you started with planning. We recommend shopping for your wedding dress at the very beginning of your wedding planning. Most gowns take between 6-8 months to arrive from the date you order the dress, so to give yourself a stress-free experience and to avoid rush fees, it's great to start shopping a year before your wedding. If you have less than six months before your big day, we still have lots of options that can be ready in time for your wedding. Rush fees and availability depend on the designer. We also have a frequently-changing selection of sample gowns that can be purchased out of the collection, which are great for very short time-frame brides!

At BB Bridal, we offer an incredible selection of gowns, priced from $1000 to $4800. Most gowns will fall in the range of $1500 - $2500. When you come in for your appointment, your bridal stylist will help you choose gowns in a price range that you're comfortable with. 

We recommend bringing friends and family members whose opinions you value most. Bring those that will listen to how you are feeling and encourage you to follow your heart.  

Feel free to bring pictures of gowns that inspire you. If you don't already have a vision of what you like, no worries - we'll help you figure out what you love! You can visit our gowns on our website of follow us @bbbridalboise on Instagram.  As far as special undergarments - no need! Our gowns have structure already built in.

Our appointments are 90 minutes and are so much fun! 

We don't believe in "one size fits all." The gowns at BB bridal are in a wide variety of sizes, from 8 to 34. We strongly believe that every bride should feel comfortable and have many beautiful options to try on when she's shopping for her wedding dress. Sample gowns (i.e. what you try on in-store) will rarely be a perfect fit, but thankfully our bridal stylists are experts at giving you a great idea of how the gown will fit when it's made in your own size.

The majority of wedding gowns need at least some alterations to ensure the ideal fit. You will be so happy to have your wedding dress fit flawlessly! The alterations that are needed will vary from bride to bride and from gown to gown, and alterations costs are not included in the price of your wedding gown. We do not offer in-house alterations.  We do have a recommendations list for you.

Trunk shows are events that we frequently host on weekends where we highlight a particular designer's collection. Trunk shows are a great opportunity to see and try on much more of a designer’s collection than what we normally have in the shop. Special gifts and discounts are often offered during trunk shows. 

Sample Sale gowns are sold as is, off the rack, and are a wonderful option for brides who don’t have 4-5 months for a new dress to be made, and/or for brides who love the opportunity to wear a designer gown at a fraction of the original price. In addition to the special Sample Sale events that we hold 1-2 times per year, we also have sample sale gowns available year round. These gowns range in size and sale price.

You can reach us by phone a 208-322-3945, email or follow us on Instagram at @bbbridalboise