What is the price range of your wedding dresses?
The cost of our bridal gowns ranges between $1100 - $3250, with the average being $1700. We also offer an informal wedding dress collection with the average price of a dress in this collection being $500.
Do you have a seamstress in-house?
We do not have a seamstress on staff at our boutique. However, we have recommendations for seamstresses throughout the area. Visit our Seamstress page for more information.
When do I pay for my dress?
For special ordered dresses we require a 50% down payment before we will order the dress. Then you can gradually make payments on the dress leading up to its arrival or wait until it arrives. Once the dress arrives you have 30 days to pay off the rest of your dress and pick it up.
How frequently do we get new dresses in?
We get new dresses in stock throughout the year when our designers release new collections. There is always something new & exciting being added to our boutique!
Are appointments required?
For Saturday's you must book an appointment in advance as we are typically fully booked and do not have enough space or staff to accommodate brides without one. During our weekdays (Tuesday through Friday) we can generally accommodate walk-ins as long as we have a stylist and dressing room available.
Are bridal appointments complimentary?
Yes, our Initial Bridal Gown Appointments are free. However, if you are scheduling a VIB (Very Important Bride) private appointment then the cost is $150.
How many guests can I bring?
Our fitting rooms can accommodate six guests plus the bride comfortably. If you plan to bring more than that, please let us know ahead of time and we'll adjust the seating arrangements.
How long will I have for my bridal appointment?
Our Initial Bridal Gown Appointments generally last an hour and a half. Our VIB appointments last two hours.
When should I expect my dress to come in?
We recommend ordering your dress 12 months in advance to ensure you have plenty of time to get alterations/ a bustle done on your dress before your wedding. Currently, our designer dresses are taking 8+ months to arrive.
What should I do now that I've purchased my dress?
If you are needing alterations or a bustle put in, reach out to a seamstress to book an appointment. Consider your bridal accessories (veil & jewelry) to match your dress. The week of your wedding consider having your dress steamed. We offer streaming services here at Mara. Visit our Dress Services page for more information.
Do you sell dresses off-the-rack?
Yes, you can purchase a dress off-the-rack. This is a great option for brides who have a shorter timeline!