What is the price range of gowns at Gemma Bridal?

Our gowns range in price from $1,500 to $4,000 with the majority of dresses being in the $2,500-$3,000 range. Don’t stress, we will work with you and your budget to help you find your dream dress! 

What sizes of sample gowns do you carry?

The majority of our sample sizes range in size 10-16. We also have a growing collection of sizes 18-24. If you fall above or below the ranges listed, do not worry! Your stylist is a professional at fitting the gowns to your body!

Do I need an appointment?

Yes! Gemma Bridal is by appointment only. This is to allow a one-on-one experience with your bridal stylist. Finding your wedding gown is one of the most intimate, fun, and memorable experiences of your wedding planning journey. It is important to us that you have YOUR own moment in our private suites. 

What should I bring to my appointment?

In order to get the best representation of what your gown will look like, we suggest bringing undergarments close to your skin tone that would be most reflective of what you will wear on your wedding day. This can include, spanx, pasties, etc. Whatever is most comfortable for you! Additionally, you are also welcome to bring shoes that are similar in height to what you plan on wearing. Though, this is not necessary! 

When should I start looking for a dress?

Once you have found “the one”, your gown is specially made just for you! This process takes 4-8 months depending on the designer. You will also need to leave a buffer of 2-3 months for alterations. We recommend shopping 9-12 months ahead of time to make the process the most stress free for you!

What if I have less than six months until my wedding?

Do not stress! A selection of our designers have rush options for an additional cost. We can work with you to help find the best option within your timeline. Additionally, we have select gowns that are able to be sold off-the-rack, typically at a discounted cost. 

I found "the one!" What happens next?

Congratulations! After you have said yes, your measurements are taken and are sent off to the designer. Your gown is handmade just for you! At the time of ordering, a 50% deposit is required to place your order. The remaining balance is due when your dress arrives. 

Will I absolutely need alterations?

The safe answer is yes. Although your dress will be made-to-order, to achieve the best fit, alterations are almost always necessary. This is at an additional cost. 

Do you offer alterations at Gemma Bridal?

We do have in-house alterations! You will be set with one of our talented alterations specialists to make your dress fit perfectly! You are not required to use our alteration services. 

What is a trunk show?

A trunk show happens when our designers send a large portion of their current collection to the boutique. The collection will typically stay at the boutique for one to two week, and, depending on the designer, will be offered at a 10% discount! 

Are appointments free? What happens if I cancel?

Yes! There is no cost to have an appointment. However, we do require a card on file for no-call-no-show appointments as well as appointment cancellations that happen under 48 hours before your appointment time. This fee is $50 and is non-refundable. We kindly ask that if you need to cancel your appointment, that you alert us 48 hours or more in advance! This includes calling less than 48 hours to reschedule. 

How many guests can I bring to my appointment?

We do not currently have a limit on guests, but we do ask that you try to limit guest count to 5-6. We have private suites that comfortably seat 5-6 guests. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us via email or by phone!

Is your boutique ADA accessible?

Our loft style boutique is located on the second floor of a historical building in Bloomfield. At this time, it is only accessible by stairs, approximately 20 of them. Please reach out if you have any concerns and we will try our best to make any accommodations to make your visit the best that it can be!

Where should I park?

Our boutique is located on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield. There is metered parking on Liberty Avenue. If you park there, make sure to pay the meter! There is also a paid parking lot near the boutique located at 220 Taylor Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224.

What is your return policy?

We strive to make sure that your experience is flawless and that you love your final product. Due to the nature of our custom made gowns, we have a final sale policy. Gowns cannot be returned, exchanged, or canceled after placing an order. 


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