Store Location By Appointment
Washington, DC 20007
Phone hours - Eastern
Text Hours & InfoSame hours above
All services in store require an appointment on most weekends to be able to offer the level of service we want share with you; some appointments require a styling fee. Most appointments are scheduled 1 - 3 weeks in advance. We offer a private shopping experience and not crowded around other guests. We have a personal approach for customers seeking private styling consultations. Most of our customers require time, guidance, color selection, sizing assistance, style selection and custom ordering. We do have some walk in days during the week and that would be listed below.
What is a private closed boutique appointment?
You will have our cozy boutique privately booked, we have experienced staff that will set-up for your appointment, ensures refreshments are available or pull items based on your specifications and be ready to go at your appointment time. You get answers, knowledge, ordering and styling advice at your appointment uninterrupted guaranteed. Measuring Services are only available when making a purchase.
If I schedule a Fitting and Measurement Appointment only, will I get the same service?
Absolutely, we will have your specific styles already pulled for you and a private fitting room + a stylist solely for your appointment. Our customers are happy about being assisted promptly, on time and with knowledgeable answers for this appointment type.
How many bridesmaids dresses are available to view?
You will be able to browse over 250 bridesmaids dresses in store, but we usually pull your favorites and narrow down the selection.
Why can't I just walk in for assistance anytime?
We love that you want to visit. The boutique is mostly by appointment which means an advance appointment is required for any visit, so we can prepare for your appointment, discuss your event date, your requirements and what you may be looking for. We would happy to assist you booking a future appointment, we provide every customer a private shopping experience and some walk in days, please see the below.
Next Walk In Day, No Appt Required - March 8th between 1pm-4pm - Saturday
Please note walk-in days are first come and first serve basis on the fitting rooms, we only have two fitting rooms for bridesmaids. We do not measure/offer sizing assistance on walk-in days unless your making a purchase that day. We do charge a $10 fee if you want to be measured only. You can browse at your leisure and a stylist will be available for questions. Prices in store are different then online. If you want a private appointment to be measured please see the Measurement Service below. For Bridal Parties, please use the Bridal Party Appointment Form, if your party has 5 or more bridesmaids. You will not be able to see Wedding Gowns or Milano Dresses.
Note: If your looking for a specific style number only, specific color and length you can see that online. We don't pull specific style numbers. Our inventory is not all at our showroom location, but we have a selection you can get an idea of the designer or quality & maybe find something you love that day. You can find a mix of cathedral veils, fingertip veils, jewelry, accessories, some supplies, bra cups, bridesmaids dresses (200+), gloves, crowns, tiaras, gold combs, silver combs, rose gold combs, hair garlands, garment bags & garters from various brands including our brand (Bella Mera Studio).
By Appointment Types
MEASUREMENT/FITTING SERVICES FOR 1-2 BRIDESMAIDS - UP TO 45 MINS
(*This appointment type is for solo bridesmaids or bridesmaids not registered here and just need to try on dresses and/or get measured by a consultant for sizing. A $25 pre-paid is required and 100% refundable/credited to your bridesmaids purchase here in the store, not credited to online purchases*)
This service was created to service shoppers that are not part of a bridal group registered here or tuxedo gentlemen who are local and need measurements/try on service only for another store or purchasing elsewhere. You can also use this set-up if your planning on purchasing from here and we'll gladly refund the $25 to your purchase. We only measure complimentary if the bride has pre-registered your party or you plan on purchasing here.
We find bridesmaids you use this service when they are the only local bridesmaids and the bride lives out of state with local bridesmaids. We are by appointment only, so we don't have walk in availability for you to come in for browsing and try on dresses at leisure. Appointments will be approx 1-2 weeks from the date of request but a guaranteed time will be set for you and a dressing room. Even if the bride contacts us from out of state for a local bridesmaids the fee still applies.
This is appointment type includes:
One to One consultation for 45 minutes. You can try on up to 7 different bridesmaids dresses, review the Designer Size Chart, discuss sizing and the best size to order. You will walk away feeling more confident about what size is best to order. We offer the Bust, Waist and Hips measurements only.
We know you may not be ready to purchase the same day as you may need to show the bride or others your selection first. Please note, this $25 does not apply to online orders or pricing, the $25 will be credited towards your in-store price of the dress. A purchase is not required as some just come to get sized for another store.
BRIDESMAIDS GROUPS OF 2 OR MORE - 60 MINS - COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION
This booking is for any bride bringing at least 2 or more bridesmaids to the appointment who have a wedding date already set. The bride is required at this appointment to go over her favorite selections or select the dresses that she approves for her wedding. Measurements & sizing advice are only done at the time of purchase.
BRIDESMAIDS VIP APPOINTMENT - 2 GUARANTEED HOURS - $199 PRE-PAID FEE
The entire Boutique is booked solely for your party
Select choice of Savory Miniature Nibbles or Sweet Bites
Complimentary Champagne or Mimosas the For Bride And Her Party
*50-75 Photos can be taken with a Professional Camera for a $50 upcharge or you can take your own
Looking for more personal time with your bridesmaids? With busy schedules, working moms and a long to do list for your wedding, it can be challenging getting the group together. So why not make it a little more personal with our Soiree VIP appointment. This booking is for the bride and her bridal party who want a little extra time, take extra photos and make an experience out of the appointment. This appointment will include a refreshment platter from local markets, mimosas, water & beverages up to 7 total guests. The fee paid is for the additional time for your party and extended hours.The boutique is closed for your private party only. You also choose your own music playlist. (Saturdays and Sundays Only anytime from 1pm - 7pm). Additional guests are available to be invited for an additional fee and with advance notice. *This appointment is pre-paid in full*
FIRST TIME BRIDESMAIDS PREVIEW FOR THE BRIDE - 45 MINS - COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION
A "preview" appointment is for brides who have a wedding date set wanting to preview our bridesmaids dresses and pick some styles prior to your bridesmaids appointment or ensure she wants to book her entire bridal party here. This appointment is for brides with 2 or more bridesmaids in her party. The initial consult will offer you 45 mins one to one time with a stylist regarding particular styles you’re interested in, along with styling advice and garment & production knowledge. We have over 200+ plus bridesmaids to view in store.
During the 45 minutes, you will be able to get a feel of some styles/fabrics. Please note this appointment is solely for the bride & dresses are not tried on during this time.
WEDDING VEIL OR ACCESSORIES APPOINTMENT ONLY - 45 MINS - WEEKENDS
This is a pre-scheduled private appointment time to browse/try on wedding veils, tiaras, wedding combs, crowns and occasion accessories with one to one service & you may be browsing with one other customers. You can view 10 to 20 wedding that is already on the showroom floor with various edge type such laces, beaded veils, simple edge, from fingertip to cathedral veils up to 140" inches long. You will be able to view the catalogs, swatches and be able to place an order that day if you would like. The selection online is much greater online and you can see them all in catalogs in the store, online you get a high resolution experience and can browse 24/7, get prices and choose at your leisure. Prices are not always the same in store and any purchase in the store is final sale, online you can return with a return fee. Some veils you can take that day in that color for special ordering it will be same processing times you see online.
Note: If your looking for a specific style number only, specific color and length you can see that online. We don't pull specific style numbers at your appointment. Our inventory is not all at our showroom location, but we have a selection you can get an idea of the designer or quality & maybe find something you love that day. We also have own exclusive brand Bella Mera Studio and most of those items are same day available of your appointment.
IN STORE VEILS & ACCESSORIES PRIVATE STYLING CONSULTATION - 60 MINS - $35 STYLING FEE
A "private styling" appointment is for brides who have a wedding date set and who has her gown who requires assistance with selecting a wedding veil or accessories. A bride will receive a dedicated uninterrupted 60 minute one on one shopping session to view and try on a range of bridal veils, sashes & headpieces available in store and via catalog. Please bring your gown in with you to take advantage of our advice for coloring options. The initial consult will offer you 60 mins to speak with a stylist regarding particular styles you’re interested in, along with styling advice and garment & production knowledge. Please note this appointment is solely for bride and up to 4 guests. You will be provided with an in-depth questionnaire to complete prior to scheduling your one-hour bridal styling evaluation. If you'd like, our personal bridal stylist will create a follow-up e-file that includes: veils, accessories and links to complete your bridal styling process to help you make an informed buying decision with us or we will email the selections of what you have purchased. We will also show you to create an online account and save your favorites before coming to the appointment.
GOWN PRESERVATION & CLEANING APPOINTMENTS - 30 MINS - COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION
We get the question "What is the best way to clean my gown? Schedule an in person appointment and bring in your gown here in our Washington, DC store for wedding gown cleaning services only or wedding gown preservation services. We welcome all wedding gowns for cleaning services even it wasn't purchased here and we also take vintage gowns. We highly suggest taking your gown to a Wedding Gown Preservation Authorized Dealer like us to purchase your wedding gown preservation services. For those of you, who want to handle the process on your own, you can purchase our Wedding Gown Preservation Kit Shown Here. You can also view the video that shows you how to pack your gown yourself to send direct to the Memories Gown Preservation Company or Wedding Gown Preservation Company. If your interested in having your gown cleaned only for resale or want to clean a used gown, contact us.
TUXEDO RENTAL OR SUIT RENTAL APPOINTMENTS - 45 MINS - COMPLIMENTARY
All Tuxedo and Suit rentals are with our partner Paul Morrell
IN STORE PICK UP FROM AN ONLINE ORDER - [BY APPOINTMENT] - 10 to 15 MINS
This is for customers requesting in store pick for an order placed online over $499+. This option is available at checkout and is free of charge. Picking up does not speed up process times, just picking up instead of being shipped. We do not accept returns in store for online purchases. In addition, we do not offer try on services or fitting rooms for online orders, this is solely picking up and takes 10 minutes or less for pick up.
FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENT - 60 MINS - COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION
A “follow up” appointment is designed to offer the customer a second look at a favorite item or to come back to finalize purchases and get measured. This appointment type is usually used for a bride coming back to place an order for accessories or bridesmaids coming back to get measured.
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