Shopping for a dress can be stressful. Get all the info you need to make things as easy as possible.
If you have any questions about your appointment or the dress shopping experience, please feel free to call the store. We will do anything we can to give you all the information you need for your special day.
Do I have to pay for an appointment?
We provide one hour consultations at no charge which can be extended if time permits. However, if an appointment is cancelled with less than 48 hours notice there will be a $50 charge. A premier consultation is also available for a fee.
What should I wear to my appoinment?
We suggest you wear a strapless bra and nude undergarments. If you have any special accessories you know you will be wearing, it's a good idea to bring those as well. If you are getting a fitting, its a good idea to bring the shoes you will be wearing on the big day.
How many guests can I bring to my appointment?
We suggest limiting your guests to five of your closest friends and/or family. If you need additional seating, please call to inquire.
Can I bring alcohol / champagne?
Finding the perfect dress is a special occasion that you will remember forever! Many brides like to share a champagne toast to commemorate this occasion. We allow you to bring small amounts of champagne for toasting this event. We will first require that a release of liability waiver to be signed.
Will I need alterations?
Because brides come in all sizes and shapes, typically alterations are needed. We take your measurements and order the size that is recommended from the designer’s size chart. When the dress arrives, we will provide you with an alterations estimate but we do not require you to use Miosa Bride for alteration services.
When should I start looking for a dress?
For the most enjoyable shopping experience, we recommend you start looking for a wedding dress at least 9-12 months before the wedding. Once ordered, wedding gowns take approximately 4 - 7 months to arrive not including shipping or any unforeseen production delays. If you have less than 6 months, we do have options that may work for you. Ask us about our In Stock Dresses, Sample Dresses and Designers who can meet your timeline with rush fees.
How much do your dresses cost?
Miosa has the largest selection of dresses in the Sacramento area and this allows us to carry dresses from all price ranges. Our dresses start at $900. No matter your taste, we can find a dress that fits your budget.
Do you have sample dresses for sale?
We do have a limited selection of sample dresses for sale.
Can I make payments on my dress?
Miosa does allow you to pay for your dress in several payments. We allow you to secure your dress with 50% down. The rest of the balance will be due when upon the arrival of the dress. You can make as many payments as you need to before receiving your dress.
How long will my appoinment be?
Consultations are scheduled for one hour. However, if time permits, we may be able to extend the time allotted. If we are not able to, we will help you reschedule to a different time-slot that is available. Please note that if you arrive more than 15 minutes late to your appointment we will have to reschedule you for another date and/or time.
What should I wear to my fitting?
There are a few things that are important to bring to your fitting. If you know what shoes you will be wearing on the big day, it's a good idea to bring them or another shoe of the same height. Another thing to consider is what type of undergarments and accessories you'll be wearing as they can affect the fit of your gown as well.
Will I need alterations?
Most dresses will need some alterations to ensure the fit is perfect.
When should I start the alterions/ modifications process?
Once the dress arrives, you will first need to pay the remaining balance prior to starting the alteration process. After payment is received, we can schedule your first fitting. If you plan to change your size, (lose or gain weight) we suggest starting after you reach you goal but no later than 3 months from your wedding date.
How much will alterations cost?
Alterations typically cost $500-$800, so it is important to figure this cost into your budget.
Will I have to pay for additional fittings?
In some cases yes, you may incur a charge. The reason is because the time and cost estimated when you were provided a quote, was based upon the alteration needs at that time. This estimate did not account for rework necessary for weight loss or weight gain or new shoe height.
How many fittings will my dress require?
We try to minimize fittings but an average is 2-3 times.
What is the difference between alterations and modifications?
Dress alterations are basic alterations such as adjusting side seams, hemming the length of the dress and adjusting the length of the straps. Alterations do not include modifying the silhouette, style or shape of the dress only the size of the dress.
Dress modifications require more extensive work. Examples include but are not limited to: Converting the neckline to a sweetheart style; lowering the back; converting the shape from a trumpet to a mermaid.
How much do alteration or modifications cost?
Your dress may only need minimal alterations. However, the average cost is between $500 - $800.
Modifications: If you desire modifications/customization to your gown, we will provide you with a cost estimate. You may then make the decision if you want this service.