You have officially made your appointment to become a Stella's Bride!! We are so excited for you and we cannot wait to help you select the perfect dress for your big day! You probably have a million questions racing through your head. Don't worry this is all normal; no you are not crazy LOL! Here, you will find a few helpful tips to help you prepare for your visit at Stella's.

Frequently Asked Questions

When you arrive you will be greeted by your personal stylist who will escort you and your guests to your bridal suite. You will have a consultation with your fashion stylist to discuss what you are looking for in a wedding dress and the overall vision of your wedding.


Questions to have in mind:


How much are you looking to invest in your gown/veil/accessories?

  • Price point is a personal choice when it comes to investing in your wedding dress and something to discuss before your appointment, especially if there will be multiple people contributing.
  • Pricing at our LeRoy boutique starts around $1,500 and goes up to $4,000+.
  • Pricing at our Pittsford boutique starts around $2,000 and goes up to $10,000+.


What does your dream dress look like in your eyes?

  • Are there certain necklines you are loving?
  • Are you drawn to more clean line gowns, or do you like certain details (lace, beading, sparkle)?
  • Are you envisioning yourself in a gown that is more fitted to your body, a gown with a more flowy skirt, or a gown with a fuller skirt?


A little Stelly Secret: We love when a bride has a vision, but we also love the surprise of a wildcard being your dream dress, an open-mind is the best thing to bring with you to your bridal appointment!

  • Even though we live in a fast paced society, where drones can deliver a package the same day you ordered it, bridal does not operate the same way. Since our designers are cut-to-order, it takes anywhere from 5-7+ months for your special order dress to arrive. You will also want to allow another 10-16 weeks for alterations (depending on custom work desired), prior to your wedding.
  • Overall, we typically recommend purchasing your wedding dress 10-14+ months prior to the wedding, if not earlier!
  • We allow four or less guests for our V.I.B. Bridal Appointments (up to 8 guests are allowed with the purchase of our Diamond Bridal Appointment).

  • The reason for limiting the # of guests is to ensure the bride (meaning you!), has the best experience possible. We want to keep all of the attention on you!

  • We want you to have a memorable shopping experience and that means choosing guests whose opinion's you value most! Remember this is YOUR moment to shine.

  • We ask that all guests are over the age of 10. Due to the length of our appointments we feel it is best to keep the little ones at home. If you do not have child care at the time of your appointment, you will need to designate one of your guests as a chaperone/sitter for your little one throughout the appointment.
  • We always want to accommodate our Stella's Brides the best that we can! If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask us while booking your appointment.
  • Your visit at Stella's will be 2 hours long. We reserve 1.5 hours to try on wedding dresses and 30 minutes for a "Say Yes to the Dress" celebration!!

  • Wedding gowns have built in cups and structured bodices so a bra isn't necessary. If wearing a strapless bra, or pasties is more comfortable for you, we absolutely encourage you to wear those things.
  • Some brides prefer to wear shape wear, such as Spanx/Honeylove/SKIMS,etc. If you are someone who is considering wearing shape wear for the wedding day, then bring some along with you!

  • We recommend to wear more lighter and neutral colors for any undergarment you decide to wear for any bridal appointment.
  • Dress for your YES moment! Get that perfect outfit you've been dreaming about ready for the I'M A STELLA'S BRIDE PHOTO!



A little Stelly Secret: Being that most brides have professional make-up and hair done for their wedding days, we encourage you to come to your bridal appointment dolled up a little bit. It truly helps you envision yourself on your wedding day while in your dream dress. It helps bring the whole vision to life!

  • Aside from undergarments, some of our Brides like to bring a couple pairs of heels. That way when you find your dress you can slip them on and get ideas of heel heights for shoe shopping!

  • If it is rainy or snowy, we typically have disposable slippers for all guests, but if you/your guests want to bring your own you are more than welcome to.

  • Inspo photos from Pinterest, Instagram, or even our website are encouraged. You will have an opportunity to show your stylist them during your consultation.

  • We carry wedding gowns, veils, headbands, earrings, gloves, other bridal accessories.
  • We do not carry any evening wear, bridesmaids gowns, Mother of the Bride/Groom gowns, etc. If you are in need of local recommendations for places to find these gowns, email us at sayyes@stellasbride.com for our list.
  • Being that our website lists all the gowns we have access to from our designers and we do not have all of these gowns in store, if a certain one is catching your eye feel free to ask us about it. We have the option to loan in certain styles from our designers for bridal appointments. Loaners are $50/dress, and if you happen to say "yes" to the loaned in gown, the $50 will be applied toward your balance due.
    • Please note that loaners need a 2+ week lead time.