Our Skills & Expertise
We believe that each bride is special and unique, a jewel. Our mission is simple: You’ve dreamed about this dress your whole life, leave it to us to make your dream come true. We believe in providing our customer with exceptional customer service in a comfortable, pressure free shopping environment. Our staff, led by a management team with countless years of experience, will guide you every step of the way as you choose your gown. We really do believe that it is a “service” helping beaming brides, proud mothers, and bridesmaids find the gowns of their dreams. We take pride in this service. Come be a Southern Belle Bride.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What is a sample gown? Our off-the-rack collection features designer sample gowns that are discounted from their retail price. These gowns have been tried on but never worn or purchased.
- What is the size range your boutique offers? Our off the rack sample gowns generally range in bridal sizes 6 to 28W. We do our best to carry all sizes however our inventory fluctuates being off the rack. Our orderable collection offers sizing 0 - 24W.
- What is the price range of your gowns? The price range of our gown collection is $600 to $3,000 with the average being $800 to $1,800.
- What is the time frame to order a gown? Four months is the average time frame to order and ship our Willowby by Watters gowns. An additional two months is required for alterations.
- Do I need an appointment? An appointment is required to try on our bridal gowns. However, walk-ins are always welcomed to browse our bridal gown inventory.
- Does your boutique carry Bridesmaids dresses? Yes, our boutique currently features the Davinci Bridesmaid Collection. We carry 40 beautiful styles and 52 brilliant colors to choose from for your bride tribe.
- Does your boutique allow returns or refunds? All sales are final. No refunds or returns.
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Our Bridal Appointments
How long our your bridal appointments? 1 hour and 15 minutes.
How many guests can I bring with to my appointment? We can comfortably seat up to 5 guests in our boutique.
What should I bring with to my appointment? The bride may bring along accessories to assist her fitting i.e. shoes with a heel height similar to ones that will be worn on the big day, shapewear, and a nude, strapless bra, however it is not required.
Do you offer alterations? Yes, our boutique offers in-house alterations.
What is the average price for bridal alterations? Average price ranges from $300-$600 which includes entire alterations i.e. bustle, hem, take in/let out, shorten straps, adding bra cups. This does not include custom additions.
What is the preferred time frame for bridal gown alterations? 2 to 3 months time is required for proper alterations. However, rush alterations can be accommodated.
Do your alterations allow custom work? Yes! Our seamstress loves working with brides to make the dream gown they are envisioning a reality.
Do you alter bridal gowns not purchased at your boutique? Yes! Our alterations are available to all brides. We also welcome bridesmaids and mother of the bride/groom.
When should I start looking for my wedding dress?
6-9 months before the wedding is ideal. That way there is enough time for the dress to come in, and some time to complete alterations.
How long are appointments?
Bridal appointments at Souther Belle Bridal and Tuxedo are one hour long. Bridal and Bridesmaid appointments should be booked separately.
How many people can I bring to my appointment?
We ask that you limit your guests to about 3-4 people. We have limited seating and most importantly, appointments are all about you. Sometimes having too many opinions can make it difficult for you to feel supported.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Proper undergarments are always good to bring, such as nude underwear and a nude strapless bra. You can also go braless in appointments if you are comfortable.
Do you do alterations in house?
We do! We have an amazing seamstress who works right in the shop on weekends. Please call us for all other questions regarding alterations.
More Questions? Give us a Call!
How far in advance should I make an appointment?
We understand every bride has a different timeline. Our recommendation is to book your dress appointment at least six months prior to your event. Please contact us to discuss your options based on your timeline.
In addition to our styles having limited availability, you will want to factor in time for any alterations. We want to be sure that you will walk down the aisle in your #DressComeTrue!
Should I make an appointment?
We do recommend booking an appointment so the talented in-store stylist can focus solely on you and help you find your perfect gown that matches your ideal budget.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Some items possibly include bringing your own nude or white undergarments, such as a strapless bra, underwear, and/or shapewear. Shoes at your desired height, and a hair tie are all also highly recommended. You’re also welcome to bring along a trusted second opinion, like a friend or family member!
What happens at a fitting appointment?
Your in-store stylist will guide you through the process of selecting your favorite styles, provide sizing advice, reserve requested samples (when available), and help accessorize your perfect wedding day look.
How many months in advance should I order my dress?
You can visit and try on our dresses whenever you’d like! Most Morilee brides choose their dress six months before the ceremony. We like to say “the sooner the better,” as it alleviates the stress and rush, and provides ample time for fittings and alterations.
I’m getting married in less than 6 months. Is it too late to order a dress? Do you have rush orders? How much is the additional fee for a rush order?
We’re thrilled that Morilee is making your #DressComeTrue! Please contact us to discuss rush orders.
Do you provide alteration services?
The majority of our authorized Morilee retailers provide alteration services. We suggest calling the retailer ahead of time to inquire! Find retailers here.