Written below are frequently asked questions by our potential and existing clients. Please refer to this page for any questions you might have. If a specific inquiry of yours is not listed, do not hesitate to reach out to us!
DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
Appointments are required. Please call our salon at 214-871-3611 to schedule your appointment. We do not charge for reservations, however we do ask that if you must cancel, that you do so at least 24 hours in advance so we may accommodate another bride.
HOW LONG WILL MY APPOINTMENT LAST?
Appointments are scheduled for 1 ½ hours, which will allow the bride and consultant to discuss style ideas and select gowns to try on. We want you to feel calm and aim to eliminate rushing as we help you find your dream dress.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I BRING WITH ME TO MY APPOINTMENT?
We suggest that you limit your guests to 3-4 individuals. Bring those who mean the most to you and whose opinions you greatly value. While we enjoy hosting many fun personalities, this is an intimate time to focus on yourself and making your special decision.
DO YOU SERVICE AND WELCOME THE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY?
Every bride is special and welcome in our Salon. We look forward to assisting you.
WHAT IS THE PRICE RANGE OF WEDDING DRESSES?
Before scheduling an appointment, be sure to have determined a budget for your wedding gown. Our consultants will work with you to stay within your budget. Prices for bridal gowns at the Atelier begin at $2,500 and go up to $20,000, with an average price point of $6,000-$10,000.
WHAT WEDDING GOWN SIZES ARE AVAILABLE TO TRY ON?
We typically have one sample of each designer gown we carry that are available for you to try on. These are typically in a bridal size 10 depending on the style of the gown. We have a limited number of styles available to try on in other sizes, such as a 12 or 14.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
We suggest that you bring inspiration images of dresses you would like to try on. They can be photos on your phone, Pinterest boards, or pages taken from bridal magazines. You should also bring anything you plan to wear on your wedding day such as an heirloom veil, jewelry, or the shoes you plan to wear, if applicable. We are happy to help incorporate your special items into your wedding attire.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY EXPERIENCE AT Stanley Korshak Bridal?
At your appointment, a consultant will speak with you about the formality and setting of your wedding and the style of gown you desire. You will have an hour and a half to try on various silhouettes and designs. Once you have selected your wedding dress, your measurements will be recorded to ensure your made-to-order dress is as accurate to your size as possible. However, you will still need alterations to tailor your gown to your body. You will be notified when your wedding dress arrives, and your first fitting will then be scheduled. At least two fitting appointments can be expected. Upon the completion of your gown’s alterations, our team will inspect the gown for any final tweaks. They will then steam and wrap it, and your dress will be ready to be picked up the week of your wedding. Your consultant will stay with you through the entire process to ensure that your gown fits you perfectly.
WHAT IF I LIKE A SPECIFIC GOWN BY A DESIGNER YOU CARRY, BUT YOU DON'T CARRY THAT SPECIFIC STYLE?
While it is not possible to carry every style by each of our designers, we do have the ability to request specific styles for your appointment. Please notify the sales associate of the style you would like to see during your appointment, and we can make a request with the designer to send it to us for your appointment. Please note, there will be a charge for the sample to be sent in. The shipping charge can range from $100 - $300 per sample.
WHAT DOES MADE-TO-ORDER MEAN?
A made-to-order wedding gown means that your dress will be made in the size closest to your measurements along with any customization options you have requested, such as a change in sash color, the addition of sleeves, and the like. Once your wedding gown is ready, you will have several alteration fittings to fine-tune the gown’s fit.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT MY WEDDING GOWN TO ARRIVE?
Each designer has a different delivery schedule with the average time ranging from five to seven months, though some styles are available sooner. However, if you select a gown that may not have enough time to be made, a designer may charge a rush fee to ensure that the dress can be delivered with enough time for alterations.
ARE ALTERATIONS OFFERED AT THE ATELIER?
We offer alteration services for an additional fee. Alternations take place at the Salon, Tuesday through Friday. All alterations are done in-house by our experienced staff. If you do not live in Dallas and would like to have your alterations completed near your home, we can have your dress shipped to your address. We are unable to recommend seamstresses in other locations and are not responsible for a wedding dress once it leaves our premises.
WHAT IS A DESIGNER TRUNK SHOW?
The Salon may host a designer trunk show over several days for brides to shop additional styles that are separate from our curated collection. A representative from the designer may be available to work with you to customize elements of a gown. Trunk shows are by appointment only, so be sure to book your appointment as early as possible. Please refer to our "Trunk Shows" page for details on upcoming presentations.
WHEN SHOULD I ORDER MY VEIL AND ACCESSORIES?
Veils and accessories are all made-to-order. This means that the piece is being made specially for you and also denotes that the item will take some time to arrive. Standard production time for veils and accessories is between 8-12 weeks.
DO YOU HAVE SAMPLE SALES OR SAMPLES AVAILABLE TO SELL OUT OF STOCK?We always have a selection of samples that we are able to sell out of stock at a discounted price. These gowns are typically in bridal sizes 8 to 10 and can be altered up or down a few sizes depending on the style. Feel welcomed to reach out to us if you are interested in an appointment to see gowns in our sample selection. Please note, appointments for the samples are not available on Saturdays or during trunk shows.