Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an appointment?
No! Please come in on Tuesday through Friday, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM or on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Our consultants recommend that you arrive 1 hour before closing to allow time for you to browse and try on dresses.
How can i contact Church Street bridal?
There are so many ways for you to contact us! To contact our staff right now, please click here! You can call Church Street Bridal from 3:00 - 6:00 PM on Tuesday through Friday or between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Saturday. You can visit our Instagram page or Facebook page any time, day or night.
Does church street bridal have an alterations specialist on staff?
If you purchase your dress at Church Street Bridal, you are able to take it with you that day! While we do not alter gowns in house, you can click here to see some of the alterations specialist we recommend!
I love Church Street bridal’s mission? How can i be more involved?
We love the YWCA of Central Virginia! Please click here to see how and where you can donate and volunteer to the YWCA of Central Virginia’s mission.
Can I donate my wedding gown?
Unfortunately, Church Street Bridal does not accept donations of previously worn wedding gowns or formal wear.
Can i hold a dress?
Yes! If you need time to consider your decision, you can hold 1 wedding dress for 3 business days. It will be placed in the back of our shop, until you return to purchase it or until the end of the 3rd business day.
Can I take pictures of the dresses/of myself in the dress?
Of course! We encourage brides to take pictures in each of the dresses they try on and remember the say they say ‘Yes’ to their wedding dress!
What is the price range of dresses at Church Street Bridal? Can I pay with a credit card?
Great question! Dresses are priced according to detail and condition. All of our bridal gowns are priced between $200 and $600. (Tax will be added at our cash register.) You can use any credit card, except American Express.
Should i bring MY Bride tribe with me to shop?
Yes! So many of our brides like to bring family and friends with them as they shop for their wedding gown. However, space in our shop is limited and we want to keep the focus on you and your dress, so we encourage our brides to keep their parties around 5 people.
Can I bring children to my appointment?
In our experience, children tend to get bored, seeing a bride (even a beloved mother or family member) try on wedding dress after wedding dress. As such, we strongly encourage you and your party to leave children at home, to allow yourself to focus on finding your dress. If you need to bring children to your appointment, we ask that they remain seated and quiet, and have some type of entertainment.
how do i even get into a wedding dress? what if i get stuck!?
Don’t stress out! The try-on process is supposed to be fun! Wedding dresses can be intimidating, but our consultants are there to help!
Can we bring champagne with us as we shop?
We understand that shopping for a wedding dress can make someone want to sip some bubbly, but to save our inventory . However, we can recommend a ton of option for places to celebrate in Lynchburg’s Historic Downtown after you have said ‘Yes’ to your dream dress!