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Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique Frequent Asked Questions 

How far in advance should I order my dress?

The wedding dresses we carry can take between 4-6 months to arrive after ordering, depending on how new the style is and the standard completion dates of the designers. We also recommend allowing 3-4 months for your alterations to ensure a perfect fit in time for your wedding. Overall, we recommend ordering your dress a minimum of 9 months in advance of your wedding date to avoid any alteration rush fees.

Do you have alterations in-house?

We do not have alterations in-house, but we are connected with nearby seamstresses that we highly recommend. They frequently work with our brides, and we are confident in the services they provide. We can provide you their contact information when you come in for your appointment, or you can call us at 845-765-2900.

How long do alterations take?

Alterations can take anywhere from 3-4 months, depending on the complexity of the gown, and whether you’re getting married in the busy wedding season (May-October).

How much do alterations cost?

The cost of alterations really depends on how much work needs to be done to your gown. If your dress has lace, beading, and/or lots of layers, expect to be on the higher end of the cost. Average alterations from the seamstresses we recommend range anywhere from $500-$800. Please feel free to call the boutique at 845-765-2900 and we will gladly share their contact information.

Can we use a different seamstress than the ones you recommend?

You are welcome to use any seamstress you want. However, we offer specific recommendations because these seamstresses are already very familiar with our dresses, their construction, and their designs. If you are traveling from far away to purchase a wedding dress from us, you may prefer to use a seamstress local to you to cut down on travel time for fittings.

What’s your return policy?

All sales are final. No refunds, exchanges or cancellations are allowed. 

What happens after I order my wedding dress?

       We will call you when your wedding dress order arrives so you can schedule a pickup appointment. This appointment is your opportunity to try on your dress for the first time, confirm it was ordered correctly, inspect the condition of the dress, and take it home. 

What happens if I find an issue with my dress after I have already picked it up?

Once a dress leaves the boutique, we are no longer responsible for any issues or damages to that dress. As it has left our care, we cannot be held responsible for any damage or defects on the gown, especially once the alterations process has already begun.

Do you carry Mother of the Bride dresses?

No, we do not carry Mother of the Bride/Groom dresses. We highly recommend mothers of the bride/groom visit one of the high-end department stores in the Hudson Valley area (ex. Nordstrom or Lord and Taylor) where it’s easy to find a beautiful dress and know exactly what you’re taking home.

What size should I order if I plan on losing weight?

We usually recommend ordering the size that you are at the time of your appointment. A dress can always be taken in, but it can be more complicated to let out. If you order your dress more than 9 months before your wear date, we offer the option for you to come back at the 9-month mark to be re-measured before we place the order for your dress.

How far in advance should bridesmaids place their order?

We recommend placing your order about 4-5 months in advance. Depending on the designer, bridesmaid dresses can take up to 3 months to come in. Some have the option of being expedited for a rush fee. All dresses must be paid in full by the entire bridal party before we can place the order. If you plan for all your bridesmaids to wear the same color, we recommend having them order at the same time, as spools of fabric may slightly differ in color hue. If we place the order for all dresses at the same time, this will not be an issue. 

Bridesmaids dresses, like bridal dresses, are not custom made, which means they can only be ordered in standard sizing. If you are in between sizes, we recommend sizing up because it is easier to take in a dress than to let it out. Alterations will most likely be needed in this case. 

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