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Find Your Dream Gown

Designers We Carry

 Alvina Valenta | Amsale | Anne Barge | Augusta Jones | Badgley Mischka | Christos | Enzoani

Eve of Milady | Hayley Paige Ian Stuart Bride | Jenny Yoo Collection James Clifford Collection

Jim Hjelm | Kelly Faetanini | Kitty Chen Couture | Judd Waddell Lazaro | Liz Fields | Martina Liana

Matthew Christopher | Pnina Tornai for Kleinfeld Pronovias | Romona Keveza Collection

Rosa Clará | Saison Blanche Couture | Simone Carvalli | St. Patrick by Pronovias | Stella York

Stephen Yearick | Tara Keely | Val Stefani | Vera Wang | Victor Harper

Aire Barcelona | Alexia Designs | Alita Graham |Allure Bridals | Allure Couture

Allure Romance | Alyne by Rivini | BLISS Monique Lhuillier | Blush by Hayley Paige

Blue by Enzoani | Beautiful by Enzoani | Casablanca Bridal | Christina Wu | Coco Anais

Demetrios | Eden Bridals | Essense of Australia | Jasmine Collection Jasmine Couture Jovani Bridal

Justin Alexander Signature |  Impression Bridal | La Fleur by Anne Barge | La Sposa

Legends by Romona Keveza | Maggie Sottero | Matty by Matthew Christopher | Melissa Sweet

Mia Solano | Mikaella | Moonlight Collection | Moonlight Couture | Moonlight Tango | Nicole Miller

Pallas Athena | Paloma Blanca | Pearl Bridals | Sincerity Bridal | Soft by Rosa Clará | Sophia Tolli

Sottero and Midgley | Ti Adora By Alvina Valenta | Two by Rosa Clará | Venus Bridal

Venus Informal | Watters Brides | Winnie Couture | Wtoo Brides | Ivy & Aster

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q & A

Curious about what makes shopping at Second Summer Bride an experience unlike any other? Find out more about what you can expect at our “green”, one-of-a-kind, stylish boutique.
We hope that you love what you see on the website and are as excited as we are to have you come visit us. And while you are probably a pro at shopping, bridal shopping can be a little bit different so here are some answers to our most commonly asked questions:
Are appointments required?
We ask that appointments are made for every day except Thursday. Appointments help us ensure that we can give you our full attention.
This is my first time shopping, how many people should I bring and how long should I plan on being there?
We know that you may want to capture this moment by bringing your mom, your bff, your aunt betty, your grandma, your future mother-in-law, your bridesmaids, your neighbor, your work colleague and so many more. But if you can limit this to a couple of key people, we promise that your shopping experience will be that much more enjoyable! It’s hard to hear your own voice when you’re focused on pleasing too many opinions. And, keep in mind that this is your time. You want friends who will be honest, but you also want friends that first and foremost will be supportive. We’ll never rush you through the process, so we are one of the few shops that schedules all of our appointments for a full hour and a half. For many, this is enough time to find your dress (yup, even on your very first visit) and if you’re not ready to decide, after 90 minutes it’s probably a good idea to give yourself a rest.
What size samples do you have to try on during my appointment?
Most of the gowns in our shop are a bridal size 10 or 12. Depending on the designer this equates to about a street size 6 – 10. We do have a selection of gowns in sizes 14 – 24 as well. All of our designers have slightly different size charts so every size will fit a little bit differently. We understand that it can be difficult to envision your wedding dress when the sample that you try on doesn’t fit perfectly, but we’ve got all sorts of tricks to help you get a close(r) vision of what you will look like on your wedding day. We’ve got pedestals to stand on to add length, clips to close in fabric, and panels to add fabric. While we wish we could carry our dresses in more sizes, we are often at the mercy of the designers who cut samples in standard sample sizes and the size of our consigners.
Help! My wedding is in a few months, can I still get a dress?
Absolutely – it’s our specialty! The majority of our gowns are available to take with you that very day! And we also have dress options that can be ordered with a quick turnaround.
I just got engaged and my wedding isn’t for another year (or more!), when should I start shopping for my dress?
Finding the perfect dress can happen at any point during the weddingplanning process, so it completely depends on you and what you envision for your big day. We do believe that earlier you decide on a dress, the more time you have to plan all the other details of your wedding, or just relax and get excited for your big day!
What about alterations?
We select the gown size based on your measurements, but we can pretty much guarantee that your dress will need alterations to get the best fit. We provide alterations in shop to customize your gown.
When should I order my veils and accessories?
Most people are surprised to learn that the veils and accessories are all made to order and are not sold directly off the rack. While this means that you know the piece is being made especially for you, it also means that it takes some patience for the piece to arrive in the shop. Standard production time for veils and accessories is between 4 and 6 weeks. And while we can always accommodate a rush, it may cost a little bit more! We’d love to save you some bucks so we recommend ordering at least 1.5 months before your wedding.