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Frequently Asked Questions

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Finding the perfect bridal gown is no easy task.  Along the way you are bound to have questions. Amelishan Bridal is here to help you answer them.  Amelishan Bridal is the Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin wedding resource. If you cannot find the answer below, or your question is not listed please contact us today!  An Amelishan will find the answer for you. 

 

We do ask that you set up an appointment! You will have your own personal consultant to help you shop and find your dream dress. Please call for appointments regarding bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, tuxedos, mother of the bride or groom, and social occasion. This will ensure that you will have a fitting room to try on and consultant to help you. If you do come in during a busy time without an appointment, please be aware that there may be a one to three hour wait. You do not need to schedule an appointment to try on prom or homecoming dresses. (click here to schedule an appointment)

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Does Amelishan Accept Returns?

At Amelishan Bridal, all sales are final. The final sales policy is consistent throughout the bridal industry including social occasion apparel.

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The designer and time of year that your event is factors into how long it takes for your gown to come in. Bridal gowns can take anywhere from two to six months to arrive. Mothers dresses and social occasion dresses can take two to four months to arrive. Bridesmaid dresses can take three to five months to arrive. Lastly, flower girl dresses can take two to four months to arrive.

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Amelishan Bridal recommends that bridal gowns be purchased nine to twelve months before your wedding date. This will allow the time to order your gown without a rush and the needed time for alterations. Depending on where your alterations are done, some seamstresses need two to five months to complete alterations. Amelishan Bridal recommends that bridesmaid's dresses, mother's dresses, and social occasion dresses be purchased at least 6 months prior to the wedding or event date. This timeframe will allow the dresses to come in without a rush fee. This also allows the proper time for alterations as well. Amelishan Bridal carries multiple social occasion dresses and mothers dresses in store ready to be purchased off of the rack. With over 1000 dresses in store, you are bound to find the perfect dress!

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Amelishan Bridal recommends that bridal gowns be purchased nine to twelve months before your wedding date. This will allow the time to order your gown without a rush and the needed time for alterations. Depending on where your alterations are done, some seamstresses need two to five months to complete alterations. Amelishan Bridal recommends that bridesmaid's dresses, mother's dresses, and social occasion dresses be purchased at least 6 months prior to the wedding or event date. This timeframe will allow the dresses to come in without a rush and alterations time as well. Amelishan Bridal carries multiple social occasion dresses and mothers dresses in store ready to be purchased off of the rack. With over 1000 dresses in store, you are bound to find the perfect dress!

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If you are looking for bridal gowns, your appointment may last about an hour to an hour and a half. Bridesmaids, mothers, and social occasion appointments can last about an hour long. If you decide on a style for your bridesmaids, it can take up to 20 minutes per bridesmaid to process their order. It is important to schedule an appointment when bridesmaid dress shopping so we can assure the assistance and fitting rooms you may need.

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If you have a bridesmaid from out of town it is no problem at all! We ask that they provide the proper measurements, preferably taken by a professional. After measurements are provided, a consultant and your bridesmaid will be able to discuss what size would be best and take care of the first payment over the phone.

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There is a limited amount of seating in the bridal area. With that being said, Amelishan has found that three to four guests is the perfect amount! This allows the most enjoyable experience for you and tends to be less stressful. Too many people can tend to take the attention off of you. At Amelishan, we love children, but a bridal boutique is not always the most enjoyable place for them. If you can, ask your guests to leave their children at home so you and others customers can have a calm shopping environment.

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Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! Giving your personal consultant visuals will really help give her a good idea of what your style is. If you have a board on pinterest or a different social medial site, be prepared to share that with her as well. Help us help you! If you have a strapless bra, Amelishan recommends you bring it to your appointment to get a really good idea of what your dress would look like. However, we can provide a strapless long line bra for you.

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Yes! We do allow you and your guests to take pictures of dresses that you try on.

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Bridal: Allure, Allure Couture, Alfred Angelo, Alfred Angelo Disney, Jasmine Couture, Mori Lee and all of their collections, House of Wu, Sotero and Midgley by Maggie Sotero . Bridesmaids: Alfred Angelo, Allure, Audrianna Papell, Belsioe, B2, Bill Levkoff, Mori Lee and all of their collections. Mothers: Adrianna Papell, Alex Evenings, Jade, Jade Couture, Jade Black Label Patra, and Ursala. Flower Girls: Alfred Angelo, Tip Top

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Amelishan Bridal has the largest selection of bridal gowns in the Milwaukee area and a large price range as well! We have sale dresses that start at $99.00 and special order dresses that range from $199.00 to $3000.00. Bridesmaid dresses range from $99.00 to $300.00. Mother dresses and social occasion dresses range from $49.00 to $500.00. Lastly, flower girl dresses range from $25.00 to $150.00.

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In Amelishan's bridal department there are over 600 dresses that range from size 8 to 16. We pride ourselves knowing that we offer the largest selection in the Milwaukee of women size sample gowns. With over 100 dresses in store, our women's bridal department has dresses that range from size 18 to 28W. Our bridesmaid department has sample dresses that range from size 8 to size 14. We do also carry a large selection of our best sellers in our womens department with sizes ranging from 18 to 28W.

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Amelishan does not own an alterations department. However, Sew Elegant is located within Amelishan for your convenience and only alters dresses from Amelishan Bridal. Sew Elegant is not limited to bridal gowns. They will alter social occasion dresses, bridesmaid dress, and mother's dresses as well. (Click here to learn more about alterations)

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