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Appointment FAQ

YES!! Appointments are required. If you want to visit us, call and check availability. We normally have openings during the week but week-ends fill-up in advance. All appointments will be prioritized. If you did not make an appointment, we will try our best to accommodate you. If there is not an opening, we will work to schedule one while you are here in the store.

To make an appointment, you can either call us at 812.853.1800 or request an appointment online using the below links. Please note it is an appointment request. You should receive an e-mail confirmation when the date and time have been accepted.

Request Bridal Appointment

Request General Appointment

NEVER! There is no fee required to book a bridal appointment.  If you can not make your appointment time, we ask that you call us at 812.853.1800 prior so that other brides can take advantage of that time slot.

Bridal Appointments

  • Bridal First Appointment are 90 minutes long with the following appointment times:
    • Monday-Friday:  10a, 12p, 2p, and 4p (cst)
    • Friday-Saturday: 10a, 12p, and 2p (cst)
    • Sunday: 12p and 2p (cst)
  • Bridal Follow-Up Appointments are 60 minutes long and available on the hour with your bridal consultant.
  • Bridal Try-On Appointments are made when your gown has arrived with your bridal consultant.  They are 60 minutes long and available on the hour.
  • Brides generally will have more time with their consultant during the weekdays.  Appointment are required on the weekends and usually book well in advanced.

Bridesmaid Appointments

  • Consultation/Picking-out are 60 minutes long and available on the hour.
  • Measuring typically takes 30 minutes but depends on the number of people.
  • If you plan on bringing in more than 3 people, we highly recommend making an appointment on the weekdays to make sure we can accommodate you in a timely manner.  All appointments are required on the weekend.

Rental Appointments

  • Consultation/Picking-out are 60 minutes long and available on the hour.
  • Measuring typically takes 30 minutes but depends on the number of people.
  • If you plan on bringing in more than 3 people, we highly recommend making an appointment on the weekdays to make sure we can accommodate you in a timely manner.  All appointments are required on the weekend.

Alteration Appointments

Alteration Appointments are available to our customers by appointment only Monday through Friday.  Appointments generally take 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how much is needed to be completed. Due to limited availability of our alterations, we require calling to make her first fitting appointment at least 3 months in advance of her wedding date.  Other dress appointments are generally made four to six weeks prior to the wedding.  Please call our Alterations Department at 812.853.8595 to schedule your appointment.

We understand that shopping for your bridal gown is a very special time.  While we have seating for up to six guests comfortably, we recommend bringing your closest friends and/or family members whose opinion you value.  Bringing more than three to four guests can take the focus off of you.

Our Recommendation of what to bring to your Bridal Appointment:

We have developed the following list of eight things you should bring to your bridal appointment.  Please be assured this list was prepared with your comfort in mind and to give you the best experience at Ella Park Bridal.

  1. Appropriate underwear as your bridal consultant will be assisting you in the dressing room.
  2. Undergarments if you plan on wearing them during on your wedding day.  We believe “less is more” that day as our gowns have cups already inserted in the gown. If you are wanting anything more, bring them as they can alter the fit of the dress.
  3. Anything you have decided to wear because it has sentimental value (i.e. pair of shoes, veil, jewelry).  You will want it to match your dress.
  4. Shoes with approximate heel height that you know you will want to wear that day.  Some of our designers can make the dress in the height that you want.  They do not have to be actual shoes but just the heel height.
  5. Wear just enough makeup to make you feel pretty–but do not go overboard.  Remember you will be slipping in and out of dresses so you do not want to get it on them.
  6. Hair tie if you are planning an up-do.
  7. Inspirational photos to help the Consultant get a better idea of what you are looking for.
  8. Closest and most-trusted family and friends as we have seating for 3 or 4 in your bridal suite.  Remember that the final decision is yours and too many guests can cause confusion.

Yes! We are located on the ground floor – Street level.

We love children, but due to the expensive and breakable merchandise in our store we do not recommend little ones under the age of eight to attend bridal appointments. If you must bring a child, we ask that they remain supervised and seated at all times.

We do not allow strollers and we don’t have a safe area for children to play.

Food & beverages of any kind are not allowed in our store. If you arrive with cups of coffee or snacks you will be asked to leave them at the front counter. No carry-in champagne or alcoholic beverages are allowed during appointments. Bottled water is allowed assuming it is contained.

Of course! Make sure to use our hashtag #EPBride if you say “Yes to the Dress!”

Bridal Gowns

Nowadays, brides with a quick wedding date have more options than ever before!  Several of our designers offer in-stock and rush options to get it here quicker than standard timing.  Your expert bridal consultant will guide you through this process.  We also have a beautiful selection of gowns that can be purchased off-the-rack for a discount.

Bridesmaid Dresses

Several of our designers offer rush shipping and/or in-stock options in limited color and sizes.

Bridal Gowns

Ella Park Bridal offers wedding dress samples from size 6 to 28.  Brides will be able to special order her wedding dress from size 0 to 32 and 14W to 32W.

Special Note: We understand that not every bride is a typical sample size 10.  Unlike most bridal stores, we believe your experience should not be spent worrying about size; it is about finding the dress that is going to make you feel beautiful on your special day.  At Ella Park Bridal, you will find an ample amount of wedding dress ABOVE size 10 with an extensive range of plus size wedding dresses above size 18.  No matter your body type, our consultants will help you to find the perfect wedding dress.

Bridesmaid Dresses

Ella Park Bridal offers bridesmaid samples from size 0 to 30.  Your bridesmaids will be able to special order her gown from size 0 to 32 and 16W to 30W.  We also offer junior and maternity bridesmaid dresses so your bridal party does not feel left out.