Do I need an appointment?
It is best to make an appointment when you are going to shop for a wedding dress. Having an appointment ensures that you will be given focused and pointed attention that is worthy of the occasion. During the time that you are with us, you will feel personally considered and supported in experiencing our bridal collection.
How do I make an appointment?
Please email email@example.com to request an appointment.
Your appointment checklist: location (NY or LA), what date, what time. Please also include the number of people in your party, and your cell phone number.
How long are appointments?
Appointments are generally one hour, so that you can shop leisurely and we can dress you up in all of your favorites.
When should I order my wedding dress?
Given the occasion and all the other many elements that are dependent upon what it is you are wearing, it is best to have your dress in your possession at least 6 weeks before your wedding. Additionally, time must be allotted for any alterations, however minor. As the bridal season approaches, seamstresses become busy. We suggest for your peace of mind and in order to ensure that we can make room for you on our production calendar, it is best for you to order 6 months before your wedding.
When should I come in for my first appointment?
It is probably wise to begin shopping for your wedding dress at least 9 months before your wedding, giving you some time to consider your options prior to making a commitment at the 6 month mark.
Is SHAREEN Bridal custom?
Shareen Bridal gowns are not custom-made gowns, but instead gowns made-to-order (a custom-made gown is a gown that is made specifically for you and nobody else - this is a very expensive proposition). We have the luxury of cutting and sewing each garment by hand. However, as we will cut and sew your dress, Shareen is willing to make gentle customizations to your garment as needed
How can I customize my dress?
Shareen enjoys tailoring her dresses to your specific needs. She is more than willing to add or subtract a sleeve, to add a train, to slim down or make fuller a skirt, to add or subtract lace, to make more or less modest, to shorten, to lengthen, to adjust colors, and to play with textiles.
Will I need alterations?
As the Shareen Bridal collection is relatively unstructured, your alterations should be very minimal. Of course, a hem is standard and will be measured out to your shoes. Occasionally, the waist may need to be brought in or let out a bit, as well as a bodice, depending on your proportions. In short, you will need perhaps some alterations, but they should not be major. As production is housed in Los Angeles, we have the ability to make the adjustments needed in house. In New York, we are fortunate to have a well-established relationship with an outside tailoring facility that is highly respected.
Is my gown returnable?
Once you have placed an order for a wedding dress, it cannot be returned nor exchanged. In some cases, if your garment has yet to be cut and sewn, it is possible that a credit can be issued to you in the amount of your down payment. That credit can be employed for other garments in the SHAREEN collection.
I saw a lace gown with leather straps online. Is this available?
The dress you saw on Pinterest was a one-of-a-kind reworked vintage dress that sold many years ago. However, Shareen has since created countless other one-of-a-kind gowns, and a whole collection of bridal dresses that are made employing the elements of the Pinterest Dress that truly attract a bride. In addition to exploring the collection of gowns that celebrates the platinum leather strapping, should you want Shareen to create your own one-of-a-kind gown, she is always happy to work with you.
I live out of state, and wondered if a dress could be mailed to me to try on. Is that possible?
Although everything is case-by-case, and in some instances there is a possibility of a bride receiving a sample to try on by mail, generally it is not possible. Samples of bridal are expensive and are required in store.
Do you have Mother of the Bride/Groom and Bridesmaids dresses?
The Shareen Collection is a wonderful answer for mothers and maids. As the collection is entirely in silk, it may not be within the budget of a typical bridesmaid. Of bridal parties larger than six people, Shareen is willing to tailor the fabrication to perhaps a more affordable budget. There are numerous dresses that will lend themselves to your maids, and they can be made in a more affordable textile.