Yes! We are located in a pretty spectacular second story loft so we need to know you're coming in order to buzz you up! The great thing about us being an appointment only boutique is that you and your guests will have the run of the entire loft while you're here and we are able to make sure we can give you our upmost attention as well as give you enough time to try on quite a few of our amazing gowns!
We love what we do and we love our brides - so be prepared to receive the full experience! You are welcomed into our private loft boutique where you and your guests are the only customers in the store! Our general appointments run for one and a half hours and we find this gives our brides enough time to try on five to seven gowns and then revisit their favourites at the end. Your guests will have the easy job of relaxing in our oh-so-chic bridal lounge while you have the fun job of playing dress up with us! We're sure you've heard the rumours by now...and yes, they are true - every bride who finds her dream gown at P&D is celebrated by popping a bottle of champagne!
Our gowns range from $1600-$7000 however, the majority of our gowns run from $2000-$3000.
Most of our designers have a lead time of about 4-5 months, so we always suggest that brides start dress shopping about 6-9 months before the wedding date. This will give you enough time to think about your options as well as leave time for alterations!
Nude, strapless, & seamless - Your three best friends! Nude undergarments, strapless bras and seamless panties will ensure you see the gowns in all their glory! Shape-wear is also recommended for some of our more fitted gowns. Also, bring a pair of shoes that you think will be a similar height to what you will wear on your wedding day. This will help tie the whole look together!
Less is more! You have probably heard this again and again but we really do mean it! We find smaller groups of 3-4 are the way to go. We are a smaller boutique so if you do have a larger party joining you, please let us know so we can make sure we can accommodate everyone!
Most of our of our gowns are sampled in a size 8 or 10. You will be surprised at how good we are at zipping & clipping to make sure you can tell what each gown will look like in your size.
When we place your order we order the size that is closest to your measurements according to that particular designers sizing chart. Alternations are almost always needed to make sure that your dress fits you perfectly. We do not offer in house alterations, however we can recommend great tailors in the Calgary area! Pearl & Dot is not affiliated with any of these tailors.
Every year we will be hosting trunk shows with our fabulous designers! A trunk show is where a designer will send their entire collection to Pearl & Dot for our brides to try on! We usually only pick up a few pieces from each collection, so this is a great opportunity for brides to see and try on the entire collection! It is also a chance for you to meet the designer of your gown and have access to exclusive trunk show discounts.