TIPS, GUIDELINES, AND PROCEDURES
What is this ML Sale exactly?
We have chosen about 30 couture gowns from our collection to be in the ML sale. Our little boutique is bursting at the seams and we have to make room for more as our collection grows! Some of the sale gowns are brand new and some have been gently loved as an ML sample. They will be sold on a first come, first served basis and will be purchased off-the-rack, meaning you take it home that very day! Hooray!
This sell-out sale will only happen once a year, so don't miss this amazing opportunity to find an amazing deal on the dress of your dreams! It is a whole lotta fun, so keep reading + email us with any questions!!
How much are the gowns in the Sale collection?
We've decided to do something fun and totally different this time! ALL gowns available off-the-rack are priced at $1,500! This means, whether the gown was originally $3,000 or $7,200, you get to take home your gown at $1,500!
At regular price, our special order gowns start at $2,500 and go up from there.
How should I prepare for the ML Sale?
Come with an open mind. As with any gown at Maggie Louise, we can make custom changes to sale gowns to make it uniquely yours. ML gals will be there to help pin you in the gown so you can envision the total look, as well as explain possible changes that can be made such as adding lace sleeves, straps, buttons, etc. Also, be sure to remember that the gowns will be drastically different once they fit you perfectly during alterations.
What size are the gowns included in the Sale?
The majority of our samples are traditional bridal sample sizes : 10 & 12. (This would be a standard women's clothing 6-10 depending on the designer). There will also be a handful of gowns above and below theses sizes as well! Bridal sizes run 2-4 sizes smaller than regular women sizing now days, so don’t be alarmed if your measurements suggest ordering a larger size than you are accustomed.
Can I book an appointment to shop the ML Sale?
Absolutely! In fact, we require it ... that way we can ensure you receive the full ML experience, all the while shopping the sale gowns AND our regular inventory gowns.
When you arrive for your appointment, an ML gal will be ready and waiting to work one-on-one with you + help you find your dream dress. We can prepare for you before you ever arrive and help you not only navigate the Sale options, but also any other gowns in our couture collection that may not be available for purchase off-the-rack. Either way - it is always a no pressure shopping experience at Maggie Louise!!
Keep in mind that SALE appointments are limited to weekdays only, but we can accommodate after work hours in order to fit your needs!
How many people can I bring?
We ask that brides only bring 2 people with them to shop the sale, but we promise we have your best interest at heart! Some times our brides get overwhelmed when there are too many opinions in the process. Bring a small crowd so you can follow your heart and focus on what you truly want to wear down the aisle.
How much are alterations? Where do I go?
Depending on what needs to be done to the gown + any custom changes, alterations can range from $100-500+. Average price point with our professional seamstresses will fall between $150-500. At checkout we will make sure you have the contact information for our dearly loved seamstresses and you will visit them to have everything perfected.
What if the gown needs to be cleaned?
No worries at all! We have just the right person locally to send you to and we will even give you a discount card to make sure you are taken care of during the cleaning process. However, there aren't many sale gowns that we anticipate will need cleaning.
Can you hold a gown for me?
As much as we would love to, we can't hold or guarantee any of the sale gowns. Once you’ve made your decision, you will get to take home your dress that very day!
I found my dream dress!! Now what?
Congratulations!! You are officially a Maggie Louise bride!! Once you've said "YES" to the dress, an ML gal will finalize everything with you and send you home with your dress. We will provide a Maggie Louise garment bag to store your dress and travel with. Payment will be due in full at time of purchase and we ask for debit, credit, or cash payments. (No checks, sorry)!!