Frequently Asked Questions

 

Are appointments required? 

Yes, all brides are seen by appointment.  Please see the CBB Experience page for what to expect during an appointment. Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event and you deserve the time and attention of a professional consultant in a relaxing environment to maximize your shopping experience.  Bridal appointments are scheduled for one and a half hour increments.  You may request an appointment via our website or by calling (202) 544-2400.  Please note that any appointment cancelled for any reason within 24 hours of the start time of the appointment or a failure to show up for an appointment will incur a $50 fee.  


What are the average prices of Cherry Blossom Bridal's Gowns?

Our gowns average $1,200 to $3,500.  


Does the salon do alterations?

Yes.  Keep in mind that gowns and dresses are sized generically and ordered based upon the largest measurement of the body.  Therefore, alterations are generally required to achieve an ideal fit.  We have experienced bridal seamstresses who can help with the custom fitting and alterations of your gown.  We only offer alterations services to Cherry Blossom Bridal brides at this time and only perform alterations on weekdays.


What should I bring to my appointment?

  • Bring your vision!!  We love to see our bride's Pinterest boards or other collections of photos of the style of gown you are most interested in.  
  • Bring shoes! If you have a particular shoe or shoe height in mind, please bring those shoes as well.  
  • Bring the people whose opinions you value or feel like you need to help you decide.  Since our salon is an intimate setting, we are not able to accommodate groups larger than a bride plus three guests and bringing more people could require your appointment to have to be rescheduled.  Plus, we generally find that too many people can be overwhelming for a bride and make it hard for you to decide the gown YOU love. 

We have strapless bras in sizes up to 50F and slips for you to try on with the gowns.  Bridal gowns are very heavy and fragile so a bridal consultant will assist you in the dressing room to get in and out of the gowns.  


Can I bring children to my appointment?

Yes!  However, a child's safety is our highest priority.   Our store is not a safe or secure environment for small children to be left unattended.   If a child is in your party, an adult other than the bride is required to attend to them for the duration of the appointment.  All children must be either in a stroller or held by a responsible adult while in the salon.