Where are you located?
Our cozy showroom is located in Venice Beach on the corner of Abbot Kinney Blvd. and California Ave at 530 California , suite 4. The entrance is on California Avenue and we’re on the second floor.
Do I need an appointment?
Yep, Solstice Bride is an appointment only showroom. Please note that our one on one private bridal appointments are recommended for brides who are ready to find and purchase their wedding gown. If you are curious and just looking to browse or you would like to pick up accessories and gifts, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you in here for a 30 minute appointment.
How Far In advance should i begin dress shopping?
We recommend that you begin shopping for your dress at least 8-12 months before your wedding, as it can take up to 6 months for your gown to arrive. We also suggest giving yourself an extra 8-12 weeks for alterations leading up to your wedding date.
what should i bring to my appointment?
Please bring any undergarments (spanx, nude underwear, strapless bra) or shoes that you are considering wearing on your wedding day. We also ask that wear light makeup to keep our gowns free of stains and smudges.
how long are appointments?
Our private bridal appointments allow you a full one hour in the showroom with one on one attention from a bridal stylist where you can try on as many gowns as we can squeeze in. If we run over and you need more time we will be happy to make another appointment with you to ensure your have the best experience! If you are traveling from outside of LA or think that you will need more time just let us know and we can arrange a 1.5 hour appointment.
who should i bring?
We want you to be relaxed and comfortable during your time with us so we recommend only bringing friends and family that know you the best and love you the most. Because of our cozy space, keeping your group on the smaller side will make sure everyone is comfortable and has a good time. If you would like more than five of your nearest and dearest just give us a heads up and we will do our best to accommodate a bigger crew.
what size are your sample gowns?
Sample sizes vary based on designer. The majority of our samples are size 8 but your custom gown can be ordered up to a size 14 or 16. We know how to pin you in each gown so you’ll get the best idea of what your gown will look like in your size.
what is the price range of your gowns?
Our made to order gowns range from $1,500 to $8,000, with the majority falling between $2,500 and $4,000.
what is the process of purchasing a gown at solstice bride?
Your initial appointment will include a one-hour private fitting in our showroom complete with drinks and tunes. If you find ‘the one”, we will take your measurements and order your dress in the size closest to those measurements. At that point, we take payment in full. In about 6 months, when the gown is ready, we will notify you and you can do two things - either come back in for a follow up appointment to pick up your dress and do any final styling and/or inspections, OR we can ship it directly to you for an extra fee. Your made to order gown will probably still require alterations so be sure to give yourself enough time to meet with a seamstress and do any final tweaks and hemming. Along this journey we are happy to answer any and all questions you may have so please don’t hesitate to reach out.
how long will it take for my made-to-order gown to arrive?
Each dress is made after it’s ordered by you so depending on the designer most gowns can take 4 to 6 months. If you are in a rush and need a dress sooner than our six -month window, we are happy to help if we can. However, additional charges will apply. Email us at email@example.com for more info.
do you do alterations?
Unfortunately, as we are a small showroom, in house alterations will not be available and this service should be sourced elsewhere. Please advise that alterations are a separate cost from the cost of your wedding gown and we suggest giving yourself a timeline of 8-12 weeks for alterations leading up to your wedding date.
what method of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard and debit. We cannot accept cash or check at this time.
is there parking?
There is street parking available on Abbot Kinney and metered parking in the alley north of the showroom. However, weekends can be a nightmare so if you're having trouble finding a spot, there is valet parking across the street or in The Brig parking lot.
is there a cancellation policy?
We ask that you give us a 48 -hour notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your fitting, We are a small showroom and take only a small number of brides each day so this courtesy is greatly appreciated.
can i return or exchange?
Made-to-order gowns, veils, jewelry and lingerie are all final sale. Ready-to-wear pieces can be returned within 14 days in unwashed, unworn, and undamaged condition for store credit only.