WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A #B3BABE?
from the moment you walk through these doors, you are already a babe. we are here to make you feel like the best version of yourself- we want to channel your inner rockstar. our purpose always has been & always will be to provide you with a space and experience that revolves around pure happiness. we are your friend, your partner (in crime, if need be), and your guru fro help you find a dress that makes you feel incredible: from prom, to bridesmaid, to bridal.
after experiencing the bon bon belle experience, you’ll understand what it means to be a #b3babe
— FAQ —
DO I NEED TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
we prefer appointments for bridal & bridesmaids appointments to ensure that a b3 team member is dedicated entirely to you, your party, and of course in a space that is fitting for everyone. with our main focus on providing you with the ultimate experience, we also want to provide you with reserved fitting rooms.
for prom & accessories, we recommend appointments to make sure you have personal, undivided attention from a stylist, but feel free to take a peek, you are always welcome!
regarding alterations, all dress fitting/alterations appointments are made directly with your preferred seamstress as they work independently of bon bon belle and make their own schedules.
WHAT DO DRESSES COST AT BON BON BELLE? our gowns range from $600 to $4000, with the majority falling between $1000 to $1700. Be sure to check out our designer trunk show events throughout the year, where you can always enjoy an awesome discount. our fabulous sale rack holds a wide collection of discontinued bridal, bridesmaid, and special occasion dresses that start at just $29!
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY DRESS TO ARRIVE / WHEN SHOULD I START SHOPPING FOR MY BRIDAL GOWN AND BRIDESMAID DRESSES?
we guarantee that your wedding gown will ship within six months of your order date, or all of your bridesmaid dresses are FREE! but because the wedding is sometimes built around the style of gown that the bride chooses, we recommend shopping for your wedding dress 8-12 months before your wedding date. Gowns with a high level of detail might take the max. amount of time in production & may not be ordered with a rush.
if your wedding is less than six months away, fear not! We have oodles of styles to choose from and will work with you to find you your perfect gown, including a sale rack where you can find awesome bridal & bridesmaids dresses for a great price!
for bridesmaids, we recommend ordering at least 6 months in advance. typical delivery time is 16 weeks, and your girls may need time for alterations as well. We always like to allow cushion time for any type of ordering so there is no stress, no worries.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY APPOINTMENT AS WELL AS UNDER MY WEDDING DRESS ON MY WEDDING DAY? when shopping for your wedding gown, there are no specific undergarments required. If shopping for a strapless gown a strapless bra is a nice-to-have but still not necessary. Quite often gowns have low backs and/or intricate designs so we help you to see the whole picture by helping you move your straps if needed. Our Stylists will help you in and out of your gowns to ensure the proper fit and wear of the gown. For your wedding day, your wedding gown "foundations" depend on your specific wedding dress style, body type, and goals. We are happy to guide you with advice once you have chosen your gown, helping you understand the multitude of options available to you. We also have 'under the gown' accompaniments for sale in our boutique such as shapers and all natural wraps, should your goal be to smooth lines, reduce inches, etc.
WHAT SIZE GOWNS ARE THE SAMPLE DRESSES? WHAT IF THEY DON'T FIT ME? as you begin shopping for your bridal gown, you'll quickly see that industry standards dictate that boutiques carry one sample of each style. Because we carefully handpick all of our gowns, we have one of the broadest assortments of sizes carried by a boutique, and our collection features sizes 2-28W. Bridal gown sizing runs differently than traditional department store sizing and varies by designer. On average, a bridal gown in a size 12 is similar to a department store size 8 (most bridal designers follow the century old 'couture rule' which is why they run about 2 sizes small). If the gown you try on is too big for you, we have bridal clips to clip the dress tighter to give you a better idea of how the silhouette looks on you. If the gown that you are trying on is too small, we will insert a privacy panel and/or clip the gown up to your undergarments to show you the silhouette. We take tremendous pride in offering every bride of every size an amazing experience. All brides are treated with the utmost care regardless of size or budget, and your experience is one that we want to be fun, lovely, and amazing.
WHO SHOULD I BRING ALONG TO SHOP WITH? for a stress free appointment, sometimes less is more! Our brides tend to have the most fun and enjoyable time with a smaller entourage. While it might seem fun to bring all of your wedding party, smaller groups allow you to actually have the opportunity to really determine how you personally are feeling in each gown (and your opinion is the one that matters most). We will guide you through the process, educating you along the way about the various fabrics, style, silhouettes you are trying, and so forth. Because our attention is solely on you, it's nice to take advantage of that expertise and discover what makes you feel most beautiful, confident, and comfortable.
WHAT DESIGNERS ARE FEATURED AT BON BON BELLE? our bridal lines include Essense of Australia, Stella York, Martina Liana, Every Body Every Bride Plus Collections by Essense of Australia and Stella York, Mori Lee, Blu, and Voyage Destination Gowns by Madeline Gardener. Each line offers something different allowing us to represent many of the most sought after styles from rustic chic to beaded ball gowns, vintage wedding dresses to gowns with simple elegance. Quite often if you find a dress elsewhere that is not exactly right or a bit out of your price range, chances are we have something similar if not better and quite often, for less. If you are curious about whether we have a particular dress in stock for you to try on, please call or email us at any time at 262.767.8850. For bridesmaids, we carry Bill Levkoff, Sorella Vita, Ashley & Justin, Milano Formals (these start at just $109!), and Mori Lee. And lastly, for Prom we are proud to feature Sherri Hill, Jovani, Milano Formals, Josh & Jazz, Dave & Johnny, La Femme, and our new line from the United Kingdom - Lore. We also offer a large variety of veils and other accessories and can quite often special order exactly what you're looking for.
MY DESIGNS/PRODUCTS WOULD BE PERFECT AT BON BON BELLE. HOW CAN I MAKE THAT HAPPEN? in addition to designs by the hottest bridal designers, we also have unique, beautiful designs that no one else has. If you think your brand and styles would be perfect for our boutique, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHY SHOULD I GO TO BON BON BELLE INSTEAD OF THE LARGER COMPETITORS? we take great pride in the individual wow service we provide to all of our customers. You'll quickly see that all bridal stores make this claim, but we encourage you to experience the love & care at Bon Bon Belle for yourself. We get to know each of our bridal parties and love our journey with each one. Brides love our private suites where you and your entourage try on gowns in privacy (be sure to ask for one if this is important to you and if requesting, please limit the number in your group to 5 for the best experience possible). We love being a part of your journey and thank you for allowing us that honor.
NEED TUXEDOS AND SUIT RENTALS? take a peek at Burlington Menswear- located just 1/2 block away, with oodles of experience (and in-house alterations!)