When to Buy
Allow 16-18 weeks for delivery on most special order Bridal Gowns, 10-14 weeks for delivery on bridesmaid dresses, 8-16 weeks for Prom. Some may arrive earlier, depending on vendor warehouse stock, otherwise dresses are made just for your order. In-stock items ship next business day. Ask about our lay-a-way program to make getting started easier.
Allow time for alterations. At Eva Love Formals, we do alterations for any dress we sell locally, at an additional fee, provided the buyer has allowed us the time to do so. Whether you choose our seamstress or another, all seamstresses are very busy, particularly from April to October. Many will need 6 weeks' notice or more, and may have to complete the work early, as they are accommodating so many clients in prom and summer wedding season. Most dresses require alterations of some sort, bring your shoes to your fittings.
We do not sell more than one dress in the same colour to a school. Students also share their selections on social media pages. As students post their selections, others tend to find their options begin to dwindle by January. Note as well, that many manufacturers stop making most of their prom gowns before mid February, since they don't carry over until the next year. Sizes, colours and styles start to disappear rapidly. That said, we do carry a lot of dresses in stock, and last minute shoppers who are open to a variety of styles do have many options for off the rack success at Eva Love Formals.
If you have particular tastes or a dream dress in mind, or concerns about finding the best silhouette for you, shop early!
Perhaps you want a simple or common style, are on a budget, or are expecting your size to change, or are waiting for a sale. Waiting until closer to the event, is not the best practice. While some shoppers get lucky, shops don't stock multiple sizes and colours of each dress. While we have tons of stock, variety in store is lower closer to prom and summer wedding season. We need time to get your size, and even if you find off the rack, earlier shopping allows for lay-a-way and budgeting too. Keep your options open by shopping early :)