Frequently Asked Questions

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Woohoo! We are so excited you’ve chosen to work with Something White Bridal Boutique to find your dream gown! We know you have been shopping your entire life, but buying your wedding gown is little different. We’re talking couture garments that are made-to-order especially for you. Below are some common questions we get asked on the reg. For more tips and tricks on how to prepare for your bridal appointment at SWBB, check out our blog here.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes! Something White Bridal is an appointment only boutique. Because we are an intimate boutique, we dedicate a personal bridal stylist to each bride + are unable to accommodate walk-ins. Please click on the link above to book your appointment. 

How far in advance should I make an appointment?

Because we always fill up on the weekends, once you know your availability, give us a call. If you are thinking of a weekend appointment, it is best to call + schedule an appointment as soon as possible. To make it even easier + save you time, you can schedule an appointment online. 

How long is my appointment?

We have found that 1.5 hours is generally the perfect amount of time to try on a wide variety of bridal fashion. Your bridal consultant will get to know you during this time to better understand your unique style + offer a variety of options to ensure you find the gown of your dreams. 

What should I bring to my appointment?

For your initial appointment, we encourage you to wear the proper undergarments, including a strapless bra if desired. Feel free to bring any pictures you may have for ideas, but that is not vital. More than anything, bring an open mind to your appointment. 

Is there nearby parking?

You will find complimentary parking on the corner of Truman Road + Walnut Street, right next to the boutique. There are signs that read “Reserved for the Something White Bride” + we ask that you utilize these spaces. If these are full, street parking is available at no cost along Walnut Street. 

I want to do something special for my bridesmaids – any recommendations?

Absolutely! Want to give a gift to your babes to thank them for joining you? Look no further – take advantage of buy five, get one free on all Kendra Scott jewelry! 

Why is bridal sizing different than the sizing for regular clothing?

Bridal gown sizing typically runs 1-2 sizes bigger than the size of the everyday clothing you have in your closet. So if you normally wear a size 8, don’t be surprised if you are a 10 or 12 in your bridal gown. Something White Bridal, like most bridal boutiques, only carries one sample of each dress style. The sample size ranges from a 8 to a 18. In any instance where the sample size is too large or too small, we can clip the gown in such a way so that you can see what the gown will look like when fitted to your body.

I’m planning on losing weight, what should I do?

We always recommend purchasing the gown that best fits your current body + size. If you reach your weight goals, come in for a hug so we can celebrate with you. If needed, we can connect you with some of the best seamstresses in the area. If you don’t lose weight, no worries – your beautiful gown will still feel wonderful + fit great!

When do I need to order my gown?

We recommend brides order their gown at least 6-8 months before your wedding date. While that may seem like far in advance, you will want to give yourself plenty of time for alterations, if needed. Depending on the gown, rush options are available for additional fees.

Will I need alterations?

When ordering your gown, we order based on the designers size chart. This means we take your measurements + then order the size that best fits those measurements. In most cases, we must order the size that corresponds with your largest measurement (for example, if you are a size 10 bust, size 6 waist, and size 8 hip, we have to order the size 10). This means that generally, when the gown comes in, there are going to be parts of the gown that likely need to be taken in.

Do you offer alterations in house?

Something White Bridal does not provide alterations in-house, but our brides will be provided contact information to a variety of seamstresses in the Kansas City metro area. These experts specialize in consistent, quality alterations at competitive pricing. We also have a list of recommended seamstresses in various cities around the United States for our babes who are out of town!

Do you carry bridesmaids // prom // mother’s dresses?

At Something White Bridal, we focus solely on our brides + therefore do not carry bridesmaids or mother’s attire. However, we do partner with Bella Bridesmaids + have several recommendations for mother’s + prom.

Do you offer cleaning // preservation following my wedding day?

Once your big day has come you will find your gown needs a little extra love + care to get it back to its original cleanliness. We are happy to offer cleaning and//or preservation so you can enjoy your gown for years to come. Feel free to come by any time during normal business hours + we will get you all taken care of.


If you have any questions and cannot find the answer here or elsewhere on our website,
please call us at 816-216-7454 or email us at and we will happily help!