Frequently Asked Questions




What variety of products do you offer?


Blushing Bride on 17 offers bridesmaids, mother of the bride/groom, tux and special occasion.  Additionally, we offer veils, long line bras, Bridal lingerie, and custom designed jewelery by Suellen Miller Designs.


Do I need to make an appointment?


Bridal appointments are not necessary, though they do help us better plan our day.  Also, when you call to schedule an appointment, we will be able to share any exclusive promotions with you.  Both walk-ins and appointments receive the same priority.  Please note that on high energy Saturdays, our consultants may be shared among more than one bride.  We find that approximately two hours is an efficient amount of time for you to look through our dresses and find your dream gown!


Whom should I bring with me?


Through our experience, we have found it best to bring no more than three other people with you at once.  Beyond that, space becomes too limited and opinions make the process very confusing for the bride.  It is not recommended to bring children as it often creates an unpleasant environment for the other customers and be a safety hazard for the child.


What forms of payment do you accept?


Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Cash.  Personal checks are accepted, except for on final payment.  Half down is required for all special orders.  Any form of deposit is a binding contract in agreement to pay the entire due balance.


How many wedding gowns are in your store?


Nearly all of the samples (sizes 10-18) in store are different from one another.  This allows you for the greatest variety and most comprehensive view of the 7 designers we carry.  Thus, the range of our prices is quite broad.  Our gowns run between $800 - $2000.


After my order is placed, how long will my gown take to arrive?


Your special order will be placed on every Monday unless circumstances require to be done sooner. On average, a wedding gown will take approximately four to six months.  If custom changes are made, the latter is more likely.  A bridesmaid gown takes approximately 12 weeks (please note that the maids’ order will not be complete until each member of the party has made the minimum deposit).  In both cases, please allow alteration time, which is generally one to two months. Rush shipping is available from most designers at an extra charge. For new brides wondering when is best to make their decision, we recommend nine months to a year.


Does Blushing Bride on 17 offer an alteration service?


Blushing Bride on 17 recommends Rosemary Lott, a professional for over 40 years in the Bridal/Formal wear business, for all your alterations.  She can meet with you at our store and provide her service at an ADDITIONAL charge.


Am I allowed to take pictures?


Yes! You allowed are to take pictures but no prices or style numbers will be given.


How does bridal sizing run?


Most designers’ charts start at a size 2 or 4 and continue to size 28 or 32.  Bridal gowns are cut differently than normal clothing.  Most brides find they are approximately 1-2 sizes larger in bridal gowns than in typical clothing.  Most manufactures will have an upcharge for dress sizes over 20.


Do I have to pay sales tax if I am from out state?


Customers residing outside of the state of Indiana, who never arrive to our store and have merchandise shipped to them, are exempt from paying sales tax.


Do you accept returns, exchanges, or transfers of deposits?


It is industry standard that all sales are final.  This includes both out-of-inventory purchases as well as special orders.  Once the manufacturer receives a special order, the pattern begins to be cut and putting a stop on the order is not possible. Any form of deposit is a binding contract in agreement to pay the entire due balance.



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