Frequently Asked Questions

I am constantly reminded by customers, friends and family on how fortunate I am to be in the bridal industry. I have been in the fashion industry for over twenty years and bridal is the most rewarding. After all the years and the thousands of brides I am still awed by their beauty and more times than not I am left speechless. Yes, I am very fortunate to be surrounded by silks and satins and crystals and pearls, but more importantly wonderful people.

When should I begin shopping for my wedding dress?
The majority of our brides begin shopping one year in advance. This ensures that you have enough time to view all the collections and make the right choice.

Do I need to book an appointment?
In order to get the best possible service it is best to book an appointment. We book appointments for Bridal Gowns and Bridesmaids shopping. Walk ins are always welcomed.

Will my bridal party receive a discount if I purchase my
gown at 7th Avenue Fashions?
Yes, Mothers receive 10% off and bridesmaids receive 15% off.

Is there anything I can do to prepare for my dress shopping?
Absolutely, look through as many bridal magazines as possible and surf the net. Familiarize yourself with styles and silhouettes that you may like. Bring these pictures to help guide your bridal consultant.

Do you carry all the major bridal designers?
We carry a large selection of the top bridal designers from around the world. All our gowns are the very best in styling and quality. Over the years we have developed strong relationships with our designers which allows us to have the best delivery in the bridal industry.

Do I have to pay for my dress in full at the time of purchase?
We require a 50% deposit to proceed with the special order of your gown. The remaining balance is due when the gown arrives in the store.

How much time do I need for ordering my wedding gown and for fittings?
You can expect to receive your gown four months after ordering. We will contact you by phone to make your first fitting appointment. Please allow three months for your fittings.

What should I bring to my fitting appointment?
This is the first time you will see your actual wedding gown in the right colour and size.  It is very important to have your proper undergarments and shoes. Without them the fitting process cannot proceed.

Why doesn¹t my special order dress fit me perfectly? Are alterations extra?
Gowns are ordered to the closest possible size and custom fit in the salon by a professional bridal seamstress. Yes, alterations are always extra. Ask your bridal consultant to give you an approximation of how much it may cost.


Help! my wedding is in 2 months, may I purchase a sample gown?
Don¹t worry, yes you can. Sample gowns start as low as $399.00. All samples are cleaned and restored as close as possible to their original state. A select group of designers will also be able to deliver a dress in a pinch. I promise.

Do you have mothers of the wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses?
Yes, they have never been more beautiful. We have over 300 gowns to choose from in numerous colours that can be ordered in sizes 0-30 Colour swatches are always available just ask.

7th Avenue Fashions is a BBB Accredited Bridal Shop in Winnipeg, MB