faq

Why do you recommend an appointment?

Ava Clara is a full service boutique. Scheduling an appointment allows you to have one-on-one time with your consultant, knowing that we are devoted to you and your bridal gown experience. As a small intimate shop, we want to be able to serve you without interruption and distraction.
While appointments are preferred, walk-ins are welcome but cannot always be guaranteed.

Why don’t you sell your gowns online?

At Ava Clara, we pride ourselves on our level of service and personal attention.  Most designers do not support internet selling services, instead working with select authorized retailers.  When buying online, there is a lot of risk, including damaged or counterfeit pieces.  Brides are left with no recourse or support.  A relationship with a full service boutique, like Ava Clara, can make all the difference.

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How long does it take to get a gown? Bridesmaids?

Bridal gowns usually arrive in 4-6 months, and alterations take 6-8 weeks. We suggest ordering your gown 9-12 months before your wedding. Quicker orders can often be accommodated but cannot be guaranteed. Our best advice is shop when you are ready to purchase.

Bridesmaids take about 3 months to arrive. We recommend ordering 6 months in advance.

What is your average price range?

Currently, our price range is from $800-$5500, however, our gowns are often able to be customized. This allows us to work with most budgets. Please feel free to call us with any questions. We’re happy to help in any way that we can.

What is a trunk show?

Ava Clara loves to host trunk shows and special events throughout the year. Whether for bridal gowns, bridesmaids or accessories, trunk shows are always lively and exciting. Brides have the opportunity to see and try on gowns not normally seen in the shop. Designers send in their entire seasonal collections, for a limited time, and offers special perks and incentives. Trunk shows are by appointment only and fill up quickly. See our event page for the lastest happenings.

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