How do you decide the price of each gown?
We decide the price of the dress on the designer, condition, original price and year it was purchased. All wedding dresses must be professionally cleaned if worn. Formal gowns must be clean and in pristine condition as well.
What percentage will I get when my dress or accessory sells?
Once the item has sold, we will write you a check for 50%.
Do I need to make an appointment to look at dresses and to try on dresses?
All clients must make an appointment to try on a dress or bring in a dress for consignment. We try to make each visit as personal as possible and want all attention and focus to be on you. Drop off appointment need to allow 10-15 minutes for inspection of the dress and to sign the contract. We usually allow 30 minutes to an hour to try on dresses.
Can I bring my family and friends to the fitting?
You are welcome to bring family and close friends with you to a fitting. Please keep in mind that our boutique is rather small and will hold 4-5 people.
Is there parking available?
There is a free parking lot across the street from Great Expectations. You may also park on the street if parking is available.
What should I bring with me to my appointment?
We ask that you bring appropriate undergarments to your fitting. You will have a better idea of how the dress will look if you bring a strapless bra or spanxs with you. We will not provide any type of undergarment.
How do I know my dress will be taken care of when it is consigned?
Each dress that is consigned in my store will be treated like my own. I will be going in and out of the dressing room with each client. Family and friends will not be allowed to help client in and out of dresses. Each dress is stored in a clear gusset bag unless it is being carefully tried on. If for some reason minor damage is made to the dress, it will be repaired by Great Expectations. We appreciate you trusting us with your dress!
Do you have a return policy?
All sales are final. No exchanges or returns.
What types of dresses are you accepting at this time?
Bridal: We are looking for bridal gowns that are new or in pristine condition. We do not take dresses that are older than five years old. All dresses must be dry cleaned unless they have never been worn. We will not take any gown that has rips, stain or beads missing.
Formal: We are ONLY accepting gowns that are no older than five years old. All dresses that we are taking must be designer/ name brand dresses. We do NOT accept bridesmaid dresses. All dresses must be clean and have no rips, stains or beads missing.
ALL dresses must come from a non-smoking home.
Does Great Expectations purchase dresses?
No, we do not buy dresses from any consignor. You will get paid once your dress sells. All checks will be sent out on the 15th of the month that it sells.