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. No rips, stains or tears.

What percentage will I get when my dress or accessory sells?

Once the item has sold, we will send you a check in the mail for 50%.

Can I bring my family and friends while I shop?

You are welcome to bring family and close friends with you while you try on dresses, but please keep in mind that our boutique is rather small and we want to accommodate all our shoppers.

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.

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.  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, stains 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 accept Prom, Pageant and Homecoming dresses.  We do not accept Bridesmaid or Mother of the Bride 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 following month that it sells.

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