What is an off the rack wedding dress store?
Most wedding dress stores order sample wedding dresses in sizes 8 to 12 and then order you a wedding gown based on your measurements. GARNET +grace Bridal Boutique is different. We sell all of our designer wedding dresses right off the rack, so there’s no long wait for your gown. You get to see and feel YOUR exact dress, so you don’t have to worry about a dress coming in the wrong size or color or getting delayed (we’ve heard all those horror stories!). We buy our bridal gowns in bulk direct from the designers so we can sell our gowns at lower prices than other stores – up to 60% off retail prices!
Most of our bridal gowns are priced $99 – $1799, with the average around $1200. We also have a great wedding dress payment plan. Ask your stylist for details.

How often do you get in new wedding gowns?
We get in new bridal gowns all the time! We’re buying new dresses just as fast as we sell them, which means our inventory is constantly changing. Brides who shop our store typically buy on their first visit because there’s a good chance their gown will be gone when they return, and we don’t order any bridal gowns – once they’re gone, they’re gone!

What size wedding dresses do you carry?
We carry sizes 0 to 30 in bridal gowns. Most bridal boutiques carry wedding gowns in sizes 8 to 12 to try on. We know it’s just as important for petite and plus size brides to try on their gown before buying, so we make a concerted effort to bring in gowns in smaller sizes, like 0 to 6, as well as sizes 16 and up.

What wedding dress designers do you carry?
Because we’re an off the rack bridal boutique, our wedding gown selection is always changing. We buy our gowns direct from some designers, but also from other stores. We travel to the national bridal markets to connect with designers to bring you today’s trends.

We’ve carried the following major wedding dress designers in our stores: Allure Bridals, Allure Romance, Stella York, Essence of Australia, Pronovias, Luna Novias, Rosa Clara, Watters, Wtoo, Venus Bridals, Ti Adora, Maggie Sottero, Casablanca Bridal, Justin Alexander, Sincerity Bridal, Lillian West, Moonlight Bridal, Aire Barcelone, Christina Wu, Mon Cheri, Sophia Tolli, Callista Bridal, Chloe Bridal, Kitty Chen and more. We also carry boutique collections not found online, and gowns from independent brands like Franssical and Casey + Carter. We want our selection to be large and unique.

off the rack designer wedding gown
off the rack bridal boutique

Where are you located?
GARNET + grace Bridal Boutique has two locations. One is located in Whittier, CA in the Los Angeles area, while the other is in Hayward, CA near Oakland. We have a huge, free lot for our LA store, but we recommend carpooling to our Bay Area store. Find maps and hours on our Locations Page.

Do you charge for appointments?
There is no charge for two visits to our bridal stores. For an extra special shopping experience, you might want to book a VIB Appointment. While all of our brides receive personalized service and expert help from one of our trained bridal stylists, brides who desire additional pampering may choose to schedule a VIB Appointment. When booking a VIB Appointment, brides will receive:

  • An individualized assessment for body type and personal style.

  • A Senior Stylist for one-on-one assistance.

  • Complementary bottle of champagne.
  • Dedicated space to bring more guests – we can seat up to five people during a VIB Appointment!

This ultimate shopping experience is perfect for up to five of your closest friends and family members. The $50 is due at booking and is non-refundable for any reason.

We do require a credit card to schedule any type of bridal gown shopping appointment. Clients who do not call to cancel or reschedule 48 hours or more before their appointment may be subject to a $25 no show fee.

You can book online using our Appointments Page. Just use the drop down menu from the top to pick your preferred location.

Do I need an appointment to go wedding dress shopping?
It’s not necessary, but we really like to work with brides one on one. We can’t give you our best level of service if we don’t have a stylist (or a room!) available for you. We always do our best to accommodate walk in brides.

How long do bridal appointments last?
We book first visit appointments for one and a half hours.

How soon should I shop for my bridal gown?
Most experts recommend you purchase your wedding gown about a year in advance. But not everyone has that much time! GARNET + grace is the perfect solution for all brides because we sell all of our designer wedding gowns off the rack, so whether you have one year or more or just one week before you wedding, we have the bridal gown for you! 

east bay bride in off the rack wedding gown

Do you do alterations in house?
Yes – we have independent seamstresses that meet our brides in the store by appointment only.

Can I bring my family with me as I try on dresses?
Please do! We can seat two to three guests at your appointment. Please call to schedule an appointment for a larger group.

Can we take photos?
Gosh yes! We’ll even help because we know how to get that camera angle *just right*!

Do I need to tip my consultant?

Tips are never required but greatly appreciated. 

What is your refund policy?
We’re unable to issue refunds due to the uniqueness of each dress.

If you have any questions that we haven’t already answered, feel free to give us a call, or send us an email