How do I place an order?
To place orders please contact Tara Lynn directly. Everything is made to order in our studio thus we need to make sure there is ample time to fill your order. Please feel open to ask questions about custom wedding dress orders, sizes and style modifications. You may fill out our contact form or call 802-467-9036 Monday – Friday, 9 am to 6 pm EST. We look forward to hearing from you.
When should I order my wedding dress?
Placing an order ahead of time for your wedding dress really depends on the time of year you are getting married. We are always booked up between April and July. If you are getting married in the spring or summer please try to place your order in the fall, 6 months to a year before your wedding date. We love when brides and grooms book a year in advance. However sometimes clients will wait till the last minute to order a wedding dress or maybe you just decided yesterday to get married next week. If that is the case chances are we can not make you a custom wedding dress in a week. During slower seasons fall/winter you can book orders 3 – 6 months in advance.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Tara Lynn Bridal accepts cash, checks, money orders and credit card payments. We accept online credit card payments. Once you are ready to place your order we will provide you a user name and pass word to access our secure payment page. All gowns and suits are made to order. Please note: Tara Lynn Bridal does not offer refunds. All payments are nonrefundable. We will provide you a legal contract that guarantees delivery of your order. We are also happy to provide references for you. We want you to feel nothing but excited about your order so please feel free to ask us lots of questions so that you are comfortable with placing your order. In some cases we accept deposits and other cases we require full payment up front.
What I will love about working with Tara Lynn.
Thanks so much for your focused time… You were so helpful and dedicated to me and my questions and ideas. I understand so much more about what’s involved in dressing a bride now than I did when I first contacted you. – Nelia Dwyer, Vermont
You have a chance to be a part of creating your wedding dress. Tara Lynn will listen to what you want. She is making a gown for YOU and it is easy to tell her what you like, what you do not like, and how you want to wear it. Tara Lynn wraps her mind around each individual customer when she is designing. When you order a custom size or dress with embellishments, Tara Lynn will send you sketches and photos of the development. You can view all the images in a private client portal on our website, share them with friends and request changes through every step of the way.
Who makes my wedding dress or suit and where is it made?
Tara Lynn and her design team will make your wedding dress or suit right here in our Vermont fashion house. All of our unique wedding dress designs are exclusive to Tara Lynn Bridal. We are experienced professional designers, pattern makers and seamstresses. Tara Lynn is also a certified tailor from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, has a Bachelors degree in Fashion Design and has been making custom clothing since 1999. Each garment is made to order. We cut each order individually and accurately. We measure as we work and hand draft every custom sized pattern to assure for accuracy in fit. Tara Lynn will be present at your fitting or guide you during the process. Tara Lynn and her team create all the personalized art work by hand and work with you one on one to make sure you love every detail every step of the way.
What size wedding dress should I order?
Tara Lynn will help you decide what size dress to order. We will request your measurements and photos of you. You are required to visit a local seamstress or tailor to get measured. Then we compare your measurements with our dress sizes and will recommend the size closest to you. Or we can custom make a wedding dress to fit you. All dresses are cut and hemmed to your desired length. All custom sizes are an additional $500 that includes an in-house fitting and/or shipped fitting. About 50% of our fittings are shipped. Via the internet and over the phone we will talk you through a fitting. Sometimes we will recommend doing your fitting with a local tailor. It is also helpful to talk to Tara Lynn about style options, body type, modifications etc.
How many fittings should I expect?
It depends on the wedding dress you order. If you order a standard size from our collection we will ship you a finished dress and expect you to visit a local tailor for alterations. If you order a custom size wedding dress from our collection we include up to three fittings but most of the time one – two fittings is sufficient. Our contract will explain fittings in more detail. Any custom wedding dress or couture order, especially a designer lace wedding dress, may include 3 – 5 fittings.
Should I plan a trip to Vermont for my fitting?
If you are looking for a vacation we would recommend a trip to Vermont for your fitting, however it is not mandatory. We are accustomed to shipping fittings all over the world.
If you are considering the trip we encourage you to vacation in Vermont for your fitting and experience Tara Lynn’s creative process. You will be amazed at the boxes of vintage trims and buttons. Our fashion house is a naturally lit, elegant space nestled in the trees and surrounded by a huge outdoor playground. Located in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, named that for it’s incredible landscape, you might venture out into the mountains for a hike or snowshoe, ski, snow board or visit the beautiful lakes, or bike the Kingdom Trails while Tara Lynn completes your wedding dress alterations.
We love getting to meet our awesome clients and the creative time we spend together during the fitting process. When we are all done with your fitting and if you have time before you leave we’ll catch a bite, a drink and gather round a fire.
Staying in touch, What is My Client Portal?
We built our website to include a personal client portal so we can keep in touch with you and feel closer to our clients that live far away. When you place a custom order we will send you a personal login to access your own private client portal on www.taralynnbridal.com.
In your private client portal you can:
- View images of your wedding gown development in a gallery
- Download a personal interview
- Make secure payments
- Download measurement documents including a “how to measure” form
- Upload photos and private files including measurements and inspiration
- Access personal documents like your wedding dress timeline
- Send private messages to Tara Lynn regarding design development, colors and artwork layout
- Share your client portal with friends and family
Does Tara Lynn Bridal offer alterations?
Yes, at Tara Lynn Bridal we do alterations. We do everything from pant hemming and replacing zippers to more complex jobs like taking a vintage dress and modifying it to create a new gown. Prom dress alterations are limited as our busy season for wedding orders begins in March so we only do a select number of prom alterations a year, be sure to contact us well in advance. Tara Lynn Bridal also makes custom accessories to go with your wedding dress or suit, i.e. veils, little hand bags, an embellished belt, ring pillows, pocket squares for the groom and even garter belts. For alterations, please give Tara Lynn a call at 802-467-9036 and make an appointment. We are located on Route 5 in Sutton, Vermont about 1/2 hour north of St. Johnsbury.