Yes, all brides are seen by appointment. Walk-ins consultations are no longer available. Please see the CBB Experience page for what to expect during an appointment. Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event and you deserve the time and attention of a professional consultant in a relaxing environment to maximize your shopping experience. Bridal appointments are scheduled for one hour increments. You may request an appointment via our website or by calling (202) 544-2400. We charge a $25 consultation fee upon booking your bridal appointment.
Bring your vision!! We love to see our bride's Pinterest boards or other collections of photos of the style of gown you are most interested in.
Bring shoes! If you have a particular shoe or shoe height in mind, please bring those shoes as well.
Wear a strapless bra and any undergarments you may need.
Bring the person whose opinions you value or feel like you need to help you decide. Since our salon is an intimate setting, we are not able to accommodate groups larger than a bride plus one (1) guest, both of whom must arrive wearing masks and wear them for the duration of the appointment. Bringing more people or arriving without a mask will require your appointment to have to be rescheduled. In that event, the appointment fee will not be refunded and a second appointment fee will be required for the new appointment. Plus, we generally find that too many people can be overwhelming for a bride and make it hard for you to decide the gown YOU love.
Bridal gowns are very heavy and fragile so a bridal consultant will demonstrate how to get into the gown in the dressing room and secure the back of the gown once the bride emerges from the dressing room.