Bridal Frequently Asked Questions


When should I start shopping for my gown?

Although we have gowns available for purchase off the rack, we also have special order gowns that can take 4-6 months to arrive. We recommend starting to shop for your gown nine to twelve months before your wedding. This allows time for your gown to arrive and time to complete any necessary alterations.

Do I need an appointment to try on gowns?

It is highly preferred so we can give you better service if you schedule a time in advance. However, please feel free to stop in for a visit if you are in the area and we will try to accommodate you, if we do not have other appointments scheduled. To book, just click the "Appointments" tab at the top of the page.

Why is my Bridal size different from my regular clothing size?

Most of the bridal industry cuts their gowns on a European size chart, so it is normal that you may have to order a size or two larger than what you wear in normal clothes. In addition, each designer uses a different sizing chart, so your size may even vary from designer to designer.

What is your cancellation policy?

Due to the special-order nature of the bridal industry; we are unable to offer a cancellation policy. Therefore, all sales are final and non-refundable.

What other Bridal items do you offer?

At Sukie's Bridal we not only carry Bridal Gowns and Bridesmaid dresses, but also Mothers/Prom/Special event dresses, Tiaras, Veils, Bridal Belts, Bustiers/Bras and Crinolines.

What is the alteration process?

Your gown has arrived, YES! This is the exciting part and where you will meet with our seamstresses to discuss the final details of your gown. From a simple Bustle to a complex re-design, our highly skilled seamstresses will help you get everything taken care of.

Also, it doesn't matter where you bought your Bridal, Bridesmaid or any other dress from, at Sukie's Bridal we do alterations on all types of gowns no matter where you purchased it.

In our blog, we put together a complete overview of what to expect during the alteration process. Click the link to read it, then make your appointment to get started.

Tuxedo Frequently Asked Questions


How do I rent a Tux or Suit?

You've come to the right place! Our experts have made it easy to look sharp for any occasion. Here’s an overview of the process.

Choose your Style: This is the fun part—and we want to help! Start by reviewing our in-store displays to see the most popular looks and styles. You can customize them by choosing accessories, patterns and colors—or build your own style.

Get Measurements: Your tux or suit should fit you well, so we make it easy to get the necessary measurements. If members come into our store, we will measure them and have them try on sizing jackets. If they are out of town, we will provide you with a measurement form they can take to any tailor or tux store to get measured.

Tuxedo Pickup: We will have the Tuxedos ready for in-store pick up a few days prior to the event. At this time everyone will do a final fitting to make sure everything fits just right. For out of town guest, just have them come in as soon as they arrive in town for their final fitting.

Tuxedo Return: Returns are typically due the Monday following your event. But this can be adjusted on a case by case basis if needed.

What are the different fit Tux styles and lapels?

The silhouette or fit/cut comes in 4 different styles and each works well with various body types:

Traditional Fit: Standard looser fit, typical for most Tuxedo styles.

Modern Fit: Has a narrower lapel and a narrower cut through the body.

Slim Fit: Slimmer lapel, shorten jacket length, narrow through body but standard waist.

Ultra Slim Fit: Slimmest lapel, shorter jacket length, tapered silhouette fits very close to body.

In addition to the cut there are also 3 different lapel styles:

Notch Lapel: A triangular indentation is cut where the lapel joins the collar.

Peak Lapel: A V-shaped lapel that points up and out just below the collar line.

Shawl Lapel: A smooth, rounded-edge lapel shape.

How much does it cost for a Tux rental?

You might be surprised to learn that our starting price for a Tux rental is just $99.00. But most people end up personalizing their look with special accessories and spending $125 to $200 for a higher-quality tux. After all, who can resist a style upgrade?

Returning my Tux rental

Tux returns are typically the Monday following your event. But this can be adjusted on a case by case basis if needed. Remember, to avoid daily late charges, return your Tux by the return date as specified on your order form.

How do I use my Cufflinks and Button Studs?

Cufflinks and Studs are generally worn with most formal shirts and may also be referred to as "Formal Jewelry." The studs and cufflinks are a key component to your tuxedo and we recommend they be worn with your tuxedo! When you rent a tux from Sukie's Bridal, it will come with a small bag containing two cufflinks, and if you have a Bow Tie you will also receive four studs. Click below to view our "How To' Videos for a tutorial on how to use your Cuffs & Studs.

How do I fold my Pocket Square or tie a Self-Tie Bow Tie?

Great Questions and we've got you covered here.

Pocket Squares: We have an informative video showing you five different methods to fold a pocket square!

Self-Tie Bow Ties: These are only available for purchase, we don't rent those. But if you need some tips, here's a informative video!

Gown Preservation Frequently Asked Questions


What exactly is the process of cleaning and preserving my gown?

We have several different processes that are used for cleaning. Each gown is evaluated upon its arrival and the best cleaning process for that particular gown is used. All of our processes are safe, gentle and environmentally safe. Your gown is then fitted on an acid-free bust form and packed in our acid-neutral preservation chest.

PLEASE NOTE: Shoulder and bust pads will be removed as they could cause damage to the gown over time. They will be wrapped in tissue paper and packed underneath your gown.

What stains are removed with your process?

We are able to remove approximately 95% of all stains – including asphalt tar, blood, perspiration, grass, mud, grease, and food, being the most common, as well as any sugar stains from cake icing, wine and other beverages

What else can I send along with my gown? What can be seen in the display window?

You may also send items such as your veil, headpiece, gloves, garter, moneybag, handkerchief, slip, etc. Additional fees may apply.

You will be able to view your gown and veil. Any other items will be positioned at the bottom of the window, where possible, or packed underneath your dress 

Is my gown guaranteed?

Yes! We provide a 100 year guarantee against caramelized sugar stains or yellowing. If at anytime your gown is found to have yellowed or has caramelized stains we will reprocess the gown at no additional cost. If reprocessing is found to be unsuccessful we will refund the preservation cost.

REMEMBER: Never store your gown in the attic or basement.

If I want to declare more value, what do I need to do?

You can purchase additional insurance coverage at the time you drop off your gown for preservation. Our staff will go over your options.

How long will I have to wait for my gown?

Please allow about 6 weeks to receive your gown back to be assured that your gown receives the individual attention it deserves.