Q: What are your hours?
We are open by appointment only. Room 1 is available for booking Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Room 2 is available for booking Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We are closed on Wednesdays. We take our first appointment at 9AM and our last appointment at 5:30PM.
Q: If I find my dress during my appointment, do I get to take it home with me?
No, we will order you a new gown in your size and from there it will take 3-8 months to arrive, average turnaround time is 4-6 months!
Q: Do I have to pay in full? Are all sales final?
Yes love, all sales are final! You can pay in full as well, but you don’t have to. We require a 60% deposit with the remaining balance due when the dress arrives.
Q: Do you offer in-house alterations?
We do not offer alterations at our boutique, nor are they included in the price of the gown. We have great recommendations in the city.
Q: Is there parking at Alice in Ivory?
Parking is very limited – we highly recommend using public transportation or Uber/Lyft as we do not want you late for your appointment! Valet Parking is available for $15 at Little Goat Diner located at 820 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 (7 minute walk, 0.3mi to Alice in Ivory)
Q: What should I bring with me to my appointment?
We suggest wearing nude undergarments and a strapless bra or sticky cups. If you feel more comfortable and are planning on wearing Spanx under your dress then feel free to bring them. We also suggest bringing a pair of heels if you plan on wearing them.
Q: How many guests may I bring?
When selecting your appointment preference below, please note that Room 1 can accommodate up to 5 + Bride and Room 2 can accommodate up to 3 + Bride. If you do not see your time slot listed be sure to check availability for both rooms. If there are no times available that means we are completely booked! Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your information to be put onto our wait-list.
Q: How far in advance should I book my appointment? I'm so excited!
If you are looking for a weekend only we suggest making your appointment as far out as possible. We book out on weekends 2-3 months. The earlier the better!
Q: How far in advance should I order my gown?
It is never too early to purchase a dress! We suggest ordering your gown 10-12 months before your wedding. You want to leave time for alterations and most importantly for peace of mind!