Frequently Asked Questions


    ** Where are you located? We are at 123 E Aikens St - one block from State Street and Eagle Rd. Free parking is available behind the building.

** Do I need an appointment to try on wedding gowns?  Yes. Bridal By Marie is an appointment only salon so that we may give each bride the experience she deserves. Walk-ins are always welcome, and we will do our best to accommodate you, but appointments are required to reserve a dressing room.

** How do I make an appointment? Call:  (208) 938-2499 or email

 ** Do  you require a credit card to hold your reservation?  No.

** How long is my appointment?  Personal appointments are 1.5 hours.  If you think you may need more time, please let us know.

** What should I bring to my appointment? Bring any pictures of gowns you like.  Undergarments, such as a strapless bra and shape wear, are recommended. You are welcome to bring friends and family, but due to the small space we ask that you limit your guests to no more than 4 adults. **PLEASE do not come to try on gowns after a spray tan as the product can rub off on the gowns.

** What size gowns are available to try on? Most of our sample sizes are 6, 8, 12, 14 & 16.  We do have limited samples in sizes 18, 20, 22 and 28.  Please be aware that bridal sizing differs from "street" sizing. For example, if you wear a size 2 in street clothes, you might be a size 6 in a bridal gown. It all depends on the designer and the gown.

** What is the price range of your gowns?  Our gowns range in price from $699 to $1800. There is nothing priced over $2000.

** Do you sell gowns off the rack? Yes. There are samples for sale at all times depending on the condition of the gown. There are often discounts given on sample gowns. Please note ~ some sample gowns may need a bit of TLC as they may be a bit shop worn. 

** Do you carry "Modest" gowns. No,  we do not. 

** Can I try on veils and accessories?  Yes, veils and accessories can be tried on and are available for purchase.

** Are adult beverages allowed? As much as we would love to celebrate with you and your party, we ask that no alcohol shall be brought into the shop. Including but not limited to: mimosas, champagne, beer, wine, hard cider etc. Thank you.

** Can I order bridesmaid dresses at Bridal By Marie?  Yes.  After you choose your wedding gown, we can schedule an appointment time for you to bring in your wedding party to try on bridesmaid dresses. Please note, we do not carry Mother of The Bride or flower girl dresses.

** How far in advance do I need to order my wedding gown?  Wedding gowns can take up to 6 months to order.  Bridesmaid dresses take up to 3 months.

** What is Bridal By Marie's payment and return policy? Bridal By Marie requires 50% down when ordering your wedding gown.  The balance is due when the dress arrives in the shop.  Sample wedding gowns that are bought off the rack are paid in full and will go home with you the same day.   ALL sales are FINAL on bridal and bridesmaids gowns.There are no refunds on deposits. Please refer to our policy under the Terms and Conditions tab. 

** What discounts do you offer?  When a bride purchases her wedding gown from Bridal By Marie, she receives a discount on bridesmaid dresses, veils and accessories.  

We honor and appreciate our men and women in the Armed Services. Military discounts are available with military ID at the time of purchase.

** Do you provide alterations on site?  No. Bridal By Marie does not do alterations. You are responsible for selecting your own alterations provider. We do have several bridal alterations experts we can recommend who are located here in the Treasure Valley.

** Do you carry prom dresses, Mother of the Bride dresses and tuxedos?  No, Bridal By Marie does not carry prom, mother of the bride or tuxedos.  We are strictly a bridal and bridesmaid boutique.

** Can you place a gown "on hold" before a decision to purchase is made? Due to the popularity of many of our gowns, we can only place a gown on hold for 3 days. There is a small fee to hold a gown. 

** Does Bridal By Marie consign wedding gowns?  No, we do not consign consign wedding gowns.