Where are you located?
We are located in "Downtown Dunlap!"
Just a 5 minute drive from Grand Prairie Mall, a few miles north of Peoria, IL.
Our physical location is 211 N. 2nd St. Dunlap, IL 61525.
When should I make an appointment?
It is advisable to start your wedding dress shopping about a year out from your wedding date. This allows time for your dress to come in and for you to get the needed alterations.
What sizes do you carry?
We are a size-inclusive, body-positivity Bridal Shop and our designers start with standard sizing and we can go up to a size 44. Down the Aisle Bridal Shop is an experience for every bride, especially curvy girls!
How will I know if the dress is "the one?"
Tears are not necessarily going to indicate if you have found your dress. In fact, most of the time, the biggest indicator is how much time you spend in the dress - the feeling of not wanting to take it off!
Who should I bring to my appointment?
Let's be honest, less is more. I can pretty much guarantee that a big party is going to overwhelm and stress the bride, which is exactly what we aim to avoid. This should be fun! My advice, keep it small AND if you want to have a reveal party to a larger group, let's plan that!
What should I wear to my appointment?
Be comfortable! We are going to be changing in and out of dresses so you are going to get down to your skivvies! Most dresses have built in cups, so you really don't need a strapless bra, however for your own comfort we welcome you to keep it on! We do recommend to bring a strapless bra and any shape wear you plan to use. You absolutely must wear panties while changing in and out of dresses.
Another really great item to bring with you is a hair tie/hair clip.
What is your return/exchange policy?
Occasionally wedding plans change, but every dress is individually created for you, our bride, so our policy is that all sales are final without eligibility for a return or exchange per industry standards.
This policy also applies to Mother of the Wedding gowns, Bridesmaid gowns, Flower girl gowns, Social Occasion gowns, and bridal accessories.
Do you carry bridesmaid dresses?
Our bridesmaid gowns are part of an exclusive collection reserved for Down the Aisle brides Only. This means that you must have purchased your bridal gown from our shop to open up the bridesmaid collection for purchase. We do things differently here and the experience will be treasured, trust us!
Do I need an appointment?
Yup! All of our appointments are private. That means you have our undivided attention and we are focused only on you! *This includes Mothers appointments and Bridesmaids too!!