Bridal appointments at our Chicago Boutique are generally 1 1/2, during regular business hours. Our stylists know the bridal dress inventory very well and can pull the dresses you desire to try on. Martellen’s has seating for three to four guests so your experience can be relaxing and intimate.
Martellen’s Dress & Bridal Boutique of Chicago is an intermediate designer bridal shop with a price range of $1,199.00 to $3,200.00. Martellen’s has the latest styles and a great selection of gowns under $2,000.00. 60% down payment is required to purchase your bridal gown. The balance is due when your dress arrives. Martellen’s bridal gowns are competitively priced.
Martellen’s has a large selection of designer bridal gown samples in dress sizes 8 -22, for all shapes and sizes, including the curvy bride.
Most wedding dresses take approximately five months to order and come into our shop, depending on designer – but we can accommodate immediate wedding dates as well. After your wedding gown has been ordered Martellen’s will contact you with a tentative ship date so you know when to expect your gown. Martellen’s suggests you order your bridal gown 8 to 10 months before your wedding date to assure all goes smoothly. Everything at Martellen’s is ordered immediately, and comes in on a timely basis. No unexpected delivery dates.
We have a talented seamstress on site here at Martellen's, available during certain business hours. We recommend that alterations begin two months prior to your wedding date since you will have a series of three fittings to ensure your dress is perfect.
Alteration costs on a wedding dress vary on the amount of work and changes that need to be made to your gown. At Martellen's Dress and Bridal Boutique of Chicago we offer a variety of wedding dresses which can be ordered in custom lengths to help out with the cost of alterations. Alterations can range $125.00 to $450.00 depending on the work to be done.
Mother of the bride and groom gowns take about four months to order and come into the shop.
Mother’s should start shopping six months before the wedding date. Most gowns are measure and order and may take up to four months to get in. Payment in full is required for special dress orders. Martellen’s has a great selection of Mother dresses in sizes 8 -20W.