FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
So like...you have dresses now?
We sure do! We started as a specialty bridal accessory shop and there was so much demand we got dresses! We carry around 30 amazing gowns from 6+ designers and are constantly finding more designers to bring to the birdhouse.
When should I make my appointment?
Our dresses take anywhere from 10-24 weeks to make (you can rush order some dresses if you are in a time crunch). After we get your show-stopping dress in, you will most likely need to bring it to a seamstress for a few alterations to make sure it fits just right. Ideally, we encourage you to start dress shopping a year to 8 months before your wedding and place an order by 28 weeks prior. But we know this isn't always possible so don't hesitate to ask if you aren't sure about your timeline.
Shoes should be ordered 4-6 months prior to your event. While we have some styles in stock, many of our shoes are made-to-order and take up to 16 weeks to be made to it's safest to give yourself some time. It's also ideal to have your shoes for your dress fitting as the heel height will affect the dress length.
Accessories are the final puzzle piece. Like everything, earlier is better. We do keep a limited amount of items in stock for our popular pieces, however, if you fall in love with a custom crown that we will need to order from France, that takes some time. You can make an accessory appointment anytime between 6 and 1 month before your event date.
What should I bring with me to my appointment?
If you've got a swatch of fabric or pics of your dress that's fab, or any other inspiration pics for your wedding day look you'd like to share.
Who shall I bring along for my appointment?
One or two trusted opinions is plenty! You don't want too much input - you know your style, boo. Our showroom is cozy, so bring just a bestie or two.
Should I order online or make an appointment in the showroom?
We'd love for every bride to have the full Blushing Bird experience and sip champagne in the Birdhouse while trying on everything that catches their eye. We also have way more choices in the shop that aren't available online.
What in the heck is a "trunk show"?
A trunk show is an event that usually lasts anywhere from 3 - 14 days. We invite designers to showcase their newest collections at the birdhouse. During that time our customers can try on all their latest designs and shop them! We often offer special discounts or extras during our trunk show if you purchase these items during the event! Trunk shows showcase designers we already carry and designers we do not!
If you're near Los Angeles, we'd love to have you. If not, we're just a click away. Contact us by email or phone if you have any questions; we're always here to chat about your wedding style.
Where do you get all your cool stuff?
We've curated an incredible collection of bridal adornments by designers from Portland to London to Paris. Every single piece is hand-selected and handmade, and all of our designers are women artists and entrepreneurs.