Bridal Appointment Info

Your special day is on the horizon and you are the heart of the event.  Choose your dress early in your journey; it will help guide your decisions about the bridal party, venue, decorations and guests.  Let us help customize your amazing look on this remarkable day.

  • Bridal appointments are a one-hour session.  During your appointment you will have a private, one-on-one session with shop owner, Nadia Williamson or an NWLA associate.

  • We recommend your bridal appointment 6 to 12 months in advance of the wedding day; however, a bridal gown can be ordered with an 8-week rush order (rush fees will be applied and availability will vary by designer.)

  • We recommend you wear nude, seamless undergarments to your appointment.

  • Unfortunately, walk-in appointments are not available; for last-minute appointments, call and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.  

  • Family and friends are welcome; however, there is comfortable space for 4 guests per appointment. If your party is larger, please advise us when booking the appointment.

  • As this is a private enterprise, the bride and guests have the entire boutique to themselves to dream, plan and dress. 

  • We carry bridal dress sizes 0 to 12.  We do our best to accommodate each size but please be mindful that bridal dresses can fit small.

  • Dress prices range from $3,000 - $15,000+.

  • Dresses and gowns may be special ordered or purchased from on-site stock; 50% deposit is required for all dress orders.

  • All our alternations are done just 5 blocks away on Montana Avenue, at our in-house tailor, Ted's Tailor (1615 1/2 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica).  Nano from Ted's Tailors takes care of our NWLA bridal gowns.  If you are from out of the city, we will help you find a tailor in your region or if possible, Nano can accommodate the out of town bride.  Nano gives a quote to the bride before starting, and normal alterations are generally around $850.

  • Complimentary parking is provided at the back of the boutique.

  • If you are unable to keep an appointment, please let us know by email at least 24 hours in advance so we may welcome another bride. 

For bridal dress cleaning, we recommend Elegance Preserved.


For dress preservation, we recommend J. Scheer & Co.

Preservation is strongly recommended for Mira Zwillinger gowns.