What Does the Coronavirus mean for Wedding Gowns?
Our co-owner, Jenny Cline, recently sat down with Natalie Solis to discuss the effect of the Coronavirus in the bridal industry. While there are slight delays do to factory shutdowns, they are not as drastic as you may think.
A Statement from the Owner
“The human coronavirus in China has greatly affected the Chinese bridal gown factories and Chinese shipping systems. Because of the uncertainties surrounding factory re-openings and staffing issues, there are shipping delays on existing orders and extended delivery dates on any new orders. Most gown makers will not guarantee shipping dates earlier than 16-20 weeks for gowns that must be produced.
Fortunately, many factories close this time of year for Chinese New Year, therefore, expected production times were already predicted to experience a small delay.
To assure that your gown delivery will take place prior to your wear date and still allow shipping time and time for fittings, we are currently not accepting orders on any gowns produced in China with wear dates prior to September 1st unless the gown has already been made and is warehoused awaiting an order.
Please note that we carry designers in both salons that do not produce gowns in China. These gowns are not affected by production delays.” – Jenny Cline, Co-Owner & Co-Founder of StarDust Celebrations
If you are in need of a gown sooner than September 1st, please visit our outlet store- Molly’s Bridal Closet for off the rack gowns at a discounted price!