When, Who and How Much:Buying Basics with Deanna

We recommend purchasing your dress one year prior to your wedding date.  Most gowns take about 6-8 months from first stitch to last snip. In addition to the 6-8 months for the dress to be created, you’ll want to leave time for alterations.  Depending on the dress,alterations can take 2-3 months.  Our best advice is to shop early and enjoy the process rather then rush through and be stressed.


The smaller the group the better.  We get it, everyone wants to be included in the process of picking the perfect dress, but remember and repeat after us it’s YOUR dress.  You need to love your dress and have probably dreamed about what it should like for months, don’t let others opinions stray you from your dream dress.


Do a little research and have a budget in mind before shopping.  Volles  serves brides with budgets ranging from $1400-$8000  Make sure you communicate your budget and desired style to your consultant so you can say YES to your dream dress while staying within budget.

The Knot offers a great wedding budget calculator.

Have bridal questions, need an expert opinion?  With over 40 years of experience we have the answers,  email us:


January 23-26: Tara Keely Trunk Show

I am pleased to announce the arrival of the much anticipated Tara Keely Trunk Show January 23rd through January 26th here at Volle’s. We will be hosting the trunk show at our historic Lake Zurich, Illinois bridal salon. The Tara Keely bridal line is designed by Lazaro Perez, a well-known industry leader in bridal fashion.

The Tara Keely bridal line mixes the glamour and modern sophistication Lazaro Perez is known for at an affordable price point. If you are searching for a couture bridal gown, you will fall in love with the Tara Keely line. Gowns in the collection showcase variations of fabrics, tiered lace with stunning beading and embroidery with an affordable, less than couture price tag.

The designer, Lazaro Perez began his bridal design career in Chicago, Illinois after graduating from the Ray College of Design at the Illinois Institute of Art. After winning several design awards while working for Chicago based salons, Lazaro’s talent took him to New York. Lazaro currently designs two lines for the JLM group. Volle’s of Lake Zurich carries both of his lines, Lazaro and Tara Keely.

During this exclusive, reservation only event, we will be showcasing the entire Tara Keely line. You will be able to select gowns from the Tara Keely collection, in addition to the other designer labels carried by our salon. The Tara Keely trunk show collection will only be available during this limited time event.

To reserve your trunk show viewing, please reserve your appointment by calling 847-438-7603. Appointments may also be requested online at

I can’t wait for you to fall in love with the Tara Keely collection!

With love,