Preparing for your Photo Shoot Sample Rental try on appointment.

The perfect photo ready look awaits!

Shop Note: This post is intended for customers who are coming into Gilded Social to try on our samples for a photo shoot sample rental!

We can't wait to meet you! Thank you so much for thinking of Gilded Social to outfit your photo shoot. Here are a few bits & tips before you arrive for your try on appointment. If you have any questions or need more information, don't hesitate to call, email, or text us. We're excited, are you excited?

Gilded Social on Gay St.

How to Find us & Where to Park

We're located above Due Amici at 65 East Gay Street in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Walk through the glass doors to the right of our window, and take the elevator to the second floor. Then, we're just around the corner! Parking is available at meters or in the surface lot or garage across the street. Be sure to give yourself enough time to find a spot!

60 minute dress rental appointment

All Yours for 60 Minutes

We've reserved 60 minutes for you to try on our samples, make a selection or two and fill out our sample rental agreement. If you're a little early or late, within a half hour of your appointment time, just come on in! We'll be ready for you. Outside of that window, please be sure to call or text us so we can still try to accommodate you.

bring heels to try on our bridesmaid dresses

What to Bring

Our samples are made for gals 5'7" to 6'1", so chances are even in your tallest heels, you'll need to accommodate the dress a bit during your photo shoot. Having shoes during your try on will help determine all those logistics ahead of time.

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Follow us on Instagram for Inspiration

Follow us on Instagram for a little inspiration! We showcase all our new stock and tons of styled shoots you can preview for ideas before your appointment. Taking great photos is no joke, so get some inspo from some of our featured models!

Dress appointment cancelation policy

Need to Cancel or Reschedule?

Don't forget our cancellation policy requires at least 24 hours notice, or else we may charge a $50 fee. Just keep in touch with us. If we hear from you the day of your appointment to reschedule, we will waive the fee. If we don't, we will charge you, but don't sweat! You may use the $50 towards your future sample rental.

dresses for all shapes and sizes

We dig curves here.

Our #gildedtribes come in all shapes and sizes. Though our samples mostly range in sizes 8 - 14, we're super proud that we have at least one plus-sized sample gown for every line we carry. We are also able to accommodate maternity shoots - let us know if that applies to you ahead of time!

Owner and Stylist of Gilded Social

We're Brit & Tanya

We're the lead stylist and owner of Gilded Social, and we can't wait to meet you! You'll be working with one of us during your appointment and both of us throughout the rental process. Let us know what we can do to make sure your experience with us is the absolute BEST!

Chewy from Gilded Social

And this is Chewy

Our sweet little {hypo-allergenic} shop dog loves napping under dresses, playing with kiddos, and chasing squirrels in the park. He's usually in the shop on weekdays and occasionally on the weekends. If that would cause any issue for you, don't hesitate for a minute to tell us.

Thank you, again, for thinking of Gilded Social to outfit your photo shoot!

We'll see you so soon!