Pop-up Shop Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Welcome to our First Communion Boutique Pop-Up Shop!
Below, you'll find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions to ensure you have a seamless and enjoyable shopping experience with us.

What is a Gowns of Grace Pop-Up Shop?

Gowns of Grace in an online First Communion Boutique that also has a fundraiser program for Catholic churches and schools to utilize. When a church or schools signs up with Gowns of Grace to host a pop-up boutique we send them everything they need to run a successful and fun shop which also earns them a profit share in their shop sales! We call this a Shop-in-a-Box and it's a great way for Catholic churches and schools to boost their income to support their missions. Every Gowns of Grace Pop-Up shop will be a little different since the hosting church/school will want to make their shop special and unique for the students in their area. We encourage our shop hosts to make the boutique a fun and engaging experience with things like snacks, refreshments, music, a photo booth, a religious craft, keepsake giveaways, and more!

What can I purchase and take home from the shop?

At our pop-up shop, you can instantly purchase a wide range of First Communion attire and accessories, including dresses, suits, veils, shoes, jewelry, and various gift items. We also offer a selection of jewelry and keepsakes that are perfect for commemorating this special occasion. All items available for immediate purchase are displayed within our shop with a green or yellow tag and are subject to stock availability.

What needs to be ordered ?

- Many of the "main" apparel items such as dresses, suits, shoes, and veils are Sample Styles and are marked with a red tag, meaning they are available to try on, but cannot leave the shop. When you decide to purchase one of these "red tag" items you can do so by ordering the style and size you want from our Website and the item will be shipped to your home. Our team will assist you with the order process to ensure your selections perfectly meet your needs. Items in the shop marked with a green tag can be purchased on site and taken home with you that day. Items marked with a yellow tag can also be purchased on site and taken home with you that day, however these items are Final Sale items and cannot be returned. 

How long does shipping take if I order something from the pop-up shop?

- You can expect delivery within 5-8 days. We'll provide you with a tracking number and estimated delivery date at the time of your order. Expedited shipping options are available upon request for an additional fee.

Who can come to the shop?

- Our pop-up shop is open to everyone looking to find the perfect First Communion attire and accessories. Whether you're a parent, family member, or friend of a child preparing for their First Communion, we welcome you to explore our curated collection.

 Are walk-ins welcome?

- Yes, walk-ins are welcome at our pop-up shops! However, please note that fitting slots are not guaranteed without prior registration. We highly encourage registering online to secure a time slot and to enjoy the VIP experience.

How do I register for a time slot to try on First Communion attire?

- Some of our hosting churches and schools require participants to register online ( Register Here ) and may need to pay a fee to ensure a time slot to try on First Communion attire for certain days of the boutique. With registration, you will receive the “VIP” experience, which includes snacks, crafts, and a special gift from Gowns of Grace (depending on the hosting location). 

Need More Help? 

- If your question wasn't answered here or if you need further assistance, don't hesitate to ask one of our friendly staff members during your visit. You can also contact us in advance through our website or social media channels. We're here to make your First Communion shopping experience as joyful and stress-free as possible.

About the Founder:

Hi there!

My name is Jenna and I am a wife, mother of five, entrepreneur, and First Holy Communion Catechist. My family and I live in Charleston, SC and we're parishioners of St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church.

I've taught First Holy Communion for three years and every year parents
ask me, "Where can we buy a First Communion dress around here?"

The answer: NOWHERE! Until NOW!

Our local families were traveling out of the state to have that special in-person boutique experience with their daughter. So I decided to bring this special experience to our families in South Carolina and Georgia and started Gowns of Grace First Communion Boutique! It is a pop-up boutique experience for girls and their parents to share unforgettable Christ-centered memories as they prepare to receive God's Grace through the Sacraments. We also host an online store that features our specially
curated selection of First Communion gowns and accessories. 

I hope you enjoy your shopping experience with us. Everyone at Gowns of Grace is praying for all children and families preparing to receive their First Holy Communion now and in the future! May God bless you.

In Christ,