How do appointments work?
Appointments at Curvaceous Couture, last an hour and a half and will consist of you working alongside one of our knowledgeable bridal consultants.
We ask that you bring no more than 3 guests and no children under the age of 12. At this time, we require all guests and brides to wear a mask throughout the entirety of the appointment.
To reserve your appointment, we will charge a one-time, non-refundable fee of $50.00. This fee will be credited to your gown when the purchase is made on the same day. FOLLOW-UP BRIDAL APPOINTMENT - This appointment is for brides that have already had their appointment with us and wish to return. There's no fee for this appointment, however, there is a $45.00 charge if you cancel with fewer than 48 hours' notice or do not show up to the appointment.
Appointments cannot be booked earlier than 14 months before your wedding date.
What should I bring to my appointment?
We highly recommend that you bring a strapless bra, shapewear, and any shoes that you feel most comfortable in. However, this is not required.
Any pictures that you might have to help paint a picture of what you are looking for. This can also include pictures of your venue!
And last but not least, keep an open mind! With our years of experience helping brides look beautiful, sometimes our suggestion may end up being "the one."
Who should I bring with me to my appointment?
Due to limited space, we allow a maximum of 3 guests. We also find that too many opinions can create confusion. Reminder to family and friends: You may have your own idea of how you see the bride on her wedding day. Your vision may differ from the bride. The bride needs your love and support in finding a gown that expresses her unique personality and beauty. We often find a gown that meets (and exceeds!) all expectations.
Is the dress I'm interested in always in the salon?
No. Not every dress from the different designers we carry is in the salon. Please let us know when scheduling your appointment if there is a specific dress you are interested in trying on, and we will either try to get it on “loan” from the designer or find a similar shape or style. On a side note, loaner gowns are often only available in small sizes that will not work for the majority of our clients.
What is the price range at Curvaceous Couture?
In these challenging economic times, Curvaceous Couture is aware that quality and beauty are most important to a bride on that special day. So, we have stocked our showroom with gorgeous gowns starting at approximately $1,200 and up to suit most budgets. On average, our most popular styles range from $1,500 to $2,500.
How long does it take to make my gown?
All of our gowns are made to order, and generally take between 6-7 months for completion. We recommend ordering your gown at least 9-12 months before your wedding to allow time for shipment and alterations. However, for those with less time, we do have rush options available that vary by designer or gowns that can be purchased off the rack the same day.
You must also allow at least 8 to 12 weeks for your alterations and final fitting.
How and when do I pay for my gown?
A 60% non-refundable deposit is required to place your order. The balance is due within 7-10 days after the dress arrives from the manufacturer. Given that our gowns are made to order, all sales are final. There are no refunds, exchanges, or credits available.
What forms of payment do you take?
We accept Apple/Google Pay, all major credit cards, and cash.