Congratulations on your engagement, and welcome to Curvaceous Couture. The following are a few answers to common questions to help you understand this exciting (and sometimes overwhelming!) process.
At Curvaceous Couture, we believe the process of choosing your gown should be enjoyable and fun. Or sales associates will assist you in selecting and trying on different styles to create the desired look for your wedding day as well as express your personal taste. You will be able to select sample gowns ranging from sizes 12 – 44. If the gown you are interested in is not your exact size, you may have to visualize how the dress will look once it is made to your size. Try not to dismiss a dress simply because the sample doesn’t fit properly! Remember to focus on style, fabric, color and details when making your choice.
We suggest you wear nude, seamless undergarments. Pictures of your favorite Curvaceous Couture gowns from magazines and our website are welcomed. For your first visit, keep an open mind to try on styles that your consultant may suggest. With our years of experience helping brides look beautiful, sometimes our suggestion may end up being “the one”.
Due to limited space, we allow a maximum of 4 guests. We 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.
For safety reasons and to maintain an environment of relaxation and tranquility for all brides, no children under the age of 12 are permitted 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.
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 $1,000 and up to suit most budgets. On average, our most popular styles range from $1,500 to $2,500.
All of our gowns are made to order, and generally take between 4-6 months for completion. We recommend ordering your gown at least 8-12 months before your wedding to allow time for shipment and alterations. You are not buying “off the rack” and that is part of what makes a Curvaceous Couture gown so special. You must also allow at least 6 to 8 weeks for your alterations and final fitting. Despite this labor intensive process, we do offer rush orders with some of our designers, so please ask.
A 60% non-refundable deposit is required to place your order. The balance is due within 7 days after dress arrives from manufacturer. Given that our gowns are made to order, all sales are final. There are no refunds, exchanges or credits available. Thank you for your consideration.