Frequently Asked Questions
All brides deserve special attention in her search for the perfect gown. Here are a few things to consider as you prepare for your Curvy Rose experience.
How much do your gowns cost? Our gowns start at $1200 and go up from there, with most gowns in the $1,500 range. We occasionally have special events and sample sales where gowns are discounted by at least 10% or more. Please check the Events Page of our website, follow us on our social media feeds or sign-up for our newsletter to learn about upcoming events and promotions.
What designers do you carry? We carry a variety of gowns from on-trend designers and plan to add more designers as we grow. Please see our Collections tab for more information.
What size will I be trying on? Trying on wedding gowns can be a frustrating process, especially if the dress is too small or fits poorly. Wedding gowns are traditionally designed to fit at least two sizes smaller than your dress size. We are size inclusive, so if your jeans are a size 10, we have gowns for you. If your favorite maxi dress is a 26, we’ve got you too and all sizes in between. We even have plenty of gowns in size 32. Yep, that’s right 32!
Do you carry bridesmaids and prom? Very good question. We do not carry Bridesmaids gowns at this time. We do not have plans to include these offerings in the future. However, plans change, so please follow us on social media for updates.
How far in advance should I order my gown? Ideally, brides should order their gowns at least 36-52 weeks before their wedding date to allow for delivery and alterations.
How long will it take to receive my gown? Each wedding gown is made to order by the designer. Once your order has been submitted, it generally takes 4 to 6 months or more for your gown to arrive in our store. However, this is just an estimate and delivery dates vary by manufacturer.
I live out of town. Can you ship my gown to me? Yes, we would be happy to ship your gown to your location at an extra cost. If you would like your gown forwarded to you after it has arrived at Curvy Rose, we offer FedEx 2 day guarantee. Shipping fees are an additional cost of at least $100 or more (cost varies by delivery location and insurance). Please contact us for a quote. All shipping and gown costs must be paid in full before shipment.
Do you offer alterations? We do not currently offer alterations in our boutique. However, we contract with a list of master seamstresses in varying price points that we are more than happy to provide to you upon purchase. If you are a Curvy Rose Bride who needs additional styling/customization assistance during the alterations process, please refer to our Services page.
**Please note that alterations are an extra cost set by the seamstress. Our seamstresses are independent contractors and work independently from Curvy Rose. You are not required to use one of our preferred seamstresses and are welcome to find a seamstress that you prefer to work with. Curvy Rose is not responsible for any agreements or work agreed to by the seamstress and the bride.
Do you offer payment plans or lay-away? We do have a payment plan available, but additional fees will apply. Please contact us for further information. Please note: With any payment plan, a down payment will be required upon order of any special order gown with additional payments due after your order has been placed.
Do you rent or consign your gowns? No, as an authorized wedding dress retailer, we do not rent our gowns. If we did, it would be a violation of our agreement with the designers we carry. We also do not consign previously owned gowns for purchase. If you’re interested in one of our gowns at a deep discount, please refer to our Events Page where we post information regarding sample sales we hold throughout the year.
What is your return/cancellation policy? Once your order has been placed with Curvy Rose, no refunds or cancellations will be granted. All Sample Sale purchases are FINAL. No returns or refunds.
What form of payment do you accept? VISA, MasterCard, Discover and PayPal. We DO NOT accept American Express, Cash or Checks.
What are your hours? We are an Appointment Only boutique and currently serve clients Wednesday through Friday from 11:30am to 7:00pm and Saturday 11:30am to 6:00pm. Please click on the Visit us tab to check available times and schedule your appointment.
Why do you need my credit card information to set an appointment?
We require a credit card on file to reserve an appointment to prevent no-shows. Your information is never stored past your appointment date and is never shared. Your card will not be charged if you keep your appointment or you cancel/reschedule at least 12 hours before your appointment time. If you are a no-show your credit card will be charged a no-show fee of $50.
What should I wear to my appointment? Please keep in mind that you will be trying on dresses with delicate beading and embroidery, so wear clothes you can easily slip on and off, light makeup, a good strapless bra and shape-wear. We do not loan bras or bodyshapers during appointments.
May I try on gowns without an appointment? No. Our space is small and we provide 1 on 1 appointments to maintain a private, intimate experience.
When should I make my 1st Bridal appointment? Between 6 to 10 months before your wedding date. Be advised, we generally find your gown at your first bridal appointment. So, be prepared to say yes!
How long do appointments typically last? If you’ve never tried on gowns before, first time Shape Check appointments are 45 minutes with one of our bridal consultants. However, if you’ve tried on gowns before, your visit may extend to a Full 90-minute appointment. Generally, brides try on 3-5 gowns or more on their first visit with us. Return visits are 45 minutes and will include your top 3 choices from your 1st Full Appointment. If a return bride wants to have a full 90-Minute appointment that includes her top 3 choices along with a few new gowns, you will need to set a Return VIP Appointment with us. Return VIP Appointments require a $150 non-refundable deposit. Please contact us for further details. Please Note: If you are more than 15 minutes late to any of your scheduled appointments without contacting us, you will be counted as a No-Show and will be charged a $50 No-Show fee.
May I invite family/friends to my appointment? Our retail space is somewhat small. For this reason, we cannot accommodate more than four (4) guests at a time. No children under 12 please. If you bring children under this age, you may be asked to reschedule.
May I make multiple appointments? We always welcome brides who need additional appointments to make their gown selections. If you require multiple shopping appointments to select your bridal gown, a nonrefundable service fee of $50 will be charged for all 3rd visits and each additional visit thereafter. Please contact us for further information.
I've already had a Full 90-Minute bridal appointment with you. Can I book another 90-Minute Appointment with my VIPs? Sure! If you'd like a full 90-Minute Return Appointment with your VIPs, please contact us. Return VIP Appointments require a non-refundable $150 fee.
May I take pictures of the gowns I try on? Sure, we'd love it if you would post them on your social media pages with: #curvyrose #BeaU