FAQs2020-07-05T19:20:06+00:00

FAQs

Answers To All Of Your Questions

Can I buy in store?2020-06-04T21:18:12+00:00

Absolutely! Why not book an appointment with one of our bridal stylists who can help you find the perfect dress for your bridesmaids and talk through all of your options.

How do I pay for my order?2020-06-04T21:17:57+00:00

You can buy online by visiting the online store or visit us in store to place your order. For instore orders we require a 50% deposit with the balance payable on collection.

What is the price range of your bridesmaid collections?2020-06-04T21:17:36+00:00

Our bridesmaid collections range from £175 – £325

Can I customise my bridesmaid dresses?2020-06-04T21:17:23+00:00

We are able to customise many of our outfits, from fabric changes to adding sleeves and adjusting lengths. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a customisation, or make an appointment to meet with one of our bridal stylists who will be able to talk through your options with you and take your bridesmaids measurements.

Can I get a dress in a different colour?2020-06-04T21:17:07+00:00

All of our bridesmaid collection come in a wide range of colours, if you don’t see a colour you like, get in touch HERE and we can check if we can get the colour you would prefer.

What sizes do you carry?2020-06-04T21:16:36+00:00

At Curvy Chic Bridal we believe all of your bridesmaids should be able to wear the same dress, as such our bridesmaid sizes range from a 6-48 UK (junior bridesmaids available on request for some designs)

Can I buy in store?2020-06-04T21:16:07+00:00

Absolutely! Why not book an appointment with one of our bridal stylists who can help you find the perfect outfit and talk through all of your options.

How do I pay for my outift?2020-06-04T21:15:05+00:00

You can buy online by visiting the online store or visit us in store to place your order. For instore orders we require a 50% deposit with the balance payable on collection.

What is the price range of your mother of the bride/groom collection?2020-06-04T21:14:34+00:00

Our made to order collections (Penguin Designs and Curvy Chic Bridal) range from £395 – £595, and our ready to wear collection ranges from £106 – £250

Can I customise my outfit?2020-06-04T21:12:52+00:00

We are able to customise many of our outfits, from fabric changes to pairing different jackets with different outfits. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a customisation, or make an appointment to meet with one of our bridal stylists who will be able to talk through your options with you and take your measurements.

Do you have accessories to go with my outfit?2020-06-04T21:12:28+00:00

At Curvy Chic Bridal we carry a wide range of hatinators and fascinators as well as wide fit shoes and matching bags, so you can get your full outfit in one go!

What sizes do you carry?2020-06-04T21:12:01+00:00

Our Mother of the bride collections are available in size 14 – 48 (uk) please check the size chart on each outfit to ensure you’re ordering the correct size as formal wear often runs smaller than high street clothing. Alternatively you can visit us in store and we can measure you.

Can I get something in a different colour?2020-06-04T21:11:25+00:00

Most of our outfits come in a wide range of colours, if you don’t see a colour you like, get in touch HERE and we can check if we can get the colour you would prefer.

How do I pay for my dress?2020-06-04T20:32:54+00:00

When you have found your dream dress we ask for a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure your order. The remaining balance will be due when you collect your dress.

Payment plans are also available with 0% interest and no fee’s

What sizes do you carry?2020-06-04T20:32:21+00:00

You can pick from our extensive range of plus-size sample gowns ranging from sizes 16 – 38 (UK), we are able to order most of our gowns from sizes 14 – 48 (uk). If you’re concerned about fitting a certain sample, please feel free to get in touch.

Do you have accessories to go with my dress?2020-06-04T20:31:54+00:00

We are delighted to carry a stunning range of hair accessories, jewellery, veils, fur wraps & shoes to perfectly compliment your gown

Can I customise my dress?2020-06-04T20:29:23+00:00

Many of our designers offer the option to customise your dress to make it ‘you’. This can be something as simple as adding a sleeve right through to taking the top off one dress and the bottom off the other! Your bridal stylist will be able to go through these options with you at your appointment.

What Is The Price Range Of Curvy Chic Bridal’s Collection?2020-06-04T20:28:51+00:00

Curvy Chic Bridal know that quality and style are most important to a bride on her special day. So, we have stocked our boutique with gorgeous gowns starting at approximately £795.00 and up to a little over £3000 to suit most budgets. On average our most popular styles range from £1000 – £1500. We also have a sale room with dresses starting from £99 to suit those on a budget or with a short date.

How far in advance should I order?2020-06-04T20:28:19+00:00

All of our gowns are made to order, and generally take between 4-6 months for completion. We recommend ordering your gown at least 12 months before your wedding to allow time for shipment and alterations. If you have a shorter time frame, don’t panic, most of our designers offer a ‘rush’ option for a small fee. You are not buying ‘off the rack’ and that is part of what makes a Curvy Chic Bridal gown so special.

Do you have a sale room?2020-06-04T20:27:44+00:00

Yes, we always have sale dresses available, these are samples that we no longer require, or at times brand new dresses. All dresses in the sale room will be in great condition if not perfect, but we always recommend dry cleaning your sale dress before alterations.

What designers do you carry?2020-06-04T20:27:09+00:00

We are delighted to carry the following exclusively CURVE collections, all of our designer collections are exclusive to Curvy Chic Bridal in NI, Ireland and in some cases Europe!

  • Studio Levana – Exclusive in NI & ROI
  • Michelle Bridal – Exclusive in NI
  • White one – Pronovias – Exclusive designs – NI
  • Roz La Kelin – Exclusive in Europe and UK
  • Casablanca – Exclusive designs – NI
  • Lois Wild – Exclusive in NI
  • Millie Grace – Exclusive designs – NI
  • Venus Bridal – Exclusive designs – NI
  • White Rose Graceful – Exclusive designs – NI
  • Sydneys Closet – Exclusive in NI
Can I bring Children?2020-06-04T20:26:28+00:00

For safety reasons and to maintain an environment of relaxation and tranquillity for all brides, no children under the age of 12 are permitted in the salon without prior permission from a staff member.

Who should I bring?2020-06-04T20:25:55+00:00

Due to the current safety guidelines, you may bring 1 guest with you, we recommend you bring the person who’s opinion matters to you the most.

What should I wear/bring to my appointment2020-06-04T20:25:16+00:00

We suggest you wear nude, seamless undergarments. Pictures of your favourite Curvy Chic Bridal dresses from our website are welcomed, as well as pictures of any styles you like. 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’

How do bridal appointments work?2020-06-04T20:24:31+00:00

At Curvy Chic Bridal, we believe the process of choosing your gown should be a fun, relaxed experience. Our team will use their years of collective experience in helping you to select and try on different styles to create the perfect look for your wedding day, as well as express your personal taste.If the sample gown you are interested in is not your exact size in the store, you may have to visualise how the dress will look once it is made to your size – try not to dismiss a dress simply because the sample might not fit perfectly. We will endeavour to make the dress look as close to the finished product as we can with the help of inserts and clamps. Remember to focus on style, fabric, colour and details when making your choice.

How do I book an appointment?2020-06-04T20:24:00+00:00

You can book online HERE, or contact us directly HERE or on our social media.

Do you welcome same sex couples?2020-06-04T20:22:20+00:00

Absolutely! We firmly believe all love is equal and welcome all brides

Is your shop accessible?2020-06-04T20:21:52+00:00

Yes! We have full wheelchair accessibility including wider doors and changing rooms and a large accessible bathroom.

What is the best way to get there?2020-06-04T20:21:36+00:00

If you’re driving, we recommend heading down the M3 and coming off at the Sydenham Bypass, there is on street parking as well as a free parking lot behind the shop.

The closest train station is Sydenham or Lanyon Place.

If you’re flying in from the mainland or further afield, please get in touch to arrange your complimentary airport pick up service.

Where is your shop2020-06-04T20:19:59+00:00

We are based at 151 Holywood Road in Belfast,BT4 3BE, approx. 2 hours from Dublin, and 10 mins from the city centre

How long do I have to return a dress?2020-06-04T20:19:17+00:00

You have 14 days to return a dress if you would like a full refund.

What if I don’t like the dress?2020-06-04T19:33:12+00:00

We are currently offering a full refund of the dress price if the dress is returned within 14 days in the same condition is was received.

What is Curvy Chic at home?2020-06-04T19:32:36+00:00

We know that many brides will still be sheltering in place after the  lockdown restrictions have been eased and will be unable to visit us in store to purchase their dress. As such, any of our sale dresses can be purchased online and will be shipped to you to try at home.

What safety precautions are you taking for reopening?2020-06-04T19:31:55+00:00

We have thought long and hard about ensuring the safety of everyone that crosses our door, we will be implementing the following –

  • Anyone entering the boutique must sanitise their hands at the sanitisation station at the front door – including staff.
  • Upon entering, we will take your temperature with a no-touch thermometer, if you or your guest have a raised temperature we will ask you to reschedule your appointment.
  • You will be asked if either you or your guest have experienced any symptoms of Covid -19 or tested positive in the past 14 days, or have been in contact with anyone who has.
  • You will be asked to pop on a visor and we will have masks and gloves available if you would like to use them as well.
  • Your bridal stylist will pull any gowns you would like to try and place them on a separate rail (please have a look at our website and note any dress names you like) This will mean you will be unable to touch any dresses that you’re not trying on.
  • All staff will be wearing a visor and at some points will also be wearing masks, they will sanitise and wash their hands frequently.
  • We have replaced our normal towels in the bathroom with disposable paper towels, we have also replaced our glasses and mugs with disposable cups, we would ask that you put any that you have used in the bin at the end of your appointment.
  • After each appointment our team will spend 30 minutes cleaning any areas that the previous customer had been with anti viral cleaner, including toilets, all surfaces, the floor, bridal viewing room including the couch, and all dresses will be steamed and treated with a fabric safe anti viral spray.
  • We would ask that you arrive at your allocated appointment time, staff will not be able to take you any earlier than that time, nor will they be able to let your appointment run long if you arrive late.
Can I bring people to my appointment when you reopen?2020-06-04T19:30:54+00:00

In order to keep our staff and brides safe, guests will be restricted to one person. We will have zoom and facetime facilities available so others can join you digitally.

I haven’t ordered my dress for my 2021 wedding, can I get a dress in time?2020-06-04T19:30:22+00:00

Don’t panic! You still have time, designers are gearing up to speed up their turn around times to help brides with shorter timescales. You can also buy off the peg or from our sale room.

I’ve already ordered my dress, what happens with my order now?2020-06-04T19:29:46+00:00

By now you should have received an email from us touching base with regards to your order, if you haven’t, please get in touch HERE

When you’re open can I try on dresses?2020-06-04T19:29:15+00:00

Absolutely! We can’t wait to get everyone in and trying on our gorgeous gowns!

Do you know when you will be open again?2020-06-04T19:28:47+00:00

Unfortunately we don’t, we are very hopeful that we will be open by the end of June, however we must abide by the executives orders. If you would like to buy now, see more about our Curvy Chic at home service HERE.

Can I make an appointment?2020-06-04T19:27:49+00:00

At the moment we don’t know when we can reopen, so we aren’t taking appointments, however we do have a waiting list, if you would like to be added to this, just pop us a message HERE with your Full Name, Email and Phone Number. We will update our website and social media with any changes to this.

Watch our video above answering some of our most frequently asked questions plus a tour of our store with Curvy Chic Bridal owner Rebecca Bryson