You got questions, we got answers!
Congratulations! You are engaged and we are SO excited you have chosen La Bella Moda as a place to shop for your dream bridal gown! With over 41 years of dressing brides, we know shopping for your bridal gown can be fun but stressful! Here's a few questions we found our brides asking! Still have another question, give us a call or email us! We cannot wait to hear from you!
Do I need an appointment?
Yes!!! No matter if you are looking for a wedding gown, shopping for bridesmaid colors or wanting to stop by to look at evening gowns, you need an appointment! With COVID, we have store occupancy limits and we want to make sure to keep everyone safe! If you are coming by to pick up your gown, please call ahead so we can pull your dress from storage and have it all bagged and ready for you! Contact us to schedule an appointment. Thank you so much in advance!
How many guests can I bring to my appointment?
For a bridal appointment, we limit it to two guests per bride. On a weekday, we can be a little bit more accommodating because we are less busy. We have had many brides set up Zoom Parties for their bridal appointments to include more loved ones during their bridal appointment! Contact us for more details and questions!
What are your payment options and return policies?
We take cash, check, card or Venmo! Bridal gowns can be paid for in full or you can pay a deposit (half of the original price). The balance is due as soon as the gown comes in. Mother's, bridesmaids and accessories must be paid for in full! Alterations are separate and all of our sales are final! We do not take returns or exchanges since everything is made to order. Gowns must be paid for and picked up even if the event is canceled.
What are your price ranges?
Our orderable bridal gowns range from $1,500 - $7,000. Most of our bridal gowns are around $2,000 - $3,000! If you are a bride on a budget, you can check our Sample Rack where we have beautiful gowns around $1,000. We even have a $500 rack too! You can also purchase a sample of a bridal gown for a discounted price too!
Bridesmaid: $199 - $350
Flower Girl: $150 - $350
Mother of the Bride: $400 - $1,000
Remember to be open and honest about your bridal budget to your stylist! She is there to help you find your dream dress no matter your budget!
How long is my appintment?
Bridal Appointment: 1 hour to 1.5 hours
Bridesmaids: 1 hour
Mother of the Bride: 1 hour
Flower Girl: 1 hour
Try-On: 30 minutes
Fittings: 30 minutes
*Our shop is busy celebrating "yes's" during the weekend. If you would like a more intimate appointment, we suggest during the week day or an eventime! Contact us for more information!
What designers does
La Bella Moda carry?
Our Bridal designers are Eddy K, Calla Blanche, L'amour, LOVE by Enzoni, Paloma Blanca, Mikaella Bridal. Check out our "The Bride" tab for more details on the specific styles we have in store!
Jasmine Bridesmaids is our Bridesmaid designer! For Mother's + Eveningwear we carry Montage, Ivonne D, Cameron Blake, Jasmine Mothers and Colors!
What sizes are your bridal gowns?
Our sample bridal gowns start at size 10 and go up to size 26. Our average bridal sizing sample is a 14! Worried about the dress being too small or too big? Your bridal stylist will clip you and help you get fitted in the sample! We do have a Curvy Collection which includes about 30 gowns in sizes 18-26 and we are even expanding our Curvy Collection in March with 15 more styles!
Do you carry bridal gowns in color?
Yes we do! We carry gowns in ivory, white, blush and champagne! Almost all bridal gowns come in at least an ivory/white and a blush/champagne color! We are just loving the champagne bridal gowns right now!
Do you carry plus sizes?
We do! We are an inclusive bridal boutique and we have a lovely selection in our Curvy Collection! We carry plus sizes in bridal, bridesmaid and evening gowns! Contact us if you have any questions!
When should I order my dress?
A bridal gown takes about 6-8 months to come in and we start your alterations two months before your wedding! Make sure you give yourself at least 10-12 months before your wedding to order your gown!
Bridesmaid dresses take about 4-5 months to come in! Make sure you give your gal pals time to get alterations done if they need it. Mother's dresses can ship right away or take up to 4 months to come in depending on the style and designer. Accessories can take about 2 months to come in. Flower girl + Communion dresses can ship right away or take up to 4 months to come in depending on the style and designer.
Are alterations separate?
Yes!!!! Alterations are additional! You can take the gown with you and get it altered somewhere else as well! Alterations are not a flat rate, they are determined by what is needed! Average bridal alterations can range from $500-$800 as well! The cost also includes steaming and pressing your gown and veil too! We only offer alterations for bridal gowns purchased at our boutique. We will be happy to give you recommendations for mother's and bridesmaid alterations.
Do you offer cleaning + preservation services?
Yes!!!! It is a great idea to have your wedding gown cleaned + preserved after your special day! All you have to do is drop your gown off to our store and we will take care of the rest! In abut 8-10 weeks, it will be shipped directly to you in a lovely box! Contact us for pricing!
Can I shop for accessories even if I get my gown somewhere else?
Of course! We carry a beautiful collection of veils, belts, earrings and sparkle beauties for your hair to add the finishing touch for your special day! Contact us to schedule an accessory appointment!
Do you have overskirts?
Of yes we do girl! We have a beautiful selection of overskirt options to add a second look for your special day! Contact us for more info and for pricing details! We cannot wait to hear from you!
Have an additional question?
We are here to help you from the time you say. "YES" to when you say, "I do"! Feel free to contact us with any further questions and check out our 'Friendors' to see some awesome wedding vendors we love to work with!