The In-Home Experience
“A Bridal Curator™ is a bride’s wedding planning BFF. Starting with the dress, they will bring a curated collection of customizable wedding dresses directly from the runway to a bride’s home (think of it as a bride’s Carrie Bradshaw moment). Together, with your Bridal Curator™ the bride will select the perfect dress silhouette, then customize it with her favorite add-on pieces to build her one-of-a-kind dream dress. Our Bridal Curators™ create a convenient, intimate, and personalized experience specific to each bride’s wants and needs. Bridal Curators™ also host Permanent Pop-Up shops to showcase and sell our latest designs. ”
Meet Your Bridal BFF
Finding your wedding dress can be one of the most memorable and happy experiences during your wedding planning journey. It doesn’t have to be a daunting task. That journey starts with your local, hometown Bridal Curator™. Each Bridal Curator™ is trained by our founder, Project Runway alum and TLC star, Heidi Elnora. As body fit specialists, we can customize your dress to fit your specific body type and to flatter or hide all the right places. Getting married outside in June or December? No problem! We will also help you to select the best fabric so that you feel comfortable yet look fabulous on your wedding day. It’s important that we work through your likes and dislikes to really understand the look that you are wanting to achieve while talking through all of your wedding details. Your Bridal Curator™ genuinely cares about you and your wedding dress shopping EXPERIENCE!
We Bring the Boutique to You!
YOU decide when. YOU decide where. What makes Build-A-Bride™ such a special and unique experience is that you have control of your wedding dress shopping experience. No more driving from boutique to boutique. No more dragging your family and friends all around town. No more FaceTiming the people you love the most who couldn’t be there on that day. We want this to be a relaxed, comfortable, and personalized experience. You can choose to have your Bridal Curator™ bring the entire collection of wedding dresses to your home or to a location of your choice. It’s like playing dress-up with your best friend who just happens to know a whole lot about weddings, the best local vendors, and of course wedding dresses. We created an intimate, upscale atmosphere through the design, marketing, and layout of each Bridal Curator™’s boutique. You will not find a cluster of dresses in clear garment bags, but rather a perfectly curated selection of dresses in simple silhouettes that are organized and hanging perfectly in a row. Brides can fill the room with their favorite scents, hear the sounds of their favorite songs, touch our luxurious fabrics of our wide range of Build-A-Bride™ add-ons (toppers, separates, belts, and veils), taste their favorite foods while popping their favorite champagne, all in the company of their favorite people.
“It’s your day, your way.” – Heidi Elnora
To say building your dress through Build-A-Bride™ is FUN is an understatement. Our brides LOVE it! It all starts with your Bridal Curator™ helping you to find the perfect base silhouette. From there, you will try on different add ons (toppers, belts, straps, etc.) to get a better idea of what a finished dress will look like. Think about it like a house, you want to build the perfect foundation, then add the curtains, the paint, the flooring, and all the pretties. The same goes for your wedding dress. We want to first find the best shape for your body type, and then we can add all the little details like lace, beading, straps, changing the neckline, changing the fabric, lengthening the train, adding buttons, and don’t forget the veil. You can even mix and match design details from other silhouettes in order to create your one-of-a-kind wedding dress. Do you have a Pinterest board? Share it with your Bridal Curator™ so that you can get inspired together. The possibilities are endless. The best part about Build-A-Bride™ is that you can have a custom-designed wedding dress without the custom, design price. Our most flattering silhouettes start at $1500.
A Customized Experience
We want your dress to be as perfect as you do. Our Bridal Curators™ know not only how to help you to find your dream wedding dress, but to ensure that you are happy throughout the Build-A-Bride™ process. Our Bridal Curators™ have extensive training in construction, fabrics, design, and customer service. They also have hands-on training when it comes to measuring and body fit. Once you are measured, your Bridal Curator™ will sit down with you to help you select which size you would like to order based on our size chart. We offer petite sizing, split sizing, opening up the bust cup, and a custom hollow-to-hem.
It's All in the Details
Once you have found your dress and selected your size, we will begin the paperwork process. We offer a variety of options when it comes to payment. Check, credit card, and the ability to finance your dress (coming soon) are all readily available to you. We require a 50% deposit in order to put your dress in production. This is a standard procedure at most bridal shops. You can expect for your dress to be delivered to your home around 16 weeks after the deposit is made. There are rush options available for an additional fee. However, we cannot promise that rush options will always be available. Once your paperwork is complete, we will officially welcome you into the Build-A-Bride™ family and give you a folder filled with lots of information including next steps, our favorite vendor friends, and our preferred alterations specialist (please note that the remaining balance is due before the dress is delivered by your Bridal Curator™).
Welcome to the Family!
Once your dress is complete and the final payment has been made, your Bridal Curator™ will schedule a time that is convenient for you to deliver your dress. At delivery, you will review your dress and your order to ensure that everything is perfect and exactly as you ordered it. Customer service is key to our business, and we want to ensure that every #buildabride bride has truly enjoyed her EXPERIENCE with her Bridal Curator™.