Experience the Love Couture Difference
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When should I order my dress?
Our designers take about 5 months to make and deliver your gown to us. Rush options are available in most instances for an additional fee. Alterations require about 8 weeks, so ideally you should purchase your gown 10-12 months prior to your wedding date.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes, to give you the personalized one-on-one attention you deserve, we require an appointment to visit our salon. You can conveniently request an appointment online by clicking here. Book your appointment well in advance, we are very lucky to be loved and our schedule fills up quickly.
How long is my appointment?
We offer extended 90 minute appointments so you will never feel hurried or rushed.
What makes Love Couture Bridal consultants the very best?
No one will work harder for you than our team of passionate and caring bridal consultants. As professionals we undergo extensive and ongoing training to maintain the quality that Love Couture Bridal is known for. We are committed to building a strong relationship with you so we can fully understand your vision and create a bridal look that is uniquely yours. You will always have a direct line of communication with your consultant so she can offer support throughout every stage.
What is your cancellation policy?
We do require a credit card to reserve bridal appointments. If you do not show for your appointment or fail to cancel it 48 hours in advance of the appointment, we will charge a $50 cancellation fee.
What is the price range of your gowns?
We provide a collection of bridal gowns curated from designers all over the world with you in mind. Gowns start at $2,500 and go up to $12,000 with the majority of our selection between $3,500-$6,500.
What is the benefit of purchasing my gown from a brick and mortar boutique such as Love Couture Bridal?
Touching, feeling and expert guidance cannot be replaced with a point and a click. The responsibility of getting you down the aisle is something we take to heart. Your bridal gown purchase includes our assistance with dress size selection, specialty measurements and customizations, ordering and communication with the designer, receiving and quality checking, and steaming of your gown upon arrival. The value and service that you will receive from our salon is unmatched.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Our bridal suites are outfitted with silk robes for your comfort. Don’t stress about bringing shoes or a strapless bra to your appointment. However if you have a needed bra or your shoes already selected you can bring them with you.
How many guests can I bring with me?
We believe that support is important however ownership of your bridal look must always come from you, the bride. With that in mind, we kindly ask that you bring no more than 3 trusted guests with you on the weekend because we are a boutique. Should your group exceed 3 guests, we are able to accommodate you on a weekday when the salon is quieter.
What happens when I say yes to the dress?
You and guests will enjoy a complimentary bottle of bubbly to celebrate your special moment. Your bridal consultant will then take precise measurements and walk you through the sizing and details of your made to order bridal gown.
What sizes are your samples?
We do our best to have a selection of samples in our salon in sizes 6-20. We are able to special order your gown in your size. Custom lengths are available in most designers as well.
What types of payments do you take?
Pretty much everything! Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Check and Cash are accepted. You have the option to pay in full or put down a 75% deposit.
Do you offer alterations?
Yes! We have seamstresses who will meet with you in our salon for fittings at an additional charge. Most brides require 3-5 fittings and we will assist you with scheduling these appointments. Our seamstresses only alter gowns that were purchased at Love Couture Bridal. Alteration fees will be negotiated between you and the seamstress; payment for alterations is made directly to the seamstresses as they are not affiliated with our salon.
What is a trunk show?
Trunk shows give brides the opportunity to view a larger selection of a particular bridal designer’s collection than what is normally present in our salon. In some cases a designer or a representative from the designer will be in the salon giving expert advice and assistance. A discount and or incentive is typically offered during trunk shows.
When should I purchase my accessories?
Ideally you should purchase your accessories when you select your wedding gown. Our accessories are in most cases handmade and take time to make and arrive to our salon.
Where is your salon?
We are located in Potomac, Maryland. Our salon is easily accessible via route 270. Our brides travel from DC, VA and even Baltimore because getting to us is a breeze!
Yes! Plenty of parking is available right outside of our salon.