Now it’s time to find your wedding gown! We know you must have a lot of questions, so we've gathered the most frequently asked questions.
Appointments are required for a full bridal consultation. An experienced bridal stylist will be assigned to you to navigate our lovely gown selection and assist you in adjusting, clipping and stylizing. Initial bridal consultations are 90 minutes from start to finish. Feel free to bring in inspiration photos that may provide your stylist a better sense of what you are envisioning for your big day.
A credit card is now required to make an appointment. If you no-show or cancel within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment time, you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. If you need to cancel your appointment, we respectfully require you to provide a 24 hour notice. Please call the boutique at (714) 776-6881 to secure an appointment or click here to request an appointment. This link does not book your appointment, but someone will get back to you within 48 hours.
Selecting your wedding gown is a very special moment in your planning process, and should be an exciting and stress-free experience. This time can be very emotional for brides and should be shared with those you cherish and who understand your personal style. So make sure you bring that special person whose opinion you rely on and respect.
We limit the amount of appointments and people in our boutique. You are welcome to bring up to 3 guests when visiting. Although we love our little ones, we kindly ask that children under 12 do not attend the appointment. Also, we recommend all guests to wear a face mask for the duration of the appointment.
Please bring all undergarments and shoes to your appointments including a strapless bra, underwear, shapewear, and shoes with the approximate heel height you plan on using with your wedding gown. All of these items will have an impact on the size and length of gown we order for you, so these little details make a big difference.
TIP: We find it helpful to style your hair and makeup in order to help you envision your complete look for your wedding day!
Yes, we do! We actually encourage them! Having those pictures will also help you get an idea of how a gown photographs, but keep in mind, professional photography on your wedding day will make a huge difference! We also encourage you to post your images on social media and tag @mariposabride. Don't forget to tag us on your wedding photos!
Mariposa Boutique specializes in moderately priced gowns ranging between $1,500 to $6,000; with the average price around $2,000. Prices do not include sales taxes, customization fees, rush fees, alterations, or shipping (if applicable).
Once you’ve selected your gown, the next step is to get it ordered.
We will take your measurements, and depending on the specific designer’s size chart, your stylist will work with you to select your size. Please note that bridal sizing runs very differently than department store sizing. Bridal size charts tend to run small, and most brides fall between two sizes so, in most cases, alterations are still required to complete the fit of your dress. A 60% deposit is required in order to place the order with the designer, with the remaining balance due upon pick-up of your gown.
In order to ensure timely arrival and alterations of your gown, we recommend ordering up to a year before the wedding day. Most designers require 6 months to fabricate and ship your gown to our boutique. Gowns are made by hand, and the process is extensive and delicate. Some designers offer rush shipping for an additional fee.
Mariposa Boutique does not have an in-house alterations service. However, we do have a list of resources that you may wish to consult for alterations.
Of course, we do! We have over 40 different styles in sizes 18 and up to try on that are ideal for curvy brides. Our plus size gown selection has structure in mind as well as some with additional support and coverage. Although most of our gowns are sizes 12-14, rest assured even these can be ordered up to a size 28. You can get a glimpse of some of our gowns in our Designers tab!
We're always happy to answer any questions that might pop up!