Because we want your visit here to be a fun and memorable experience, we have provided a few pointers and recommendations below:

FAQ

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, since we are a boutique bridal store, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. We want to give each bride the undivided attention that she deserves. 1st appointments are 90 minutes long while 2nd appointments and Accessory/ Gown pickup appointments are an hour long. You may schedule an appointment online or by calling our store directly at 714. 850.1778. We only take one bride at a time to give her the most comfortable and best experience possible. Please be mindful of this and if you need to cancel or reschedule, please do so at least 24 hours in advance by calling 714.850.1778 or e-mailing stephanie@korabrides.com

*Due to the number of last minute cancellations, if you cancel your appointment within the 24 hour timeframe of your appointment or do not show up for your appointment, you will not be able to book a future appointment without our consent. Thank you for understanding.


What is the price range and sample sizes of your gowns? 

Our gowns range from $1000-$3000 with most being around $1500-$1800.

Most of our sample sizes run from US 8-12. Keep in mind that bridal sizes vary by designer and generally run smaller. However we use clipping methods for brides outside these size ranges to try on our sample gowns. Unfortunately, we do not carry plus size gowns at the moment but we would be happy to assist you in the right direction, should you need help.


When do I need to order my wedding dress?

We recommend ordering your wedding gown 6 to 9 months in advance. Gowns take anywhere from 4-6 months to produce, as it is being made to order. Not to mention alterations, which will take anywhere from 1-2 months depending on the tailor and their schedules. As a result, the sooner you order your dress, the more time you will have to plan for the rest of your wedding!

We do also sell sample gowns off our floor for a discounted price- please inquire with us before your appointment as samples vary on a daily basis.


Do you do fittings or alterations in your boutique?

We will order your dress as close to your current size as possible, but we do place orders from a standard chart size where sizes may vary depending on the manufacturer. When you come into the store to pick up and try on your dress, do not be alarmed if your dress is slightly big and does not fit you perfectly. This will almost always happen since we are ordering from the manufacturers size chart, not your exact measurements. However, this is where alterations come in. We do not do alterations in house as we found that tailors who specialize in this area have all the materials, equipments and skills to make your dress fit like a glove. We would be happy to recommend a few tailors we trust in our area to you. 


How should I prepare for my appointment?

Before you come in to your appointment, it would be helpful to browse through magazines, websites, social media, etc. to get a general idea of what types of dresses you may like. This will help us get started in the selection process while our stylists may also recommend a few styles that would look great on you. It is not necessary but may be helpful to bring undergarments such as strapless bras and spanx as well as shoes of similar height that you will wear for your wedding.


Anything else I should be aware of before my appointment?

The popular quote, "Do not judge a book by its cover" cannot be more true than when you are shopping for the perfect wedding dress.  A dress will look different ON than on a hanger, and you would be surprised to leave with a dress that is completely different from the style of dress you thought you loved walking in. Having an open mind during your appointment will definitely change your experience here with us. Also, we ask that you please limit your party to 3 or less during your visit. We are a cozy little boutique with limited seating and found that having opinions of a trusted few always makes for an easier and happier decision. If you absolutely need to have a larger party, please inquire with us first. Last but not least, do not stress - wedding dress shopping is supposed to be the best part about planning your wedding!

Happy Shopping!