It is amazing to think that in such a short amount of time this family-run business has become one of the first places brides think of when they start looking for a gown for their wedding day. Strapless, lace, empire, jewels: they will help you decipher the language of the wedding dress. Not only do they carry some of the top names in the industry for wedding gowns, they also have dresses for your bridesmaids.
I personally have never met the sisters who run W Bridal, but I can tell you that they have made many of my brides very happy with their customer service and dress expertise. I even get excited when I see the black and white garment bag in the dressing suite where the bride of the wedding I am photographing is getting ready – and I haven’t even seen the dress yet!
Sask Ever After: How many years have you been in business?
W Bridals Curvy Couture: 2.5 years
SEA: What is your role in the wedding day?
WBCC: We don’t always have a lot to do with the actual wedding day, but we are crucial in the months leading up to the big day, from helping to find the dream dress to making sure her gown is ordered correctly in her size and height. We spend time helping them choose bridesmaid dresses, and then later on, their accessories. Lastly, the alteration advice: a bride has a look in her mind and it is our job to translate that with alterations, an important part in the overall comfort and confidence for a bride on the big day. As far as the actual wedding day, we get the honour of dressing some of our brides and their bridal party. We love this because we get the chance to see the finished result. The smile a bride has on her face on her wedding day is so joyful. There are not many times in life where one gets to witness that.
SEA: What is your favorite part of the wedding day?
WBCC: Our favourite part come before the wedding day – it’s the day that we help a bride find her dream gown. Helping her feel sexy, beautiful, flirty and timeless is the greatest reward our business has to offer.
SEA: What inspired you to be in the wedding industry?
WBCC: We grew up in bridal sales. It is in our blood. We have a passion for making a bride’s dress shopping experience unique and extraordinary.
SEA: What advice would you give to a bride when choosing a vendor in your field for her wedding?
WBCC: Trust your gut. Customer service, in the long run, is more important than one may think. Research your options, read reviews and feedback from past clients.
SEA: Educate future brides on why your business is necessary to their wedding day.
WBCC: Every bride need a dress and ordering online is not always a risk someone is willing to take. Being able to try on a variety of styles and have that special moment of finding your dress with your family is not a memory you can make online.
SEA: Favorite wedding you have ever been a part of?
WBCC: Our company offers a ‘dressing service’. This means that brides and their parties are able to come to the boutique and have us dress them on their big day. This is so great for us as we get to see the finished result, the result that we have spent months working to build.
SEA: Wedding day trends that you are hoping for this year or are seeing already in your field?
WBCC: Trends in our field are: colour, colour, colour! From champagne to vintage, to misty grey and petal pink, brides are thinking outside the box and really putting in an effort to make their wedding gown unique to them.
The ladies from W Bridals Curvy Couture have some great FAQ’s on their site that I thought we should include for our wonderful readers. They thought of all the questions I was wondering about and a few others:
Do you only do plus-sizes?
NO! Curves come in all sizes! Our selection of samples are sizes 16 to 28, however, they are available for special order in any size. There are perks to having a gown be to big and having it pinned perfectly to your figure than having to imagine the fit of a gown you can’t quite get on.
Do I need an appointment? Is there a charge?
We recommend that you book an appointment when shopping for your wedding gown or bridesmaid gowns, as it ensures that there are change rooms and a consultant available. However, an appointment is not necessary if you don’t feel you need a dedicated sales consultant.
Monday through Thursday: No charge
Friday and Saturday evenings: $50.00 + GST
Sunday all day: $50.00 +GST
What is the price range at your boutique?
Wedding gowns from $250.00 – $3000.00; Bridesmaids from $215.00 – $325.00
Are you open any evenings?
We are not open for walk-ins any evenings during the week however, we do offer the opportunity to schedule a private shopping appointment on any evening of your choosing. These private appointments mean you get the boutique and consultant all to yourself and you’re welcome to bring finger food and beverages.
Do you offer alterations?
Yes! We have an in-house seamstress with more than 30 years experience, from shopping for your gown to the wedding day we have you covered.
Want to get in touch with Kimberly and Kayla?
Name: Kimberley and Kayla Camboia
Company: W Bridals ~ Curvy Couture
Business Type: Bridal fashions and accessories
Facebook: W Bridals