About This Vendor

Are you tired of walking into bridal shops that carry only a handful of plus size samples?

The Curvy Bride is the first plus-size bridal shop in the tri-state area, located in Manalapan. The Curvy Bride specializes in curvy couture and strives to give you the dress-shopping experience everyone deserves. You can try on a variety of today’s hottest designer gowns during your completely private appointment. They have hundreds of plus-size wedding dresses in stock, with so many varieties to choose from and something for everyone’s budget.

The Curvy Bride carries exclusively sizes 14-34 in store and can customize larger sizing if needed. They work with a third party seamstresses that will meet you at their boutique for alterations. They also partner with a gown preservation company who will clean and preserve your gown.

The owner, Michelle Files, was inspired to open her shop after her own wedding-gown shopping experience in August 2011.

The Curvy Bride History

“I was so excited to go wedding dress shopping with my mom and sister, several bridesmaids, and my fiancé’s mom and sisters,” says the Curvy Bride owner Michelle Files. “We had planned on going to a local bridal shop where I could try on dresses and display how gorgeous they were to my entourage, followed by an afternoon lunch. What I didn’t realize was that the local bridal shop did not carry anything larger than a few size 16s, and being a street size 16/18, I was quite embarrassed that I could not even try on one dress. That’s when I realized there’s a real need for a boutique that caters to the plus size woman, especially when most bridal shops only carry a handful of plus size dresses, and these dresses run small in the first place! And also private appointment settings, where you don’t have to display to the world, only to whomever you’d like.”

Fashion Amenities

  • Wedding gownsTrue
  • AccessoriesTrue
  • Head piecesTrue
  • VeilsTrue
  • By appointment onlyTrue
  • AlterationsTrue
  • Gown cleaning and preservationTrue

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