Frequently Asked Questions

Your Bridal Appointment is a unique shopping experience unlike any other. rococo BRIDES is a bridal shop in Calgary dedicated to helping brides find their dream wedding dresses in the most relaxed and memorable way. For all you gorgeous Brides searching for your Wedding gowns in Calgary, you may have many questions! The following will guide you through some of our most frequently asked questions.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. Our doors are always open and all guests are welcome, but you will be required to book an appointment for any fittings & access into the Salon. With a secured appointment, we can make certain that you and your group will receive the very best experience and service. Every guest is required to be checked in at the front desk.

What should I bring to my appointment?

Arrive with an open mind! The perfect dress often ends up being something you may not have previously considered. We’ll show you why the right dress truly is the right dress for you based on your vision, venue, body style and budget.

You may definitely bring along any ideas and photos that you would like to share with your consultant…we love listening and seeing what inspires you!

Other things you may want to consider while trying on wedding gowns are your undergarments.

Nude, strapless and seamless are often the best choice for sampling a variety of wedding dresses.

How long is my bridal appointment?

Your Bridal appointment is booked for 1 Hour. This gives you enough time to try on approximately 7-10 gowns and then re-visit your favorite(s).

When you find your dream wedding gown…you’ll be in for a beautiful surprise, and you, and your group will get to celebrate rococo style!

At rococo BRIDES, we also offer Exclusive viewings. This is for the bride who wishes to have the entire store to herself, family and friends. These appointments run for 2 Hours and include many special treats. If this is something you would like to learn more about, you may call us directly at 403.200.6999.

When should I start looking for my gown?

Our designers lead time is anywhere from 6-7 months and we highly recommend 2 months for alterations.  We are also able to assist brides who need wedding gowns quickly but there will be a rush fee charged by the manufacturer.  For our brides who have absolutely no time to place a special order or rush… we can help by showing you our ready to wear off the rack gowns.

What is the price range of your gowns?

Our gowns start at $1,200 and go up to $9,000.

Keep an eye out for special events, sample sales and trunk shows for amazing savings!

Have a different budget in mind?… don’t be shy. We will help you find that dream gown.

Who should I bring to my appointment?

Ladies, less is more!  We understand how excited you are but remembering to not overwhelm yourself is so important.  This is an experience you will want to cherish forever.  Many of our rococo BRIDES say, “Yes” to their wedding dresses on their first appointment/visit with us… with a small group or on their own!  

Celebrate once… why not celebrate twice! Many of our brides celebrate a second time around and are able to show off the gorgeous gown they chose at the time of their pick up date, that’s when they bring in any other guests/friends or family that could not be a part of the initial appointment. So never fear, everyone gets to be a part of the bride’s celebration either at the initial appointment or at the time of pick up! We kindly ask that you limit your guests on Saturdays to a maximum of 4 & weekdays to a maximum of 5 guests.

If you have a larger group, please call us at 403.200.6999 for details.

How do I know what size to order?

Once you have found the perfect dress and have made the decision to place an order, a professional consultant will take careful measurements to ensure the best and closest fitting size according to that designer’s sizing chart is ordered.  It is important that you are part of the measuring process.  While a size is recommended by your consultant, the size and color is always the bride’s decision.

How do fittings work?

Once your wedding dress has arrived to the Salon, you will be notified and you will be scheduled in to try on your gown! We will then have you visit with our highly referred amazing seamstress, who can do magic! By the time you see the seamstress, it is highly recommended that you have found the style of shoe you will be wearing on your big day.  Also, any special undergarments that you have chosen to wear under your gown.  These items should be worn and brought along for your fittings with the seamstress.

What is a Trunk Show?

This is a wonderful and important question. Trunk Shows are events that we host right in rococo BRIDES. Often, you will only find some of the gowns in house from your favorite designers but when a Trunk Show is present you will have the opportunity to view and try on all of the gorgeous gowns from that designer’s collection. During Trunk Shows you will also experience fabulous savings on your gown!  When you are interested in a Trunk Show… you will want to book quickly as these events are very popular and fill up!

Are shoes allowed in the salon?

No outdoor shoes are allowed inside the salon. We wish for you to feel at home and comfy while also keeping our beautiful white gowns as clean as possible for bridal fittings!  We do provide slippers for your comfort and you are more than welcome to bring in your own if you wish.

Are food and beverages allowed inside the salon?

There is no food, coffee/ tea or other beverages allowed inside the salon beyond the reception area.  You are more than welcome to enjoy your drinks in the reception area at anytime. We do offer water and bubbly champagne when the bride says “YES” to her dress!!

Is the salon wheelchair accessible?

Yes, our salon is wheelchair accessible.  We do recommend that you make a special request or inform us of your needs at the time of booking your appointment, this way we can make certain to provide your group with a larger seating area to accommodate everyone comfortably.

Is there available parking?

Yes, we have private parking available right in front of our salon for our brides.
There is additional public parking available within the parking area outside of the salon, on a first come basis.

Need assistance?

If you have a question that hasn’t been covered here, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.