About this Vendor

Designer Plus Size Bridal

Ladies, are you tired of walking into bridal salons and not being able to try on the dresses you love because they only carry samples up to a size 12 or 14? Well look no further, welcome to The Curvy Bride. We carry designer sizes 16 to 32W, and have private appointment and viewing areas.


Wedding Categories

Mother of the Bride Dresses, Wedding Dresses, Dresses, Alterations, Dry Cleaning + Preservation, Plus Size Available, Private Appointments Available, Fashion

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Contact Info

357 Route 9, Manalapan , NJ (732) 536-6100

Wedding Dress

Reviewed on 5/27/2014 Jacklyn M

I must admit I was a little hesitant when I first went to this bridal shop because it had only been open a couple of months. My first visit was in August and they were running a special, but I wanted to come back in September to show my sisters before I made the final decision.... Read More They honored the sale from August! The lady who helped me pick out my dress was so cheerful and helpful. I told her the style of dress that I wanted and that's what she brought out (unlike other places I went). See was not very pushy at all which I liked. I asked her opinion and she offered her honest opinion, not to just make the sale. I was very happy with this place and worth the hour and a half drive I needed to make!

Wonderful Shop

Reviewed on 4/24/2014 Kate D

After my first fitting at another bridal salon, I had some major dress regret and was unhappy with how alterations were being handled. With 2 months until the wedding, I decided to have one last look around to see if there were any other dresses that felt and fit better than my... Read More original dress – this lead me to The Curvy Bride, and I’m so happy it did! Michelle, the store owner, was fantastic – understood my scenario and pulled some dresses that could be purchased off the rack , was never pushy and treated me with care. I ended up falling in love with a dress I never would have imagined myself in, but finally had that “This is my dress!” feeling that I didn’t think I would ever feel. Of course spending more money on another dress had me uncertain so I ended up “visiting” the dress 3 times in 2 weeks with friends to determine it was my dress – Michelle was so patient and held it aside for me as I’d be purchasing the sample. As a new, smaller store there are no in-house alterations, but she referred me to a trusted seamstress – La Tailor, that the store worked with. I would definitely recommend, especially if you are looking for gowns size 18 and up, it was a terrific experience!

The best experience ever!!!!

Reviewed on 3/19/2014 marie b

I was so amazed by this very special boutique, I am a curvy girl size 16-18 and believe me unless you want to go to a bridal factory for your dress most boutiques only carry sample size 12 for brides to try on...and that means the true size is a couture 8-10. First let me say... Read More that although the selection is not enormous there is an amzing varitety to meet all brides needs. Michelle is careful to carry only high quality designers for a reasonalbe cost. I had an amazing experience, Paige was my consultant and she was terrific. I tried on 10 dresses and found my dream dress. Everyone went out of their way to make me feel so special including a champaigne toast. Picking out my wedding dress is an experience I will never forget for all the right reasons. Thank you Michelle and Paige

Reviewed on 4/02/2018 Nicole B

I knew this was the bridal salon i wanted to go to first. I was not disappointed at all. They had many dresses to try on, such a large selection. I got my beautiful dress there. I highly recommend them! Especially if you are feeling self conscious about dress shopping! Also... Read More the seamstress Lydia was amazing, she created sleeves for my dress from scratch. can not thank the curvy bride enough !

Reviewed on 3/10/2018 Erin D

This place is fantastic and I recommend to any bride looking for their wedding dress. Being a street size 14-16 the idea of wedding dress shopping was a bit daunting knowing that bridal sizing is whack and most places carry smaller sample sizes. I did not want to be limited to... Read More holding a dress up to my body to see what it would look like. At curvy I was able to fit into every single dress and most of them were too big! They did a fantastic job securing you in so you could envision how flawless you’d look on your wedding day. They carry an amazing line of dresses and each is more beautiful than the next. They also offer private space for your group so you can model in front of friends and family. I felt very comfortable here and am so glad that a place like this exists. In the end I did not make a purchase because I fell in love with a dress elsewhere but I am so glad my first bridal appointment was at curvy!!

Reviewed on 2/17/2018 Karina P

I had the worst experience of my life shopping at other bridal shops. I had them shove a dress I don't want at me saying this is the only thing we have that will fit you so you better like it. After balling my eyes out my mother in law asked a few friends and they suggested this... Read More place. We went without an appointment at the end of the day and I guess the poor look on my face made them squeeze me in. I was about as depressed as could be but they found a way to make me smile. They helped me find a beautiful dress that wouldn't break the budget and make me feel like a queen. Don't go anywhere else if you are plus size, this is the only place to go. They don't care if it's late and you don't have an appointment if they see you in distress they will be there for you. I will be forever grateful to the young lady that helped me that day, she doesn't know what it meant to me to be treated so nice. THANK YOU.

Reviewed on 2/17/2018 Kimberly H

I had so much anxiety about trying on Wedding dresses and leaving a place in tears because I couldn’t fit into sample sizes.. in the last few years I gained some weight when I quit smoking and I have been feeling horrible about myself.. I drove out of my way to come here and I... Read More lit up when I walked in. I knew from the moment I set foot in the door I was buying my dress here. Not only did they have plenty of designer dresses, Michelle was an absolute angel!! She was so patient, and listened, and most importantly was super supportive and reassuring when she thought somebody was sucking the life out of my experience! I ended up coming back another time to revisit some dresses and she was equally invested in me as she was the first..She just gets it, and it’s not so much about a dress for her, she rather see a bride happy. I can’t say good enough things, she truly made me feel amazing! Keep being you Michelle, your such a blessing! weight

Reviewed on 1/21/2018 Jade M

Where do I begin?! The Curvy Bride is a gem. I bought the first dress I tried on thanks to the exceptional Paige. She made the experience so special and knew exactly what I wanted within minutes. The shop women and the tailor were the most kind women. I loved wedding dress... Read More shopping thanks to these women. Great options. Great atmosphere. Everything was perfect!

Reviewed on 1/04/2018 Maggie J

How much do the dresses start out for as in price ? And is this a bridal outlet? Do you carry alot of plus size dresses ? Asking before i go look .. coming from Long Island.

2018-01-05T14:35:19 Response from the vendor

Hello! Our dresses start at @$1,000 and average @ $1,500. We are not a bridal outlet we are a small family owned boutique :) We have lots of brides come from Long Island! Let us know if you'd like to schedule a private appointment!

Reviewed on 12/18/2017 Deanna C

I first visited curvy bride during their grand opening event when my best friend was getting married. The very second we met Michele I could tell how genuinely invested she was in making brides happy! There she was pregnant and ready to pop and running the appointment without... Read More missing a beat. I told myself that day that i would be back when it was my turn. Sure enough, i returned and it was the best decision i made. Michelle is one of the sweetest people ever! Her staff is just as sweet and patient and a true reflection of Michelle. As soon as you walk into the shop you feel welcomed. The shop is just beautiful. My sister and my mother are not plus sized but they loved curvy so much that they wished they could get their dress there. My consultant was Paige, she was a complete doll! I can't thank her enough! Paige was so sweet and patient through the entire process. Being a plus size bride can be a lil daunting, there is certainly a level of insecurity you may feel. None of that is an issue at curvy. They totally understand how to dress and style a plus bride!! curvy was my favorite experience of the wedding planing process. I can't say it enough, but thank God for the curvy bride!!

Reviewed on 11/25/2017 Katlin G

The experience I had here today was absolutely amazing! It was awesome to try dresses in that actually fit! Maria and Michelle was super helpful and great to work with! So happy we took the trip out there!

Reviewed on 11/21/2017 Christina O

Such an amazing experience. Michelle, the owner, is so sweet and makes you feel like family every time you walk in the door. From my first visit all the way down to my very last fitting and pick up I knew I was in great hands. Absolutely gorgeous gowns, affordable prices, great... Read More service, and an amazing seamstress to do alterations on site. Lydia was able to take my size 20 dress down to a size 12 after losing 50 lbs, which most tailors will not do, so they get a 10/10 for that, too!

Reviewed on 11/20/2017 Christina S

Wow - Michelle and her team are amazing! So thoughtful, low pressure and really make you feel like a queen! I was dreading dress shopping because I was really concerned I wouldn't be able to find dresses in my size size in styles that I like. The Curvy Bride was the first - and... Read More ONLY - dress boutique I visited because there was such a wide selection. I'm so thrilled with how everything turned out. my dress fit like a glove, was gorgeous quality and I got so many compliments!! Thank you so much for making it such a comfortable experience!!

Reviewed on 11/13/2017 Meghan S

I lost over 120 pounds, and although I'm not considered plus size by the fashion world's standards, I was terrified to go into a bridal salon and not be able to fit into their sample sizes, so I went to The Curvy Bride because I was positive that I would fit into the dresses. I... Read More felt comfortable the moment I walked through the doors. My consultant was Maria, and she went above and beyond. I ended up leaving the shop really liking a dress, but I didn't love it, and so, I continued my search. I ultimately found my dress elsewhere, but I still highly recommend The Curvy Bride.

Reviewed on 11/03/2017 Justina O

I’m not sure if I am able to find the words to describe how sweet and wonderful the women of the curvy bride salon are. When I first walked in they welcomed me with open arms took such great care of me. We had tried on at least 6 dresses and they were so very patient and helpful... Read More while helping choose my wedding dress. I absolutely loved it! I highly recommend the curvy bride to all my plus size girls out there they make you feel the the most beautiful girl in the world!

Reviewed on 10/30/2017 Katie Q

Michelle, Paige and the entire team at The Curvy Bride are absolutely incredible. Their inventory is unbeatable, their prices are competitive and the care you will receive here is unmatched. I cannot say enough amazing things about this amazing shop!

Reviewed on 10/30/2017 Melissa F

I can't say enough amazing things about this shop!! I wasn't very excited to try dresses knowing that the sample sizes at other stores may not zip. When I found this shop while looking on Pinterest I knew it was the place to go...even though it was a 2 hour drive. From the... Read More

minute I walked in the door everyone was amazing! My consultant listened to my vision and brought back only dresses that matched it. She made me feel 100% comfortable and gave me the best experience I could imagine. I have been recommending everyone to come here! I can't wait until my dress comes in so I can go back!!

Reviewed on 10/30/2017 J L

I was beyond excited to be planning a wedding but dreaded the dress shopping. I was worried like most shopping trips I’d leave feeling frustrated by the prospect that the pretty things wouldn’t be in my size, that nothing would fit my short, plump body and I did feel that way... Read More after 1 visit to David’s Bridal. Then my husbands cousin said a friend of hers went to a store in NJ just for curvy/ plus sized women. Samples in my size and no department store shared mirrors and chaos of David’s Bridal. I made the 1.5 to 2 hr trip from Harrison, NY hoping to find my dress. Everyone was nice and super attentive. There was no pressure and there were so many beautiful dresses that I could try on. I told them exactly what I was looking for and The Curvy Bride made it happen. Dress #4 was the one!!! They really take their time to help you find the one and it’s done in nice private dressing areas too! They recommended Lydia’s Magic Touch for alterations and she did a great job. I was totally at ease and felt always that I was in the best hands.

Reviewed on 10/30/2017 Janet M

I absolutely love this place. The dresses are absolutely beautiful and the owner and her assistant were so accommodating.

Reviewed on 10/16/2017 Hillary S

This place is a MUST go if you are a size 10 or up!! I had such an incredible experience with Michelle! She was so kind a patient with me as I was starting to feel frustrated and overly picky. She assured me that I wasn't being picky and that I knew what I wanted and we were... Read More going to find it. She made incredible suggestions and carefully listened to all of my concerns. She had a solution for every problem I was worried about. I would up finding a MAGNIFICENT gown that I am absolutely obsessed with!! Now I just have to wait until it comes in so that I can try it on again!! Go to this store!! You will not regret it!

Reviewed on 9/24/2017 Melissa M

I got married April 28th, 2017. I purchased an Allure gown from the curvy bride and also had alterations done. After going to one other large shop I couldn't stop thinking about my gown and ended up choosing the third dress I tried on. As a plus-size bride you assume the worst... Read More when you are getting ready to shop for your gown. Walking into The Curvy Bride was a breath of fresh air knowing they had dresses that would fit my body and more than a few styles to choose from. With a large selection also came and incredible staff. Fom the first day I stepped in the shop I felt like family, big congratulations, genuine opinions, and no beating around the bush with pricing. On the day of pick they not helped me carry and maneuver my dress in my car but gave me big hug which calmed my stressed out nerves! My alterations were perfect including an addition of a belt to my gown. I would recommend this shop to any plus-size bride looking to enjoy the experience!

Reviewed on 8/19/2017 Marisa V

Absolutely perfect experience. Beautiful selection of dresses. The store is lovely and wonderfully welcoming to brides and their support while trying on dresses. The customer service was fantastic - I was dreading shopping for a dress but I found exactly what I wanted at... Read More great pricepprpricinganloved the experience

Reviewed on 8/11/2017 Alexandra C

I cannot say enough good things about this wonderful bridal salon! my family and I made the trip down all the way from Orange county, NY...and it was so worth the trip! My consultant was Paige, and she was amazing. Knew exactly what I wanted and the perfect dresses to pull based... Read More on what I told her and showed her. I went in expecting to hate how I looked in everything (being Fuller figured, dress shopping was making be stressed out). But holy moly....from the start, every dress was gorgeous! I had never felt so beautiful...and I wound up saying yes to the 2nd one I tried on. And with some accessories and alterations, it will be uniquely mine! Thank you Thank you to everyone at this salon for making this day so special for us!!

Reviewed on 6/26/2017 Raven R

I was so nervous and full of anxiety over wedding dress shopping. I wanted to be able to try on samples that actually fit and have it be somewhere with an extensive collection. So happy I found that place! My experience at The Curvy Bride was truly incredible from start to... Read More finish. The moment I walked in the door, the owner, Michelle, was so sweet and genuine. She listened to me so well and really understood the look I was going for. Every single dress I tried on was beautiful and became my new favorite until I finally found the one. I really could not have asked for a better experience. Michelle really made me feel special and pretty, exactly what every bride-to-be wants to feel. I would come back any day and am definitely going to spread the word to everyone I know. I can't explain how thankful I am for this stress-free, wonderful experience. Thank you a million times, Michelle.

Reviewed on 5/29/2017 Danielle S

Paige went above and beyond to help me during my dress hunt. She was very accommodating and lovely to me and my family. Once I bought the dress, the entire staff was very lovely and helpful during all of the fittings. Lydia, the seamstress, was amazing and accommodating as well.... Read More I loved my experience and the dress was exhilarating.