FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We do ask that you have an appointment before coming in. Having an appointment, whether for a simple pickup or for a full bridal appointment, ensures that the appropriate staff is dedicated to you and your needs for your trip into the showroom.
We ask that our brides bring no more than 4 to 5 guests with them to their bridal appointments. For alterations, we ask that our brides bring no more than 2 guests with them.
You are absolutely able to cancel your appointment at no cost to you. To cancel you can call us, respond to your confirmation email, or respond to your confirmation text.
Our dresses range from $800 to $3200. We also do custom dresses that generally start around $5000.
Alterations are at, no time, included in the price of your dress. Industrywide, alterations are a separate cost from the dress, as you are not paying the store, but the seamstress for their work.
Here at Jana Ann Couture, our most recent collections are available for purchase directly off the rack! We do advise coming in early to purchase as most of our dresses are one of a kind and may not be repeated ever again. For custom sizing and full custom dresses we suggest a minimum of 4 to 5 months for the order time.
Our bridal appointments last anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes, while our alterations appointments last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.
Bridal size is the sizing that the bridal industry uses for labeling their dresses. It is completely normal for your bridal measurement size to be one to two sizes larger than your regular clothes.
Our off the rack sample dresses range from a size 4 to a size 22.
A trunk show is a small collection of a designers’ dresses that are brand new to the market, that they show and allow pre-orders of.
Yes, we do. We have several seamstresses that are contracted through us and they are available at several times throughout the week.
Unfortunately, at this time we do not sell bridesmaids dresses nor mother of the bride dresses.
For our Del Mar showroom parking is available on the street in front of the plaza, in the neighborhood behind the plaza, and in the parking structure underneath the plaza. In the parking structure, the first hour is free.
The answer to that question is a resounding “YES!” Black wedding dresses have definitely entered mainstream bridal and we are seeing many more brides taking a bold approach on their special day by wearing them. We always tell our brides, “It’s your day! If this dress makes you feel like a bride, then say yes to that feeling!”
You can wear any color shoes with a black wedding dress. Your hem will float just above the floor, no one will be able to see your shoes, so if you want to dress it up or dress it down, choose what suits your personality and comfort the best!
Boho, or bohemian, style wedding dresses tend to be mostly lace. These dresses can have a variety of sleeve types, usually have a low back, and have very soft structure to achieve a beautiful mix of rustic and whimsical romance.
Here at Jana Ann Couture, we have a host of dresses in all different silhouettes and styles. Since wedding dresses for the beach are especially popular here in San Diego, and we are a wonderful place to shop for one, with several racks full of options specifically for beach wedding dresses.
Bustles can seem daunting, but they are generally actually very easy. During the alterations process, your seamstress will show you how to bustle your dress. We always recommend that our brides bring a friend or family member that the seamstress will teach. We also suggest videotaping the process to speed the process along on your special day.
Mermaid wedding dresses are never out of style! They are such a classic silhouette and complement so many figures beautifully.
Mermaid wedding dresses can be a bit restrictive in your range of motion, but the style of dress won’t limit your ability to enjoy your dance floor with your guests.
While San Diego is fast becoming one of the biggest bridal hubs in the country, and there are many places to shop for your wedding dress, here at Jana Ann Couture we have truly set ourselves apart from the rest of the industry with our care and attention to detail that we provide to each of our brides. We have built a team and company structure that redefines the space in which we work and our brides are always achieve their wedding dress dreams here!
Jana Ann Couture carries a large selection of wedding dresses that range from $800 to $1200.
There are so many fun ways to take your dress from being “simple” to a glam statement! One of the beautiful things about a classic clean dress, is that it is a blank canvas, and is ready for you to impose your personal style on it. Your hair, jewelry, veil, and shoes are all fun ways to add some glam, but for even more drama, consider a cape or even a detachable dress topper/overlay skirt. These extra pieces will really help you achieve the overall look you are going for.
Our seaside Del Mar showroom has several racks of simple dresses, ranging from silk crepe to Italian silk satin.
There are a few ways to make a strapless wedding dress more modest. One of the most popular ways is to add a neckline piece to the dress. Another common way is to fill in the plunge with more lace. What you choose for your dress and how you make it modest will really depend on the dress and your overall aesthetic.