Frequently Asked Questions
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How it works

Where are you located?

We are located in Ceres Ca. (By appointment only)

How can I reserve a dress?

NOTE: THIS WEBSITE IS NOT DESIGNATED FOR ONLINE ORDERING

TO CHECK AVAILABILITY PLEASE TEXT 209-535-7548 WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION

- DATE OF PHOTOSHOOT
- DRESS OF CHOICE

ONCE DRESS IS RESERVED, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. RENTERS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR $100 DAMAGE DEPOSIT (PLEASE SEE INFO BELOW)


PLEASE NOTE: DRESSES ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR BABY SHOWERS. PHOTOSHOOTS ONLY

What is a $100 damage deposit? What is it for?


The $100 damage deposit is to cover any damage to the dress while in your possession

Locals: The $100 damage deposit is not paid until you **PICK UP** your dress.

Damage deposit is refunded when dress is returned in the same condition as taken.

The damage deposit is SEPERATE from the rental fee.

$100 damage deposit covers hefty stains on dress, rips, tears, excessive debris, theft, late fees.


FOR OUT OF STATE SHIPPING: $100 DAMAGE DEPOSIT WILL BE INCLUDED IN INVOICE

$100 DAMAGE DEPOSIT IS REFUNDED WHEN DRESS IS SHIPPED BACK AND INSPECTED
(ALLOW 24-48 HOURS FOR REFUNDS ONCE DRESS IS DELIVERED BACK TO US AFTER USE)


Can the dresses get wet if I go to the beach?

Yes, renter is responsible of air drying and making sure ALL sand is out of the dress and dress bag.
$50 fee will be charged from $100 damage deposit if dress comes back with sand or wet.

When do I pick up/drop off the dress?

Dress can be picked up 24 hrs before your scheduled photoshoot and returned 24 hrs after your photoshoot. Shipping back is also an option. In some occasions, dresses are allowed  to be kept for more than 24 hours. Please contact us if needing more time.

NOTE: Pick up option is only for those who have had a fitting/paid for a dress. *Dresses cannot be taken on day of fitting unless discussed prior to fitting appointment*  

Do you carry plus size?

Yes, a fitting is highly recommended. Due to the amount of stretch of dresses, "Plus size" is sometimes considered a medium or a large in our dress collection. Please reach out to check on desired dress.

How much are dress rentals and under slips?

Dresses range from $65-$115

Under slips for see through dresses are all provided free of charge upon request. All under slips are size M. (Some with stretch)

Crowns and sashes rented separately and upon request

When should I book my fitting appointment ?

Recommended time to book is 2-3 weeks before your scheduled shoot. Although, last minute fittings are available and may be accommodated. (Please reach out if needing a last minute appointment)

Do I wash/dry clean the dress after use?

No, for no reason other than a hefty stain should you wash or clean the dress. In the event of a hefty stain, please reach out and hand wash the part of the dress that is stained meanwhile.

Do I have to book with a photographer you work with to rent a dress? Or can I have my own photographer?

You book your photographer of your choice!

If you want a discount on a dress rental, only then would you have to be booked with a photographer on the discount list.


Do you carry non-maternity/little girl gowns?


Yes, collection can be found on Instagram under gowns_by_bella_bello_bump

Do you ship?

Yes! Shipping is provided in the U.S. only.

How can I reserve a dress?


NOTE: THIS WEBSITE IS NOT DESIGNATED FOR ONLINE ORDERING

TO CHECK AVAILABILITY PLEASE TEXT 209-535-7548 WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION

-DATE OF PHOTOSHOOT
-DRESS OF CHOICE
-STATE WHERE YOU NEED DRESS SHIPPED TO

All renters needing a dress shipped must pay via Pay Pal invoicing ($5 process fee applies)

RENTER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE $100 REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT (SEE DRESS INFO TAB)
(PLEASE ALLOW 24-48 HOURS FOR DAMAGE DEPOSIT TO BE REFUNDED AS IT GETS INSPECTED)

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON CANCELLATIONS

INVOICE FOR HOLDING A DRESS IS VALID FOR 24 HOURS AND WILL CANCEL OUT IF NOT PAID

PLEASE NOTE: DRESSES ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR BABY SHOWERS! PHOTOSHOOTS ONLY

When do I ship the dress back?

Dress is shipped back the day after your photoshoot. If your next day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, you would ship back on Monday.

A $25 per day fee will be charged if not shipped back on the date set on invoice.
Dress is to be shipped back via USPS only. Failure to do so will result in charged fee.

Do I wash/dry clean the dress after use?

No, for no reason other than a hefty stain should you wash or clean the dress. In the event of a hefty stain, please reach out ASAP and hand wash the part of the dress that is stained.

NOTE: DRY GRASS, DUST, ETC. SHIPPED BACK ON DRESS WILL BE CHARGED A $50 CLEANING FEE

PLEASE SHIP BACK AS RECEIVED

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping depends on the weight of the dress and the state it is going to.

Price usually ranges from $10-$28

Renter covers ANY and ALL shipping costs as well as paypals $5 fee

No return sticker provided.

Renter is also responsible for the damage deposit (SEE DRESS INFO TAB FOR MORE INFO)

When will my dress arrive?

Your dress will arrive 1-2 days before your shoot.

Do I send you my measurements to see what size I need?

We do not take any kind of measurements. Renter rents at their own risk.

Please see sizing on collection page.
Note: EACH dress fits up to the sizing provided on dress information.

Under slips for see through dresses are all provided free of charge upon request. All under slips are size M. Some with stretch. Please ask about length when inquiring.

How long do fitting appointments take?

Fitting appointments take approximately 20-30 min

(Fitting will be canceled if 15 minutes late)

PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE TOO EARLY TO YOUR APPOINTMENT.
Arriving 5 minutes early is acceptable. Please do not arrive 15-20 minutes early

What should I wear to my fitting?

Shape wear is ideal to wear to your fitting so you can get an idea of how exactly your dress will fit and look. Don't have shapewear? No worries, maternity leggings work well too! (Please try to avoid wearing a sports bra and jumpsuits to your fitting)

NOTE: IF YOU CHOOSE TO WEAR SHAPEWEAR TO YOUR FITTING OR ANYTHING ELSE, PLEASE COME DRESSED AND PREPARED IN IT ALREADY TO YOUR APPOINTMENT

How much is the fitting fee?

Fitting fee is $20 and can be used towards a dress rental. Fitting fee is non-refundable once booked or if you decide to cancel your appointment at any given time, no show, unable to make it, or decide not to rent a dress.

Fee can be booked through square under "BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT"

Where do fittings take place and how many dresses can I try?

Fittings take place in Ceres. 5-6 dresses is the amount allowed to try on.

Can I skip a fitting and just send you my measurements?

Yes, it is up to you if you would like to skip a fitting and just rent a dress.

Bella Bello Bump is not responsible if the dress does not fit and rental fee will not be refunded.

We do not take measurements. If you are able to, it is highly recommended you come in for a fitting. For those who love 1-2 hours away you can always:

A) Place a dress on hold to secure it and then come in for a fitting a few days before your photoshoot and take with you the day of pick up/fitting. (This option only applies to those who have paid/placed a gown on hold.

B) Book a fitting and try on and have the dress shipped to you after.

Can someone accompany me to my fitting appointment?

Yes, one guest is allowed (yourself and 1 guest) Place of business is home based, please only keep it limited to one guest only.

Shipping in the U.S
Fittings provided
Maternity and Non-maternity dress selection