The Dream Wedding Dress
Choosing your dream bridal gown is an important decision. So many bridal stores and choices that you might get lost in your “quest” of finding perfect wedding gown. Manhattan Wedding Locations has prepared a guide with useful tips that will make the whole experience a delightful one.
Do the research first and be open to the other choices
Explore bridal websites (such as DesignersBridalGowns.com), Pintrest photos, facebook pages or celebrity magazines. Take screenshots of details you love, for example open back or mermaid style dress. Be open to other styles. If the picture in your head says “A-line dress” that doesn’t mean this style will suit you. Try on few contrasting gowns and you may be surprised that you fall for something completely different. An ample ballgown adds drama, but can overwhelm a petite figure.
Visiting a Bridal Show is also a great idea to explore the bridal fashion world. You can see a variety of designers dresses on a runway and collect information on Bridal Salons. Contact a show near you. Check out Bridal Affair to Remember, they offer free tickets to their events and a lots of giveaways and prizes.
Stick to your budget
Plan how much you can spend on the gown. Include additional costs: tailoring, accessories (veil, jewelry, and shoes), cleaning and preserving the gown. Don’t forget you will be looking at your wedding photos in the future so be flexible on the budget (you can save on wedding favors for example). Try on the most affordable dresses first and work your way up. We do not recommend trying on the dress you can not afford. Just don’t do it.
Make an appointment at the Bridal Salon
Manhattan and its boros offer a number of bridal salons. Make a research to make sure you don’t end up at one with terrible customer service. We highly recommend Kleinfeld Bridal in New York – store carries the largest number of bridal gowns in the world. Brides can truly talk about store’s reputable service. Make an appointment so a consultant can help you select dresses and try them on. Book well in advance if you are looking for Saturday appointment. The ideal time to order your dress is 8-9 months before your wedding. Don’t forget to bring your wedding shoes and photos of dream gown. Stick to one bridal salon per day – it is not a competition so choose the dress wisely.