Wedding dress shopping with two brides today, was successful times two!
First stop: Nicole Miller in Soho. This bride is planning an ocean front ceremony in Montauk this fall. The dress selected was purchased off the rack and is the perfect choice for this creative urbanite.
Next: I took a more traditional bride to The Bridal Garden, where gowns and veils are donated by couture and top designers, stores and some individuals. This non for profit bridal boutique benefits education for New York City children. Oh, and… the garden sells the designer gowns for 75% off their original prices. This was my first visit, I was optimistic and not disappointed. It’s a great concept, and I saw many brides leave happy. The dresses ranged from funky, to original to traditional. This bride’s summer reception is at an elegant country club on Long Island and her Pronovias dress matches the venue very well.
Both New York brides have excellent taste, but very different styles and weddings planned. There are though, many common threads of consideration when wedding dress shopping:
*Color (White or Cream)
*Age & Venue Appropriateness
Two beautiful dresses were purchased today. They both compliment each brides’ personality, style, wedding, body and venue.
Sorry, no pictures today, like their fiancés you will have to wait and see.