Post # 1
I am based in CA and am flying back to take my girls for bridesmaid dresses in June. I had settled on a place but decided that I want something a little more unique. I am COMPLETELY lost and have no idea where to even begin with NYC bridesmaids locations.
Any suggestions? I welcome all!
Post # 3
@weddingbound2014: Aria dress is a pretty good place to start. They are by appointment only so you and your girls would have the shop to yourself for an hour. I can get you set up with an appointment if you’d like.
Post # 4
@weddingbound2014: As much as I hate RK bridal I do recommend going there to look. They have sooooo many bridesmaid dressed! Be prepared, it is a madhouse! However, they have lots of designers and you can try on as many as you want (my MOH did). Also, check Here comes the Bridesmaid because they are only a block away from RK.
Post # 5
@weddingbound2014: I went to Bella Bridesmaids on 37th Street!
Post # 6
I am not having BMs but am one in a wedding in Toronto. My friend flew down here with some of the other girls in the wedding party. We originally thought Lovely in the West Village woudl have BM dresses but that is not the case (so don’t go there unless you want to try bridal gowns.)’
We went to J Crew (which I am guessing you have) and to Jenny Yoo, which is where she got her dresses. I have to say they have a great selection and if I was having BMs I probably would have alos gotten them there: http://www.jennyyoo.com/bridesmaids-noflash.html
Post # 7
@weddingbound2014: I highly recommend Here Come the Bridesmaids. It’s pretty no-frills but the prices are great and they carry a ton of designers. We used them for my bridesmaids and when I was in my SIL’s wedding.
It’s walking distance (super close) from Penn Station.
Post # 8
@WillBeMrsD: I second this! I know many people who have gone there and have had success. I plan on going there with my BMs in a few months.
Post # 9
We went to Bella Bridesmaids and it was a great experience. The studio is small and they only do a couple of appointments at a time. My bridesmaids had full reign of the space for the entire appointment. They have a lot of good options in the $200-$300 range, but I wouldn’t recommend them if your dress budget is under that.
Post # 10
“Here Comes The Bride” on 35th between 7th and 8th Ave. We too went in the morning to RK bridal, hopped over to Macys, then David’s Bridal, then ended up at Here Comes the Bride and they were so awesome! Very helpful, did not have the best selection of dresses, however we already knew at that point which dress we wanted. They offered us a price that was $50-75 less than what was quoted at RK and Macy’s ($124 vs. $200). They’re also affiliated with http://www.bridesmaids.com. Not sure how they’re connected, but that’s how they quoted me their price.
Post # 11
oh haha, i didn’t read the above posts. I see they’re already mentioned
Post # 12
I went to Bella Bridesmaids and they were great! Very sweet consultants, great range of beautiful dresses (we went during an Amsale trunk show and got 20% off!). We also went to JCrew on Madison and they were nice too, just the lighting in the store is terrible.
Post # 13
I also recommend RK Bridal for a huge selection and good prices on BM dresses. I went to Simple Silhouette but they are closed now 🙁
Post # 14
LOVED Here Comes the Bridesmaids!
Post # 15
@weddingbound2014: J Crew Bridal! HANDS DOWN! I’ve worn them as a bridesmaid and have an appointment with the ladies in my wedding this coming October. I ADORE them. They are the most comfortable dresses you can imagine, they flatter everyone and photgraph wonderfully. I wore a dress similar to the Louisa dress that cost me $150. Not including the 13+ hours I was in it for my cousins wedding…I’ve worn it 3 other times. If that isn’t a selling point, I don’t know what is!
Post # 16
@weddingbound2014: I got my dress from RK bridal, and brought 3 bridesmaids with me. I told them what color palette I was looking for, a few specifics (not tight, no tulle), and let them go to town. They came back with arms full of dresses, and we all crammed into a dressing room and they took turns trying them on. They all agreed on a dress from Mori Lee, in watermelon, and my other maids that were unable to join us were thrilled with their choice. I know a lot of folks don’t care for RK, but I’ve had no problems thus far, and for a bride and party that are not high maintenance, it works perfectly.