(Closed) Recommendations for Bridal Shops in NYC please

posted 11 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Try RK Bridal!

Post # 4
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I couldn’t agree more – love RK Bridal and their selection.

IMO, it is most helpful to go there with a good idea of what you are looking for. There are many racks organized by designer, you search through them yourself, and then someone helps you try them on and pulls some additional gowns as well. I also like how laid back the associates are; no pressure to buy anything, and they helpfully write down the designer and the style for the dresses you like, which will help if you want to try finding them used online later!

Post # 5
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Not sure if you’re willing to travel to Garfield, NJ (only 30 min from brooklyn)  this boutique has the most amazing dresses!  If you find yourself stuck, I would try them.  A-M-A-Z-I-N-G experience there.  Really unique, couture dresses for reasonable prices.  I had tried everywhereee, and then I stumbled upon their boutique and found a dream gown.  LOTS OF LUCK TO YOU….  here is their info:


NJ Bridal Outlet
352 Lanza Ave
Garfield NJ 07026
(973) 272-8321

Post # 6
1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

My budget was only slightly higher than yours and I got my dress at Kleinfeld’s…Mine is a sample so it was super-cheap and needs some alterations but it’s definitely a possibility to score something there! 

Post # 7
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I also recommend RK Bridal and Kleinfeld. They have an amazing selection of dresses, and while Kleinfeld’s associate was more savvy, I thought that I received excellent help and service at both places.

However, I ended up not buying my dress at either. I really fell in love with a dress I tried on at RK Bridal, but was able to find it for cheaper through http://www.netbride.com, so I bought mine from netbride.

I should also note, too, since you’re on a budget, I went to Kleinfeld’s at one of their sample sales, and it definitely wasn’t as crazy as some sample sales that I’ve heard of. You make an appointment so you get your own dressing room along with your own associate to help you.

Post # 8
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I second (or third?) RK Bridal.  Having limited means of transportation (I can only do as far as the subway will take me), finding a place that carries SUCH a wide breadth of designers was a huge help.  For under $1000, you should also check out David’s Bridal.  I was truly shocked at how beautiful their gowns were for such reasonable prices.  There’s one midtown, one in Queens, maybe B’lyn.  With RK Bridal, it’s always crowded and you don’t make appts.  When I went to DB (in LIC) I was the only one there and had such a sweet & attentive saleswoman.

Post # 9
11 posts
  • Wedding: December 2010

Try Bridal Garden, The Designer Outlet and David’s Bridal.

Post # 10
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Same here, also from Bklyn – dress one at Doris Fashions (ask for Lana, super nice); got a different one from Manhattan Bridal (though I just placed the order).

If you have an idea of style, designers, etc., that’ll help make your time there go smoothly.

Post # 11
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The Bridal Garden was pretty neat because they get their dresses as donations, and so they aren’t marked up at all. You don’t get personalized service like a boutique and it’s small so only bring one or two people with you – but if you like doing things yourself, this is a great place. The lady who owns and runs it was nice and courteous. I tried on several dresses that were even less than $500. It’s organized well. I didn’t end up finding my dress there though.


I LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED Bridal Reflections on 5th Avenue. I cannot even express how much I LOVED it!! (if you go, ask for Victoria- she is THE BEST!!) however, it’s a couture boutique – so locating a lower priced dress may be a little harder..but if you call and make an appointment, just let me know your budget and see if they have anything. I went to this store with no intention of buying – just to get a feel of what I like. But the service was incredible, the boutique is simply adorable and the dresses are exquisite. They also range in so many styles and designers. Victoria was all about making me happy – she catered to my needs, wants and likes. She never pushed me into making a sale. She even recommended a different salon to me!

They have a few locations, 5th Avenue, Massepequa and Carle Place. I also visited the one in Carle Place because they carried the designer I liked (Maggie Sottero, James Clifford) – but if you go, ask for someone other than Gloria πŸ˜› she was rude to me. I didn’t fit in many dresses because of my chest size and she was always making rude comments about that (like I can change my boobs?! I’m not fat, they’re just big!!). I also went to try on Maggie dresses, and she forced me into these other dresses instead. I got to try on ONE maggie dress. I liked Maggie dresses also because they’re usually under 1k. But I had said my budget was 2k, so she made me try on this line that was all $1500-$2000. πŸ˜› I liked the salon and I think I would have liked it better if I hadn’t had that particular consultant.


Good luck hon!

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