(Closed) RK Bridal NYC

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yes! I bought my La Sposa Madrigal last year from RK Bridal!  Here is my vendor review on them:  

I would highly recommend RK Bridal based on selection, price, alterations, and timeliness.  Their dresses range from $300 to $5000 and gaurantee to beat any competitor’s price by 5%.  They list their inventory on their website and are very upfront about timing, if and how a dress can be customized, what alterations are included and what alterations are extra.  So, if you know exactly which dresses you want to try on (manufacturer, style #, collection year), RK Bridal is the place to go in New York and they will definitely offer you the best price.  

There are a few reservations…Unlike a bridal salon such as the Pronovias or Mark Ingram where they treat you like royalty and serve champagne to you and your friends while playing dress up, the RK Bridal experience is not the most glamorous and very *efficient*.  It is a supersized showroom on the edge of the Garment District where all the dress samples are packed into plastic garment bags.  In other words, it’s a lot like the difference between shopping at a sample sale versus shopping at Bergdorfs–its more about the end result rather than the journey or experience.

I posted the review and a few pics on my “married” bio here:  http://may2nd2009.weebly.com/attire.html

I live in NYC but got married in the midwest so my dress (RK Bridal), the grooms tux (Saks) and the Veil are the only NYC vendors I dealt with…but let me know if you need any other recs!

Post # 5
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240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@nycbrde2011Thank you!!  No, they are the real deal but it really is a pretty bare bones and efficient experience!  If you’re going to go, go to the RKBridal.com website and they have a complete list and links of all the manufacturers that they carry.  And try to compile a list of dresses you want to try on (manufacturer, name, #, etc) and bring the list with you.  It’s easy to get sidetracked in there so it’s best to have a plan when you go there!  They are organized by brand in the store, but you have to pull the dresses off the racks yourself and wait for a room.  I think you can try on about 10-12 dresses at a time.  But, if you go on a more off time they might be more flexible.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I found my dress at RK bridal, but bought it somewhere else. Here’s why:

It says on the RK website that they will match and beat the lowest price you find from any authroized online bridal store by 5%. I found my dress at an authorized onine bridal store (http://jpbridal.com), and it was the same price but that store offered free bust/waist/hip alterations. When i showed it to them, they refused to come down in price at all, told me that the other store wasn’t really going to give the alterations they offered, and gave me a rude, hard sell. In addition, they tried to get me to order the dress in a size larger than I am, and wouldn’t let me see my own measurements. I figured they were just trying to get me to spend a lot of money in alterations, so I bought my dress at Justice of the Peace.

I wouldn’t say that you shouldn’t go there–they had a ton of dresses and the person who helped me try them on was lovely–but you have to shop around. They’re not going to give you the best price automatically and they’re going to discourage you for looking for it. I would research your top three dresses and find out what other stores in the city carry them and for what prices. I would also try and figure out what size you think you’d be in the designers you iike first, based on your measurements.

Also, what’s already been said about it being a speedy, not a luxury experience is correct. Salespeople were traipsing in and out of my dressing room looking for veils, accessories, etc. while I was changing. I’d try to go first thing in the morning.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@nycbrde2011:

What dress are you looking for?

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@nycbrde2011: I was going for an Alfred Angelo, but if you know what dress you like best look up all the authorized retailers in the area before you go to RK.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I didn’t buy my dress from RK but I did go there to try dresses on.  With out a doubt I would absolutely recommend anyone in the NY area go there to try on dresses.  As was mentioned before, it isn’t a high end bridal boutique but it has a huge selection and my experience was great.  Good luck!!

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