New York Bride & Groom excels because we continually strive to maximize our customer service. Part of this commitment is ease of use, the guiding principle behind our online ordering for bridesmaid dresses. As the bride, you can feel confident that your out-of-town maids will enjoy a simple, streamlined process and that we will manage every detail once the order has been received.
Dress Shopping Should Be Fun
At NYB&G, we firmly believe that selecting your wedding gown, bridesmaid dresses and tuxedos for the men should be a festive experience. After all, securing attire for every member of your bridal party is a milestone to celebrate. We want you to achieve your style goals without breaking the bank, which is why we offer “inspired designs at popular pricing” — another cornerstone of our business philosophy.
Honesty is the Best Policy
Our knowledgeable staff of consultants can be the most helpful when we have honest feedback to work with. Bridesmaid dresses come with lots of options. We want to help you discover the best perfect style to fulfill your vision for your bridal party and your special day. To accomplish this, we need to know what you like and don’t like about the garments you’re seeing.
Things To Remember When Shopping
We know how exciting and almost overwhelming dress shopping can be. The multitude of details and options to be considered can make anyone’s head spin. To keep from becoming totally stressed out, we suggest that you let photos do some of the work for you. Here at NYB&G we encourage picture taking, so capture your favorite dresses from every angle to consider later. This will take the pressure off of your visit and help you and your girls decide after you’ve had some time to reflect.
Here are some more tips that will help you with your dress shopping.
- Undergarments can drastically change the look of a dress. You already know that wearing a strapless bra or a regular one with clear straps is non-negotiable. Even so, I’d recommend getting your measurements taken before you start this process, especially if you’ve lost weight recently, like I did. When I tried on the winning dress for the very first time, my bust looked…off. The culprit: Undergarments one cup size too small and three inches too big around the waist. Armed with my correct size, I slipped on the dress again—it’s amazing what a difference a few inches can make.
- Wear just enough makeup to feel pretty — don’t go overboard. Being surrounded by a billowing sea of white fabric makes you hyper-aware of your appearance. Under-eye circles that were barely noticeable before look stark. Pale pink lipstick is drowned out by fluorescent lighting. You don’t have to get dolled up for your consultant; apply just enough so that you feel presentable. But whatever you do, DON’T apply self-tanner in the days leading up to your appointment, in order to avoid damaging any of the dresses. Also wear your hair the way you’ve planned it for the wedding.
- Consultants can’t stand when you “yes” them to death. They can’t assist you properly if you don’t tell them how you really feel. “It’s beautiful,” I murmured, after stepping into each dress or pulling it over my head. Unaware that I was saying this for Each And Every Gown, Andrea eventually called me out on it: “I’m not the designer; you won’t hurt my feelings, you know.” Ten “nos” (including the Lazaro style pictured above) helped me get to my final “yes.” Also consultants rarely outright told me to take something off, so when they did, I knew they were being truthful. If they use the words “we can do better,” you’ll know. More details at Bridal Guide
With more than 15,000 square feet of modern luxury, New York Bride & Groom is unquestionably the premier bridal shop in Charlotte and the surrounding metro region. Come browse at your convenience (no appointment needed) through our tremendous selection of wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, tuxedo rentals and wedding accessories. We look forward to seeing you soon.