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54 W. 21st St., Ste. 907, New York, NY, 10010
nr. Sixth Ave.
By cindyp on 1/28/2008
If you want to save money and do some of the looking and dressing yourself this is the place for you.
A Great Shopping Experience
By thiram712 on 1/31/2008
At the Bridal Garden I found a beautiful dress for $350- no muss, no fuss! Sana was very helpful, suggesting alteration possibilities and giving advice. This is not the place to go if you are a high-maintenance shopper; you are pointed in the right direction and on your own from there- they don't have shoes, corsets, or anyone helping you into a dress. It creates a nice camaraderie among shoppers- several brides and mothers helped me make my decision. I liked being able to browse without a salesperson breathing down my neck, and the mirror-covered dressing rooms made it easier and quicker to judge each gown. I am a size 12 and found plenty of gowns in my size or larger (not always true at other stores). I was in and out of there in less than an hour, with a gown, veil and list of suggested tailors in hand. And best of all, it goes to charity!! A pleasure all around.
By anne23 on 2/14/2008
I had an amazing experience at the Bridal Garden, Gina was very helpful and provided me addresses for alterations, as well as advice. The dress was initially at $1400, but it needed alterations. I had an additional rebate and paid $800. The selection of dresses is not huge but it is definitely possible to find the right one. And what a price! And it goes to charity. I highly recommend it. Don't read the bad review posted 1 month ago, picky shoppers who expect champagne while they are trying on dresses should go somewhere else, and accept paying for this kind of service.
Love this place!
By JulieShahroudi on 2/25/2008
I loved this place! I got a beautiful Vera Wang dress for a fraction of the price. I found the staff extremely helpful and accomodating. All of the dresses were great quality and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I have been to other bridal salons that felt snobby and pushy. Here I felt like the customers as well as the the staff were fun and knowledgable. I would highly recommend this site if you were looking for a way to afford a designer price and were open to many possibilities.
Plus Size Brides
By Tinav1 on 5/14/2008
This place you have to go too. I am a plus size bride and I didn't expect for them to have anything in my size and thought I would go just in case. When I went I was surpised on the selection of dresses to choose from and they were not ugly. Which is a problem for Plus Size women and there had many designers also. I did not buy my dress from Bridal Garden but I would recommend all brides to go. Sana the sales person that helped me was very nice and helpful, she gave many suggestions on the dresses I tried on and there was no pressure to buy. I plan on donating my dress after my wedding. Happy shopping brides.
Satisfy your style and your conscious
By lexiwest on 1/25/2009
When I first entered Bridal Gardens I was a bit overwhelmed. There were hundres of dresses hanging in plastic bags and several brides trying them on. Gina welcomed me, showed me around and told me to take my time and feel free to try on as many dresses as I pleased. I selected several and had to wait around 10 minutes for a dressing room. It took me a while to hit my stride. After I started trying on dresses the staff was quite helpful, I was there alone and had nobody to help zip, snap and button the backs. Without asking they swooped in and rescued me from exposing more that I had intended. I tried on a few dresses and was becoming despondant because nothing seemed to work. Then I told Gina what I was really looking for, minutes later she arrived with a gorgeous gown in my size which fit perfectly and looked amazing. I was set! This all took no longer than an hour! After purchasing my gown she gave me referrals for shoes and tailoring. All-in-all a very satisfying experience and one that will help an important charity!
By hpetruzzi on 8/17/2011
I spent a weekend in NY and had several appointments at shops all over the city. When I walked into Bridal Garden, I was really hoping to find my dress there. They have a good selection and a much more relaxed feel. Besides finding an amazing dress that I never could have afforded if I'd paid retail, I also love that my money is going to a good cause. Gina was wonderful. I told her my style and she pulled several dresses and gave me great ideas as to how to tailor the dress. Overall, I found an elegant dress for a great price and my money went to help a school. What could be better than that?!
budget shopping AND social conscience
By piccolo_8va on 1/21/2006
I was ready to wear a sheet to my wedding, but Gina at Bridal Garden saved the day. She was helpful, patient, calm and funny - the perfect combo for a stressed bride - and now I have a beautiful Paloma Blanca gown at one-third the cost. The best part is knowing that all profits help needy kids.
Not to be missed!
By julie_summersgill on 3/18/2008
I went to the Bridal Garden twice before buying a gown there, but I've been to enough bridal stores to know how truly terrific and unique this place is! First - the service is top notch. It was very busy while I was there, but the ladies were still helpful, good natured, and had kind suggestions for everyone. I got the feeling that they really did want me to find the dress of my dreams, one that I felt beautiful in, but at the same time, there's no pressure to hurry up or buy now. Next - I was really impressed with the selection and quality of the dresses. I've been to other sample sales, and the discounted prices didn't begin to make up for filthy hems and ripped seams. The Bridal Garden's dresses are in great condition. They have range of sizes and so many lovely things to choose from. One recommendation - make an early appointment! It was wonderful to have the whole place to ourselves for a short while.
great place to find a couture dress for pennies!
By yerkes77 on 7/16/2008
My mom, sister and I had a wonderful experience. The service, although not one-on-one, was exceptional. Having been to other designer dress shops, such as Mark Ingram, you should be prepared to pick out your own dresses rather than have someone bring them to you. However, that is a small price to pay for the designer gowns and the helpful friendly service. I found the most amazing Christina Wu dress, so unique, so beautiful for $600! I would definitely recommend this place to any bride...
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