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Kathryn Conover Bridal

363 Seventh Ave., 21st Fl., New York, NY, 10001
nr. 30th St.
212-464-7675

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An untraditional dream come true

By bfg on 2/20/2013

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I had always wanted a red wedding dress - I couldnt explain why but it was something that I was really passionate about (perhaps to match my ruby engagement ring?) Either way, after searching countless stores for red dresses (and white dresses as well), nothing felt right until I met Kathryn. She is a dream - professional, kind, flexible, INCREDIBLY talented, and immediately makes you feel like family. I ended up with a dress straight from a dream, even after it almost got lost in Hurricane Sandy (long story short, FedEx lost my dress, and Kathryn was right there READY and willing to make a replacement replica dress in less than a week's time). Her passion for her craft and thoughtfulness were one of the highlights of my wedding planning experience.

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25 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

I was a reluctant bride...

By bellabride on 2/1/2013

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

more knowledgeable about what I did not want then understanding what I wanted. I have attended too many weddings where the bride wore tight. heavy dresses that even impeded her movements on the dance floor, which is ridiculous. I also wanted something unique and meaningful. Going for a brand new custom design was scary…..what if I did not like it once it was made? So, I opted for a dress from Kathryn’s collection, but made changes with the lace and ordered a blush under layer. Kathryn suggested I scoop out the back, which was the best decision of all as my dress was amazing, one of a kind and completely me! I was actually sorry when my fittings came to an end as the process was so much fun.

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27 out of 61 people found this review helpful.

I was a reluctant bride...

By bellabride on 2/1/2013

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

more knowledgeable about what I did not want then understanding what I wanted. I have attended too many weddings where the bride wore tight. heavy dresses that even impeded her movements on the dance floor, which is ridiculous. I also wanted something unique and meaningful. Going for a brand new custom design was scary…..what if I did not like it once it was made? So, I opted for a dress from Kathryn’s collection, but made changes with the lace and ordered a blush under layer. Kathryn suggested I scoop out the back, which was the best decision of all as my dress was amazing, one of a kind and completely me! I was actually sorry when my fittings came to an end as the process was so much fun.

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36 out of 66 people found this review helpful.

My dream dress, designed by my husband, Kathryn, and me.

By nacespace on 11/2/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I would describe myself as a pretty particular, detail-oriented person (although not a bridezilla by any means)-- which is why I went custom, I guess. I had pictures of aspects of different dresses that I really liked and wanted to meld together. I met with 4 wedding dress designer/makers, and ultimately chose Kathryn because of her personable yet confident personality, ability to get my dress made in time (2 months!!), and very reasonable price quote. During the process of working on my dress, she made many suggestions but was never pushy. She is exactly the kind of person that you want to work with when preparing for your wedding-- totally on top of things and easy to communicate with (returned all of my calls and emails promptly), extremely competent and detail-oriented, pleasant, and trustworthy. She went the extra mile to make sure I was completely happy with the end product and never made me feel bad about any additional changes I wanted. In the end the dress was a dream. The craftsmanship was top-notch and the design was exactly what I had envisioned. I agree with the other bride who wondered why anyone would go anywhere else. I got a dress that was completely me, completely original, and completely beautiful. I can't recommend Kathryn highly enough.

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59 out of 123 people found this review helpful.

I don't know why anyone would go anywhere else!

By amymara on 10/1/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went looking for the perfect dress and visited top of the line bridal boutiques to find it. I found a dress a really liked at Kleinfields that was pretty, but not perfect and was told alterations would cost an additional $1,000-$2,000! Not to mentioned the salesgirl rushed & pressured me to buy the dress that day. That is when I decided to give Kathryn a call. I had the most amazing experience with her from start to finish. She designed my wedding dress just for me & I was part of the entire dress making process from the muslin to the final alternations. She is very talented, detailed oriented and a genius. Not to mention, my dress cost as much as the alterations would a Kleinfields. I loved the personal attention I received from her and knowing no one else in the world was going to have the same dress. She even took the time to meet me on a Saturday to pick out earrings and hair accessories for my special day. I recommend every bride contact Kathryn before they spend too much money on an overpriced dress at an overcrowded bridal salon.

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76 out of 165 people found this review helpful.

My dress was custom made for me!!!

By GeorgiaB on 8/5/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I love fashion and have collected images of beautiful wedding dresses for years. But lots of research in the city proved to be frustrating and difficult as my $3000 budget Was not cutting it, and I did not want to compromise. A friend in the fashion industry suggested I meet with Kathryn. Wow! What a revelation. My dress is an original custom-made design within my budget. Kathryn sketched several versions of my dress to choose from and I was able to selected the fabric and beading. Before my dress was made, I had a muslin fitting to review the final design. I discovered I am the "perfect custom client." I ordered a baby blue silk lining inside of my dress and had gold charms in a tiny gold pouch from my Grandmother sewn into the seams for good luck. I ordered 2 different sashes If all that isn't enough, my veil was complimentary!!!

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79 out of 161 people found this review helpful.

Glowing Gown

By hima2649 on 5/16/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I am doctoral candidate in psychology and I am the type of woman that knows exactly what she wants right down to the smallest detail. I had dreams of a beautiful, elegant, couture wedding gown. I shopped the couture stores and was unable to find “the dress”. I decided to look into having a gown made. Unfortunately, I could not find a dressmaker that could deliver the quality craftsmanship that could be found in high couture gowns, until I found Kathryn. After speaking with Kathryn, as well as, seeing examples of her work I decided to have Kathryn design my wedding gown. I was leery of having a dress made half-way across the country. However, my fears were eased by receiving prompt responses from Kathryn and her ease of accessibility. Even though I was a meticulous bride, I could always count on her services being topnotch. I was allowed to play a role in every decision that was made about the dress, right down to hand designing the bead pattern on the gown. Thanks to Kathryn’s hard work the gown is amazing and glows in all of the photographs.

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109 out of 209 people found this review helpful.

Simply Beautiful: The Perfect Dress

By nikkipkelly on 4/24/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I was in a bind. I found myself needing a wedding dress 3 months before the big day. When I called Kathryn, I explained my situation even though I knew it was a long shot. I had certain things that I needed and wanted in the dress and a budget I was trying to stick to and Kathryn was so kind, personable and professional that I was immediately put at ease. Together we conceptualized the dress I wanted. She drew it out in a matter of minutes. I knew I was in good hands. Kathryn designed a dress that was simple and yet classy. It was exactly what I had envisioned, and she had it done in just a few weeks. The dress was nearly flawless and needed only minor alterations. I love my dress and so did everyone else. I felt beautiful in KathrynÂ’s dress. I received so many compliments on it, and I was glad to tell them that I had it made by this wonderful woman in the city. Kathryn was able to make the dress within our budget, and even though it seemed like a lot of money... it was worth every penny.

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117 out of 212 people found this review helpful.

Fabulous Bridal Gown!

By michellerachel on 4/17/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Kathryn Conover deisgned my dream couture bridal gown! I told her exactly what I wanted and she made it come to life. I could not have asked for a more beautiful dress at such a good price. At the wedding I received tons of compliments. I would highly recommend Kathryn to anyone looking for a bridal gown or any other special occassion dress. She made my experience fun and easy!

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140 out of 258 people found this review helpful.

Gorgeous Bridesmaids Dresses for a Great Price!

By Whit on 4/16/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I had Kathryn create my 5 bridesmaids dresses for my June 2006 wedding and they were well-made and exactly what I had asked for. The whole process was very easy, I chose a color and picked a sillouhette, then I provided Kathryn with my girls' measurements and we had the dresses made exactly as we ordered, and they looked amazing! It was so simple with girls from all over the place, All I needed were their measurements, then I shipped out the dresses and we were done. No crazy travel or meetings, all of my bridesmaids thanked me for making the process so easy on them. My wedding photos were everything that I had wished they would be with the cool, refreshing color of my dresses that flattered all my bridesmaids different shapes. I would highly recomend Kathryn Conover Bridal.

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125 out of 265 people found this review helpful.

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