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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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Wonderful experience! Don't miss your chance to create your own couture gown!

By aewalt on 3/21/2017

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

Simply, you need to contact Kathryn to create the couture gown of your dreams! Her level of design expertise, industry knowledge, and dedication to creating beautiful brides is unmatched. After trying on dozens of gowns in various bridal boutiques, I thankfully found Kathryn through an online search. We had a quick phone call to discuss my vision for the gown, timing, and budget, and throughout the design process, Kathryn was extremely helpful, kind, and patient. We worked to create a wedding gown that truly represented me! You need to know the feeling of putting on a custom gown - - it fits to you in style, shape, and feeling. Kathryn has a wealth of knowledge and ideas to help create the perfect gown. Additionally, the quality of the final product is unmatched. After a night of dancing, my gown does not have one rip or sign of wear. I am so thankful to have found Kathryn! Please, do not waste your time searching through boutiques and the isles upon isles of dull, overdone, uncomfortable, and overrated 'designer' gowns. Kathryn has a long history of creating breathtaking, one-of-a-kind couture gowns and it'll be an amazing experience. For those who do not live in the city (like me), she is conveniently located in the garment district, just a block away from Penn Station. She works to schedule appointments that fits your timing, and she's very easy to communicate with via phone and e-mail. Thank you so very much Kathryn for ALL that you did to help create my perfect gown!

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A Vision In Blue

By tatiana.dudziak on 2/13/2017

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

Words cannot describe what an amazing experience working with Kathryn Conover is. She is the absolute best. Before finding Kathryn, I feared I would have to walk down the aisle in a dress I didn't love and didn't feel comfortable in. Then I found Kathryn and my vision came to life. She totally understood me from day one. From our very first meeting I felt an instant connection with Kathryn. I was incredibly impressed with her professionalism and creativity-- she's a real veteran in the bridal industry, and I felt so lucky to have her design my wedding gown. My gown was absolutely PERFECT and so AMAZING. It was everything and more. It was truly Kathryn's brainchild, and it turned out to be exactly what I wanted-- long French lace sleeves, couture bodice, the perfect A-line, and an amazingly soft tulle skirt. We added a touch of baby blue tulle underneath the skirt and bodice that provided just the right amount of 'cool'. So awesome! It was really a unique and GORGEOUS gown. I completely trusted in Kathryn's design expertise and Alba's skilled hand throughout the process. They both could not have been more accommodating at every single appointment. They went to great lengths to ensure I was happy at every single stage. Kathryn truly made my dream dress come to life and it had a huge WOW factor because of how unique it was. Every single person at my wedding was in awe of my incredible gown. I wish I could wear it every day!

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8 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Kathryn, Couture Me Please!!! <3

By KarenKatigbak on 2/8/2017

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

If you are looking for a personal touch, someone with heart to create the gown of your dreams, Kathryn Conover is your Angel. I've worked with her for years, and highly recommended her to a number of my brides. Those who wanted a whimsical look, always chose her out of the handful of options. I have personally had a couture dress created for myself, and she made my thoughts come to life. A show stopping dress to say the least. She goes above and beyond to make sure your needs are met. I look forward to recommending Kathryn again, to anyone looking to have a simply beautiful one of kind couture dress created by her hands and heart.

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8 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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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157 out of 317 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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175 out of 350 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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190 out of 345 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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133 out of 248 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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130 out of 278 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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124 out of 255 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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