I don't think I've mentioned this on my blog before, but I'm engaged! And today was my first official wedding planning experience. In fact it's the one I think I will enjoy the most: finding that perfect wedding dress.
During my lunch hour I decided to pop into Saks, thinking I could skim through some bridal gowns just to get a feel for the materials and textures that are out there. I was also curious if they had a Reem Acra gown I fell in love with online. Gorgeous right?
When I walked into the Bridal Salon however I was quickly told that there are no dresses to look through and I would have to make an appointment. Here are a few other things I found out during my five minute conversation:
- a dress is a "her" not an "it"
- if you're looking for a particular dress, make sure to know "her" name
- When compared with the competition Saks has one of the best selections in the city (this is what I was told, and is not coming from experience). Bergdorf only carries top of the line brands and Kleinfelds has so many dresses its overwhelming.
- there is a trunk show the first week of December where approximately 150 dresses will be on sale in sizes 8 and 10
- a size 8 or 10 in bridal gowns is the equivalent of a 4 or 6 in real clothes
- you can ask a dress to be flown in to try on if you're willing to pay for the shipping cost, which will be about $45
- the Fall collection will be in around February-March, but some designers like Oscar de la Renta only make one collection per year
image sources: newjerseybrides.com