Kleinfeld Love

Wedding Date
June 21, 2013
Bogota, NJ
Gown Designer
Maggie Sottero
Who did you bring?

Mom and Sister
My Experience

First and foremost, I want to say that after watching several episodes of "Say Yes to the Dress", the thought of purchasing my dream gown at Kleinfeld did not for one second cross my mind. I have been fascinated with weddings since as far back as I could remember. As a child, I collected magazine clips of wedding gowns, rings, venues, floral arrangements, and all that fun stuff. Late last year when I began planning my wedding, I began to wonder what the experience of purchasing my gown from Kleinfeld would be like. Being that this event would only come around once in my lifetime, I decided that I would go to Kleinfeld. I wanted my dress shopping experience to be as unique and memorable as the dress itself. I was very nervous about the whole ordeal. I am a suburban girl and traveling into the city is like taking a trip to another country, but I wanted to be able to say that I went to the shop even if I wasn’t able to find the right dress. Soon after I booked my appointment, I began to reconsider my decision. I began telling myself that I would be visiting a prestigious bridal shop in NY city where celebrities shop nonetheless. The thought didn't sit quit well. I became rather nervous that I would not find the right dress on my budget. I anticipated going beyond the allotted hour and a half and walking away empty handed. The thought was very unsettling. I anticipated that the bridal consultant wouldn’t have the patience and wouldn’t take the time to find the dress that I envisioned. My husband tried talking me out of going into the city stating that I would not find a dress in the city on my budget, but I insisted on going anyway. I was apprehensive up until the moment that I walked into the shop and the butterflies fluttering in my stomach were increasing in numbers by the minute. I was introduced to Camille whom I immediately recognized from the show. She escorted me to the dressing room and I have to say that everything that took place thereafter was simply breathtaking and magical! Camille brought out my dress within twenty five minutes of me walking into that dressing room. My mom and sister were mesmerized with the dress and the fact that it only took twenty five minutes for the three of us to fall in love with the dress was just mind-blowing. Camille’s expertise, patience, dedication, thoughtfulness and persistence in getting that dress delivered on time were unique and admirable. I felt so lucky to have her there by my side to help me and guide me with this big decision. I nearly cried. The entire experience exceeded all of my expectations. Camille was such a doll. The experience, dedication and professionalism of the staff that I dealt with first hand really exceeded all of my expectations. I can’t say enough good things. I never imagined that this experience would be this marvelous even as a child. I am so happy that I went with my instinct on coming to Kleinfeld. I will forever be thankful for Camille. Each time I look at my gown, I will think of her. I am so happy to be able to say that I said “yes” to the dress in such a short amount of time. I will brag about this experience for years to come. My mom was so happy that she was able to partake in this day. She remembered my childhood wedding collections and it nearly brought the both of us tears. Thank you so much for ensuring that my experience was such a pleasant one…I will never forget it. Keep up the good work!