From the start of my wedding dress search, I knew I wanted a dress that was simple and didn’t have lace, but I soon realized that very few dresses fit this description. After going to 13 bridal stores in my area, I still hadn’t found a dress that I thought was the one, so my mom and I booked our trip to NYC and made our appointment at Kleinfeld. I was able to also bring my grandma, aunt, and cousin to my appointment. I loved how at Kleinfeld the experience was different than every other store I had been to since it was my consultant picking out the dresses, not me. I initially explained to Ashleigh, my consultant, what I was generally looking for and what I had liked so far, but didn’t show her any photos. I tried on several dresses and then the 7th dress Ashleigh brought out happened to be one of the same dresses I had tried on at a previous store. It was also one of the favorite dresses I had found in my search so far. She was obviously getting close to something I really liked. She then brought out another dress by the same designer that I liked, but it still wasn’t quite the perfect one. She then remembered one other dress by the same designer. She went and got that dress and when I tried it on it was simply perfect! I loved everything about it and immediately knew it was the one for me! The style was flawless in my eyes – simple, striking, and no lace. The material was like nothing I had seen in any other dress with the right amount of shine and thickness. I loved the open back, the size of the train, the buttons all the way down the train, the neckline, and the cutouts on the side. It was perfect and I had finally found my dress!
I went to 14 bridal stores and tried on 96 dresses before finally finding the one. Along the way, I became a little discouraged and thought I should just settle for one of the dresses that I had liked, but didn’t love. I am so glad I kept going, because it was undoubtedly worth it! I just wish I had gone to Kleinfeld sooner!