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I first found my dress at a small & chic boutique . . . but found it again at RK for $1100 less!
Olga was very helpful during my initial shopping process. After purchasing my dress & veil, the rest of the fitting-room staff were also very kind and helpful.
They're not much on gushing on you and having you & your girls lounge about drinking champagne and leafing through magazines. You have to be ready to go in, do your shopping, and leave. BUT, NYC-brusqueness aside, RK is the place to go for selection, pricing and super-professional & perfect alterations.
Jo was great! I went to RK bridal 11 months before my wedding just to look around. I didn't expect to find a dress on my first visit somewhere. It's one of the few places in nyc where you don't need an appointment, so I thought I'd just look around. They have an amazing selection of dresses. It's a little overwhelming at first, but they have it all.
You have to have patience in the beginning. It can be very crowded & you have to go around & pick out 5 dresses. Once your name comes up on the list, your consultant will pick more dresses for you based on the ones you brought in.
I'm not sure if you can request a consultant, but Jo was wonderful!
Great value for your money, great to work with, so easy to receive goods and general questions answered, great selection, ordered 22 dresses to date from here, including the dress my mom wore to my wedding and was very satisfied with the customer service, timeliness of dresses arrival and with the "no frills" policy.
I went to RK Bridal because they were the only shop in the area that carried a dress that I had seen online. It as a little overwhelming when you walk in, but you are paired with a sales assistant that actually listens to what you want and helps you find dresses that fit your budget and style. Aisha was great - totally honest (unlike other stores, where they tell you that everything looks aaamazing on you, and it's the one...). The dresses that she picked for me to try on were exactly what I had described, as well as good for my body type. I ended up purchasing the gown that I originally came in for. The prices are great - my dress was about $500 cheaper than other retailers sold it for. The only downside is that you are not allowed to take pictures of anything until you make a purchase.
RK Bridal is the best place to shop for the Dress of your Dreams. I was so stressed at finding the perfect dress for my BIG day and going to RK Bridal was the best decision I made. I saved over $400 for my gown. I saw it in a shop here in NJ, but when I went to RK, they had the same dress for a lot less. A special thanks to Sales Rep Jo, who was just fabulous!!!! I couldn't have done it with out her. Thank you so much RK Bridal. I definitely recommend you all the BTBs.
I looked for dresses at numerous places before finding RK Bridal. I immediately fell in love with the amazing service I received from Aisha on my first visit. She really listened to what I was looking for and gave her honest opinion in a constructive manner. In fact, she ended up picking out the dress I fell in love with and wore on my wedding day! Unlike other shops I had been to, you are encouraged to look at any dresses on the racks and they are not secretive about the style names or numbers of the dress you try on. I loved my experience shopping for my wedding dress at RK Bridal so much, that I got all the dresses from my bridesmaids there as well! I was also very happy with my experience with their alterations department.
RK Bridal was exceptional! My mother and I arrived before the doors opened and was one of the first to be helped. I appreciated that you are able to look through the racks to find dresses. The woman that helped us asked me tons of questions, checked out my style of what I was wearing and then pulled a range of dresses that she thought would look great on my body! She was excellent inthe end i decided to go with a dress that she chose! It was totally my style and we added some finishing touches with a sash from a different dress! Perfect! Everything that a girl could have asked for!
A wonderful selection of wedding gowns and prices that were competitive with other bridal shops. Service was excellent and helpful.
I purchased a sash for my dress and my bridesmaids purchased their dresses. We received very professional service and the value is incredible!
I have nothing but good things to say about this place. I wandered into this store without knowing what to expect, but after waiting 30 mins and getting subpar service at David's Bridal, I had very low expectations.
I signed up at a clipboard in order to get a bridal try-on room and a consultant while my bridesmaids set out to find me some dresses - we picked out a good range of styles, and ultimately went with the dress that my bridal consultant picked out - she talked with me and was super friendly (Glenda? Gilda? I forget her name, this was last year, I'm married now). The dress was simple and stylish. I'm a no-frills kinda gal, and she understood my style completely.
The following consultations for fittings were stellar; I was able to try my dress on with several sets of jewelry, etc at each fitting, and took my time when I wanted to. My bridesmaids also purchased their dresses there, and we all have no complaints whatsoever about the service. They're in the business of getting you what you want in the quickest way possible. It's not fancy, nor will you get champagne and fancy finger foods, but if you're down to earth and looking at a more reasonable price point for your big day, this is the place to go.
This is a no frills New York shop with a HUGE selections of dresses. My consultant JO was fabulous! The dress I purchased was her pick. She understood exactly what I wanted. The dress was ordered and shipped to Canada. Reid, the owner, completely understands International shipping and duties. Their pricing is very good. I saw the dress I purchased in NY for over $800 more in Canada. We also bought the Maid of Honor's dress here. Highly Recommend.
Wow! And to think I nearly settled for a David's Bridal dress! I'm a size 14/16, so there are many, many stores that would make it nearly impossible for me to try on a decent variety of dresses. At RK I was able to try on more dress than I could count! And, trying them on was FUN...Olga is sweet and great to work with! And, the dresses were beautiful, and overall I'd say that the quality of materials used (I looked in the $750 - $1k price range) were much better than what's used at David's Bridal as well. And then, when my unique dress came in w/ all of the silver threadwork in gold (yuck!) Natalia at the front desk contacted the manufacturer, got them to take the dress back, and then helped me get what was my close 2nd choice dress super quick! That dress was lovely, I was very happy with it! She did say that it's "never that easy" when a dress comes in wrong, but she certainly did help! Every member of the staff I encountered was nice and helpful......try saying that about any other bridal salon!
Due to reviews I saw online I chose to get my alterations done elsewhere, closer to home, but a friend of mine bought and had her dress altered at RK and it was just fine.
I also stayed away from the store on weekends which seemed helpful too.
If you haven't found your dress by now, you haven't been to RK Bridal. Their selection is amazing. My only advice is to bring around 4-5 girls with you to help you hold the gowns since the store is very large and you'll want to browse as much as possible. You could even have 1 girl assigned to stand by the waiting list to listen for your name to be called. :) They can get quite busy so try to avoid the weekend rush if at all possible!
At first I had purchased the wrong dress because the person who assisted me only selected dresses of the same style for me to try on... They were all ruched to the side and puffy. So I bought one based on her reviews of how it made me look and how great I looked in it. When I got home, I felt hosed. I began looking for another dress online and found that I really wanted a mermaid fit. So I wrote to the store manager to see if there was anything I could do, and I'm giving them 5 stars across the board for working with me and they helped me find the perfect dress. Nina was magical with her alterations. I felt beautiful on my wedding day, that's because I was.
Let's just say if I had heard about this place after I got married I would be quite upset.
Considering the little advertising they do I was lucky to find it.
But I am thrilled I did.
My consultant Gilda was so cute and so helpful.
The constant compliment I got on my wedding day was I looked "Stunning!". And the guests didn't need to know it didn't cost me a fortune - as far as they thought it looked like I spent a fortune.
But with RK Bridal I saved so much and it could not have been more perfect.
Highly, highly recommend.
RK Bridal is absolutely fantastic! I initially thought I wanted a dress from a different store who also had great ratings and located in the heart of NYC. I went with such high expectations given their location and was completely disappointed. There were dresses on the floor, lipstick marks on most dresses, and it was extremely difficult to find help. I left that store with my head hung low, but my mom recommended we visit RK Bridal. I went and was completely blown away by the ease of working with the girls in RK Bridal. Cheryl was my consultant and amazing at that. She welcomed us in with a smile and even styled my hair with my dress! It was past the time appointments were allowed, but Cheryl made sure we were happy customers. She (and the entire team @ RK Bridal) treated us with such respect and enthusiasm, I just kept going back for more! Bridesmaids dresses, jewelry, and accessories oh my!
I would definitely recommend anyone getting married (or in need of a party dress) to go to RK Bridal. Avoid BIG name stores who push for a sale! RK Bridal is so easy to work with and has GREAT PRICES. I found my couture wedding dress for less than $2,000 including veil, alterations, and shipment of my dress out of state.