Allure Bridals, style C489T: Succulent English Net combines with Horse Hair for an elegant silhouette. Eye-catching detail cascades throughout from neckline to hemline with this gorgeous sheath wedding gown. Enjoy the diversity with a detachable train. Available colors: Champagne, Ivory. Available sizes: 2-32.

You’ll enjoy the possibilities when you shop our expansive bridal selection. New York Bride & Groom in Charlotte takes pride in our policy of inspired designs and popular pricing. We have a plethora of styles for every member of your wedding party. Our bridesmaid dress selection and separate tuxedo rental department means that we can help everyone in your entourage look and feel fantastic.

Here are some bridal shopping tips to get you started:

Set a Budget

Before you get carried away Pinning all those diamond encrusted wedding dresses, take a look at your wedding budget and set a number you’re willing to spend on your gown. This will not only narrow your choices (such an endless amount of beautiful gowns out there!) but also help you hone your expectations in the dress shopping process.

Start Shopping 9-12 Months Ahead (If You Can)

Believe it or not, gowns typically take anywhere from 4-10 month to be made. Factor in shipping times (is your dress coming from Paris?) alterations and multiple fittings – in the end, your gown could take up to 12 months to be ready.



Madison James, style MJ366: This decadent silk Mikado wedding dress features a detachable train for the ultimate style flexibility. Crystal beading sparkles along the neckline. Organza Satin catches the light with this fitted silhouette. Available colors: Ivory/Champagne/Silver. Available sizes: 2-32.

Defining Your Wedding Vibe

Many brides decide to let their wedding dress dictate the theme or style of their wedding, while others already have those details in mind and try to choose a wedding gown accordingly. Successful shopping has a lot to do with ones’ ability to “go with the flow” and remain open-minded. If brides or bridesmaids have their heart set on a particular wedding dress and are stubborn when they try it on and it turns out not to be “the one,” our team can help you navigate potential contenders until the magical dress of your dreams becomes reality! Read more about defining wedding style below:

Buzzwords: traditional, timeless, elegant

What it looks like: Classic weddings are usually more on the formal side—they’re clean-cut affairs. Which means there may be a champagne cocktail hour, chargers set at each place setting and understated (but beautiful) décor like tealight candles or arrangements made up of a single floral variety.

Venue idea: ballroom

Rustic can mean a few things, but we prefer to streamline it with a simple farm-to-table baseline. Natural textures like wood and stone, organic paper products and fresh food are the staples of this theme.

Buzzwords: local, minimal, raw

What it looks like: Low, sprawling centerpieces with flowers that look fresh from the field dress up bare wood tables. Mixed glassware styles add a hint of glamour, but the eclectic collection will still feel hand-curated.

Venue idea: renovated barn


Kenneth Winston Couture, style 1756: Lose yourself in this romantic ballgown with layers of flowing tulle. Corded Alencon Lace harmonizes with Patterned Tulle, Satin and English Net to create a ravishing silhouette. Enjoy the intricate details of this dress that are hallmark features of a Kenneth Winston wedding gown. Available colors: Ivory/Silver (pictured above) and White/Silver. Available sizes: 2-28.

If you’re still in need of advice for selecting the perfect wedding theme, this informative article should help you pull your thoughts together:

Pick a place.

Your wedding is a party, but it’s also a setting. So choosing a location that’s special to you is a great jumping-off point for your wedding theme. Places to consider: The beach, wine country, the tropics, the forest, an old European city, a trendy American city. If there’s no particular place that feels right, other broad scene-setters, like seasons, work.

Pick a mood.

True, Disney World is a place (and what a wonderful place it is), but it’s hard to pull off a wedding themed around it because it’s designed to be a destination for kids. That can come off as corny if you nod to it at a party that’s celebrating something as adult as love. If you adore Disney, why not design your wedding around a similar theme, like whimsy or fantasy. Discover more great places to start, compliments

Unleash Your Inner Radiance At NYB&G

Our Charlotte location includes thousands of square feet to help Imagine enjoying one complete shopping experience and finding everything you could possibly hope for in one location. Our friendly and committed bridal consultants truly care about delivering the service and selection you deserve. Stop by today with no appointment needed. We look forward to seeing you soon!