Wtoo Bridesmaids, style 603: Ultra feminine in chiffon, this traditional sheath gown provides heightened visual interest with off-the-shoulder straps for a romantic and sophisticated look. Available in a multitude of colors. Available sizes: 00-32W.

Bridesmaid Gowns: Perfect Styles & Prices

It can be tricky to please all of your bridesmaids — which is why New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh is here to help. Whether you’re envisioning your ladies in traditional identical dresses or prefer the newer trend of mix-and-match gowns, our friendly and knowledgeable bridal consultants can take care of your entire entourage. We carry the top designers so your bridal party is certain to look amazing.

If you’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid, remember that it’s both an honor and a responsibility. These great bridesmaid tips will help you fill your role perfectly:

Be Present

As a bridesmaid, all the events leading up to the big day can feel overwhelming at times, as they tend to be piled on top of your already busy (and maybe even stressful and hectic) schedule. Just keep in mind that for your friend, the bride, these events are her once-in-a-lifetime special moments. Keep that notion in the front of your mind whenever you feel a bit overwhelmed or disengaged. Do your best to consistently be present and participating while sharing in her happiness. Nothing is worse than a bride who feels like a burden.

Have Fun

It’s unlikely that your role as bridesmaid will happen 27 times, à la Katherine Heigl’s character in 27 Dresses. (Phew!) Chances are, you’ll have this honor a handful of times at most. So, do your best to enjoy every moment. Pop the champagne, play (and win!) the cheesy shower games, rock your bridesmaid dress, indulge in the day-of pampering and remember how lucky you are to have a friend that couldn’t say “I do” without you! More info at Brides

New-York-Bride-Groom-Raleigh-Bridesmaid-dress-Bill-Levkoff-1401Bill Levkoff, style 1401: This sweet and sassy above-the-knee dress is flush with elegant detailing. Enjoy the flexibility of ordering separate colors for the corded lace bodice and the skater style skirt. A pleated cummerbund accentuates the waist for a flattering look. The extra coverage offered by the halter style neckline is a big plus for many ladies. The keyhole back completes this gorgeous design. Available in a wide variety of colors and sizes.

Leave The Drama At Home

NYB&G of Raleigh hosts bridal parties from across the Triangle and beyond. We have witnessed our share of bridal drama. The key to a great day is maintaining an open mind and remembering how truly special this shopping experience is for all involved. Also, don’t shop on an empty stomach and stay hydrated. Low blood sugar and dehydration are main ingredients for a big pot of discord. Read more advice from awesome bridesmaids below:

Advocate for the Bride

“When I was a bride, I was overwhelmed on the wedding day with vendor questions and everyone asking me what I wanted, where, when. It was too much. So now, as a bridesmaid, I step in and deflect some of that from the bride. I’ll be the person to tell the mother-in-law that the bride needs to sit down, breathe and eat something instead of meet everyone on the planet. A rested bride is a happy bride, which makes the people who love her happy too.” — Nina Johnson, 34, Rio Rancho, N.M. Read more at Glamour


Sorella Vita, style 8956: Flowing, sexy and sophisticated, this lovely bridesmaid dress is excellent for a variety of body types. Enjoy the flattering ruching and peek-a-boo keyhole detailing. The halter style neckline showcases the upper arms and creates a goddess-like silhouette. Your gals will appreciate the comfort of this Luxe Double Knit gown. Available in nine eye-catching shades and numerous sizing options.

Discover more about why we love the Sorella Vita line of bridesmaid gowns below:

Sorella Vita

Few relationships are as meaningful as the unbreakable bond between a bride and her bridesmaids. It is a connection formed out of love and respect; a friendship destined to last forever. Together they are sorella vita — “sisters for life.”

The Sorella Vita Bridesmaid Collection was created to bring the latest red carpet trends and hottest runway styles to the aisles of the most fashion-forward weddings. Every dress is the perfect addition to an elegant wedding party.

Emerging from the same visionary Australian design team that brings elegance and sophistication to life in the designer wedding collections of Stella York, Essense of Australia and Martina Liana; Sorella Vita provides personality and style to any bridal occasion — and at prices for every situation.

Featuring modern and eye-catching details, colors that are rich and bold, and fabrics that are posh and glamorous; the dresses of the Sorella Vita collection will complement your wedding gown and bring confidence and style to each bridesmaid on your wedding day. Your bridesmaids fill your life with joy and support, so give them a designer dress that shines as they stand by you on your special day. See more at Essence Designs

New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh welcomes your entire wedding party with no appointment needed. Enjoy browsing our expansive bridal selection, separate bridesmaid section and dedicated rental tuxedo department created especially for the guys. Our shop has everything your wedding party needs under one roof. It’s just one of the many reasons we are the premier wedding salon in the Triangle. We look forward to serving you soon.