Fashion Forward or Timeless: The Wedding Dress Choice Is Yours

For some women, being on trend at all times is a must — and with their wedding gown even more so. Brides of this variety want a dress that is straight off the runway. On the other hand, some brides want a classic wedding gown that promises timeless elegance. Their dress goal is to find a garment that will still seem stunning when their daughter is wedding dress shopping. Whether you are the former or the latter, New York Bride and Groom has an extensive selection of bridal gowns from many of the industry’s most sought-after designers. You are sure to find your ideal wedding day look when you shop the Triangle’s Premier Bridal Salon.

Our featured gown is from Allure Bridals. This gorgeous style sparkles throughout with Swarovski crystals. The slim, fitted gown has a strapless, sweetheart neckline while embroidery and crystals cascade throughout. Simply beautiful!

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Justin Alexander, style 8870: Lace Fit and Flare Bridal Gown with Sheer Lace Sleeves. Available in: White/Silver, Ivory/Silver, Ivory/Café/Silver.

Photos: A Vital Part of Your Selection Process

Intricate beading, dramatic necklines, plunging backs — it can be tricky to remember what you loved about individual dresses when you’re in the heat of the search. NYB&G makes it easy on you by ignoring a rule that is pretty standard for other other bridal salons: We allow cameras in our shop and encourage you to take pictures. Let your bridal party help you out by documenting your favorite details on every contender. We know that choosing your wedding gown is easier when you have a visual reference. We want our brides to feel totally confident during their dress selection process.

Your Timeless Makeup Selection

The dress you choose does dictate some personality and provide you a base to take off from. However, natural, simple makeup selections that enhance your beauty are your best bet. After all…you do want to look like yourself in wedding pictures! The following tips from are perfect to tuck away in your planner for future reference:

Thou Shalt Sport Waterproof Mascara
You can tell yourself you’re not going to cry all you want, but as you head down the aisle to happily-ever-after, it’s almost inevitable that a few happy tears will find their way out. Say no to black-colored tears and prep with a waterproof mascara. The good news? Your favorite brand most likely has a waterproof formula so there’s no need to switch up your routine.

Thou Shalt Not Test Out a New Trend
Contouring, strobing, and highlighting all are buzz words in the makeup world right now. Haven’t tried one of these new trends yet? Your bridal beauty isn’t the time to start. You want to look like yourself on your wedding day, so avoid trends that can change the way your face appears.

Thou Shalt Save the Lipstick for After “I Do!”
A bold, red lip might look killer with your gown, but it probably won’t look so killer on your groom after your “You may now kiss the bride!” moment. Stick with a nude lipstick or non-sticky gloss for the ceremony. You can always apply a bright lip after.

Thou Shalt Not Get a Spray Tan the Day of the Wedding
We all want that golden glow – especially on our wedding day – but there can’t be much worse than a spray tan that rubs off on your gown, or starts to run after a few dances on the dance floor. If you’re going the spray tan route, make sure it is applied a few days before your wedding – giving it enough time to soak in fully yet still giving you that perfect glow.

Thou Shalt Relax – It’s Your Wedding Day!
Above all else, relax! This is one of the most special days of your life and you’ll look gorgeous no matter what – you’re the bride! Read more at Essense Designs

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Madison James, style MJ01: Rose-embroidered pearlescent beading dances across the netting of this strapless A-line gown. The back features a row of covered buttons and a coy slip of skin through the illusion net. Available in: White/Silver, Ivory/Silver.

New York Bride & Groom is your one-stop wedding shop in the Raleigh metro region. Our selection of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, rental tuxedos and wedding accessories is unmatched. We never require appointments so stop by whenever it is convenient for you. We will be here with a full staff of knowledgeable bridal consultants ready to assist you. Come in today and experience the New York Bride difference.