54 W 21st St Ste 907, New York City, NY | Directions 1001040.741316 -73.992368
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Flatiron District
I loved the concept of the bridal garden - getting a beautiful dress at a nice discount and helping a great cause all sounded hard to beat! My mother and I were very disappointed when we went. The dresses I tried on were all in terrible shape, most had obvious stains, and the trains on all the dresses were filthy as if they'd be dragged around quite a bit. I'm glad to hear others found dream gowns there, I certainly didn't see anything that was in good enough shape to consider buying, designer label or not. The prices were quite low, the staff friendly, the ambiance pretty basic.
Best place to buy a wedding dress – I would very highly recommend The Bridal garden to NY brides. I loved the fact that it is a not-for-profit bridal boutique whose proceeds are donated to children, so I decided to give it a shot - I was not only thrilled by this concept, but I also found the most beautiful designer dress! There was a fabulous selection the day that I went, and the staff there was very helpful, and not pushy at all. It is a little bit small, but they don't have too many appointments at once so you don't feel like it is overcrowded. The atmosphere is relaxed - perfect to find your wedding dress!!
Love the concept and the dress! – Weddings should be about love, commitment and in a sense, community. So I guess it was natural that the commercialism of it all sometimes left me feeling less than romantic. I tried to continually remind myself to focus on the important things, and the Bridal Garden was a great way to do that. I got an unbelievably gorgeous dress by a dreamy designer and was able to give back to the community at the same time. Granted, you won't get the champagne welcome and your mother won't get to perch on a fancy leather sofa as she watches you emerge with gown options, but if you have good dress karma on the day you visit, you'll get an amazing gown for an amazing price and do something good for kids in the city. Gina was knowledgeable, helpful and had a great sense of humor. She's spent many years in this industry and knows her stuff -- take advantage of it! I also appreciated the owners/directors coming out to meet me. I couldn't be happier with my experience here, or the dress!
Love it! Great prices! – I love this place. I've been to several bridal places and I haven't gotten a chance to look through this many dresses on my own. I ended up finding several I loved at a great price. Personally I don't like the attendants fussing over me and the princess treatment so I liked the low key atmosphere. The people who worked there were very helpful when I had a question but generally it was a self service place (which as I said I liked) Also the money you spend goes to charity so win-win.
Happy Bride – I found the Bridal Garden though this website and decided to go based on the glowing reviews I read. I was not disappointed. The selection of gowns completely blew me away. I am priced out of high end gowns, but I was able to purchase a stunning Ulla Maija gown. This gown makes all others I tried on look cheap and tacky. Every layer and underskirt is made from various silks. Top layer is beaded and sequined Chantilly lace. This is something I never would have been able to wear had it not been for the Bridal Garden. Initally I could not afford the gown, but when I told Gina my budget, she was able to meet it. Going anywhere else is a waste of time. These women are very helpful and friendly and seem to genuinely enjoy dressing brides to be.
Found the perfect dress here – The first dress I found was my wedding dress. It was perfect and what was even better was that the price was about 75% less than the retail price. Gina was really helpful and their seamstress Julie altered my dress perfectly. Highly recommend giving Bridal Garden a look before you pay way too much money somewhere else.
Hidden gem! – I had been to higher end salons, lower end salons, and DIY warehouses... I had even bought a dress already, but didn't really love it. I started searching for sample sales and other off-the-rack options as my wedding day is closing in. What a relief to find the Bridal Garden. While the selection isn't HUGE, it is definitely manageable for anyone feeling overwhelmed by the plethora of options out there. The quality of the gowns were mostly excellent with a few donations that may have been in a showroom for a while, or worn by a bride that had a ton of fun on her day! I saw so many beautiful options, and when I brought my mom back we knew that this dress would look amazing on our wedding day! The prices cannot be beaten, and I love that my money will be going to charity. It brings the whole focus of the wedding back to where it should be, not on the consumerism. I am so happy that I found this gem, and I wish that they sold evening dresses so that I could keep going back to support their cause! I will definitely recommend this place to everyne!
WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE – I AM NOT YOUR TYPICAL BRIDE. I had no idea what I wanted but luckily I stumbled upon The Bridal Garden. With 2 friends accompanying me, the selection at the bridal garden and Gina's help- I found a stunning KARL LAGERFELD dress. Need I say more?
Lovely lovely experience and Gina's input was invaluable!
Please go to the Bridal Garden before you make your final dress decision. You won't be disappointed!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!! – This bridal shop has an amazing selection of gowns that are high quality, designers, clean, and beautifully kept.
Corrine is helpful, playful and really knowledgeable!
This is no ordinary bridal shop- they have such an amazing selection of designer donated and previous bride donations.
Plus you get to feel good about the proceeds going to nyc education!
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