For the bride looking for the “Kleinfield” experience in Las Vegas, you only have a couple of choices. I recently blogged about our experience at Couture Bride and this week we went to City Center where my daughter, Laura was excited to be going to the amazing Carolina Herrera designer store to try on gorgeous hand made bridal gowns.
From the minute you enter the bridal section of the store, you know you are in for a unique and personalized experience. We were offered champagne and water and joined our consultant Jennifer, on beautiful couches where she interviewed Laura to find out what she was looking for in her wedding gown. The gorgeous gowns were hanging conveniently near by so she could choose the ones she wanted to try on. There was even a close out rack which can make a couture dress more affordable for someone who might otherwise not be able to afford a designer gown.
We certainly had no plan to buy a $10,000 wedding gown, but it was quite an experience to be able to try one on. We have alloted a larger amount for the dress for Laura by having a conservative backyard wedding. As my family has been in the wedding industry since the 60’s our taste is somewhat eclectic and expensive and thankfully, we have found that you can still find lovely couture bridal gowns for as low as $2,500.
Jennifer pulled about 7 gowns for Laura to try on and each one was totally amazing! She fell in love with one of them with “masterful workmanship and superdelicate details combined in a ball gown destined for the grandest garden. Inside, the bodice is constructed like an old-fashioned corset (no tugging!); outside, a field of three-dimensional flowers is embroidered on a white silk-organza.” (source: Carolina Herrera description on Brides.com website)
Another feature of the store that really made our experience stand out was that there was a handsomely dressed guard at the door of the bridal gown boutique, and whenever she was in front of the mirror viewing herself in a wedding gown, he stood in front of the room to keep anyone from invading her privacy…. no gawkers allowed! The team at the store obviously cares that each bride’s experience at their store is amazing and they want to be sure she feels like she is the center of attention!
From princess style ball gowns to understated Grecian gowns perfect for destination weddings, there is a dream dress for the bride who wants something unique and is willing to pay for it at Carolina Herrera. These intricate gowns are hand made in New York. So no worries about when the boat from China will arrive.
As for Laura, she now has three dresses she really likes at three different stores and we still have at least 3 more designers she wants to try! She will make her final decision after she reaches her size goal and in plenty of time for her April 2011 wedding! Furthermore, she wants to see the latest fashions to be shown the next The Bridal Spectacular in before finalizing her gown decision.
Note: Corolina Herrera bridal salon has closed in Las Vegas.