Everyone is looking to score a deal on their wedding details, including their wedding dress, but sample sales for wedding dresses are only held two times a year -- and not in everyone's hometown. Enter The Aisle New York, a luxury e-commerce Web site that sells wedding dresses and bridal accessories by the industry's top names: Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhuillier, Amsale and more! You have to be a member to shop their sales -- membership is free and you can register at theaislenewyork.com.
At The Aisle New York, brides can shop from their home or office for everything from their wedding dress, headpiece and veil to jewelry, shoes and evening bags. The site also offers wedding day style inspirations through Inside The Aisle, the company's online magazine.
But how do you shop for a wedding dress and bridal accessories online? We asked Shara Levy, cofounder of The Aisle New York, for her tips on how to shop online for your wedding dress and bridal accessories:
You're not browsing, you're on a mission. Shopping for your wedding dress online means you know what you're looking for, what works for your body type, as well as your wedding date and wedding location. Having this information ahead of the date of the sale will ensure you snatch up your first choice before time runs out or another bride beats you to it!
In most cases, ivory may be more flattering than stark white
Be honest with yourself. Decide which assets you want to highlight -- and which you'd like to downplay.
Which dress silhouettes have looked best on you in the past? Your wedding day is not the time to completely depart from your tried-and-true personal style. You want to look like the best possible version of yourself.
If your style is more jeans and a T-shirt, pick an unfussy wedding gown and add sparkle with jeweled accessories. The Internet is a great place to find incredible accessories that are not often found in stores.
It's easier to take a wedding dress in than to let it out. Consult designer size charts -- The Aisle New York has included dynamic sizing charts and body diagrams to ensure easy shopping for its girls. Knowing how to take your measurements can be difficult, but having the information you need makes it that much easier.
Every wedding dress has to be tailored, even those you buy at a bridal salon. Make sure you have a tailor you can trust - a list of The Aisle New York's preferred tailors is posted in the Aisle Partner's section of the Web site.
Happy brides are the prettiest brides, and what could be happier than finding the wedding dress of your dreams at an even dreamier price?
Save the Date: The Aisle New York is launching on Monday, January 3, sales of wedding dresses by Monique Lhuillier, Angel Sanchez and Elizabeth Fillmore, as well as Oscar de la Renta jewelry and Suzanne Couture Millinery Headpieces.