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Award winning Bridal Store near the heart of NYC

RK Bridal has the hottest selection of bridal gowns, bridesmaids, mother-of, & special occasion dresses.Whether you are a local or an international bride, we are dedicated to providing you with the most competitive prices in the industry.

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Bridesmaid Dresses, Flower Girl Dresses, Mother of the Bride Dresses, Shower + Party Dresses, Wedding Dresses, Dresses, Alterations, Bridal Stylists, Dry Cleaning + Preservation, Group Discounts, Online Ordering, Fashion Services, Fashion

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619 West 54th Street (5th Floor), New York, NY

No need to spend a fortune to get a dream dress!

Reviewed on 8/09/2010 Courtney P

For my wedding I wanted a stunning wedding dress. I pored over page after page of wedding magazines, trying to find the perfect dress. But I also didn't want to have to spend $5,000 or up on a dress that I would wear for one day. I read some positive reviews of RK Bridal, so I... Read More thought I'd give it a shot. I got my mom and bridesmaids together and in one day we hit three places. RK Bridal was the first. It's not a glamorous salon, with chaise lounges, snooty saleswomen and glasses of champagne handed out. If that's what you want, then you probably have no qualms about wasting thousands and thousands of dollars on a wedding gown, so go right ahead. They have tons of dresses, and one of the things I liked immediately was that you are encouraged to look through the racks yourself, to see what you like. My consultant was Sheryl, and she was awesome. Very sweet and friendly. She listened to what I liked and didn't like in dresses, and set out to pick a few to try on. All but one of her choices looked great on, and she took what worked and what didn't in mind as she went in search of more. We had a great time, and I felt like she was another (extremely knowledgable) friend helping me find my perfect dress. At the end of the appointment I had two very strong contenders. I told her I wanted to think about it because I'm not an impulse buyer, and said that we had two other appointments that day at other salons. She said she totally understood and that she hoped she'd see me again. We hugged as my group and I got ready to go, and the rest of the day I kept comparing my experiences at the other salons to the one I'd had at RK Bridal. When I was at Kleinfeld's (a terribly disappointing and frustrating experience in which they pressured me non-stop to purchase then & there, and my hour and a half time slot turned into 33 minutes because they were overbooked) I'd say to my friends, "You know, Sheryl didn't just pick out the exact dresses I had pictures of -- SHE showed me other options." At the third salon I remarked that Sheryl had actually seemed to care about helping me find the right dress and gave me personal attention, instead of just shuttling me off to a dressing room with my friends and dashing over to the next customer. In the end of course, it came down to the dress. And the dress I fell in love with was one from RK Bridal. It was really, really beautiful, just what I'd had in mind but hadn't been able to fully describe, and it cost less than $2,000. It didn't look any less expensive than any of the more costly dresses I'd tried on at other stores. On my wedding day I received tons of compliments on the dress, and my groom said I looked like a fairy tale princess or old-fashioned movie star (I love old movies, so this was a look I was aiming for). He couldn't stop staring at me, and on our wedding video you can hear him saying several times that I just look so beautiful. That's the only endorsement I really needed to know I'd made the right choice. I felt like a million bucks without having to spend nearly that amount! ;-) So, RK Bridal worked for me. The dresses I tried on were great quality, reasonably priced, and the service was the best I received anywhere I went. My experience with alterations was also stellar. The ladies in tailoring were incredibly nice, very exacting, and made sure that the dress fit as if it had been made just for me. They gave me a dream experience, a dream of a price, and definitely a dream dress.


I HAD THE BEST CONSULTANT EVER!!!

Reviewed on 8/18/2014 Solkristina M

My wedding is on August 1 2015 and I am having a destination wedding in the Dominican Republic.. I just recently purchased my wedding dress from Rk Bridal. Let me start off by saying I am not a girly girl, I hate shopping and looking through racks. So when i got to Rk i was... Read More overwhelmed because they have alot of dresses and its hard to look through the plastic because alot of them don't have pictures. So I highly recommend have some sort of idea on what you want to tell your consultant because they know the store more than you do. As I waited my turn I was observing everything (mind you it was a Saturday and packed) everyone looked cranky. Then I saw Lisa and she looked very friendly, happy, and welcoming. Even my sister-in-law noticed and told me I hope you get her ( I was thinking the same thing) lol. As I waited Lisa went to the list and called my name and I have to tell you she is amazing. She was friendly, attentive, and the biggest part was she listened to what I wanted and took it a step further. She asked details about my wedding to make sure that I was going to be comfortable in every way. She even gave me the opportunity to try different types of dresses to see what works with me and what doesn't so that I didn't have any doubt with choosing my dress. So I haven't finished the whole process with Rk yet, but so far so good. I even went to other stores just because i couldn't believe that I found my dress that fast in the first store that i went to and no consultant I met was like Lisa. She made my experience that much better, like I was shopping with a girlfriend. So i highly recommend when you see go to Rk bridal ask for Lisa she understands that this is the most important dress that you will purchase in your life, and she makes you feel important.


Divine Appointment

Reviewed on 7/20/2014 Cherelyn S

My experience at RK Bridal was truly a divine appointment. My wedding is in November 2014. The service was impeccable and my bridal consultant, Sheryl, was OUTSTANDING. My mom passed away last year and while I am excited about being married, I was not looking forward to the... Read More process of getting married, because my mother is no longer here to help with all of the details... I truly believe my mother's spirit guided me to Sheryl because we clicked immediately... I came in with one dress in mind, which the store didn't have. However, Sheryl paid attention to the style of the dress and my likes/dislikes and she assured me that she would find "my dress". She did not disappoint!! Not only did she find my dress, but she found my veil and the perfect belt for my dress. She was very sensitive to my situation but remained extremely professional. Sheryl truly made my experience a memorable one. She was honest. Her focus wasn't on finding or selling me any dress but rather on finding the perfect dress for me and she did!! And she was mindful of my budget!!! The dress, veil and belt (combined) cost less than the original dress I came in hoping to find.. Madison was also very courteous and helpful- in ordering my dress and accessories, in addition to explaining the store policies, etc... RK Bridal was the only store I visited and I am very pleased with the level of service I received from Sheryl, Madison and all staff I encountered!!


Reviewed on 4/28/2016 Ashley P

RK Bridal provided a seamless (pun intended) experience! Brides can browse the racks looking for dresses before they're placed with a consultant who finds gowns suited to their tastes. Olga zeroed in on exactly what I wanted and found me the dress of my dream. Prices were... Read More affordable, the tailoring process was smooth (I booked my dates months in advance), and I was floored by the final product!


Reviewed on 4/22/2016 Caralie C

I'm not the type of bride who was looking forward to shopping and RK Bridal made the low pressure, open environment so easy for me. I found my dress in probably about an hour. The woman who was assigned to me was so helpful and I felt very taken care of and respected. They... Read More didn't pressure me to push my budget or try a style I wasn't into. The only thing that is a little confusing is why they didn't alter the dress on site. After doing some review searching it seems their alterations department got terrible reviews. I ended up not going with one of their referred tailors since I wanted to find something closer to me in Williamsburg. The dress came in from RK Bridal 3 weeks early, which made it much less stressful when it came to bringing it to my tailor. I highly recommend this place for the type of bride who wants a million options in one place. I felt incredible in my dress and had a million compliments, and the dress (before alterations) was under $1,000. Thanks RK!


Reviewed on 4/13/2016 Shannon r

I came in to RK bridal not knowing what to expect. I was greeted by a very friendly and smiling attendant named Sheryl. She sat with me, asked a few questions and within minutes she was off and running into the racks of gorgeous gowns and had 5 of them for me to try on. She was... Read More thoughtful and very easy going. She even took photos of me in my dress so I could show my family. Her attentiveness was very reassuring and my shopping experience was awesome. She knew what looked best on me and because of her I found my dress! RK Bridal has an amazing selection of gowns. I would highly recommend it


Reviewed on 4/11/2016

All I have to say is that I am so happy I went to RK Bridal and got the best attendant ever in April 2016. They have a very large selection at very affordable prices for all budgets, and the attendants know where to look based on your wants and needs. My attendant was Azia and... Read More she was wonderful. She asked me a lot of questions about the wedding, myself, my fiance, and what I was looking for. I picked out a few dresses myself since they didn't have the dress I had found online in stock, and Azia did her own investigation. Azia was patient with all of the try-ons and the dress I chose ended up being her pick! She was so intuitive and I'm so glad that she could help me out (and put up with my family members commentary!).


Reviewed on 4/04/2016 Mallory D

My experience at RK Bridal was perfect. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. I was fortunate to have worked with Nadine. Nadine was amazing, she listened to everything I said. In the end, I was between two dresses neither of which I felt was "the one". Nadine felt that I... Read More wasn't in love with either, I liked different qualities in each dress. Last minute, she ran back and brought out another dress that was "THE ONE". She had listened to all the things I was looking for in a dress and found the perfect one. I HIGHLY recommend RK Bridal for all your wedding dress and wedding party needs. Ask for Nadine. :)


Reviewed on 3/18/2016

Hi got a fantastic deal on my dress at RK Bridal. They extended a president's day sale for me and they gave me plenty of time to try on many dresses though my budget was very small. They showed genuine interest and went above and beyond in helping me. Janice was the one helping... Read More me and she was fabulous. She has a great eye for matching the dress hopes you have with a design she knows will look good on you. I ended purchasing the very first one she had recommended for me because it fit me the best, even though I tried on at least 15 others. Janice made the experience great! And they let me bring my future mother in law and matron of honor along with me!! Fantastic experience. Wish I would not have wasted time at other places and come here first.


Reviewed on 3/14/2016 Danielle N

The customer service here is NOT great however I'm giving this review 4 stars thanks to the AMAZING consultant, Leah. I interacted with quite a few people at RK Bridal, including the owner- who has no problem treating her staff poorly in front of customers, but no one compared... Read More to Leah. After waiting for over 2 hours, (be sure to arrive when the store opens to avoid this!!) my party and I found quite a few dresses that I liked. Leah grabbed the top 5 choices and helped me try them on. She saw that I wasn't happy with how they were fitting and said "I think I have something you might like." She came back with THE DRESS. She knew this wasn't exactly the style that I described that I wanted but took a risk in bringing me something that truly flattered my body. She wasn't pushy at all and gave me time to enjoy the moment. She even cried with us when I realized that THIS IS THE DRESS! I can't begin to say enough wonderful things about this employee. If it wasn't for her, I would've never found my dream dress! Leah, if you're reading this, THANK YOU!! You rock!! :) You make this place worth shopping at, the rest couldn't hold a candle to you!


Reviewed on 3/11/2016 Michael Ferrari F

Just bought my dress at RK Bridal yesterday, very excited. There are no reservation appointments at the store, but when we showed up we were seen right away. Olga, the attendant, helped me pick out a bunch of dresses to try on after I told her what I was looking for. This wasn't... Read More my first bridal shop and at first the dresses, while very pretty, were not exactly what I was looking for. Olga then went back for a second look and found the most beautiful dress at a very affordable price. RK Bridal definitely has a large selection of dresses for curvy brides. I highly recommend.


Reviewed on 3/02/2016 Tanya

A BRIDES DREAM STORE I had the pleasure of meeting very nice people yesterday at RK bridal. I worked directly with Azia. Azia is very professional and knows what she is doing. I felt a warm energy from her. She has patience and really help you narrow it down to a perfect... Read More dress. We tried on so many beautiful dresses and my experience was painless and stress free. Rk bridal during the week is your best choice. Don’t waste your time in these small bridal shops with limited selections that pressure you into a dress that is not perfect. RK bridal is where you will find a dress no matter your size or shape. Ask for Azia! Wink!


Reviewed on 2/01/2016

I would totally recommend this place to someone looking for a wedding dress. From what I found they had dresses from $700 and up, plus they had a lot to choose from. I had Sheryl as my bridal attendant and she was amazing! She coached me along with my family and friends... Read More though the whole process. She was super attentive and the 2 dresses in my top list she both pulled for me. If you are going to go there get there early. They are first come first serve, no appointments. They said our wait was 2 hours when we signed in but we filled that time looking at all the dresses and we ended up waiting less than 2 hours to get a room. There is so much to look at that you need time to look. I would also suggest calling ahead if you want a particular dress on their website. I made a wish list on the site and 90% of my dresses were not in yet because the season had not started. However, I did find a dress that I loved below my budget. I would definitely suggest trying RK bridal. I really like the place and would go again.


The Real Say Yes to the Dress Experience

Reviewed on 1/28/2016 Brenda S

I used RK Bridal because all of my coworkers suggested that I go there. I started with Davids Bridal, and while they had nice dresses, the right one was not there. On a whim, my mom and I went one day and were greeted by Cheryl my consultant. I had a vision and pictures. Our... Read More meeting was like something out of "Say Yes to the Dress" without the crazy price tag of Kleinfelds. She looked over my pictures and looked me over once and said, those pictures are nice, but I got this. In her first 5 dresses, she totally nailed it! I would have never had tried the dress on, but she stayed within budget and the dress was stunning. Nothing like what I had envisioned. I also did my alterations with Rk Bridal. I was given Fanny and Juan to work with. By the 2nd fitting they had nailed my dress and it almost needed nothing. I felt like a princess the whole time. Easy to get to location in Manhattan. Would highly recommend.


Reviewed on 1/02/2016 Bianca B

Excellent customer service from the time we entered until we left! Thank you so much for making our Dress Shopping experience a Special event! My Daughter brought her bridesmaids and wow she found the dress ! Actually we witnessed several ladies finding their special dress.... Read More Thanks so much Lolly much much


Reviewed on 1/01/2016 xxx x

terrible. I gave 1 star as required and I wish I could take it back.


Best consultant possible

Reviewed on 12/26/2015 Cristina B

I cannot imagine a better consultant than Leah. She has an amazing ability to understand your vision, your taste, as well as your personality, and works with you step by step until you find the dress that you will absolutely love. She will ask the right questions to be able to... Read More help you, but without being intrusive. Leah is outstanding both in her knowledge and pleasantness. She will give you input that is right on point and will help you make decisions, but without imposing her taste. She is genuinely interested in seeing that you look beautiful and treats you as if you are the most important person in the store.


Reviewed on 12/21/2015 Isis G

I just purchased my wedding dress at RK Bridal and must say it was an amazing experience. I was paired up with Azia who was absolutely wonderful. She was caring, funny and allowed me to enjoy the moment with my family. Thank you Azia! I will always remember you!


Perfect Wedding Dress

Reviewed on 12/09/2015 Jena H

My husband and I had a very short engagement, most brides get there dresses 9months ahead of their wedding dates. I went here for 2 reasons: the large selection and the range of prices. I needed to be efficient and practical when making bridal gown appointments and this was the... Read More right choice, I bought my dress within 7months of my wedding. Their policy is no appointments, so I went on a weekday, right when they open, walked in, and immediately started the process with the help of a bridal attendant. They have a very large inventory, unless you know exactly what you want, having a few pictures of what you like, a designer's name, or even some exact dresses from their website to show your bridal attendant is very helpful. Within 1.5hours I had purchased a dress, one that I loved and a reasonable price tag to go with it. I was able to try it on multiple times, spend some time in it, walk in it. It was meant to arrive 1month before my wedding....yikes, keeping me on a strict deadline for getting it altered. It arrived early, I wish the salon had notified me of this. Unfortunately this is where their customer service was a little disappointing. The only reason I knew it arrived was that I called to get a status update on the dress and the woman who answered, let me know the dress had been there for weeks! I was slightly outraged by this major lack in communication....as they are acutely aware of your wedding date. Anyway, got the dress, tried it on, even more beautiful than I remembered, and took it to alterations at an outside place they recommended. RK Bridal alterations department was booked beyond my wedding date at the time I purchased the dress! Try not to shop on weekends if possible, likely your shopping experience will be less relaxing.


Reviewed on 12/08/2015 huguet h

I drove from MD hoping I would find the dress, because none in the area was something I truly loved. It was busy that day and my family was running up and down helping me look for dresses that I had described I wanted, my father chose one I wasn't fond of but took it anyway.... Read More After trying 3 dresses on, none that I loved, the consultant advised I try the crazy one my dad chose. I was extremely hesitant but she insisted. I was IN LOVE with the dress, could not stop smiling or prancing around the place like it was already mine. It was a PERFECT fit as well which was a plus. You are bound to find your dress here, no matter what you are looking for. Large selection, consultants are very helpful and want you to look your best, prices are a plus, but do not expect a David's Bridal experience as this is a different type of shop. Definitely worth the trip!


Reviewed on 12/07/2015 Mary E

What a wonderful experience! My consultant was Leah. She was fantastic! She made what could be a stressful, rushed experience absolutely perfect! The first dress she chose for me was the dress I ended up buying. It's gorgeous and very flattering on my shape! I highly recommend... Read More RK Bridal.


Reviewed on 11/29/2015 Shari B

I cannot rave enough about my experience at R K Bridal. After searching locally by my house (Upstate NY) and finding nothing we loved, my friend who had also purchased her dress there suggested we drive the hour's drive down to see what RK had to offer. We arrived on a busy... Read More Saturday,hopeful that I would find THE dress. At first when you walk in, it can be overwhelming to see so many people walking around perusing the aisles and aisles (and AISLES) of dresses; luckily, the Manager, Lisa walked past us just as I was piling 2 dresses on my mother's lap and became our saving grace. She explained the whole procedure (you can only bring 5 dresses into the *dressing room* but you can put as many as you want on the rack until you have to make a Sophie's choice before your name is called... my poor Mom was relieved to not have 14 dresses surrounding her LOL!). Lisa helped my sister and I find my mother under the pile and transport the dresses to the rack. Over the next 2 hours as we searched, she checked in on us every half hour or so and helped make the process SUPER easy. When we were all 'dressed out', we sat and waited for my name to be called. When it finally was called, we met our consultant, Lali. She was AH- MAZE- ZING. She listened to what I was looking for, asked my price range (and didn't try to push me into the more expensive dresses), and let me try on the kind of styles I was envisioning. Even though she knew it wouldn't be a perfect fit for my body type, she let me see that on my own instead of being pushy. She kept saying "but do you feel like a *bride* in this?" and "do you LIKE it or LOVE it?" when I couldn't answer that I loved it, she would put it aside and come back with another selection. Finally, after trying all the gowns I'd chosen, she went outside the box and brought THE DRESS... the one I never would have thought to even try on, the one I thought was too "Bride-y" and not my style. And once it was stitched up... I fell in love. Lali knew what was best for me before I did! When I walked out of the dressing room, my mother and my sister at the same time said "THAT'S IT!". My wedding is in 5 months, and I cannot WAIT for my dress to come in! If you are looking for the one stop "I-found-my-dress-in-one-day" shop, I HIGHLY recommend this store. You will NOT go home empty handed... or with an empty wallet either!


Reviewed on 11/10/2015 Adrienne R

RK Bridal is definitely a great place to go due to the large quantity of dresses and the range of prices. However, my experience was extremely overwhelming and I felt like my consultant did not fully listen to my wants and instead was trying to push me towards a dress from the... Read More trunk show. I know others who have had great luck at RK Bridal, however, I would recommend a smaller boutique as a first appointment to understand the styles you like before going here.


Friendly & Helpful Consultants, Incredible Selection, Overall Stress-Free Experience

Reviewed on 11/02/2015 Samantha M

I was dreading picking out my dress, but once I got to RK, signed in, and saw all the other brides and their family and friends sorting through the warehouse-style space, I felt a bit better. And as soon as I was matched up with my dress consultant, Azia, I was completely at... Read More ease. I brought along my fiancée and my MOH – I definitely recommend at least two people, as each will probably want you to try on different dresses and will have different opinions. It also felt like Azia was more of a friend than an employee assigned to help me, which was great. She was extremely helpful, made good suggestions, and made this potentially stressful process totally stress-free. I actually ended up getting the very first dress I tried on, and cancelled my appointment at David’s later that day – when you know, you know! And I chose to get my dress altered at RK, as well. The process was pretty seamless (sorry, couldn’t resist) and the dress ended up fitting me perfectly. I really couldn’t have asked for a better experience!


Reviewed on 10/22/2015 Nicole P

I had purchased my dress from RK back in January at their old store front location. It was pure chaos, poorly run and uncomfortably freezing but I was happy to have found a dress that I had been dreaming of since the day I got engaged. Jo was the absolute best dress consultant... Read More and really made my experience pleasurable. I was so excited to start this chapter of the wedding planning process! Boy was I wrong. Looking back I wish I had never chosen RK for my wedding dress. When I showed up to my first fitting I was very impressed with the new location. It was spacious, nicely organized and screamed bridal. After being escorted into a room, I was greeted by the seamstress (mind you she didn't speak English so I needed one of the employees in alterations to translate). I quickly found out that my dress wasn't made correctly and it was going to take a lot of alternations to fix. I had never gotten a call to come in for a " try on." Needless to say when I arrived for my first fitting I was one step behind the game. The tailor came in to pin all the areas that needed work and we discussed how to fix the sleeves, as they were made so I wasn't able to lift my arms more than 2" When I returned for my 2nd fitting I waited for about 1 hour to be seen, even though I was early to my 11 a appt. I inquired numerous times about the delay and was told just a few more minutes. Minutes turned into hours. I was there for 2.5 hours. Long story short, they lost my dress, never made the alterations (even though they lied and said they did- I needed to speak to the owner Jackie who told me they didn't), and I left in tears thinking I couldn't trust these people. My Mom was rudely blown off by the co-owner, Candy after she inquired about someone to help rectify this situation or help explain to us what exactly happened. After spending a majority of the morning there, we were late for my other appointments that day. From there on out it was hell. I had even emailed Jackie, who mind you is the most rude, selfish, unprofessional, ignorant human being, who dismissed me at my 3rd fitting acting like nothing happened. After all said and done, I was there 6 times for alterations and on the 7th visit I was finally able to pick up my dress 3 days before the wedding. They didn't care I had to take multiple days off work to address this issue with my dress, or that they overcharged me for things they never did to the dress (was told by one of the workers that they charged me for "custom" work which was never done). If we didn't inquire they would have overcharged me. The problem with this establishment is that they really don't care about your feelings or wish you make the process pleasant for their costumers. They are self absorbed and don't care about a high excellence of service, despite the horrible and negative reviews written about them. Sadly enough all they want is your money. After endless battles with them about the issues I had, Jackie dismissed my mother and I during final payment and the picking up of the dress. She threw it on her workers who had no idea of the issues I had been dealing with over the last 3 months. She openly came out and told them over the phone "I don't want to deal with this or them as people." Don't waste your time with these ruthless people or spend money on their mediocre dresses. They are heartless business driven people who really need to consider a job not in bridal, which is supposed to be the happiest time for people.


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