Wedding Dress Search, From High to Low


Next weekend I will be going to the largest, most famous wedding dress boutique in all the country: Kleinfeld. “Why am I going there?” This is the question that keeps rattling in me. Do I really think that I will find my dress-to-be in this New York landmark? No, not really. But I still really want to go.

One reason why I am not entirely “sold” on Kleinfeld is that I am indecisive when it comes to clothes in general. I always think that the next shop might have something better. Now couple this with the fact that these dresses are f-a-n-c-y. It just all makes me, well, squimish.

So far I have only gone to one wedding dress store, Mark Ingram’s The Bridal Atelier. I could have bought any, and every, dress I tried on. They all were perfect dresses. And not only that, each dress out did the last! The only problem was the price (did I mention this place was on Fifth Ave?). Being that I am more of a J-Crew price girl I am always on the search for upscale white dresses that might just do the trick (honestly more than just the trick). A few months ago I found a ridiculously wonderful used wedding dress at the consignment shop. It was a blush pink creamy chiffon with a flowing train for $99. It stopped me in my tracks. It didn’t quite fit, but it sure would be a steal!

When I opened up 100 Layer Cake this evening I instantly thought, “Yeah, like that.” I remember hearing that “saja” means “calm, serene” in Arabic. Saja is what I need. A beautiful dress, danceable, flowing. Saja Bridal’s website is beautiful too and every dress is under $1,000. With a flagship store in NYC, I might just try to swing by on my Kleinfeld’s outting!


What is your favorite dress, Boho Brides?

5 thoughts on “Wedding Dress Search, From High to Low

  1. Well I love the saja dress with the leaves that are below the chest line. I have actually chosen that to be my wedding dress. I haven’t found anything like it.

  2. The Saja dresses are sooo beautiful. They are exactly what I’m searching for, but they are not available anywhere near where I live. I have been out dress shopping a few times, and everyone’s trying to force me into big, poufy, crinolined, heavy, corsetted, cupcake-dresses. They tell me I should want to look like a princess. I don’t want to look like a princess. I want to look like a goddess. Which is what a Saja dress would do for me. So now I’m trying to decide if I can afford to fly to Seattle or Toronto (which would cost me five or six hundred dollars on TOP of hotels, taxis, etc, etc, PLUS the cost of the dress)…

    Any of you who live within driving distance of one of these stores, rejoice and know how lucky you are!!!

    1. I say just buy it! I’d call them up and see if you can order it. Traveling expenses sure add up and weddings are expensive as is. If you don’t like it maybe you could sell it or do they offer a return policy? I ended up buying my dress from Allure’s destination line called Far & Away. I LOVED it. I might suggest this for you too. I really wanted to look like a goddess. And think I achieved it with 922! Good luck.

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