I was recommended to go to Lara Helene by several friends (1 had gotten her bridal gown there, 1 had met the designer at a NYC social event and 1 had had a couture evening gown created there) who all said that the selection, quality, craftmanship and customer service at Lara Helene are above and beyond the competition. I can only say that my friends were right. I LOVED the choices in the store. Lara was ""chic"" (as the bitter girl below remarks) to a tee and her sense of style really made me feel comfortable in my choices, as I had no idea what I was looking for. I loved the process of getting a muslin fitting and as many further dress fittings as I needed (nerves made me drop and lose 5 pounds every 2 weeks!), which my Austrian mother told me that you only get in a couture house. Apparently, most other wedding dress shops charge you for fittings and only allow 1 or 2. In fact, Lara Helene was so accomodating that when I wanted to make a last minute change and add more beading to the hemline, they were willing to take care of it with no complaints or fuss. The end product was unbelievable and I have never felt so beautiful in my life! My husband, friends and family all said that it was the most incredible dress they had ever seen and I know that I can recommend Lara Helene to my friends in the future. I had my dream wedding and my dream dress.
Pros: Amazing selection and stunning product
Cons: Prices are not recession-friendly