Wedding dress shopping can be a daunting task with endless options out there and the lingering pressure to have that ‘I said yes to the dress moment!’ At the Bergdorf Goodman Bridal Salon in New York City, luckily my friend and comedian Courtney Davis didn’t need too many wedding dress shopping tips as she has already knew which designer she wanted! They always say, ‘it’s the first dress you try on’ and this was the case for Courtney in her favorite wedding dress designer, Naeem Khan. Read on to see how Bergdorf Goodman completed the look, my interview with her and a snap of Courtney and the designer himself in his studio!
HOW DID YOU KNOW YOU WANTED A NAEEM KHAN?
I met Naeem at a dinner party and his energy was immediately infectious! I knew I loved his rich and intricate designs, but I also knew it would be such a fun process to work with him. In my opinion, his dresses are unparalleled!
DID YOU HAVE A SILHOUETTE IN MIND BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT?
I knew I wanted something that was more form fitting. I have never wanted one of those poofy princess looking gowns, but that was about all I knew.
HOW DID YOU KNOW YOUR DRESS WAS THE ONE?
This was my first wedding dress shopping trip (and ended up being my last!). It was the first dress I saw in person on a model, and I knew I had to have it! It is chic and sparkly and made me feel very sexy-and if a dress doesn’t make you feel sexy, don’t ever get it! I am also not a person who deliberates much when I love something…of course until I saw the price tag and I deliberated for about 10 minutes over how to convince myself it was worth it. It worked.
WHAT TYPE OF WEDDING ARE YOU HAVING?
We are having a wedding in Vail Colorado at the Four Seasons. I like to call it “mountain glam,” some rustic, some elegance. We are mostly choosing all white flowers with mixed greenery. Hopefully overall we are going to have a drunken fun wedding-that’s what I care about most.
WHOSE OPINION MATTERED TO YOU MOST WHEN SELECTING YOUR DRESS?
I wanted my moms opinion, but she wanted a more feminine style with floral appliqués, so I ignored her and went with my gut. I realized I have argued with my mom a lot during this process, and it’s all about where you can compromise. If I get the dress, she can choose the bridesmaid dress color.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE OTHER BRIDES FOR TRYING ON WEDDING DRESSES?
Wear nude underwear!!
Courtney’s ring selfie with her dog Winston in the backdrop!
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