One of the most exciting things every bride-to-be checks off her list is wedding dress shopping. But between all of the appointments and fittings (and snooty shop owners), it’s a pretty stressful experience for many ladies. Enter Floravere, the first direct-to-consumer (a.k.a. you) bridal boutique that streamlines the whole process by bringing the dresses straight to your doorstep.
How it works: Browse the collection online and select up to three different styles, which will be delivered within three to seven days. Invite your friends over and have a casual try-on party without having to deal with hovering employees. (Translation: Now you can drink all the champagne you want.) Afterwards, simply return the samples (using the prepaid shipping label) and head back to the site to select your dress and customize it to your liking. Everything from the train length to the sleeve length can be adjusted to fit. And while the typical turnaround time for couture wedding gowns is between six to nine months, you’ll get yours within three to four.
But I’ve always wanted a designer dress: Each gown in the collection was created by former artisans at ateliers like Monique Lhuillier, Dior, Zac Posen, and Reem Acra (a.k.a. all of the fancypants designer dresses you were probably pinning to your boards anyway).
Oh, and here’s the best part: Because everything is created exclusively for Floravere, there’s no middleman involved – meaning you’re essentially getting wholesale prices and nothing costs more than $4,000. In which case we say, (hell) yes to the dress.
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