Tuesday, January 21, 2003
The Best of South Florida: Best Bridal Shop
The day you get married is a day you'll remember forever. But before you walk down the aisle, every bride wants to say "I-do" to the perfect wedding gown. So if you haven't found the dress of your dreams, then we propose watching the best of South Florida.
(WSVN) -- Here comes the bride.
If you want to appear gorgeous in your wedding gown, don't look for a miracle - look for Miami's Miracle Mile.
For the first time ever, our viewers top three choices can be found on one road where you'll always be the center of attention.
Every bride-to-be gets inundated with magazines.
Thats why it's so nice when you see something you like.
Oh, like that one.
You know where you can get it.
And anything else you might need.
That's why our viewer's number three pick is Alegria's Brides.
"I honestly picked this store because of the variety."
"We actually looked everywhere around Miami and my mother-in-law decide to go to Allergra's."
Don't argue with your mother-in-law. Allegra's has a superior selection of designer dresses.
"We have over a thousand dresses."
And thousands of happy customers who love the special treatment.
"Our bridal consultants are excellent, they will guide you step by step."
"Their customer service has been excellent."
And for the bride who has to have her gown hand made to fit every single curve, there's nothing like having your gown custom made.
That's why our viewers picked Gabriella Arango Couture as their number two pick.
"The dress actually fits like a glove, it's done to your exact measurements."
And that explains why this place measures up above the rest.
Because at Gabriella's, customers can meet one-on-one with their dress designer.
"She looked at my measurements and she was able to design the most perfect dress for my body type."
But when you're known for dresses of beautiful detail, perfection comes easily.
"They're above and beyond basically what I've seen so far."
"The dresses were beautiful."
And the end result is irresistable.
"Bringing whatever dream dress you had as a little girl, into a reality."
And our viewers' number one pick is all about selection at a great price, it's a 50 year old South Florida tradition and it's called David's Bridal.
"The prices are very very reasonable and you get a great quality dress for that."
That quality means pearls and beads hand sown on wedding gowns
"A lot of the lace work also would be hand done."
But while most bridal shops only serve up sample sizes, David's lets you try anything from a 2 to a 22 to even plus sizes.
"It's critical to actually put the dress on"
And it's critical to carry all the accessories.
From headpieces to hand bags, David's Bridal is one stop shopping for the bride and her bridal party.
"Their dresses their shoes, jewelry to go with that, the mom's dresses as well as flower girl and junior bride's maids."
It's one of the few places where the price for perfection is affordable.
"Wonderful, it was wonderful."
If you're not ready for a wedding, don't rush.
Coming up in two weeks, we'll show you where to meet your significant other. And if that doesn't work, we're taking votes for South Florida's Best Gentleman's Club.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
39 Mracle Mile
Miami FL 33134
Gabriella Arango Couture
332 Miracle Mile
Miami, FL 33134
130 Miracle Mile
Miami, FL 33134