New York Weddings Winter 2008

NY Weddings 2008

Try It: Personal Shoppers

Julie Sabatino, who graduated from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology worked for bridal gown designer Amsale before starting her wedding-gown-personal-shopping company, The Stylish Bride.  “I tried 150 gowns in four months before I got married.  I was a complete nightmare because I had no guidance.”  For $200 an hour, she’ll streamline your search depending on specific needs and price-point, and eliminate unnecessary trips to hectic bridal salons.  She accompanies clients on three shopping appointments before they find their dress (on average), and she can also do short-notice= help helped one bride fine a dress in less than a month.  More than 100 brides have breezed through Carolina Herrera and Bergdorf Goodman with Sabatino at their side.  Also, for out-of-town clients, she provides the “New York Experience” a shopping itinerary that includes a chauffeur and lunch.  “It’s a full weekend of bridal fun,” she says.