Dressing For The Occasion: A Guide to Matching Your Wedding Gown to Your Venue

You’ve chosen your venue. Now the next big step in wedding planning is finding your gown. You want to select a dress that mirror’s the style of the venue and your overall vision for the wedding. We’ve paired our favorite dresses with the most common type of venues to help you make your decision!


Your guests will be in awe of the lavish interior of your venue, so to ensure your gown takes center stage, incorporate a WOW factor. There is not a dull moment on this stunning Eddy K gown. The bodice has an elegant shimmer alongside intricate bead work, leading into a ruffled mermaid finish.



Beach girl’s #1 concern about the outdoor ceremony is staying comfortable in the heat. This tulle gown is light weight and the train is small so you don’t need to worry about sweeping sand behind you! This simply chic dress is by WToo.


Conservative Ceremony

A religious ceremony calls for a conservative gown. Thanks to Kate Middleton, long sleeve dresses are very on trend! Serve an elegant look from head to toe with this dress from Essence of Australia.



Match your ballroom event space with a ball gown! Your wedding is the only chance to wear this kind of extravagant dress, so take advantage of the opportunity with this beauty designed by Allure Bridal.



Looking at a different kind of venue that we did not list? Email us at info@LotusBridal.com to get paired with a bridal consultant to help you find the dress of your dreams.

How To Know You Found The Right Dress

T.V. shows like “Say Yes To The Dress” have dramatized the moment of finding wedding dresses, leaving girls with unrealistic expectations of what that moment is supposed to feel like. Although some girls do cry at the “say yes” moment, not everyone does, and that’s okay!

We’ve broken down some of tell-tale signs that you’re in your future wedding dress:

You Do A Little Dance

Happiness takes over and you can’t help yourself – you end up busting a move! Go ahead girl, get down with your bad self!

You Can’t Stop Staring At Yourself

You look good and you KNOW it. Even if the sample size doesn’t fit you perfectly, your completely obsessed with your reflection in the mirror.

You Compare Every Dress To THE Dress

If you try on any other gowns, that one dress is still in the back of your mind. You look at yourself and all you can see is the other dress.

Do any of these signs remind you of a dress you’ve tried on? What are you waiting for?! Go say yes to the dress!!!!

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This Weekend at Lotus Bridal…

This weekend at Lotus Bridal we will be hosting trunk shows from top wedding designers at both of our locations.


Sophisticated Chicness are the words that come to mind when describing Sottero & Midgley. These soft, lace dresses are made from the finest fabrics.

Join us at our Brooklyn location this weekend, July 28th through July 30th, for the Sottero & Midgley trunk show. Receive up to 10% off any Sottero & Midgley gown this weekend only! Please call 718-332-4385 to set up your appointment.


Want a dress that looks like it’s over 5k but costs under 3k? The intricate bead work on Allure Bridal gowns will give your gown the perfect shimmer that is sure to wow your guests.

The Allure Bridals trunk show is taking place this weekend, July 28th through July 30th, at our Mineola store. Get a 10% discount on any Allure wedding dress! Please call 516-248-2888 to set up your appointment.


We Carry The Most “Pinned” Wedding Dresses from Pinterest

Pinterest recently tallied up their most pinned items. From that list, Lotus Bridal carries over 5 of the most sought-after wedding dresses!

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It’s no surprise that these popular gowns are from top designers Stella York, Essence of Australia, and Eddy K. The “in” trend for bridal gowns is lots-of-lace. This romantic look is timeless and elegant. Illusion is another similar feature we see from these most pinned dresses. Illusion adds a sexy element to the dress and helps the lace details to pop.

We carry these dresses in our Brooklyn boutique. To schedule your bridal appointment, call 718-332-4385 or email contactBK@lotusbridal.com



Alfred Angelo closes it’s doors & files for bankruptcy

Brides have taken to social media to express their discontent and extreme disappointment after Alfred Angelo abruptly went out of business yesterday with no warning. Over 8,000 brides and bridesmaids were left without their dresses. Lotus Bridal is here to help any girl left without a gown! We understand how stressful these inconveniences are, especially when your wedding is right around the corner, so we have a few options for anyone affected…

If your wedding is within the next 3 months…

Lotus Bridal is taking part in the National Bridal Sample Sale! We are offering up to 30% on off-the-rack dresses. Find a perfect dress and leave with it immediately. This sale will end on July 22nd, so call in your appointment ASAP!

If you have more than 3 months until your wedding…

We work with many designers that have dresses in stock or quick production items. Your bridal consultant will work with you directly to find you a beautiful gown that will be in on time for your big day.

Lotus Bridal is dedicated to customer service. Rest assured that we will provide a positive and stress-free experience for all those affected!

To schedule an appointment in Brooklyn, call 718-332-4385 or email contactBK@lotusbridal.com

To schedule an appointment in Mineola, call 516-248-2888 or email contactLI@lotusbridal.com