9 Insider Tips For Wedding-Dress Shopping Like A Pro

When you step into the light and bright, totally vintage-inspired East Village showroom of bridal line Daughters of Simone, it's clear that sisters Ashley and Brittany Castanos are still connected to their California roots. The boho dress selection and the airy interior both exude that laid-back Los Angeles style that many New Yorkers long for but can rarely find without actually up and leaving the city. But here, gown shopping New York-style has become a thing of the past: The new SoCal-esque experience has officially taken over.

Dreading those stereotypically stuffy appointments (we've all seen Bridesmaids) and "friends" (whom you've been forced to drag along) who have way too much to say about your big day? The Castanos girls are here to help you feel uniquely you by offering flawless tips for turning wedding-planning stress into the time of your life.