Celebrity Wedding Planner and Mandarin Oriental Team Up

Looking for expert help with your wedding dress search? Mandarin Oriental, New York and celebrity wedding planner Marcy Blum have teamed up to create the Bridal Dress Quest Package.

The package gives mother-daughter, or the bride-to-be and her best friend, the chance to enjoy a day of guided “dress quest” shopping with Marcy Blum, the foremost wedding and party planner on the East Coast. Blum’s client list includes socialites and celebrities from the Rockefeller family to the rocker Billy Joel.

The Package: The package begins with a phone consultation with Marcy Blum to tailor the dress quest experience to the bride’s individual taste.

On the actual day, a Mercedes sedan will transport the “questers” around Manhattan for six hours of personalized shopping with Marcy to top wedding gown designers and stores. Brides can try on the edgy designs of Selia Yang, the custom gowns of Lara-Helene, the eclectic collections of Mark Ingram’s The Bridal Atelier, and the classic styles of Vera Wang – all personal, long-time contacts of Marcy’s. A break for lunch at Marcy’s private club, SoHo House, is also included.

After a day of shopping, a night of pampering awaits at Mandarin Oriental, New York, with luxurious accommodation in a Central Park View Suite and an indulgent two-hour Spa treatment for two in the hotel’s acclaimed Five-Star spa.

To top off the experience, Marcy will select a gift from the new Spoylt Bryde by Marcy Blum Collection. Spoylt Lingerie is the maker of hand crafted, haute couture intimates based in London.

“New York City is the best place for a bride to look for her dream dress because of the incredible variety and talent available in this city,” states Marcy Blum. “Shopping for a wedding gown should and can be a magical experience — a part of a bride’s fondest memories during this special time in her life. It can also be a very wonderful bonding experience for the bride and her mother, or for her and a close friend. The Dress Quest package we’ve created with Mandarin Oriental, New York brings all the components together to successfully create a memory of a lifetime.”

For the multi-tasking bride-to-be, an additional Marcy Blum “day of beauty” can be added for hair and make-up consultations with professionals from Marcy’s personal list of New York’s finest stylists and make-up artists.

The Price: The Bridal Dress Quest Package rate is $5,350 plus tax and service charges. The incremental cost of an additional day of beauty with a second night of accommodation at Mandarin Oriental, New York can be added based on prevailing hotel rates.

About Marcy Blum: Marcy Blum Associates was founded in 1987 as a corporate event planning company. Marcy’s talents led her to specialize in creating unforgettable weddings and high profile society events. She’s appeared as a wedding and event expert on The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, Oprah , Good Morning America, and was recently a guest judge on Top Chef. Marcy is frequently quoted in InStyle, Brides, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. She also writes on the subject of special events, co-authoring the hugely successful Wedding Planning for Dummies, as well as being published in InStyle, Town & Country and Modern Bride. Recently, Marcy was selected as one of the Top 25 Trendsetter’s of 2006 by Modern Bride.

About Mandarin Oriental, New York: Mandarin Oriental, New York features 248 elegant guestrooms and suites — all with views of Manhattan. Amenities include Asiate, the hotel’s vibrant restaurant, and a cocktail bar created by noted interior designer, Tony Chi; a lobby lounge with dramatic views of Central Park; The 14,500-square-foot Spa at Mandarin Oriental; and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a 75-foot lap pool.

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