Yes, yes, June is the traditional month for weddings and writing about them, but why be traditional if you don't have to? And seriously, if you're planning to be married in June 2014, make sure your dress is done in May (one less thing to worry about, trust me). Try some of these extraordinary couturiers for your once -- (we hope) -- in-a-lifetime dress:
Reem Acra -- 730 Fifth Avenue
Dress like royalty and major fashion figures with one of Acra's ethereal yet contemporary creations. The fabrics and colors are to die for!
Amsale -- 625 Madison Ave.
Amsale Aberra's home-like salon is the perfect environment to select from the group's three lines (its namesake, Christos and Kenneth Pool), that are impeccably tailored, made with extraordinary textiles.
Bergdorf Goodman -- 754 Fifth Ave
Women of style buy everything else here -- why not their wedding gown? The salon offers designers including some mentioned below, as well as J. Mendel, Jenny Packham, Ulla Majia and more.
Carolina Herrera -- 954 Madison Avenue
Clean lines, exquisite details and an appreciation for beauty are Herrera's hallmark. Feel and look like a queen on your big day.
Mark Ingram Atelier -- 110 East 55th Street
Ingram offers the best of the major evening wear and designers, giving brides a real choice from edgy to traditional. Don't be afraid to try the unexpected!
Kleinfeld -- 110 West 20th Street
For more than 60 years, Kleinfeld has been dressing New York's brides, with on-site stylists, consultants and artisans. They also carry a number of European designers on an exclusive basis.
Monique Lhuillier -- 19 East 71st Street
Her beautiful townhouse boutique carries her bridal collection as well, with designs ranging from short and classic to a dream ballgown. You'll feel more chic the minute you walk in the door!
PRONOVIAS - 14 East 52nd Street
Barcelona's gift to brides, Pronovias offers beaded, lacy, flowing treasures, classically glamorous columns, short and sweet confections for civil ceremonies, and Elie Saab's collection.
Oscar de la Renta - 772 Madison Avenue
Whether your taste runs to strapless, mermaid, trumpet, lacy, satin, or silk, Oscar's has a stunning beautiful dress to fulfill your dreams.
Vera Wang - 991 Madison Avenue
For many, Vera Wang is "bridal," even though she only introduced her first collection in 1990! Since then, though, she's become the go-to designer for some of the world's most chic celebrities, and through her home line, your reception can be equally stylish.