Using the famous Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom as a backdrop, we pick our favorite ball gowns

When you start shopping for your wedding dress the salesperson at the bridal salon will ask you where your wedding will be held. It's important to know your wedding location before you start shopping for a wedding dress because the location will help determine the type of gown you purchase.

If you're planning to say "I do" in a hotel ballroom, you're going to want to choose a formal ball gown. We visited the newly restored Grand Ballroom in the landmark Plaza Hotel in New York City and selected more than a dozen elegant ball gowns that would complement this regal space.

Photo: Courtesy of the Plaza Hotel