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Lovely Bridal Shop

I came across this Lovely Bridal Shop yesterday and it’s is so lovely I had to share. The slideshow of images on the homepage just kept increasing my infatuation. The homepage display is a chalkboard – a budding necessity for your wedding day décor. The shop features bridal headpieces and flowing, feminine wedding dresses – that are reasonably priced too! You don’t need a designer dress stealing attention away from you on your big day so check out these little beauties for an alternative.

lovely-bridal-shopThe shop features dresses by Sarah Seven and Elizabeth Dye – both designers I have shared with you before. Both make dresses I’d buy on the spot today so please don’t tempt me.

boneAs if online browsing through these dresses wasn’t amazing enough, they are having a trunk show in two weeks! If you’re a bride-to-be or just swoon over pretty white dresses and live in NYC you should make an appointment. I’ll be living vicariously through you – so send us some pictures!

Emmy Inspired Wedding Style

Many of you may be thinking, what do the Emmys have to do with my wedding? The red carpet is full of gorgeous women in expensive, elegant gowns with full hair, makeup and accessories. So while you may not be able to completely knockoff these looks, you can print a hair style or makeup look to be the inspiration for your big day.

Claire Danes, you know I love a glitter moment

Claire Danes, you know I love a glitter moment

Plus, today plenty of celebrities are having white red carpet moments or taking wedding gowns and having them made in another color. If nothing else, you can use these amazing looks as your daily dose of inspiration whether you copy them or not.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele

If only I could convince Neil Lane to lend me a few million in diamonds for my big day. I’d promise to give them back.

Inexpensive Wedding Dress Trend

When you think wedding dresses, your mind likely jumps to names like Vera Wang or Monique Lhuillier and who can blame you for that. They make drop dead gorgeous gowns any bride would love to slip on. But in today’s recession-style economy, not many brides are willing to max out their credit cards on a white dress they only get to wear for one day. Forbes.com recently wrote an article highlighting the fact that most brides are trying to keep their wedding dress on a tight budget and how many designers are lowering their prices points to reach those brides-to-be. Chains like J. Crew, Ann Taylor and David’s Bridal are all amping up the design quality while keeping their dresses priced below $1,000.

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And although there are many more options like this out there today, that doesn’t mean finding your dream dress on a budget will be easy. Give yourself plenty of time to order and return a number of online retailer options or visit sample sales. Today, there are plenty of ways to look great without breaking your budget. Check out Forbes.com’s top ten wedding dresses on a budget.

Another Short Wedding Dress

Online shopping while bored at the office can be very tempting. But I’ve learned from first-hand experience that it is an easy way to spend entirely too much of my hard earned money on things I’m not even sure I really want. So I’ve taken to online window shopping for wedding dresses. They are beautiful and tempting but so far I’ve been able to hold back on actually purchasing one – this is how I force myself into self control. So while this can be not so fun for me some time, it really can come in handy for those of you actual bride-to-bes! And this short little wedding dress is divine.

short and sweet

short and sweet

I love its simplicity and detailing that hints at traditional lace but isn’t actually. Also, I’d like to point out it comes styled with a bridal headband, proving that it’s not just me that is obsessed. Plus it looks good on her, right?

Update: Remember this short wedding dress I was lusting after but couldn’t find? Guess what, I found it! And surprise – it’s sold on Etsy, of course. I swear even when I’m not trying, Etsy holds everything that I want. Thanks to Once Wed for posting a wedding featuring this dress, giving me the opportunity to finally hunt it down on englishdept’s Etsy page. Is it too soon to buy a dress for my rehearsal dinner? Does it have to be fiancé then dress?