The Beginner's Guide to Wedding Planning
With 20 years of wedding planning experience, Debi Lilly from A Perfect Event shares her insider tips to make your planning pure romance.
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Bridal Party Attire
Gorgeous gowns abound this season with a shape, style and price tag for every bride and bridesmaid alike. The simple elegance of J.Crew gowns has brought bridal chic to the convenience of a catalog...how's that for easy shopping? It's perfect when the bridal party members are spread across both coasts and everywhere in between.
Cost saver: Find a boutique in your area that offers "once-wed" bridal gowns. Some stores offer brand new "past-season" samples at a fraction of the price, all in a runway-inspired, glamorous boutique setting. Even better, take your gown budget farther by consigning your gown after the wedding and take that check straight to the bank, while allowing the next bride to fall in love with your perfect gown.