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"Today I am marrying my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, and love."
~ Erin & Forrest Pangborn

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Couture Dress For Much Less!

Your wedding dress is a HUGE part of your wedding. It is your signature piece! It tells everyone everything about you and your style. With my clients her engagement ring and dress choice(s) are the foundation of my design. They are the 2 pieces that give me the clearest insight into my Bride's style. The ring she will wear forever, and the dress...It is her persona in the fashion form!

Fabulous fashion on wedding day is a MUST! If a designer dress by Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, Badgley Mischka, Amsalae or Kenneth Poole is at the top of your priority list, but may NOT be in the budget, give the following Bridal Boutiques/web boutiques a try! They have the desired designers with out their price tag!

Bride's Against Breast Cancer:

This amazing organization holds designer dress sales all over the country! The dresses come directly from the designers and donations. Their web site states: "Most gown prices range from $99 to $799*, including hundreds of beautiful new name brand and designer gowns valued up to $8,000. *Exclusive designer and couture gowns valued up to $20,000 are also available at an incredible 25% to 75% savings" All the proceeds from the dress sales go to benefit The Making Memories Foundation! They work to grant wishes for stage 4 breast cancer patients and their families! It's a cause I'm personally very passionate about! They are coming to WA very soon! Here's their schedule:

Olympia, WA: January 30 - New!
Tacoma, WA: February 25-27

If traveling to Olympia or Tacoma is not for you! Have no fear! There are 2 Seattle companies to turn to!

Blue Sky Bridal

Blue Sky Bridal's philosophy is "you don't have to sacrifice style, quality, or your budget to have a beautiful wedding that reflects your values. Blue Sky Bridal offers recycled and reconstructed wedding gowns, organic wedding dresses, and green wedding accessories." Being green and sustaining the environment is at the heart of Blue Sky's mission! Located in the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood, they are a Seattle girls go to location for a fabulous green wedding dress! It's a purchase you'll remember forever! Buying at Blue Sky gives you even more to feel good about!

Belltown Bride

Belltown Bride brings you affordable couture! They "cater to the sophisticated woman who has great taste and style, but appreciates good value. Belltown Bride lets you spend the average and get the extraordinary. Most gowns are priced between $1200 and $2500." Their show room is full of designer samples gowns ready to be taken home for your dream day! Belltown Bride is like attending a coveted designer trunk show everyday! It's worth the trip!

Bravo Bride

Bravo Bride is a Seattle based company giving you access to Bride's all over the country! With this user friendly website you have access to resources you never would have dreamed about! Vera Wang for sale in Connecticut, or Jimmy Choos in Florida! "Bravo Bride has thousands of options for you to choose from. Discover amazing bargains on designer wedding items from all over the country." The wedding dresses for sale on their site are of the highest quality, from leading designers. You have to check it out!

Don't worry Bride's maids! Stay tuned for next week's post when I share how you can save some major $$$ on couture bride's maid fashion!

Top Photo: Amsale Collection

Bottom Photo: Kenneth Pool

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