Guest Blogger: Deal Diva Bridal Guide


Hello to all the savvy and tasteful readers of La Belle Mariee! I'm Sue Robinson, editor of the Deal Diva Bridal Guide where our goal is to assist the upscale bride in creating her dream, platinum wedding within the confines of any budget! I'm honored to be guest-blogging here and excited to share with you some of my recent discount and very affordable finds to help make your wedding the absolutely fabulous affair you've always envisioned! So let's get this bargain party started!

First up, check out the Bridal Sample Store where you can purchase, new, off the rack, designer wedding gowns at up to 80% off--and if they don't have your size, give them a call and they'll find it for you! Here's what we love

This Pronovias Henderson gown in off-white, silk dupioni with deep V-neck and charming pocket detail, is in-stock, brand-new with tags, reduced from $1890 to an incredible $590!

If you prefer strapless with asymmetrical ruching, this Pronovias San Patrick sample was $1900, now $750 in very good condition with designer label in tact.

At Bridepower, from the Platinum Collection, this trumpet-cut skirt has ruched tulle, dropped waist and beaded-encrusted bodice with removable straps and chapel train--originally $5,000, now $1250.

True couture for sure at rock-bottom prices--check out the new Jane-Wilson Marquis Simply Jane collection of couture design at a modest price starting at $850. You can choose from one of five basic styles then select from an array of embellishments (lace, flowers (real!), ruffles, beading, gathered chiffon etc.), then accessorize with veils, belts, headpieces, shawls and jackets--a true collaboration between bride and designer.

A flat-out bargain at $30 if you're looking for chic footwear to accommodate the needs of taller girls, the tired bride and bridesmaid's feet, or simply the ballet-flat aficionados in your wedding party. These satin ballet-flats with grosgrain bow can be found at Dessy in five vibrant colors (matching pashmina shawls available at the site).

In honor of April being Greener Weddings Month, we like this mini palm plant favor from Beaucoup at $3.95 to add that special exotic touch to your beachy-keen or summer weddding! See, it really is easy to be green (Sorry Kermit).

For more daily tips, caveats and resources to help you create that designer wedding you covet, come visit us at the Deal Diva Bridal Guide, browse through our archives and if you don't see what you need, email us and we'll help you track it down!

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