This past weekend I was able to reminisce about my own wedding as I helped a friend try on wedding dresses at Brilliant Bridal. Whenever a friend is engaged or I attend a wedding, I begin to think about what I would change about my own wedding. Obviously, I loved my wedding, but there are still small things I would change here and there. (I’m not the only one, right? I think we become more opinionated with age. 😉 ) One thing’s for sure: I would have done more research on wedding dress shopping.
Why didn’t anyone inform me about shopping “off the rack?” I mean, who wouldn’t want discounted wedding dresses up to 80% off retail!? Plus, what I really love is that you get to leave with your dress, hence the name “off the rack.” I had a situation with my own dress where the wrong size was shipped to me, it was too late to order a new one, and the alterations ended up being a nightmare. Leaving with a dress in hand sounds like a sense of security!
It was so fun looking at all of the beautiful dresses. I’m just a little in love with lace over here. Brilliant Bridal receives new inventory every week, and not one dress that they carry is the same. I know first hand how it is to see someone else wearing your wedding dress, so I love that even if ten people came to shop at the same place for a dress, they would all leave with a different dress.
Aside from dresses, Brilliant Bridal also carries belts, veils, jewelry, and cute bride tees. Two more thing I would change: I would wear a real veil instead of just a hair piece, and I would have way more flowers.
Lets all take a moment to admire the lace detail on this dress! Many of the dresses are shipped straight to the store from top designers.
All in all, we had a blast shopping at Brilliant Bridal! If you or someone you know is in need of a dress, make sure you tell them my number one tip when it comes to dress shopping: Try shopping “off the rack” first.
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Photography by PhotoGraff Design