March 16, 2010, 8 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Bride-To-Be: Searching for my Holy Grail Wedding Dress

TAGS: WEDDING PLANNING, WEDDING EXPERTS, BRIDE TO BE, WEDDING DRESS

Everything was falling into place with our decorator and florist, so I decided it was time for my shopping. My search for the perfect dress started out casually in my hometown.

The Wedding Dress Search: Part 1

I thought I knew exactly what I wanted, a simple dress with shoulder straps and no pick-up. I began by trying on only this style of gown and I disliked all of them. To me these dresses felt like any formal dress, not the way I imaged my wedding gown would feel.



Wedding Dress with corset-style bodice


March 21, 2008, 6:53 p.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Save Your Guests 10% on Flights to Your Wedding

TAGS: TRANSPORTATION, WEDDING DRESS

When your guests book flights to your wedding using your Westjet booking code, they will receive 10% off their flights. To register your wedding and receive your booking code, call Westjet Convention Desk at 1-877-952-4696.

Here's a cute Westjet employee story – but if it teaches us anything… CARRY YOUR DRESS ONTO THE PLANE!

March 9, 2008, 12:33 p.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Oprah Unveils Designer Wedding Dresses for Under $100

TAGS: WEDDING DRESS, SHOES, PURSE, BUDGET, ACCESSORIES, BRIDESMAIDS

Jan 8th, Oprah revealed a handful of famous celebrity designers who have created low-priced lines for various stores. Sarah Jessica Parker started "Bitten", her line of all American Women’s fashions for Steve & Barry's stores.

Isaac Mizrahi has created a line of wedding dresses for Target ranging in price from $89.99 to $159.99 USD. In addition to wedding dresses, there are tons of accessories including: veils and headpieces, gloves, wraps and sashes, bridal intimates and sleepwear, wedding jewelry, shoes, and handbags. And, of course, there is a line for bridesmaids.

After seeing the show, I was totally dumbfounded over the prices.

May 28, 2009, 8:30 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Top Wedding Gown Picks: May 29

TAGS: WEDDING GOWN, BRIDAL GOWN, TOP PICKS, WEDDING DRESS, BRIDAL DRESS

It's just about June, and if you're looking for your perfect dress, we've got you covered with a brand new batch of top picks:


1. Nicolle Miller Metallic Marvel in Montreal!
Just posted from Montreal, this new with tags size 2 stretch metal strapless Nicole Miller dress can be yours for $500. This dress typically retails for around $700. The light gold colour can flatter many skin tones, and the crinkle fabric creates a metallic effect that could be stunning in pictures. This dress would be great for an elegant cocktail style evening wedding.


Nicole Miller CQ0032 Strapless Wedding Dress

Aug. 31, 2009, 8:30 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

INSPIRATION: Finding the Right Dress for your Body Shape

TAGS: WEDDING DRESS

One of the most important things about finding your wedding gown is having a specific style in mind. There are hundreds of thousands of dresses out there, so having a good grasp on what styles and shapes work for you is going to make your shopping experience much more enjoyable. Our style guru, Suzanne Colmer from Your Shop Girl, provides some useful tips to consider as you shop for your dream dress:


Are your Shoulders wider than your Hips?
If so you are a V type body. You should look for:

    • V Necks (they'll look fantastic on you).

    • A Halter top or sleeveless bodice.

This dress by Forever yours is a perfect fit for a V shape, since it balances out the dominant upper body with the a line skirt:


Used Forever Yours Wedding Gown, 38109, Size 4