Feb. 7, 2011, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Destination Wedding Dresses for Under $500


One of the SmartBride team members is off to St. Maarten this week. Am I jealous? Maybe just a tad.

I just checked the weather, and it’s a balmy 35 degrees with humidity (almost 80 for those of you south of the border). Since I can’t go, I thought I’d pull together some destination wedding dresses, perfect for a sunny beach wedding. I know, it’s not the same as going down to balmy St. Maarten, but thinking about wearing these light and breezy dresses puts me in a beach state of mind.

AND, did I mention this one small detail? Every single one of these dress is $300 or less? Every. Single. One. That's AMAZING!

Be a sun goddess with this size 6 J. Crew Goddess wedding dress. Originally $325, never worn and now $200.

J. Crew Destination Wedding Dress

Feb. 18, 2011, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Simply Stunning: Wedding Jewelry Ideas for Simple Silhouettes


If you’ve opted for a simple silhouette, like this size 10 Alvina Valenta AV9055 wedding dress for $1250, think about really glammin’ it up with some bold jewels. These Petra Fringe Earrings ($59 CAD) will make a statement against a bare collarbone, and this thick Petra Braided Bracelet ($105 CAD) will add just the right amount of sparkle to your wrist.

July 23, 2012, 6 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Simple and Stunning Wedding Dresses


Just because you don't want any beading, ruffles, flowers or lace doesn't mean that your wedding dress can't still be drop dead gorgeous.

Simple Wedding Dresses
From top left: Simple Sheath - Vera Wang Juliana, Simple Mermaid - Modern Trousseau Mimi, Simple A Line - Alfred Sung 6823, Simple Ball Gown - Rivini Audrey. Check out all the details below!

These 12 simple wedding dresses are case in point. No matter what silhouette you're looking for, our choices show that you can look absolutely stunning on your wedding day in a wedding dress without the bells and whistles.