The best bride and bridesmaid shopping resources for wedding style

bride bridesmaid shopping resource guide

Brumley And Wells via Style Me Pretty

If you’re getting married or in a wedding this summer, then chances are you’ve been searching for a new dress (or two, or three) that will look perfect for your role in the big day. Unfortunately, shopping for anything that is associated with a wedding is notoriously expensive — we’re talking wedding dresses that cost thousands of dollars, and bridesmaid dresses that’ll put a bridal party out hundreds of dollars each… or more!

If you’re on a budget and not looking to blow your last few paychecks on a dress you might only wear once, you’re not alone. That’s why we’ve put together this bride and bridesmaid shopping resource guide to finding beautiful, wedding-worthy dresses on a budget. No matter if you’re a bride shopping for a dream dress on a dime, or a bridesmaid looking a dress in that perfect shade of blush to complement a mismatched bridal party style, these shops are the first places you should look for a steal. Some of them you may have heard of and some of them might be a little more off the radar — but they all deserve a quick glance when you start your wedding style search!

Read on for lots more tips and our complete list of bride and bridesmaid shopping resources…

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A boho golden hour anniversary shoot by Emily Magers Photography

Gorgeous boho golden hour anniversary photos for a gorgeous couple!

While engagements and weddings are fun, there’s a part of a marriage that we don’t get the chance to share with our readers too much — the wedding anniversary and actual married life of a couple! Well, today we’re changing that with this romantic and boho golden hour anniversary shoot by Emily Magers. The happy husband and wife, Dan and Kandis, met the photographer while on a hike in Maui — and the three have been friends ever since!

We especially love Kandis’ sweet boho style, which meshes perfectly with the warm and sunny California landscape around the couple. And just wait until the sun sets and you get to see some of that beautiful magic hour light in action — it really elevates this beautiful anniversary shoot to a whole new level. Read on for more beautiful anniversary inspiration!

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An elegant yellow and white wedding by Bonnallie Brodeur Photographes

Beautiful rustic wedding portrait in Montreal

There’s nothing we love more than starting of the week with a gorgeous and classic wedding! Today’s elegant yellow and white wedding celebration too place in Quebec, and was shot beautifully by Bonnallie Brodeur Photographes. Mercedes and Marc were married in the sweetest chapel you’ve ever seen, followed by a reception filled with sweet yellow and white DIY decor. Our favorite part? Their handmade photo booth that was the perfect finish to the evening!

Read on for more gorgeous wedding inspiration by this stylish couple!

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Sweet summer wedding dessert ideas to treat your guests


Andrea Sproxton Photography via Style Me Pretty

I got married in August in Maine, and while I was rather comfortable in my sleeveless gown, my husband was roasting in his suit, shirt and tie. Given, he was a little nervous and grew up in Ireland, where it rarely gets warmer than 70 degrees. And that’s a heat wave! So he really could have used one of these cool summer wedding dessert ideas to cool off after a slightly sweaty ceremony!

If you’re having a summer wedding, these are some of the sweetest (and some of the simplest) treats you can offer your guests to cool them down if the weather gets a little too hot.

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