Brilliant Bridal Three Day Sale 2017: Memorial Day Weekend

As if a three day weekend needed anything to make it better, we are rolling out one of our biggest sales of the year for Memorial Day! Even bigger than our Black Friday Sale, you will have three full days to shop for your dream dress with friends and family (who will already be in town for the holiday)! After you've attended your family's annual Memorial Day cookout or your local parade, come visit us to for amazing deals on dresses that will make you swoon!

Memorial Day Weekend Three Day Sale 

This Three Day Sale will be starting Saturday, May 27 - Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day). We will be discounting dozens of dresses across all four of our stores. These select premium, designer dresses will all be marked down to just $95! Saving you hundreds of dollars off the retail price!

dozens of bridal gowns for just $95 |saving you hundreds of dollars 

Appointment availability for our Three Day Sale over Memorial Day weekend always books up fast! If you haven't yet, book your appointment online or call your local Brilliant Bridal location (East Valley, Phoenix, Denver or Las Vegas) to secure your appointment time!

Follow along on Facebook (Arizona, Denver, Las Vegas) and Instagram for sneak peeks at some of our fave discounted dresses!

Our Brilliant Bride Bailey | Las Vegas Real Wedding | Brilliant Bridal Las Vegas

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Bailey + Mike threw an awesome Vegas wedding that looks so fun we kind of wish we could have crashed it! Our Brilliant Bride Bailey wore a super sexy, fully beaded trumpet bridal gown that transitioned perfectly from their ceremony at Chapel of the Flowers to their reception at Firefly.

If you're looking for inspo for a classic Las Vegas real wedding, make sure to check out some of our favorites from Bailey + Mike's celebration below!

Thanks to the couple and their photographer Meg Meyer Photography for sharing their images with us!

Smart Ways To save Money On Your wedding

According to The Knot, the average cost of a wedding in the United States is $35,329, as of last year (and that’s not including the honeymoon)! This is a couple thousand more than the year before, but that's not surprising, as we have watched wedding costs continue to increase. Having a wedding is an important step in a relationship for most couples, but the rising costs can create added tension and stress. So today, we have gathered smart ways to save money on your wedding without sacrificing on you and your fiancé's day.

Save On The Venue

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-Find a venue that allows you to choose your own vendors. This could potentially be one of the biggest cost saving things you can do. This will give you the ability to pay more for the things that really matter to you and also let you pay less or skip completely on the things that won't be missed.
-Get married on a Friday or Sunday (heck even a week day). Choosing a wedding date that's any day other than Saturday can not only save you money, but also help ensure vendor availability, especially on a short timeline. 
-Get married right at the end of 'Off Season.' Choosing a date during 'Off Season' can ensure that you still get a price break, but means you'll have nice weather!
-Choose a venue that can double for both ceremony + reception. Transporting your wedding party to and from sites can cost you a small fortune. These costs can be completely eliminated by having everything at at one location. Plus, it will save you some day of stress!
-Have your reception at a restaurant. If a separate site is necessary, a restaurant can actually save you money, since you'll only need to pay for the food and alcohol, instead of bringing in rentals (furniture, linens, and decor) at another venue.

Save On The Food + Drinks 

-Print one menu per table. Do this instead of printing one per guest, reducing your print order dramatically! Not only is this economical, but it's environmentally friendly. 
-Opt for beer + wine and skip the liquor. Or if you had your heart set on a signature cocktail, serve that exclusively during happy hour and then only offer beer and wine. 
-Choose a buffet over plated dinners. Serving dinner is an expensive part of the wedding celebration, but having a buffet can save you thousands by eliminating the need for extra staff. 
-Fake a wedding cake. You can have a bakery make you a decorative, fake cake with a real top layer or just use a small cake for cake cutting traditions and pictures. Then, serve a basic, more cost effective sheet cake.

Save On The Flowers 

-Reuse flowers from the ceremony for the reception. This is especially practical if you have the same ceremony and venue location. Florals from the altar can be moved to your sweetheart table and bridesmaid bouquets used on the gift and escort table. 
-Do your own flowers. Some things are better than others to diy, but this one would really save you some money. If you've got a green thumb and a little creativity, buy florals in bulk from the grocery store and create some dreamy bouquets. 
-Go heavy on the greenery. It adds volume + texture without adding extra cost. You get more for your money than florals, and of course, it's so on trend!
-Concentrate your florals in the high traffic areas. Rather than a lot of small arrangements, try one or two statement pieces in high traffic areas that are sure to make an impression on guests. Think the the altar or maybe the dance floor.  
-Nix boutonnieres in favor of pocket squares. Pocket squares usually come with a tux rental anyway, so eliminating this extra for an accessory that is already included is a great way to save money.

Shop Smart

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-Shop after holiday sales. The best deals are always after the holidays. Having your bridesmaids shop after New Years Eve would be the perfect time to find regular dresses at a discount in metallics. After prom season is also another great time to find regular dresses at a great price. 
-Shop second hand. Websites like Craigslist and Ebay can be great resources for finding used wedding decor. Stores like Goodwill and local thrift stores can help you find unique, eclectic decor items. Try spray painting them all the same color for a cohesive look. 
-Buy things instead of renting. Buying items out right give you the option of reselling them later. Just make sure the items you choose to buy will be easy to resell like tablecloths and decor items.
-Get a credit card with good points. This is pretty self explanatory, but in theory if you can find a card that has a good cash back percentage, you can save hundreds. That is as long as you can pay off the purchases as they come to not rack up interest. 

Don't be afraid to ask

Lastly, don't be afraid to let people pitch in. When they offer to do a diy project with you or ask how they can help, let them! People love weddings and more importantly they love you! So make sure you include others in planning this special day, whether it's hunting for great deals or addressing labels. Having a wedding shouldn't break the bank and it shouldn't be done alone! For more ways to save on your wedding, see what these real brides had to say in Brides Magazine and Buzzfeed.

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OUR BRILLIANT BRIDE RENéE | EDMUNTON, CANADA Real WEDDING | BRILLIANT BRIDAL EAST VALLEY

We have another beautiful, fall wedding to share with you today! A few weeks ago, we featured an outdoor wedding with a deep marsala color scheme in Aspen, Colorado, but if you're looking for some lighter inspiration, than this blush and gray real wedding in Edmunton, Canada is just for you!

Our Brilliant Bride, Renée + Jordan were married at the charming Old Timers Cabin last October on a chilly, fall day. Their rustic, chic wedding was filled with vintage string lights, floral mason jar aisle runner and repurposed doors as an altar!

Renee wore a strapless, tulle + lace Enzoani bridal gown that she found at our East Valley location. Styled with our Isabella sash, an organza trimmed Private Label veil, cluster, stud earrings and a pair of gray high top Converse (perfect addition for an edgy + cool bride 😎).

Keep scrolling for more of our favorite images from Jordan + Renée's real wedding, courtesy of Nathan Walker Photography. Keep an eye out for some of our personal fave details, the darling, floral robes and swoon worthy, rose bouquet from Wild Orchid Flowershop (full vendor list at the end)!

Thank you so much Nathan Walker Photography for capturing and sharing these lovely photos with us! And a shout out to the other amazing vendors who made this day an absolute dream: venue at Old Timers Cabin, makeup by Be Glamorous Makeup Artistry, hair by Julie Kombele and flowers by Wild Orchid Flowershop.

Pronovias Shipment SNEAK PEEK

A new month means new dresses, and this month's do not disappoint! This sneak peek of our latest Pronovias shipment is full of illusion, lace sleeves, intricate beading, lace appliqué, and plunging back necklines. There were too many swoon-worthy gowns for one post, so you'll have to check Facebook tomorrow to see ALL the latest additions! Typically, we post our new inventory to an album on Facebook first, but this shipment of gorgeous Pronovias gowns were too good not to share! 

Most often we only carry one size of each dress, but not to worry, limited quantity means amazing savings for you! All of our dresses sell for 30% – 80% below retail every day (retail and discounted prices in caption). If you like what you see, please call the location nearest you to check availability. Our team would LOVE to help you find the right dress at an affordable price!

East Valley

Pronovias Proa Size 16 Ivory Retail Price $2280 | Our Price $1596

Pronovias Proa Size 16 Ivory
Retail Price $2280 | Our Price $1596

La Sposa Raisa BY PRONOVIAS Size 14 Ivory Retail Price $1900 | Our Price $1330

La Sposa Raisa BY PRONOVIAS Size 14 Ivory
Retail Price $1900 | Our Price $1330

Pronovias Rosine Size 12 Champagne Retail Price $2487 | Our Price $1741

Pronovias Rosine Size 12 Champagne
Retail Price $2487 | Our Price $1741

Pronovias Presea Size 14 Ivory Retail Price $2220 | Our Price $1554

Pronovias Presea Size 14 Ivory
Retail Price $2220 | Our Price $1554

Avenue Diagonal BY PRONOVIAS Gelyd Size 12 White Retail Price $1103 | Our Price $772

Avenue Diagonal BY PRONOVIAS Gelyd Size 12 White
Retail Price $1103 | Our Price $772

Pronovias Merry Size 6 Ivory Retail Price $1190 | Our Price $833

Pronovias Merry Size 6 Ivory
Retail Price $1190 | Our Price $833

Las Vegas

 

La Sposa By PRONOVIAS Evangeline Off White Size 16 Retail Price $1850 | Our Price $1295

La Sposa By PRONOVIAS Evangeline Off White Size 16
Retail Price $1850 | Our Price $1295

Pronovias Prismal Size 12 Peach Retail Price $3850 | Our Price $2695

Pronovias Prismal Size 12 Peach
Retail Price $3850 | Our Price $2695

Pronovias Ledurne Off White Size 22 Retail Price $2220| Our Price $1554

Pronovias Ledurne Off White Size 22
Retail Price $2220| Our Price $1554

Pronovias Tresia Dark Ivory Size 16 Retail Price $1760| Our Price $1232

Pronovias Tresia Dark Ivory Size 16
Retail Price $1760| Our Price $1232

Pronovias Tessy Off White Size 14 Retail Price $2450| Our Price $1715

Pronovias Tessy Off White Size 14
Retail Price $2450| Our Price $1715

Pronovias Basma Off White Size 8 Retail Price $2560| Our Price $1792

Pronovias Basma Off White Size 8
Retail Price $2560| Our Price $1792

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