Wedding Veils 101

After you've purchased your dream wedding gown at Brilliant Bridal, it's time to accessorize! As you know, we like to say that wedding gown as the cornerstone of our bridal party style. Even more, your veil will be the cornerstone of your wedding accessory style! You'll want to start accessorizing your bridal style by first selecting your veil. From there, you can choose complimenting necklaces, earrings, bracelets & belts. You'll want to make sure that your accessories are complimentary to each other, not competing.

When our brides shop with us, they are sometimes surprised with the variety of veil lengths! Here's a helpful infographic to showcase the different veil lengths.

Each Brilliant Bridal boutique carries a variety of veils in varying lengths and styles! From horsehair, to lace, to bling - we've got you covered!

Here are a few of our favorite inspiration looks!

Blusher - BHLDN

Flyaway - Etsy

Shoulder - Bridal Musings

Waist - Coco Meledy

Knee - Elibra Handmade

Chapel - BHLDN

 

Cathedral - Oscar de la Renta

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Short Bridal Gowns Now Available at Brilliant Bridal Los Angeles!

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Just in time for backyard Summer weddings, Brilliant Bridal Los Angeles has just recieved a beautiful selection of short wedding dresses in a variety of sizes and colors!  Our designer short wedding gowns come from designers like Alfred Sung, Dere Kiang, and Nicole Miller.  

A stunning short wedding dress gives you the option to really party at the reception while still being cool, comfortable and looking like a fabulous bride!  Some of our short wedding dresses feature unique textures, low backs, lace, and tons of super glam bling!  

Whether you want a simple short wedding dress for a courthouse wedding or a classic look for a retro vintage affair, Brilliant Bridal’s Los Angeles location has it for you!   

Our collection of short wedding dresses start at just $149 and during the month of April save an extra 10% off your purchase.   Like all designer wedding dresses at Brilliant Bridal, these beauties are sold off the rack so once they are gone, they are gone for good!  Hurry in for the best selection possible!

Call us at 562.315.5581 for an appointment to try on our large selection of discount designer wedding dresses in sizes 0 to 30 in Whittier's only bridal boutique!  

Coming Soon to Brilliant Bridal - New inventory!

The beauty of Brilliant Bridal is that our inventory is ever changing! All of our stores have a rotating inventory of wedding gowns that range in style and size. Our brides love our changing inventory! If they didn't find their dream gown on the first visit, there's always more beautiful wedding gowns on the way! Another fun thing about our rotating inventory is that once a dress is purchased, it's gone for good! So keep an eye out on our Facebook & Instagram pages for updates on new inventory! 

Here's a few dresses coming soon to a store near you! We can't wait to see these dresses in person! 

Hayley Paige Lourdes -  Coming Soon to East Valley Location

Martina Liana 581 -  Coming Soon to

East Valley Location

Mori Lee 5165 -  Coming Soon to Phoenix Location

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Allure P981 -  Coming Soon to Phoenix Location

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James Clifford J11441 - coming soon to Phoenix and East Valley

Nicole Miller Elena - Coming Soon to East Valley

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Stella York 6005 - Coming Soon to East Valley

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Nicole Miller Stacy - Coming Soon to Denver

Robert Bullock Kyron - Coming Soon to Denver Location

Private Label 0057 - Coming Soon to Las Vegas Location

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We can't wait to until these dresses hit our racks. Dress delivery day is like Christmas at Brilliant Bridal!! 

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3 easy steps to find your wedding dress style

Your wedding gown is one of the most sentimental, personal and emotional purchases of your life! You'll want to find a dress that flaunts your best assets and is true to YOU. Trends come and go, but your personal style is timeless. All too often we have brides who are trying to achieve a look that they've seen in magazines or a celebrity inspired style. When they slip into those dresses they don't feel themselves and are almost always disappointed. That is when we have to take a step back and really find out their own personal wedding style.

Here's a few tips to help you find your own personal wedding dress style!

1. Take a look at your current wardrobe! You'll notice a repeating style, fabric or neckline. Do you have a lot of lace skirts or shirts? Are strapless a-line dresses your go to for a Sunday out with the girls? Is your closet filled with high necklines? Take a few pointers from yourself and let your personal style translate to your wedding style!

 

2. The Knot has an extensive wedding dress search engine that we always recommend to our brides! Find a few designers that you really enjoy and save your favorite dresses. When you come into the boutique, show your stylist pictures of your favorites. We'll work our hardest to help you find your dream dress!

 

3. Keep your venue in mind. If you're having a church ceremony, we suggest selecting a style that covers up and isn't too 'busty'. If your venue is outdoors in the summer, stay away from long sleeves! If your venue is in a barn or has a rustic style, lace is the way to go! You'll want to make sure your wedding dress fits the venue & the aesthetic of your wedding day!

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What wedding dress style suggestions are you keeping in mind? Comment below and let us know!

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Do's and Dont's of the Bridal Entourage

After last week's blog post on what to do before gown shopping, we felt that we had to elaborate on one very important item - Your Bridal Entourage. Who is your Bridal Entourage? They are your closest friends & family members that you bring with you when shopping for your dream dress.  Now when we say Entourage, we don't mean a group of 15 of your 'closest' friends. We want your dress shopping experience to be one of the most memorable parts of planning your wedding! Follow our Do's & Don'ts below to have the best time of your life with the right people! 

Watters Jessica Gown - Available at our Denver Store -  Ivory, Size 10, MSRP: $4,859, Brilliant Bridal Price: $2,900

Watters Jessica Gown - Available at our Denver Store -  Ivory, Size 10, MSRP: $4,859, Brilliant Bridal Price: $2,900

DO!

  • Bring your mom, sister, cousin or any other female who are like family to you! You'll want someone there who knows you best and will give her honest opinions but deliver them in ways that won't send you home in tears. 

  • Bring your BFF! Duh! This is a moment that you both have been dreaming about since you watched episode after episode of Say Yes To The Dress. 

  • Stick to 1-3 close family members or friends. While most of our shops can accommodate a larger group, we have found that the magic number of people in your Bridal Entourage is no more than 5. 

Jenny Lee 1308-Available at our Denver store- Ivory, Size 10 MSRP: $4,995                    Brilliant Bridal Price: $3,295

Jenny Lee 1308-Available at our Denver store- Ivory, Size 10 MSRP: $4,995                    Brilliant Bridal Price: $3,295

DON'T!

  • Feel obligated to invite anyone! You should be inviting your closest friends and family shopping because you want them there, not because you feel obligated to!
  • Be afraid to shop by yourself! We have brides come in all the time without an entourage to have a calm, relaxed fitting while making her own opinions. We highly recommend this if you're feeling the stress from your bridal entourage!
  • Forget that you're not the only bride shopping in the boutique! While a loud & fun group is exciting and brings life to your experience, we always want to respect our other brides too! She might be looking for a calm and intimate shopping experience and we want to make everyone feel like they're the only bride in the room!
Jenny Lee 1318 - Available at our Denver store - Natural, Size 10, MSRP: $ 6,950 Brilliant Bridal Price: $ 3,475

Jenny Lee 1318 - Available at our Denver store - Natural, Size 10, MSRP: $ 6,950
Brilliant Bridal Price: $ 3,475

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