Spring Wedding DIY Projects

Have you been roaming Pinterest, trying to find some inspiration for your wedding decor? Well, we want to remind you that you don’t always have to purchase the exact flowers, centerpieces or tablecloths that you see. There are many easy ways to create your own wedding decorations all by yourself! Not only will this cut down on costs and allow you to spend your wedding budget in other ways, but it will also allow you to get personal and make each aspect specifically what you want! ✨👩‍🎨

Your creativity, inspiration, and ideas can lead you to create the wedding of your dreams! Here are some ideas on DIY wedding decor for your special day! 🎉

Wooden Signs

Wooden signs add a cute, boho feel to any wedding celebration. These signs can direct the guests to the ceremony or even let them know what food is on the menu. There are many places where these signs can be incorporated and thankfully they only require a few materials. You will need smooth, wood pieces (they don’t all have to be the same size, shape, etc.), stencils, either paint pens or paint, and a paintbrush.

  1. Take the piece of wood and place the stencils on the wood to spell out the words you want.

  2. Trace the stencils with a pencil so you have the outline shapes of each letter.

  3.  Remove the stencil and begin to fill in the letters with either the paint pens or paint.

  4.  Let them dry and you will have amazing signs for your wedding!

 Lanterns

Lanterns are a great way to incorporate a different kind of item into your wedding decor. Inexpensive lanterns are available to purchase at places such as Michaels and Ikea. Although you can place a candle in the lantern for a more traditional look, you can also add flowers to the inside of the lantern or any other item that matches your theme. 🌿

Suspended Flower Strings

Looking to add some more flowers to your wedding but want a new way to incorporate them? We love the look of hanging flower strings and think they are perfect for hanging around your celebrations or even an altar. 👰 All you need is some sort of string or fishing line, flowers, water, a needle, and scissors.

  1. Let your flowers hydrate in water for several hours before cutting the flowers. Hydrating the flowers properly will give them the best possible appearance.

  2. Take your ball of string, twine or cord and cut long lines from the spool.

  3. Cut the stems off of your flowers, so you just have the tops.

  4. Thread the flowers through the string, making sure they are evenly spaced out so there is some distance between them. (tip: tie a knot in the line beforehand to evenly space the flowers).

  5. Once they are all attached, you can hang them from a doorway, rod, or really anywhere! 🌸

Be sure to follow us on Instagram for more easy ways to save big on your wedding day! ❤️

Our Brilliant Bride Ally | Arizona Desert Wedding

Our brilliant bride Ally became one with her groom Bobby during a gorgeous, intimate wedding at the Prayer Pavilion of the Light in Phoenix, AZ. You can feel their personalities and love shine through each photo. 😍

Ally said YES to the dress at our Brilliant Bridal Phoenix location. She looked stunning in her tulle Sophia Tolli dress, that featured a unique floral, beaded bodice! Their subtle blush and navy combo perfectly complimented the show-stopping gown! 👰

Keep scrolling for our favorite photos from Ally & Bobby’s wedding courtesy of the amazingly talented Lexie Price & Hart Films. 📷 We had the hardest time just picking a few photos!

Rocky Mountain Bridal Show | April 2019

Calling all of our Denver brides! This Sunday, April 14th, you can find Brilliant Bridal at the Rocky Mountain Bridal Show! The show is at the Colorado Convention Center - Four Seasons Ballroom from 11am - 4pm. Grab your tickets here; we can't wait to meet you! 

Be sure to book an appointment to lock in an additional 25% off discount on your dream dress (that’s on top of our already discounted prices)! You can apply this discount to any dress in the store, saving hundreds of dollars! Plus, we will be doing giveaways during the show. Keep scrolling for more details on how you can win!

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Brilliant Bridal Team

Wear It To Win It 

And of course, we will be bringing back our popular Wear It to Win It contest during the event!  Over the course of the day, we will be giving away multiple prizes just for wearing one of our mini blue veils.

Prizes include:

  • Date Night: dinner and a movie for two.

  • Super cute "Bride" tank top.

  • Starbucks gift card and bridal garter

This contest literally could not be easier to enter, all you have to do is wear a cute veil:

  1. STOP by our bridal show booth.

  2. SNAG one of our signature blue mini veils.

  3. WEAR it while you're checking out the rest of the show.

  4. GET "CAUGHT" wearing your veil by our super secret contest spy!

  5. POSE for your winner picture for social media.

  6. CELEBRATE being an awesome winner!

Brilliant Bridal Team

 See you this weekend! Can't wait to find out who the lucky winners are! Follow along on Instagram and Facebook for BTS fun and sneak peeks into the event! 

Unicorn Bridal Inspo | Theia Couture

How fun is a “Desert Unicorn” themed styled shoot?! 💕

We were so excited to collaborate with an amazing team of Vegas vendors for this fun, unique shoot! If you look closely at each photo, you can really tell how much work went into all the details.

The beautiful farm table is perfect for any intimate desert wedding reception. 🌵 It was accented with macrame chairs, a pink and blue table runner, a dragon wood centerpiece, gold-rimmed wine glasses, pink goblets, glass bubbles, and dream catchers. 🌾

The bride wore a stunning, lace Theia gown and her crown designed by Lou Lee and Me was a perfect addition. Her bouquet also complimented the dress with a perfect mix of hydrangeas, proteas, astilbes, dahlias, stock, & greenery.

Keep scrolling to see the photos and vendors from this Desert Styled Shoot! Thank you to the talented That First Moment Photography for sharing the gallery with us! ✨

Planner: Sparkleigh Productions | Photo: That First Moment Photography | Hair and Makeup: Kristy's Artistry | Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals | Dress Designer: Theia Couture | Bouquet: After Hours Flowers | Crown: Lou Lee and Me Location: Valley of Fire, NV

Creative Ways to Save Big on your Wedding Day

Are you a newly engaged couple with a dream wedding to plan? First, congratulations! 💍This is going to be such a fun and exciting process. However, as all the to-do’s and expenses start to pile up, you may feel in over your head. But don’t worry, there are plenty of ways you can get creative and save big on your wedding day.

1. The Dress. The average cost of a wedding dress in the United States is $1,050, but believe it or not, you can score the dress of your dreams at 30-80% off retail price. Your wedding dress will likely be one of the most important decisions you make for one of the most important days of your life, so why not buy a beautiful gown that you love at an affordable price? And, if you are looking for additional ways to save on your dress, maybe consider finding a simple dress vs. a super detailed one. You can always add extra sparkle and glam with accessories. ✨

2. The Budget. Determining a wedding budget is hard. Sticking to that budget is even harder. But knowing the amount you have to spend on expected (and unexpected) costs for your wedding will help you save big in the long run. If you aren’t confident about your money management skills, stay on top of your funds with an online banking company. Mobile banking apps help take the guesswork out of saving for your big day by providing real-time spending alerts and balance updates. This on-the-go technology is super helpful when you need to quickly pull numbers for vendors or when you need to go over budget details with your partner. 👏

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3. The Date. One way to save big while planning your wedding is to be flexible with your wedding date. Many people have their hearts set on a weekend wedding during the summertime, but choosing a date that falls during the off-season will be less expensive. While Saturday weddings are the norm, having a weekday wedding during January and February can help you save 30-50%. While this is a great money-saving option, it might not be ideal for those who plan on having a larger guest list. Talk it over with your partner and close family members to make sure your decision is the best option for everyone involved. 🎉

4. The Decor. Consider using a rent and return floral boutique to cut costs on gorgeous floral arrangements without having to sacrifice anything else. 🌼This a convenient and creative way to save money and eliminate flowers going to waste. Also, the process is so easy, all you have to do is package your flowers back into the pre-paid box and simply return them after your wedding. If you feel like you might forget, assign one of your go-to bridesmaids to take on this task, they’ll be happy to help!