June Sparkling Saturday

Know what mimosas, girl gangs and pretty dresses mean? ✨Sparkling Saturday✨It's a celebration for brides & their tribes. Trust us, you won't want to miss it! Saturday, June 23rd, we will be partnering with local vendors to create a wedding dress shopping experience that is above and beyond!

Get ready to enjoy a stress free day on us. We're going to pop some bubbly in your honor🍾 and there will be sweet treats, fresh blooms, and a sparkly 'said YES to the dress' photo wall! Plus, a portion of all sales on Saturday will be donated to a local charity!! #brideswhogiveback

Check out the lovely, wedding vendors for this Saturday's event. Each of their Facebook, Instagram & Website are linked for your wedding planning convenience! 

Denver Location

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Chel's Cakes

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Dgass Photography

And 5% of sales from our Denver Shop will go to Firefly Autism.

Phoenix Location

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Silver Rose Bakery

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Flora Lish

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Charlotte Francis

And 5% of sales from our Phoenix Shop will go to Keep Arizona Beautiful.

East Valley Location

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Nothing Bundt Cakes

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Garden Gate Flowers

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Emily Janssen Photography

And 5% of sales from our East Valley Shop will go to Save the Children.

Las Vegas Location

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Everbloom LV

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Adam Trujillo Photography

And 5% of sales from our Las Vegas Shop will go to Noah’s Animal House.

5 Steps to Set a Flawless Wedding Budget

The marriage between you and your spouse-to-be is by far the most important aspect of your wedding, but the matrimonial budget comes in at a close second! Once you’ve thoroughly celebrated your engagement, it’s time to sit down and create a flawless financial plan for the big day! Your wedding day will likely be one of the biggest and most expensive parties you’ve ever hosted. So here are five steps to set a flawless wedding budget for the dream wedding you can afford!

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1. Determine Who’s Paying for the Wedding

Will it just be you and your fiancé? Are your parents or other family members willing to contribute? Whatever your situation may be, it’s super important to figure this out before you sit down and calculate your overall wedding budget. Try to confirm how much each party is willing to spend or what part of the wedding they would like to contribute to. Whether it be throwing a bridal shower or chipping in on your wedding dress, any little bit can help. And we know money conversations can be awkward but they are crucial in determining your overall budget. However you decide to approach the matter, be sure to do it in a respectful way.

2. Plan Your Guest List

Your guest count will 100% impact the amount of money you’ll be spending. The number of people you can expect to attend will not only determine the venue size, but also the amount of food and alcohol you need to supply (which are two major costs). Breaking down the cost into a per person expenditure can help put things into perspective. Each guest ends up costing more than their meal when you factor in invitations, gift bags, and a slice of cake. So when planning your guest list, invite the people you want to be at your wedding and try not to invite guests because you feel obligated.

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3.Create Your Budget

Once you have the above figured out, it’s time to actually create your wedding budget! As you start assigning funds to different categories, you'll need to determine which items on your list are a priority. Maybe your partner wants an open bar, and you want an amazing video, but neither of you want a sit down meal. Your priorities as a couple will influence where you put more or less money. Also, it can be helpful to set the total cost, then allocate specific percentages to each aspect of the wedding. For example, the reception, food, and drink costs will be around 50% of the total amount you’ve set. **Take advantage of the free spreadsheets online to keep your organized**

4. Expect the Unexpected

Once the contracts have been drafted, it’s crucial to read through them and ask questions in spots where you’re confused. Make sure the prices your vendors have quoted you on is the correct amount that includes taxes and gratuity where necessary. Some of those small expenses may seem trivial now, but they add up quickly. It’s a good idea to allocate about 5% of your budget for unexpected costs. If that 5% isn’t enough to cover some of the unknowns, there are other options available.

If you have good credit, you might qualify for a 0% APR credit card which allows you to have no interest on your balance for 12-18 months. After the introductory period is over, the interest rate switches back to the regular purchase APR, so make sure you know you can pay your balance off in the allotted time frame. Another option would be to get a low-interest personal loan. The interest rates are fixed and you only apply for the amount you need so the temptation to overspend is eliminated. Couples tend to be more diligent about what they spend when they take out a loan. Once you see the total amount of all of your expenses, make sure it fits into the overall budget you set. And if it doesn’t, it’s time to reevaluate and cut back on some costs (keep reading if you need tips). 

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5. Find Ways to Save

This probably goes without saying, but our dresses are always marked 30-80% below the retail cost. So we've got you coved on saving money on the dress! And we've already mentioned the guest list, but to put it in perspective, you can save almost $2,000 just by trimming it down 10-20 people. Plus, there are over 15 Smart Ways to Save Money On Your Wedding in another one of our blog posts.

At the end of the day, your wedding is about you and your finacé. Don’t start your marriage off by going into debt because the focus shouldn't be about how much money you spend for the big day. It's about the commitment you're about to make to your soon-to-be spouse.

Check us out on social media for more wedding tips  + new arrivals + BTS action. 

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Arizona Bridal Show | June 2018

Bridal show season is by far our favorite time of the year! It's so much fun getting to hang out with newly engaged brides and give away amazing prizes and discounts! This Sunday, June 10th you can find Brilliant Bridal at the Arizona Bridal Show at the Phoenix Convention Center from 9am to 3pm! 

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Visit our booth to enter in our Gown Giveaway and book your appointment to lock in an additional 25% off on your dream dress (thats on top of our already discounted prices)! You can apply this discount to any dress in the store, saving you hundreds of dollars!! Or if you're the lucky Gown Giveaway winner, you could get any dress in the store for FREE! Keep reading to learn more. 

Gown Giveaway

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The Gown Giveaway really is as good as it sounds! Because our brides are seriously the best and we're so grateful, we're giving away a free dress of the winning bride's choosing. No limits. No fine print. & no catch! How cool is that?! 

So now that you're as excited as we are, let's talk about how to enter:

  1. VISIT our booth @ the show
  2. BOOK your bridal appointment
  3. SNAP a photo w/ our selfie frame (pictured above)
  4. POST to Instagram* 
  5. TAG & HASHTAG using @brilliantbridal & #bbazgowngiveaway
  Follow all the steps above to participate. Contest starts and ends Sunday, June 10th. Winner will be picked randomly, and announced Monday, June 11th. Private accounts must be made public during the contest in order to be considered. Giveaway open to United States residents only. Please note: this is in no way sponsored, administered or associated with Instagram.

Follow all the steps above to participate. Contest starts and ends Sunday, June 10th. Winner will be picked randomly, and announced Monday, June 11th. Private accounts must be made public during the contest in order to be considered. Giveaway open to United States residents only. Please note: this is in no way sponsored, administered or associated with Instagram.

Wear It To Win It Contest

And of course, we will be bringing back our popular Wear It to Win It Contest during the bridal show! Over the course of the day, you can win just for wearing a cute mini veil. We'll be giving away a "Bride" Tank Top, Starbucks Gift Card and a Date Night for you and your fiancé!

It's literally so easy to enter:

  1. VISIT our booth @ the show
  2. SNAG a cute mini veil to wear during the rest of the show
  3. GET "CAUGHT" wearing your veil by our super secret contest spy!
  4. POSE for your winner picture for social media. 

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

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$95 Dress Sale | Memorial Day Weekend

As if three day weekends need anything to make them better, we are rolling out one of our biggest sales of the year for Memorial Day Weekend! 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 Memorial Day cookout or your local parade, come visit us for amazing deals on dresses that will give you all the heart eyes!😍

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The $95 Dress Sale will be starting Saturday, May 26 - Monday, May 28 (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!

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Appointment availability for our $95 Dress Sale over Memorial Day Weekend always books up quickly! So don't wait to book your appointment. Plus, check out Facebook (ArizonaDenver, & Las Vegas) & Instagram for sneak peeks of our fave discounted dresses!

April Sparkling Saturday

Have you heard? Sparkling Saturday is coming to ALL four of our Brilliant Bridal Shops this Saturday!! It's a celebration for brides & their tribes. Trust us, you won't want to miss it! Saturday, April 28th, we will be partnering with local vendors to create a wedding dress shopping experience that is above and beyond!

Get ready to enjoy a stress free day on us. We're going to pop some bubbly in your honor🍾 and there will be sweet treats, fresh blooms, and a sparkly 'said YES to the dress' photo wall! Plus, a portion of all sales on Saturday will be donated to a local charity!! #brideswhogiveback

Check out the lovely, wedding vendors for this Saturday's event. Each of their Facebook, Instagram & Website are linked for your wedding planning convenience! 

Phoenix Location

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A Bakeshop

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Butterfly Petals

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Carmela Joy Photography

A portion of sales from our Phoenix Shop will go to Free Arts AZ, where they use the healing powers of the arts to help abused and homeless children build resiliency and learn to trust and heal.

East Valley Location

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Lisa's Rum Cake

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Emily Janssen Photography

A portion of sales from our East Valley Shop will go to Arizona Animal Welfare League whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome dogs, cats, puppies and kittens throughout the State of Arizona that have been surrendered, abandoned, abused and neglected.

Denver Location

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Sweet Ride Weddings & Events

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Calla Blue Florals

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Sarah Barth Images

A portion of sales from our Denver Shop will go to Maxfund Animal Adoption Center who strive to give animals, including the injured, abandoned, and abused, a "second chance at life."

Las Vegas Location

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Everbloom LV

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Adam Trujillo Photography

A portion of sales from our Las Vegas Shop will go to Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas whose mission is to secure loving and stable homes for dogs and cats at risk of being lost in the shelter system.