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This week, we’ve rounded up a few fun, affordable and absolutely gorgeous used wedding dresses. Favorite brands like BHLDN, Grace Loves Lace and Watters give you style aplenty without the astronomical price tag. In our listings, you can find those same gowns for even less.

Click through the slideshow below for pictures and links!


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Choose a meaningful venue

Your venue dictates not only the look, but also the energy and meaning of your wedding day. If you love the outdoors, choose a time of year that will allow you to have that al fresco dinner you’ve been dreaming of. If your family has property that’s special to you, ask them if you can get married there.

Be inspired by the land

Once you’ve booked your venue (or confirmed with your family member that yes, it is ok for you to host 150 people in their backyard) make sure to visit. Look around you. What colors, textures and objects do you see? Incorporate at least one of those elements into your design as a motif.

Pick an unexpected color combination

If you love moodier colors or even deep neutrals like black and charcoal grey, you can pair those unexpected tones with lighter, more commonplace wedding colors like blush or light yellow for a refreshing juxtaposition.

Incorporate personal items

Wear heirloom jewelry, or ask your photographer to style their detail shots with cherished household items.

Ask for unique floral installations

If your venue includes a magnificent staircase or hearth, ask your floral designer to create an installation that custom fits that feature. If your flowers reflect the structure of your venue, the wedding as a whole will feel natural and homey.

Treat it like a dinner party

If you want your wedding to have an intimate, personal feel, regardless of its size, think of it less as an “event” and more as a gathering of loved ones. Pay attention to the details that bring people together – the meal, the lighting, the seating. Create an at-ease atmosphere that encourages interaction.


Click through the slideshow below for 20 ways to personalize your wedding.

Featured Enchanting Bridal Portraits with Jewel-Toned Bridal Bouquet

Weathered wood and silk. Historic stone and jewel-tone flowers. All complete contrasts, and yet, when pulled together, all completely amazing.

Featured Peaceful Garden Wedding Reception Ideas

Wherever you're getting married, we suggest finding a venue with a peaceful, beautiful garden so that your wedding can feel just like this one.

Featured Organic Wedding Inspiration in Neutral Color Scheme

With a neutral color scheme fitting for any time of year, this simple, organic wedding inspiration shoot inspires.

Featured Natural-Inspired Floral Design DIY with Silk Flowers

You've never seen silk flowers look this good.

Featured Whimsical Pastel Wedding in North California

Outdoor weddings have the most lovely, whimsical nature to them, and when the color palette is inspired by the sky after a thunderstorm, we know it's going to be a good one.