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Designer Diffusions for the Budget Bridal Set

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If wearing off-the-rack feels a little less than your dream come true, and a small budget for a gown seems like the ultimate nightmare, we may be your new best friend. We've got the lowdown to let you budget brides rejoice with the onset of a few designer diffusion and online bridal lines that make finding a wallet-friendly dress much easier to stomach.

The first on the list is Vera Wang, and her new collaboration with, yes your reading this right, David's Bridal. The wedding dress tastemaker has teamed up with the chain store famous for their $99 bridal sale (Don't judge, $99 is just the starting price of their sale gowns?OK fine, you can judge). But the result of this unlikely collaboration is simply beautiful. The dresses range from $600 to $1400, most around $1,200, and are available in many David's Bridal locations in So Cal. Up next for the project is bridesmaids dresses debuting at the end of June.

Matthew Williamson has also released a 12-piece collection, available in the brand's New York outpost. Any excuse for a long weekend in NYC, right?

Next find the offbeat vibes of Anthropology taking to the Internet, in wedding form, with the new e-commerce boutique BHLDN. The dresses have a unique flair and expensive feel without the crazy price tag. Quirky? Yes. Cheesy? No.

We have even more good news for those dragging their feet on setting a date: a heavily anticipated collaboration between Marchesa and Priscilla of Boston, which includes dresses ranging from $1,500 to $5,000. No word on the release date yet, which means it's the perfect excuse to wait until next spring to tie the knot.
(story by Lexy Lebsack)
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