Budget Couture

Straying from traditional attire to personalize special occassions
Implications - As a result of the recession, special event budgets have been slashed. Rather than sticking to traditional (and often pricey) attire, people are looking to more personalized, unusual routes. Doing away with conventional attire in favor of unique looks can create a couture feel without the price.
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V. Hot Top 6 Examples: 514,406 Total Clicks Jun 09 - Oct 09
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Gothic Wedding Bouquets - Black Roses and Calla Lilies for Tradition-Defying Brides
SCORE: 6.9
Viral 194,080 Clicks Pub: Aug 10, 09
Gothic Wedding Bouquets
Black Roses and Calla Lilies for Tradition-Defying Brides
These Gothic wedding bouquets fit perfectly with the darker themes we've been seeing recently, like the vampire designs inspired by Twilight. Black rose bouquets are also very Tim Burton, which is timely… [More]
Detachable Wedding Dresses - The Morgan Boszilkov Natural Bridal Collection is Eco & Multifunctional
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Viral 123,672 Clicks Pub: Oct 5, 09
Detachable Wedding Dresses
The Morgan Boszilkov Natural Bridal Collection is Eco & Multifunctional
The gowns in the Morgan Boszilkov Natural Bridal Collection stand apart from other wedding dresses I've seen for two primary reasons: they're eco-friendly and multifunctional. The two designs I've featured… [More]
Blow-Up Wedding Gowns - Daisy the Balloon Artist Creates Fancy Inflatable Dresses
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V. Hot 71,669 Clicks Pub: Jun 10, 09
Blow-Up Wedding Gowns
Daisy the Balloon Artist Creates Fancy Inflatable Dresses
Daisy, an exceptional balloon artist, has created one-of-a-kind balloon wedding dresses. If you are worried about having a gown no one else has, then wearing one of these balloon dresses to your wedding… [More]
Army Camo Bridal Gowns - Brides Get Ready for a War in Camo Wedding Dresses
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V. Hot 51,944 Clicks Pub: Jun 24, 09
Army Camo Bridal Gowns
Brides Get Ready for a War in Camo Wedding Dresses
It seems many women have been choosing less traditional styles for their weddings, as with the brides pictured above in their camouflage wedding gowns. Most likely to add a personal touch to their wedding… [More]
Paper Wedding Dresses - Ann Kagawa Lee Wins Contest With Fashion Forward Toiletries
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V. Hot 46,384 Clicks Pub: Jul 3, 09
Paper Wedding Dresses
Ann Kagawa Lee Wins Contest With Fashion Forward Toiletries
Ann Kagawa Lee is certainly patient. She created a dress entirely out of toilet paper for Cheap Chic Wedding’s toilet-paper wedding dress contest. As if that’s not impressive enough, the dress is actually… [More]
Multi-Hued Wedding Dresses - Revolve Clothing 'Walking On Air' Gown Delivers in Style
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V. Hot 26,657 Clicks Pub: Jul 27, 09
Multi-Hued Wedding Dresses
Revolve Clothing 'Walking On Air' Gown Delivers in Style
This multi-hued tiered 'Walking on Air' wedding dress for Revolve Clothing by Anzevino & Florence is gorgeous, although it isn't for brides who envision walking down the aisle in bright white. Revolve… [More]