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Welcome back to another spectacular Wanwisa Wednesday! Be sure to check out her previous posts I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX, XXX, XXXI, XXXII, XXXIII, XXXIV, XXXV and XXXVI for more fabulous wedding inspiration!

With all the sample sales, department store markdowns and discount retailers popping up every which way… brides of all styles can save tons on bridal gowns and accessories. Here are four recession-proof looks that are all just a click away {who says you have to be in NYC or LA for the best Sample Sales?}.

The Traditionalist: Slub Silk Penelope Gown by Jcrew $695, Stuart Weitzman Sashay Pumps (marked down to $183), CZ tennis bracelet from $59.99, and 3 Carat Royal Asschers Studs from Carat $224. Grand Total: $1161.99

The Sophisticate: Diane Von Furstenberg Crepe Assymetrical dress from ($452.25 marked down from $1,005), Ginger Metallic Slingbacks from J. Crew $185, Double-Strand Fresh-water Pearl bracelet also from J. Crew $150, Pearl Cluster Drop Earrings J. Crew $55. Grand Total:$842.25

The Sex Kitten: One-Shoulder Cascade Gown by Notte by Marchesa available at $990, Massimo Hailey Strappy Heels from Target $19.99, Raquel’s Petite Crystal Vintage Bracelet from $35. Grand Total: $1044.99

The Bon Vivant: Silk Tricotine Goddess Gown from Jcrew $325, Christian Louboutin Turbella platforms on sale at $559 (from $925), Katarina’s CZ Blus Sapphire Clip-on Earrings from $159. Grand Total: $1043

The Key is to mix and match expensive and inexpensive pieces. There are a million ways to save money and still look fabulous! Shop Etsy for tons of customizable handmade accessories and look for online outlets like for great deals on designer dresses! And don’t forget to sign up for daily-online sample sales from websites like for discounts on anything from cocktail dresses for your engagement party to those something-blue-Dolce and Gabbana-satin pumps to walk down the aisle in. Happy shopping!

Until next Wednesday! Xoxo, Wanwisa

lara Written with love by Lara Casey
  1. avatar Molly reply

    Your take on bon vivant is perfect! ou-la-love!

  2. avatar The Perfect Palette reply

    we like this!

  3. avatar Drea Cunningham reply

    LOVE the post!!! I especially heart the sex kitten look. I own and often rock the sexy strappy silver heels from Target. Rock on!

  4. avatar Brenda reply

    I love the traditionalist and sex kitten, as an Encore Bride putting together a great look on a budget is a must, thanks!!!

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