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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Choose the Ultimate Strapless Wedding Gown for your Big Day

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If you dream of wearing a strapless, princess-style wedding gown that makes you feel like royalty on your wedding day, you’re certainly not alone. Many women choose strapless designs that give them perfect hourglass silhouettes, while also showing off their creamy shoulders and arms.
To help you find a lovely, strapless bridal dress that is perfect for your figure, budget and tastes, we’ve spotlighted a range of beautiful frocks that truly have all of the bells and whistles. These affordable, yet exclusive designs will work perfectly with wedding veils or without, and you may personalize the look with jewelry, wedding shoes, hair and makeup that really reflect your personal style.
When you say “yes to the dress” at Best for Bride, you’ll always get the personalized, caring service that you deserve. To give our gorgeous brides-to-be even more options, we offer a range of complementary services, such as wedding dress alterations, wedding cakes, wedding invitations, bridesmaid dresses and wedding favours (to name just a few of our wedding services).
Choosing Best for Bride will be the key to stress-free wedding planning. We work hard to make every bride-to-be’s shopping experience lighthearted, fun and glamorous. So, why not connect with our friendly, experienced team of wedding specialists today?
Now, let’s have a look at some of the most exquisite strapless wedding gowns for this season…

Go for Perfect Fit and Luxurious Details

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Channel your inner princess with a delicate and lush strapless wedding gown, such as the show-stopping Jasmine Bridal design shown above. This elegant dress is one of our most fashionable wedding dresses, and it’s embellished with gorgeous beading for a true designer effect. A boned corset will streamline your torso and give you a refined and sophisticated image as you walk down the aisle. A full skirt with gorgeous draping along the hem adds even more impact to this unforgettable gown. This is truly a wedding dress to treasure for a lifetime!
Accessorize the look by piling up your hair and donning a pair of sparkly drop earrings. You won’t need many accessories to create the ideal wedding-day look, as this exceptional gown really stands alone.

Enjoy Sexy, Form-fitting Style with all of the Bells and Whistles

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Feel like Scarlett O’Hara as you don a frothy confection that shows off your waist, bosom and arms. The ultra-feminine Sophia Tolli by Mon Cheri design shown above is classic, super-flattering, and designed to make you feel sexy and powerful as you embark on your journey into marital bliss. Crafted from exquisite fabric that is adorned with elegant crystal beading and corded lace, this beautiful dress will mold your torso for a streamlined look. This romantic design is fitted from bodice to hips for a mermaid effect. Its skirt is incredibly full, yet so lightweight. If you want full-on glamour on your big day, this may be the dress that you’ve always dreamed of wearing.
Accessorize the look with a simple, sleek up-do and long earrings. Keep makeup fresh and rosy for a true princess effect. High-heeled sandals will be ideal complements to this design.

Flatter Your Curves in a Dazzling Fishtail Bridal Gown

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Make the most of your beautiful curves with a dazzling fishtail wedding dress that highlights your feminine silhouette. The Mori Lee design shown above features delicate embroidery and beading for a rich and dimensional effect. Designed to focus attention on the most feminine and lovely parts of your figure, this mermaid-style gown will ensure that you are poetry in motion as you walk down the aisle.
Accessorize the look with a pretty veil, or skip the veil and wear your hair down to highlight the sensual look of this body-conscious design. A glittering bracelet and earrings will pick up this gown’s metallic accents perfectly.
Now that you’ve had a look at our dizzying array of stunning, strapless gowns, why not come into Best for Bride Toronto (or any one of our retail locations) to try one on? If you prefer, you may order your dream dress from our online bridal store, right from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Our Elegance Bridal Gowns offer Unparalleled Beauty and Fit

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If you’re searching for a romantic wedding dress to wear while you walk down the aisle, you may fall in love with one of our gorgeous Elegance bridal gowns. These affordable and exquisite bridal dresses offer ultimate femininity and stellar fit, and they are available in all of our Best for Bride wedding boutiques (as well as our convenient, online bridal store).
Designed with care and painstaking attention to detail, each Elegance bridal gown creates a desirable hourglass silhouette for a true princess effect.
If you’re a bride-to-be who wants a truly regal look, you will adore these sophisticated designs. High-quality fabrics and embellishments are used to highlight every element of your own natural beauty. These gowns fit beautifully to give you a true designer look, without the couture price tag.
To show you the beauty of these exceptional frocks, we’re showcasing a few unforgettable styles. If you find a design that prompts you to say “yes to the dress“, please contact our team of wedding specialists today. We are here to ensure that you get your dream dress in plenty of time for your upcoming nuptials…
You’ll Treasure this Dress for a Lifetime…
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When it comes to finding a truly flattering gown that dazzles and inspires you, the style shown above will definitely be a contender. This ultra-feminine confection is a strapless beauty that hugs your torso without being too tight, and then flows into a full, smooth skirt that is decidedly refined and elegant.
Choose a Sensual Style that Grabs Attention…
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This rich and dimensional gown features a sexy plunging neckline, delicate embroidery and sparkling embellishments that offer plenty of extra texture and visual interest. Accessorize with a wedding veil, or wear your hair sleek and sophisticated for a sensual, high-fashion look. Rosy makeup and drop earrings are really all that you need to show this gown off to perfection.
Sizzle in Sophisticated Black-and-White…
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When it comes to fashionable wedding dresses, some brides-to-be are looking for more individuality. If snow-white dresses don’t really reflect your edgy sensibility, why not go daring by choosing a gorgeous gown that features a  stunning black-and-white bodice that is crafted from the most intricate and feminine lace? To accessorize this elegant design, wear your hair up, and then choose a strong lip color to balance the look.
Now that you know more about Elegance bridal gowns, why not visit our Best for Bride website to view the entire collection? We also offer a range of practical services to our valued brides-to-be, such as wedding dress alterations, engagement rings, wedding cakes, cheap bridesmaids dresses, and so much more…

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Look Your Best in our Plus-size Wedding Dresses

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Lush curves are beautiful, and they deserve to be adorned in plus-size wedding gowns with all of the bells and whistles. At Best for Bride, we cater to ladies of all shapes and sizes, and we provide a range of plus-size bridal dresses that range from elegant and subtle to flamboyant and wildly fashionable. If you’re in the plus-size category and you’re planning to tie the knot, you’ll enjoy discovering everything that we offer to brides-to-be just like you. To give you a taste of our best designs, we’ve spotlighted a few exceptional styles, one of which may inspire you to say “yes to the dress“.

Gorgeous Designs for Curvy Brides-to-be

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Show off everything that is beautiful about you in a shimmering, princess-style plus-size wedding dress adorned with yards of gorgeous, smooth satin and delicate, feminine beading. Your bosom and waist will be highlighted in the type of plus-size bridal gown shown above, and the full skirt will bypass your hips, belly and thighs, creating the ideal hourglass silhouette. This gown needs few accessories; however, if you dream of a truly regal look, consider wearing one of our lovely, exquisite veils, along with a glittering tiara headpiece. High-heeled wedding shoes will complete the look.
To slim your face, build volume into your hairstyle at the crown, and leave long layers around your neck and shoulders. A strong lipcolor that matches your skin tone will balance your features and draw the eye inwards, creating an optical illusion that narrows your face. To learn more, please watch our YouTube video about Plus Size Wedding Dresses, which features some of our lovely plus-size brides-to-be…

Enjoy Sheer Elegance that is Perfect for your Body Type

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Some brides-to-be don’t really want to wear strapless gowns. If you fall into that category, you should know that offer stunning bridal dresses with supportive, yet totally beautiful and decorative, strap detailing. Stunning, fashionable wedding dresses, such as the striking design shown above, offer a touch of Art Deco elegance that is so timeless and sophisticated. This beautiful gown is the perfect complement to glittering drop earrings, and its careful tucking and pleating will streamline your torso to perfection.
To highlight your beauty on the big day, create a sexy, smoky-eye effect by layering black eyeliner, smoky charcoal and dove-grey eye shadows, and highlighting your brow bone with a drop of pearly highlighter. Then, accent your cheekbones and lips with a rosy hue. If you don’t have the makeup application skills to create a smoky eye look on your own, ask a local makeup artist to do the job for you or give you a tutorial. Many curvy celebs, such as J. Lo, rely on the sultry, smoky-eye look to make a splash at big events, such as the Academy Awards.

Feel Like a Movie Star in our Goddess-inspired Wedding Dresses

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As you walk down the aisle, you enter a new phase of your life. Celebrate your journey into matrimony by treating yourself to a plus-size wedding gown that makes you feel totally glamorous, polished, and beautiful. Our goddess-inspired wedding dresses, such as the lovely, draped design shown above, feature the sort of style details that flatter a curvy body and offer a touch of pure Hollywood glamour. The style pictured above features a plunging neckline that visually slims your upper half, while also calling attention to your sensual curves. A sparkly, jewelled belt adds visual impact and creates a more defined waistline.
Stunning, easy-to-wear, and so affordable, our plus-size wedding dresses are a wedding day dream come true…
Visit Best for Bride to view more of our signature designs. We also offer wedding invitations, wedding favors, mother of the bride dresses, and so much more. Our caring service is legendary, so why not treat yourself to the sort of personalized attention that you really deserve?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Learn More About our Engagement Story Contest

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As you prepare for your own wedding day, why not get inspired by reading some touching and romantic engagement stories? At Best for Bride, we adore our brides-to-be (and grooms-to-be!), and we offer them a very special way to win big through our special Engagement Story Contests.
We run these contests regularly, and we get so many charming and unforgettable entries! Of course, it’s very hard to choose the best, so we’ve created a fair system that allows our fans and followers to vote on their favorite engagement stories.
Right now, these stories are posted HERE, so do take a moment to enjoy them… and then cast your vote!

Why Not Enter our Engagement Story Contest Today?

Currently, Stephanie and Mark are in the lead…will they continue on to victory in our Engagement Story Contest?
In addition, you are invited to post your own entry, because our Season 5 contest is still ongoing! Our engagement story web page has full rules (these are not complicated), so check them out to find out exactly what you need to do.
Basically, a written story and photo of the two of you will be all that you need to take part in this fun contest. Of course, we offer wonderful incentives, including a big Grand Prize and special discounts, to encourage plenty of participation from lots of special couples…
Our lucky winning couple will receive  a $1000 (one thousand dollar) gift certificate that may be used to purchase a wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses.
However, non-winners are also winners at Best for Bride, because we award these contest participants a 15% discount on the cost of their fashionable wedding dresses and bridesmaid gowns.

William and Jennifer are contenders for our big Grand Prize…
If you’ve already bought a wedding gown from our online bridal store, or any Best for Bride boutiques, and you’re lucky enough to be declared the winner of our Engagement Story Contest, you’ll get a refund on your purchase that adds up to one thousand dollars.
As you can see, there’s really no downside to participating in this fun contest, and the stories that we’ve posted on our contest page are incredibly sweet, funny, romantic and inspiring.
In fact, some of these proposal stories could be straight out of a blockbuster Hollywood romantic comedy.

Will Diana and Drew win a thousand-dollar gift certificate for a wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses?
Designed to be entertaining as well as rewarding, we love our Engagement Story tradition, which gets more popular every single year, and we hope to receive your own entry very soon.

Get the VIP Treatment that You Deserve at Best for Bride

Alfred Angelo bridal dressYou’re a beautiful person, and you deserve to be treated like a princess as you plan your own wedding. At Best for Bride, we understand the pressures and multiple concerns that come into play while planning a big, medium, or intimate wedding, and we know exactly how to take the pressure off.
When you work with our team of wedding specialists, you’ll find the perfect bridal dress for your body type and your wedding-day dreams. To give every bride a range of flattering choices, we offer plus size wedding dresses, petite wedding dresses, and a range of other designs, such as cheap bridesmaid dresses and mother of the bride dresses that won’t bust your wedding day budget.
In addition, we are proud to offer a full complement of wedding planning services, by providing our lovely brides-to-be with the very best in wedding cakes, wedding invitations and wedding favours. Contact out caring team today to get the royal treatment that you deserve.

Friday, August 10, 2012

How to Plan a Disney-inspired Dream Wedding

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A dream is a wish your heart makes.- Cinderella
When it comes to planning theme weddings that truly evoke the romance, whimsy and charm of Disney’s most beloved animated films (such as Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella), selecting the right style elements, wedding decor ideas, bridal dress, and bridesmaids gowns will be very important.
In fact, Disneyland and Disneyworld will even allow you to marry right at their famous theme parks. Whether you visit one of the Magic Kingdoms to tie the knot (check their official amusement park websites for more information), or choose any other special wedding venue, our helpful quick guide will give you the inspiration that you need to create the ultimate Disney-style nuptials.
Since your wedding day is so special, don’t be afraid to indulge yourself with a touch of Disney magic. After all, you deserve to make your dreams come true on this romantic and meaningful special occasion.
How to Look Like a Disney Princess on Your Wedding Day
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Looking like a Disney princess requires the perfect white wedding dress. Luckily, our Alfred Angelo Disney bridal gowns are custom-made to give you stunning Disney princess style. Each gown in this spectacular collection is inspired by a Disney heroine. So, pick your favorite Disney film and go from there. If you love the Little Mermaid, choose the Ariel gown. If you adore Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, choose the Aurora bridal gown to get her look on your wedding day.
Once you’ve selected your favorite Alfred Angelo Disney wedding gown, be sure to get the right hair and makeup look. The Disney princess look may feature long, flowing curls, headbands, or full, structured up-dos. One fun way to find the best look is to watch classic Disney animated films, such as Cinderella. Choose a special scene where the heroine looks especially wonderful, and then ask your hairdresser to re-create the look. Take digital photos to make sure you’re getting close to your Disney princess ideal.
Makeup should suit your coloring. Blond Disney princesses should stick with mauve and rosy pinks, while Snow White types should choose ruby lips and black mascara. Redheads should opt for juicy peach lip color or blush for the perfect, golden sunset glow. Darker, more exotic beauties in the Princess Jasmine vein should choose cinnamon or violet lip color for a rich, vibrant effect.
Since the eyes of Disney princesses are so prominent, you’ll need lots of eye liner on the top lashes, plus eye shadow and mascara, to get the look. This doe-eyed beauty will highlight your radiance and innocence as you walk down the aisle.
To add more charm to your wedding, dress your beloved bridesmaids in the Alfred Angelo Disney collection. These suprisingly cheap bridesmaid dresses will keep the theme coherent and add beauty to your wedding photos.
Wedding Decor for Disney-inspired Ceremonies and Receptions
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Disney heroines are often out in nature, surrounded by the lush beauty of forests and meadows. To create these bowers of bliss, choose wildflowers, pretty evergreen plants, and wedding centrepieces that have a natural, un-contrived look. If you’re marrying outdoors, use romantic trellises adorned with climbing wild roses, and scatter red rose petals along pathways. Satin ribbons may be used to decorate chairs and planters.
Make sure that any wedding invitations and wedding favours capture the same romantic, floral theme. Rosebud motifs and ribbon motifs are pure Disney, and they may be used on invitations, or as inspiration for wedding cake sugar flowers and borders.
Now that you know how to plan a Disney-inspired dream wedding, why not contact our Best for Bride wedding specialists today? Our team offers the most beautiful and affordable wedding gowns, as well as wedding cakes, wedding favors, wedding invitations, bridesmaid dresses, and mother of the bride dresses. In a nutshell, we have everything that you need to plan your entire Disney-themed nuptials, and we offer the most caring and professional service that you will find anywhere. Find us at our Ontario boutiques, or order via the World Wide Web through our online bridal store.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sophia Tolli by Mon Cheri Wedding Gowns

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Best for Bride is proud to introduce a new line of bridal gowns. These Sophia Tolli by Mon Cheri wedding dresses are feminine, flattering, and available at a range of attractive price points. If you’re planning a trip down the aisle, you’ll love learning more about these exquisite gowns and everything that they have to offer. Fine tailoring, luxurious fabrics, and lush, fashionable cuts characterize these exceptional dresses, which are favorites of brides-to-be all over the world.
Women who choose Sophia Tolli by Mon Cheri bridal dresses also treasure their gorgeous dresses long after their ceremonies, receptions and honeymoons are over. If you’re looking for a white wedding dress that evokes romance, sophistication, and sensuality, you’ll adore these elegant gowns…

About the Designer…

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Sophia is an Aussie-born bridal gown designer of great renown, and she began her career working as a designer for Maggie Sottero. After honing her skills for over a decade, this talented seamstress moved on to open her own wedding gown design company, and the rest is history.
Today, Sophia is proud of her lovely bridal dress designs, which feature exceptional tailoring due to her years of skill working with needle, thread, fabric and embellishments. She prides herself on creating form-fitting gowns that highlight a woman’s curves to perfection, while also giving her a soft and sensual look.
Choosing a female designer for your own wedding gown is a great idea, as who could possibly understand a woman’s concerns and wishes more than another female? By selecting one of Sophia Tolli’s wedding dresses, you will be making a very wise investment in your own wedding-day self-confidence. When you choose one of these refined and stunning frocks, you’ll be perfectly dressed for one of the biggest days of your life.

The Sophia Tolli by Mon Cheri Collection

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If you’re into glamour, but prefer to embrace a traditional wedding-day silhouette, with a nipped-in waist, strapless bodice and full skirt, you’ll love the beautiful princess-style bridal dresses found in the Sophia Tolli Collection. Whether you opt for pure white or a subtle (and gorgeous!) profusion of metallic satins and creamy lace (as shown above), you’ll love the way you look and feel in your Sophia Tolli wedding dress.
As you can see, these dresses are beautifully crafted to accentuate your waist and bosom, while skimming over your hips and thighs. This universally-flattering look works for almost every woman, and it really fulfills the fairy tale ideal that most women dream of for their own wedding day.
When you select a gown from the collection, you won’t need to spend a fortune on accessories, as the gown’s lush lines will stand alone. However, you should feel free to accent your design with a veil and headpiece, high-heeled pumps or sandals, and a little sparkling Feri jewellry.
To make your whole look cohesive and pleasing, go for simple hair, such as a chic chignon or up-do, and then choose rosy mauve tones for your wedding-day makeup. Flushed cheeks, glossy lips, and shining hair will give you a healthy, glowing beauty that is the perfect complement to your ultra-feminine wedding gown. If mauve isn’t your color, consider warm, peachy-pink makeup that flatters your skin tone. Usually, cool pink and mauve will work well for paler, cool-complected women, whereas peach will be perfect for women with yellow undertones.

At Best for Bride, We Offer Expert Assistance with All of Your Wedding Planning

At Best for Bride, we are here to help with your bridal gown selection, and we are also ready to give you assistance with almost every other aspect of your wedding planning. Our full-service company specializes in providing the very best in wedding decor ideas, wedding cakes, plus size wedding dresses, cheap bridesmaids dresses, and evening dresses. You may order what you need from our online bridal store, or visit us in our Mississauga, Toronto, and Barrie retail outlets. If you have questions about our Best for Bride services, please reach out to our wedding specialists today.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Enjoy the Beauty of our New Alfred Angelo Bridal Designs

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We’re proud to announce that Best for Bride now carries exquisite bridal designs from Alfred Angelo and Alfred Angelo Disney. These fashionable wedding dresses evoke the fairytale beauty that our brides-to-be really crave, so we know that both collections will get rave reviews from our customers.
If you’ve always loved Disney’s, The Little Mermaid, the Ariel gown shown above (from our Alfred Angelo Disney Bridal Collection) will be sure to inspire you and to thrill you.
From classic to romantic to drop-dead glamorous…this stunning assortment of bridal gowns truly has something for everyone.
To give you a sneak peak into the collections, we’re showcasing a few dazzling choices, and we know that you may fall in love with one of these unforgettable frocks. You may find our Alfred Angelo Bridal and Alfred Angelo Disney Bridal collections at our retail outlets (bridal shops in Toronto, wedding dresses in Barrie, wedding dresses Mississauga), or you may order them from our online bridal store (right from the comfort and privacy of your home).
Whichever option you choose, you’ll find that we back up our high-quality, expertly-tailored wedding gowns with the ultimate in caring, experienced service. Our team of bridal specialists will be there for you (on or offline) as you begin to make your fairytale dreams come true. When you choose Best for Bride, you’ll be in good hands.
Now, let’s look at some exceptional gowns from the new collection…
Alfred Angelo Disney Collection
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Could anything be more romantic than the frothy, light-as-air wedding dress shown above? Your fairytale prince will swoon as you walk down the aisle in this delicate and feminine showpiece. Designed to give you the authentic Disney princess look, this Alfred Angelo gown will fulfill your romantic fantasies beyond your wildest dreams. If you grew up watching Sleeping Beauty, you’ll adore this gown, which echoes the fancy dress of the cartoon’s lovely and endearing heroine, Aurora.
Alfred Angelo Bridal Collection
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If you prefer simplicity, you’ll appreciate the clean lines and elegant details found in the Alfred Angelo bridal gown we’ve featured above. This strapless stunner features a flattering high waistline that gives you the willowy silhouette you want for your wedding day. Refined embellishments and fluid draping will make you feel like a goddess as you walk down the aisle, and this gown is perfect for casual or formal weddings.
If you like, treat yourself to a headpiece or veil to accessorize the look; however, the simple, yet striking beauty of this signature design needs little adornment. To play up the sophistication of this gown, wear your hair down, and put on some sparkly drop earrings.
Now that you’ve gotten a taste of these new collections, it may be time to visit us on or offline. Once you’ve tried on a gown from the the Alfred Angelo collection or the Alfred Angelo Disney collection, you’ll find that few other bridal gowns really compare. These designs are surprisingly affordable, and their quality is unsurpassed.
To find out more about our bridal gowns, wedding cakes, wedding invitations, engagement rings, and wedding favours, please contact us today.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Gorgeous Bridal Gowns You’ll Love

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At Best for Bride, we’re so proud of our exclusive bridal dresses, and we love sharing their beauty, workmanship, and fine tailoring with our blog followers. If you’re searching for a lovely gown to wear on your special day, you’ll adore these designs, which flatter a range of body types. Whether your body is curvy and lush, a typical hourglass, or a lean, elegant shape, we offer stunning wedding dresses that will do your natural beauty justice.
To offer you the inspiration that you need, we’re showcasing some special, fashionable wedding dresses that are as affordable as they are beautiful. To become the most beautiful bride you can be, choose the style you love the most, and then come and try it on at one of our Ontario wedding boutiques (find our bridal shops in Toronto, in Barrie, or in Mississauga). You may also order your favorite direct from our full-service online bridal store.

A Great Look for Curvy Ladies…

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 When it comes to choosing the right wedding gown for a curvy figure, it’s important to embrace your shape, instead of trying to hide it. The right bridal dresses (or plus size wedding dresses) will streamline your curves just a little bit, holding everything in place without being too tight or constricting. At the same time, this sort of fitted design will show off your opulent shape in all of its voluptuous glory.
The beautiful lace wedding gown shown above features an ultra-flattering halter neckline that will give you a Hollywood bombshell quality. In addition, the gown’s supportive bodice will create a pleasing silhouette, without revealing too much. This dress also nips in at the waist to flatter you better. Crafted from lovely lace and sparking embellishments, this type of gown offers glamour that is totally flattering to curvier girls.
To get the look, put your hair up and treat yourself to some dramatic drop earrings, and then paint your lips in a vibrant jewel tone. Ladies with curvier bodies often have wider faces, and brighter lipstick in a complementary shade will create the illusion of a leaner face. Any lip color, from rose-pink to magenta to ruby red, will give you a shot of elegance that will dazzle your wedding guests…and your groom-to-be.

The Perfect Gown for a Classic Hourglass Shape

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Women with medium builds often fall into the hourglass category, and they need perfect wedding dresses that highlight the waist, while skimming over the hips. When a gown balances your curves correctly, you’ll make the most of your great natural proportions.
The sexy wedding dress featured above is tailor-made for your body type, and it has a shimmering belt that really emphasizes the beauty of your traditionally feminine shape. The belt sits high on the waist, where you are likely to be thinnest, so it’s completely flattering. Fluid draping that is reminiscent of Greek goddesses and their classical gowns offers visual interest and a flowing, graceful quality.
This strapless bridal gown needs little adornment. Since it’s the perfect blend of modern, edgy style and traditional bridal gown elements, why not play up its sensual look by wearing your hair down and going for a natural, sun-kissed make up look? Add a rhinestone cuff, drop earrings, and high-heeled wedding shoes to accessorize this beautiful white wedding dress.

Sheer Elegance for the Leaner Figure

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If you’ve got a lean build, there are so many options for your wedding gown. Any style, from simple slip dress to frothy confection, will work on your body type. However, you should avoid plunging necklines, as you may not have the curves required to hold these gowns in place on the big day. The show-stopping gown pictured above will play up the delicacy of your body, while giving you the fairytale romance that you crave. A fitted bodice creates a little touch of hourglass beauty, while rows of ruffles offer a sense of femininity that is just so much fun to wear.
Flatter your thinner face with wild curls or a full, volumized blowout. Dramatic lips, groomed eyebrows, and blush placed high on your cheekbones will coordinate with the elegance of this look. This gown needs dramatic hair and makeup to keep the look in balance. Accessorize with a fun choker necklace that spotlights your swanlike throat.
If you’re worried about the expense of buying one of our affordable gowns, we do offer a “rent wedding dress” service that will help even the most budget-conscious bride-to-be to wear the gown of her dreams…contact us today to find out more.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

How to Use Color to Express Your Personality at Your Wedding

Every woman has her own distinct personality and style, and it often comes through in the colors that she chooses to wear.
If you’d like to express a touch of your personal style while planning your upcoming wedding, why not use your favorite palette as inspiration while you pick out flowers, centrepieces, wedding favours, wedding invitations, reception tablecloths and more?
Our Best for Bride team is standing by to help you choose just the right wedding decor ideas, and we have the designs that you need to make your fairytale wedding dreams come true…
Since you’re wearing white on the big day (at least, the odds are strongly in favor of you wearing white), express yourself with color by adding a personal touch to every other style element of your wedding.
From your groom-to-be’s bow-tie and cummerbund, to the color of your cheap bridesmaid dresses, you’ll adore the way shots of bright or muted color will add atmosphere and energy to your special day.
Here are some common color choices for wedding decor. Just choose your favorite tones and then begin to plan a cohesive look that is really you…

 Serene Blue…

If you adore blue and the serene, peaceful feelings that it brings, you’re not alone. Most people do choose blue as their favorite color, most likely because it evokes the timeless beauty of summer seas and summer skies…
To accent serene blue wedding accessories, consider complementary cool tones, such as dove-gray, charcoal, navy blue, or pure white.
Blue wedding flowers may not be the best choices, but other pastel blooms arranged in blue glass vases will look elegant, yet fresh, on your reception table. Your wedding bouquet might also feature delicate grosgrain ribbon trim in azure or palest aqua.
Match your decor to your skin tone so you’ll glow all through your ceremony and reception. A palette that sets off your coloring will be very flattering for photo backdrops as well.
If you have a cool skin tone, opt for pale blue or blue-grey; if you’re skin tone is warm, go for blue-green or periwinkle.
Blue is stunning, and it will also look fantastic on wedding invitations and wedding cakes. To add a ”something blue” to your white wedding dress, consider a blue silk sash that is narrow and designed to highlight your waist.
Many modern wedding gowns come with colored sashes in a range of hues, so brides-to-be may select their “best” color…if you have baby blues, your blue sash will make them “pop” on your wedding day.
Sunrise Orange…

If you love the glow of golden light, why not pay homage to the stunning coral and orange tones you see at sunrise? The beauty of these warm tones will add vibrant positive energy to any wedding ceremony, as long as they are used correctly.
To get the right look, choose orange accents that have a pink tone, rather than pumpkin-orange or hunter orange tones that look Halloween-esque or garish. Pinky coral tones and pale, golden orange will look beautiful, whether you use them as your palette for wedding flowers, wedding decorations or bridal jewelry.
For example, if sunset or sunrise tones are your favorite colors, why not choose gemstone Feri jewellry or delicate drop earrings adorned with golden topaz or yellow citrine? Adding a touch of color to your bridal look is a great idea, and these warm tones will make women with yellow undertones in their skin look more radiant when they are worn close to the face.
Ladies with pink undertones should probably choose a cool color palette for their bridal necklace, sash, or drop earrings.
Rich, Ruby Red…

Red is such a lush and beautiful color, and it may be used it so many stunning ways. For example, lush crimson, when combined with other rich jewel tones, such as cobalt blue and intense violet, gives a painterly effect that is artsy and sophisticated.
When red is used alone, or with paler pastel hues, it may have a romantic and delicate quality (imagine Valentine hearts, and go from there…).
How you use red is up to you…however, if it is your favorite color, you should definitely use this timeless symbol of romance and passion to express your personality at your wedding…
A lovely bouquet of red roses will be a logical choice; why not paint your lips a lovely ruby shade to match? Blot matte red lipstick with a tissue to dull the effect, so it isn’t too harsh. Then, apply a soft balm so you’re extra kissable. Add ruby drop earrings for the perfect finishing touch. Your wedding invitations and wedding decor may also feature vibrant touches of crimson, scarlet, and cerise…
For help planning the look of your wedding, and expert assistance with finding the white wedding gown of your dreams, please visit our Best for Bride online bridal store today.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

How to Get Gorgeous Before Your Wedding

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If you’re engaged and happily planning your wedding, it’s important to take some time for yourself as the big day approaches. Sometimes, with all of the joyful chaos of planning your nuptials, you may feel too busy to nurture yourself. By setting aside time for certain beauty rituals and making these little pleasures a habit, you’ll be your most beautiful and alluring as you walk down the aisle.
To help you get gorgeous before your wedding, Best for Bride has compiled a quick guide to some excellent skin care and hair care routines that will help you to look great in any of our fashionable wedding dresses. These tips and tricks are the product of years of experience; we are a closely-knit team of wedding experts, and we are proud to support our valued brides-to-be as they prepare to make important lifetime commitments with their partners.
Here are some things to think about as you prepare to dazzle your friends, family, and groom-to-be on your wedding day…
Skin Care
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Three or four months before your big day, consider concentrating on your skin care routine. Starting early is the best way to get good results from skin care products, such as anti-aging serums, skin-brightening moisturizers, anti-acne potions, and soothing eye creams.
Most products take at least eight weeks to make a visible difference in your skin, so choose the right products for your skin type and then use them religiously. Trusted brands don’t have to cost a fortune. For example, Neutrogena makes an excellent anti-wrinkle cream that won’t bust your budget, and its retinol formula really does smooth out fine lines and reveal fresher, younger-looking skin.
If you enjoy getting facials from a trained beauty technician, plan to have at least one per month before your wedding. However, you should shy away from extractions or peels right before your ceremony and reception, as these types of facials may leave your skin temporarily reddened or inflamed.
Wearing sunscreen is very important, even you plan to sport a tanned, healthy glow at your wedding. It’s better to find a good bronzer to dust on your face on the big day; wear protection of at least SPF15 at all other times. Choose a product that protects you from UVA and UVB rays. Avoid products with parabens.
Keep your makeup minimal a couple of weeks before your wedding, to give your skin a chance to breathe as much as possible. Drink plenty of water – add a little fresh lemon juice, as this is known to benefit the skin. If you have problem skin, take flax-seed oil, zinc, and vitamins A, C and E. Don’t overdo it with supplements. Always follow the directions to the letter, and stop taking them if they don’t agree with you. You can always find theie vital oils, minerals and vitamins in food, if you prefer to avoid taking dietary supplements.
Hair Care
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If you’re happy with your hair before you wedding, don’t change anything. It’s much better to keep the same length, style, cut and color so that you feel comfortable and “like yourself” as you marry. However, if you have problem hair, it may be time to tackle the issue in the months preceding your wedding. This is a good time to spend more on highlights, color, low-lights, conditioning treatments, cuts, and so on. It’s not necessarily a good time to get creative, but it’s a great time to put yourself in the hands of experienced, professional stylists and colorists who really know what they are doing.
Expertly cut hair will always look better than a budget ‘do. Ask your stylist to recommend the right products for you – usually, it’s better to stick with your natural texture (i.e. stop straightening and ironing your hair) during the weeks before your wedding, as it gives your tresses a chance to recover. Of course, you should wear your hair in whatever style that pleases you most on the big day.
Biotin is one supplement that is linked with thicker, shinier hair; vitamin E is also a good choice. If you don’t want to take supplements, you should be able to find products with these ingredients, such as biotin shampoos. If your hair is dry, condition with an olive oil treatment once a week. Warm the oil for 30 seconds in the microwave, apply to your hair, and then wash out five minutes later. This easy treatment is a wonderful way to tame fine, frizzy hair.
Get More Wedding Advice from Best for Bride
At Best for Bride, we offer beauty advice, and we also offer a host of practical wedding-related advice to brides-to-be. Whether you’re looking for wedding dresses in Toronto, wedding cakes, plus size wedding dresses, or wedding favours, we will be able to give you the guidance – and the products and services - that you really need.
Our exclusive bricks-and-mortar boutiques in Toronto, Barrie and Mississauga offer dazzling wedding gowns from the very best designers, plus wedding dress alterations, and most of our styles are very affordable. We even offer financing and wedding dress rentals to help brides-to-be who are on tight budgets. Our online bridal store carries a dizzying array of bridal gowns, wedding invitations, mother of the bride dresses, and cheap bridesmaids dresses.
Don’t put yourself in the hands of amateurs at this special and important time; instead, work with our seasoned, caring team of bridal specialists. Contact us today for more information.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Save Money by Renting a Beautiful Wedding Dress

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In today’s economy, many brides-to-be are looking for ways to cut corners on their wedding expenses without sacrificing that vital “wow factor” that makes a trip down the aisle so romantic, inspiring, and unforgettable.
If you want a luxurious, fairytale bridal gown - or something that evokes all of the refined decadence of Paris runway glamour - but you aren’t quite sure whether or not you can afford to buy one outright, you may want to consider our bridal gown rental service.
Our “rent wedding dress” option is a convenient and affordable option that is the perfect way to live out your nuptial dreams, without the larger financial investment of buying a designer wedding dress.
Most of our exclusive roster of designers offer a selection of stunning gowns for rental, so you will still have a dizzying array of styles to choose from. Here is a quick guide to some of our most appealing styles for this season:

Sheer Elegance at a Price That You Can Afford

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If a gown like the one pictured above would normally be out of your financial reach, you should know that our rental service puts this types of bridal dress well within your grasp.
If you’ve dreamed of a fairytale gown with sparkly embellishments, layers of filmy skirts, and a glamorous fitted bodice, your dreams will come true when you rent from our exclusive bridal salon.
Pair your fairytale gown with a long, glossy and romantic hairstyle, and add dramatic chandelier earrings for the perfect effect. Then, slip on your satin heels and prepare to dazzle your friends and family…and your groom-to-be.

Runway-inspired Glamour That Fits with Your Wedding Budget

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Strapless gowns highlight the beauty of the shoulders and decolletage, while also offering a touch of sensuality that is just perfect for many modern brides-to-be. If you’ve always wanted to wear a luxurious strapless design, such as the draped and tucked stunner shown above, you’ll adore the way our rental service makes it all possible.
 To make your strapless wedding gown look its most beautiful, put your hair up to flatter your throat, and choose drop earrings and a gemstone bracelet for a bit of runway-ready style. Strapless gowns look wonderful with veils or without, so make your fairytale dreams come true with a veil if that’s the traditional look that you’ve always wanted.

Go For Stunning Movie Star Style On Your Special Day

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A halter-style bridal gown is a beautiful option for any women. This flattering style gives the body an appealing silhouette that is streamlined and very sexy.
If you love red-carpet glamour, and you’d like to emulate movie star style on your wedding day, renting a gown, such as the one shown above, will be a perfect option for you.
Our exclusive, designer bridal gowns are made from the most beautiful fabrics, and their tailoring is second to none. Accent your glamorous white wedding dress with dangly drop earrings that caress your throat.
Consider a sleek, streamlined chignon hairstyle for beauty that evokes the glamour of the silver screen.

Best for Bride Offers a Range of Services for Budget-conscious Brides-to-be

wedding shoesAt Best for Bride, we understand that you need to get plenty of value for your money, and we offer a host of affordable services for brides-to-be. Whether you need wedding shoes, wedding invitations, plus size wedding gowns, wedding favours, wedding decoration Toronto, or a range of other wedding services, we will be there to give you impeccable service that exceeds your expectations.
You may also shop online through our well-stocked online bridal store. When it comes to planning your wedding, and enjoying every minute of this exciting time, partnering with Best for Bride is truly the recipe for success.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Enjoy Affordable Beauty – Choose a Bridal Dress Made by Our Own In-House Designers

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Just in time for spring and summer weddings, we are proud to showcase our signature collection of dazzling in-house bridal gowns . Created by our own team of talented designers, these affordable, perfect wedding dresses offer brides-to-be all of the bells and whistles, without the astronomical price tags. When you choose one of these reasonably-priced gowns, you’ll look like a million bucks without spending a fortune!
When you view these stunning frocks, you’ll realize that it is possible to get the designer dream dress that you’ve always wanted without going over your budget. With our Best for Bride collection, you’ll truly have it all…
Right now, we’re offering some exciting special promotions (such as big savings on bridesmaids gowns!) to brides-to-be who select our in-house bridal dress designs, so do visit our Best for Bride Collection web page to find out more…
Now, let’s have a look at a couple of gorgeous, feminine and beautifully-tailored gowns from our in-house Best for Bride Collection…

Couture Details for Sheer Elegance…

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Nothing says elegance like an asymmetrical, one-shouldered wedding gown; the style pictured above is really the epitome of wedding day glamour. If you love a little sparkle and glitter, you’ll adore the lustrous embellishments on this delicate and romantic white wedding dress.
Fitted from bodice to calf, this flattering frock “fishtails” into luxurious layers of filmy organza. You’ll feel like a queen in this unforgettable design, and it requires few wedding accessories. A subtle rhinestone headband or tiara, nestled amongst your shiny, wedding-day tresses, and a pair of refined drop earrings will be more than enough to highlight the stunning lines of this snow-white bridal dress.
Of course, high heels will polish the look, so do consider satin pump wedding shoes or strappy ivory sandals…
Vintage-Inspired Beauty for Discerning Brides-to-be…
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If you’re a woman who appreciates subtlety and understated style, you’ll adore our vintage-inspired Best for Bride wedding dresses. Our cheap wedding dresses look incredibly expensive, and they feature delicate, muted pastel accents for added richness and dimension. Each vintage-style gown is crafted from pure organza for old-world beauty that looks simply exquisite and timeless.
Sheer straps are another key design element on the dazzling frock we’ve featured above; these romantic straps will show off your creamy, delicate shoulders. To highlight the exceptional beauty of these types of fashionable wedding dresses, be sure to wear a frothy veil that frames your beautiful, glowing face.
A choker necklace, such as a strand of pearls or semi-precious gemstones, will be perfect for this look. To style the look, consider a movie night that features The Age of Innocence; this film captures vintage elegance to a “T” (and it’s a brilliant movie as well)…when you watch the movie, you’ll get some exciting ideas regarding hair, makeup and accessories for your affordable wedding gown…

We Have Something for Everyone…

Whether you’re looking for plus size wedding dresses, cheap bridesmaid dresses, or wedding invitations, you’ll find everything that you need at our convenient Best for Bride online boutique. For brides in the Ontario area, we also offer bricks-and-mortar wedding boutiques in Barrie, Mississauga, and Toronto.
By offering our valued clientele easy access to full-spectrum customer service (you can plan most of your wedding by shopping at our website via your home computer or smart phone), we are able to serve brides-to-be all over the world. At Best for Bride, we’re proud of what we do, and we want to make this special time of your life stress-free, joyous, and fulfilling. Please contact us today to find out more about our wedding gowns, mother of the bride dresses, wedding bands, and so much more…

Friday, March 9, 2012

Sexy Wedding Gowns for Confident Brides-to-be

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Some brides-to-be are modest and demure, while others are bold and daring. If you’re in the second category, you will likely be hunting for a bridal dress that really reflects who you are inside.
Brides-to-be who want something hip, body-conscious, and totally sexy may be influenced by celebrities who are very comfortable in their own skin; for example, pop sensations Shakira and Rihanna are perfect examples of strong, successful women who aren’t afraid to play up their attributes with stunning, occasionally revealing ensembles.

Shakira chooses sexy style for every occasion....
Sexy wedding gowns may be simple or extremely elaborate; one famous bride who went the “sexy, yet simple” route on her wedding day is supermodel Cindy Crawford, who wore a sweet and sensual, above-the-knee slip dress for her beach wedding to Rande Gerber.
Canadian songstress Celine Dion, whose wild, ultra-dramatic nuptial confection featured a plunging neckline that showed plenty of cleavage, opted for elaborate sexiness worthy of a great diva…
Sexy wedding dresses are designed to be worn with confidence, so they aren’t for everyone; however, when the right bride-to-be chooses the perfect sensual bridal gown, the effect can be truly dazzling.
For confident brides-to-be, we’ve compiled an exciting quick guide to some of the most stunning and sexy wedding gowns for this year. Bear in mind that you don’t need a pin-up perfect shape to “rock” these frocks…all you really need is your own sense of self…

If You’ve Got it…Flaunt It!

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If you’re proud of your shape and you love body-conscious looks, you’ll adore a lacy, corseted wedding gown that highlights your womanly silhouette. A bustier design is an ideal way to add sexy style to any walk down the aisle, and these types of high-quality bustier wedding dresses will streamline your torso, while putting the spotlight on your stunning decoll√©tage.
If you’re not afraid of a little color on your wedding day, choose a gown with a pale corset and layers of filmy, pastel silk or tulle skirts. The buttercream hue shown above is unique, warm, sensual, and very sexy. This tone will look best on women with neutral or yellow-toned (warm) complexions.
Ladies with pink undertones (skin may be light or dark) will be flattered by corset-style gowns with icy pink design elements. For example, celebrity bride Gwen Stefani, who is porcelain-pale, chose a pure-white gown with bold, ombr√© pink shading along the bottom of the skirt…

Leggy Style for Bold Brides-to-be

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Show off your stunning legs - and feel your absolute sexiest – with a show-stopping, short wedding gown. This type of design is so youthful and fresh; it’s fun, playful, and very sexy. These styles usually feature tulle or silken draping that falls from the lower back to the ankles; this gentle curtain of shimmery fabric adds traditional appeal, while still allowing brides-to-be the opportunity to show off toned or voluptuous gams.
High heels are a must; brides-to-be should also wear their hair down to maximize the glamorous charm of these perfect wedding dresses.

Order Your Sexy Bridal Dress Online…

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Whether you’re looking for perfect, sexy plus size wedding dresses (such as the gorgeous design shown above), or wedding dress alterations that give your gown the ideal form-fitted look, Best for Bride will be able to make your wedding dreams come true.
When you choose us, you may shop in our Ontario boutiques or order your sexy dream dress online. We offer a range of services and lovely products, including bridal rings, mother of the bride dresses, and rent wedding dress options.
Whatever your taste or budget, our team of experienced and caring wedding specialists will be there to help you choose the perfect styles for your upcoming wedding.
We offer superb customer service support in our bricks-and-mortar retail outlets, and we also offer the same level of service to our valued online clientele…

Be the bride you’ve always dreamed of being…it all starts at Best for Bride!