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Achieve the Bridal Look That's You : Simple & Classic or Modern & Trendy
Which Bridal Style are You? Today, With this Bling joins us to help you acheive the bridal look that's right for you. Will you be a Simple and Classic Bride or a Modern and Trendy one? After you see the choices - simply cast your vote in the quick survey at the end of this post and we'll see which look is becoming the favorite.

Look 1: Simple and Classic

This Crystal Accented Double Layer, Elbow Length Bridal Veil features a cut edge accented with sparkling crystals in varying sizes. Some of the crystals are grouped together while others are spaced out, adding the perfect touch of sparkle. This veil is available in your choice of white or ivory.

These Enchanting Silver Cubic Zirconia Dangle Bridal Earrings feature a superb art-deco inspired design encrusted with sparkling clear cubic zirconia crystals set in stunning silver plating. They will make an alluring and artistic addition to your classic, modern or vintage inspired wedding.

Look 2: Modern and Trendy

This Bridal Floral Hair Clip with Feathers and Crystals is a lovely flower hair clip with a gorgeous combination of silk petals, shimmering rhinestones and soft white feathers. It's the perfect accessory to adorn your hair for your wedding day and it can even be worn by bridesmaids.

These Crystal Drop Bridal Earrings feature beautiful round crystals that shine from every angle. These beautiful earrings are perfect for brides, bridesmaids, proms, religious celebrations and more.
Wedding Web Site Launches & Sales #3

Earlier I had taken a break from our "day of catch up" with the launch of our new blog giveaway, but now it's time to end the day with a special discount offer and tips to achieve beautiful bridal style on a budget from {a retail site specializing in bridal accessories that are gorgeous – and affordable. Bridal stylist and site founder Nancy Jaeger hand-selects all of the pieces in her collections, which include over 1,000 styles of tiaras, veils, jewelry, combs, gloves and handbags. With a huge selection, there is literally something for every bride.}

Receive 10% off any order at, and receive free shipping on any order over $50!! Simply use code: "saving10" at checkout to take advantage of the savings.

And now . . . Bridal stylist and founder of, Nancy Jaeger, shares her tips on fashion finds for brides on a budget – because no bride should have to sacrifice her dream look on her wedding day!
Great Gowns for less…
Many people think that they have to break the bank when purchasing a wedding gown. How about buying a bridesmaid dress and using it as your gown instead. They can be just as lovely and come in white and ivory—for a fraction of the cost! Add a brooch or a sash, or even creatively placed barrettes to create your own designer gown for less! An added tip – if you've fallen in love with a silk gown but can't afford a silk price, ask if the manufacturer could create that same dress in a different, more affordable fabric.

Rhinestones are forever….
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend…. but the cost makes them the enemy these days! There is a wide variety of high-quality jewelry available--earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more--made with much less-expensive but great quality stones, such as Cubic Zirconia, Austrian Crystals and Freshwater Pearls. These types of materials will give you the same kind of sparkle as diamonds! Also very trendy right now is to pair a bare neckline with large chandelier earrings and a bold bracelet to really make a statement.

Headpiece without the headache….
Many brides love the traditional look of a tiara—and even though there are many affordable options, there are also many gorgeous hair pins and combs available, hand crafted with Swarovski crystals and natural Keshi pearls that will add a special sparkle to bridal style at a lower price!

Another option is to go for the super trendy feathers and flowers headpieces. These are worn instead of the traditional tiara/veil combo and are really beautiful, unique, and best of all, affordable!

Va-va VOOM veils…..
You don’t need a long veil to make an elegant statement! Cathedral veils, that drape the bride to the full length of her train, can be very pricey. A shorter veil, such as an elbow or fingertip length, embellished with lace trim or crystal detailing will be just as eye-catching at a lower cost. Also super hot right now are birdcage veils which work well with a variety of bridal styles – classic, vintage, glam and more – and are much more affordable and less cumbersome than a longer veil.
Thank you so much Nancy for providing my readers with theses great tips for achieving bridal style on a budget. And, don't forget: Receive 10% off any order at, and receive free shipping on any order over $50!! Simply use code: "saving10" at checkout to take advantage of the savings.