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Shoe Love is True Love! 5 Ideas for Wedding Footwear. Plus, a Giveaway!


Cinderella is proof that the right pair of shoes can change a girl’s life. And we believe that’s never more true than on your wedding day! The right pair of shoes can make all the difference.

Going to dance the night away? Flats are your BFF. Wearing a short dress? Have some fun with statement shoes — bold colors, jewels, appliques! Put your best foot forward with these five ideas, and don’t miss our Wedding Facebook giveaway for a chance to win your choice of wedding shoes! Continue reading Shoe Love is True Love! 5 Ideas for Wedding Footwear. Plus, a Giveaway!

The Look for Less: 10 Bridal Fashion Week Trends

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Your wedding-themed Pinterest board is about to see a lot of action! Bridal Fashion Week just wrapped and whether you’re actually planning a wedding or just love looking at pretty photos, there’s a lot to get excited about. The week brought an abundance of swoon-worthy gowns and 10 trends that are particularly pin-able. Continue reading The Look for Less: 10 Bridal Fashion Week Trends

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Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Showcase

This week we would like to feature some beautiful women that have had their weddings recently and shared photos from their beautiful day!

These brides saved money with LightInTheBox but looked super glamorous nonetheless! Thank you ladies for sharing your photos on our Facebook page!

Dixie Willis told us her wedding dress fit perfectly even though she was pregnant.  Can’t even tell you look absolutely divine! Congratulations Dixie!

Crystal’s bridal gown is from LightInTheBox and she said she added some accents of her wedding colors but was totally happy with her dress! Don’t her bridesmaids dresses look unique? Congratulations Crystal, you are glowing!

Briar Merritt

Briar Merritt sent us this AMAZING photo! Her dress fits her like a glove and this photo is SO romantic! Briar got all the dresses for her bridal party from LightInTheBox! Bridesmaids and her daughter the flower girl are below! Don’t they look fabulous?



Tatiana shared these lovely photos of her wedding! She said she loved her LightInTheBox experience and loved the way she looked on her wedding day!

Look at BEAUTIFUL Emira with the city skyline as her backdrop! She said LightInTheBox made her beautiful on the happiest day of her life!

With so many brides sharing their BEAUTIFUL photos with us, we would like to feature LightInTheBox Brides every week in our cover photo of our Facebook page! If you are a LightInTheBox Bride, share your photos with us, and we would love to feature you as well!



LITB Customer Interview: Lilli Hingee

Lilli, a fashion blogger from Australia, was in the market for bridesmaids’ dresses when she found LightInTheBox.  She chose a light pink, knee-length number which looks amazing on her!  Here is part of her review:

My research led me to Light-In-The-Box (among others) which is an online store – based in China as so many are – that custom makes bridesmaid dresses. There’s about 200 styles available in chiffon, and most of them are around the $100 mark.

The reviews though were… patchy.

Lots of people on the wedding forums said that Light-In-The-Box were TERRIBLE (though most of them were of the “friend of a friend of mine” variety of anecdote). Posters who said they were actually OK were shot down as being incognito Trojan horses for the company.

It’s hard to know who to trust when you’re approaching an online company for the first time, so I hemmed and hawed, and totally failed to make a decision until I was asked to be a bridesmaid myself.

The brief was simple: Pink. And it just so happens I didn’t own a pink dress that was going to be suitable as a bridesmaid’s dress.

I thought I’d take the opportunity to try Light In The Box out for myself before committing to putting my own bridesmaids into their hands, so I ordered a strapless a-line chiffon dress for a whopping $103. I decided to opt for the “custom measurement” option and the “express shipping” which brought the total up to $146. Which isn’t cheap for something that had the potential for disaster, but was a good deal cheaper than the bridesmaid dresses I’d seen in the stores.

They make each purchase to order (which they say can take up to 18 working days) so I ordered on the 11th of September and got the dress today.

This is what I ordered:

And this is the dress, straight out of the box:

Can you see how impressed I am?

I needed The Sophisticate’s help to be zipped up – the zipper’s pretty stiff, and I was a bit stingy with my measurements so the bodice is pretty snug – but once it was on I felt comfortable and it definitely got two thumbs up from my other half.

The dress is finished beautifully: It’s fully lined…

…professionally made…

…and tidily hemmed.

I’m yet to figure out what the internal strap is for – maybe keeping the dress on as you’re zipping it up?

My only concern was that the colour chart is pretty patchy. I had trouble deciding between this colour – Pink – and something called Pearl Pink, and in the flesh this doesn’t really look like either. If I’d been thinking properly I’d have ordered a colour swatch while I was ordering the dress so I could make a more informed decision when choosing the colour for my bridesmaids.

Read more of Lilli’s review on her blog. Shop for bridesmaids dresses here.

Wedding Wednesday: Weddings by Numbers

DISCLAIMER: At the end of this post I’m going to tell you how to score FREE jewelry from LightintheBox. So scroll down if you just want to get to the good part :)


So one of the first things any good wedding blog or book tells you to do is to set a budget. But if you’re anything like the rest of us, you really have no idea where to start. How much do these things actually cost?

Luckily for us, earlier this year Brides Magazine figured out how much Americans spend on every detail of their weddings – from flower arrangements to food. So today I want to share with you the average cost of getting hitched in 2012.

And to make it less… well, terrifying, I put the average costs into a nice happy image. Don’t say I don’t try to do nice things for ya :)

So… that’s crazy, right?!? $26,989 is A LOT to drop on a wedding. But everyone is allowed to splurge a little!


So here’s where the good part comes in! We are giving away $45 worth of FREE JEWELRY to our blog readers who leave us a bit of comment love :) Here’s how:

All you have to do is post a comment telling us what your biggest splurge is/was/will be at your wedding! We will pick the SIX sweetest and most creative comments on Tuesday the 28th and those lucky ladies (or gents!) will be able to make their wedding that much more affordable.

What do you think your BIGGEST SPLURGE will be? Your dress? Music? Food? Booze?

Let’s hear it!