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How a last-minute wedding dress disaster made me remember what really matters

I had an amazing process getting my first dress custom-made. But an incident with my curious kitties made my dress unwearable. In swooped my amazing fiance and bridesmaids who rallied to my aid to find a new dress just one day before my wedding! Here's how the situation managed to make me realize what really matters when it comes to weddings…

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9 painted wedding dress masterpieces you have to see to believe

I basically told the gals at RMINE that I wanted a dress that "looked like a unicorn sneezed on it." And they whipped out their paint brushes, and worked into the night, until the store smelled of fresh paint and their floors looked like a unicorn had been slaughtered on them. And they gave me this beauty!

If you're looking for more painted wedding dress inspiration or dresses you can purchase ASAP, keep scrolling…

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5 awesome and unique LA wedding dress shops

One of the side effects of working for Offbeat Bride and living in Los Angeles is that newly engaged friends will always ask me things like, "where can I go to find unique wedding dresses in LA?" After almost a year of shopping around, I have managed to track down the top five places to get an offbeat wedding dress in Los Angeles. Go to one of these places…

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6 tips for inexpensive and totally stunning custom-made wedding dresses

I'm getting my wedding dress custom-made and I'm so glad I went this route. As a US size 16, and after watching my size 14 sister struggle to find places who even had things in her size to try on, and then settling for something at David's Bridal, I knew I was going to get a custom dress. I can't believe more people don't do this. Here are my tips for making the process rock…

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A rainbow of sweet and dreamy pastel wedding dresses

We rounded up a crap-ton of adorably pastel pink dresses a while back and wanted to give some real love to the rest of the rainbow. All pastels are good pastels, amirite? We've got dusty blues, sweet seafoams, flowery lavenders, buttery yellows, and delicate floral prints. Embrace your inner '80s prom queen and rock one of these pastel wedding dresses, won't you? Poofy sleeves optional.