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Summer Wedding Dress Styles for Every Bride

In some ways, summer brides in Chicago pretty much have it made — it’s only the first day of June, and we’ve already seen a handful of 80-plus-degree days — and who wouldn’t want their big day filled with sunshine? A summer wedding gives you a lot more venue options and possible wedding themes, yes. But you have to be just that much more conscientious with your choice in wedding dress. What’s comfortable, what’ll keep you cool, what’s on trend, and what’s appropriate for those balmy days?

Here’s a list of some of our favorite bridal styles and trends for making the most of your look this season.

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Where Does Your Dress Fit into the Wedding Budget?

Planning your wedding can be difficult and stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. We actually think it’s a lot of fun. Because we’ve all got different priorities, it’s just a matter of sorting those priorities out. Your wedding dress budget is entirely up to you. And if you love luxurious designer bridal as much as we do, there’s totally a way to make it happen.  Continue reading “Where Does Your Dress Fit into the Wedding Budget?”

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These Are the Wedding Dress Trends Real Chicago Brides Are Loving in 2018

As we near peak wedding-planning season — hey, June brides! — we think we’ve got a good idea of which 2018 designer trends the real brides are falling for. Our Chicago bridal salon cycles through the latest designer overstock and samples very quickly. So we’ve seen it all. Here’s what you’ve been loving. Continue reading “These Are the Wedding Dress Trends Real Chicago Brides Are Loving in 2018”

Featured #LBRbride: Dina in Monique Lhuillier

“Off-the-rack” wedding dresses get a bad rep, and we’re taking back the term in a big way. You want to feel beautiful, bright, and unique on your wedding day. And we understand. The latest Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago shares just one example of an #LBRbride who rocked a gorgeous — and totally her — off-the-rack Monique Lhuillier gown. And it was no less special, no less unique, than the style another bride might have paid several thousands more for. Continue reading “Featured #LBRbride: Dina in Monique Lhuillier”

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5 Things to Know About Wedding Dress Shopping

Wedding dress shopping should be fun. We know that planning your big day is stressful enough. Finding your perfect bridal gown shouldn’t be another source of anxiety! We want you to feel comfortable and excited. You’re going to look awesome. So before you even make your appointment with a bridal salon, you want to have a game plan. Here are our top five tips to making your wedding dress shopping feel like a breeze. Continue reading “5 Things to Know About Wedding Dress Shopping”

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Raising the Bar for off the Rack Wedding Dresses in Chicago

While recent years — decades, even — have brought us every kind of themed wedding imaginable, we’re anticipating a return to the traditional, the classic, the timeless. We’re not going to argue with your choice to wear Converse down the aisle or holding your wedding in your parents’ backyard. (We’re totally here for saving cash where you can.) But let’s think beyond the theme, the invitation, and the catering. How do those trends fare when it comes to your wedding dress? What’s the place of quality and craft in your wedding? The variance in quality of off the rack wedding dresses complicates things. Continue reading “Raising the Bar for off the Rack Wedding Dresses in Chicago”

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Pronovias, Pronovias Atelier, & Calla Blanche Now Available for Re-Order

As we approach Luxe Bridal Rack’s one-year anniversary, we’re excited to start bringing new options to all our brides! We opened our doors on Milwaukee Avenue of Logan Square in early 2017. Luxe Bridal Rack is the newest and the most affordable boutique to shop designer bridal off the rack dresses in the Chicago area. We’re constantly cycling through the likes of Zuhair Murad, Galia Lahav, Vera Wang, Inbal Dror, and Naeem Khan. Continue reading “Pronovias, Pronovias Atelier, & Calla Blanche Now Available for Re-Order”