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    Shopping for a wedding dress can turn into a stressful event -- or several events if you end up going to many different stores to try on many different gowns. That stress can also spill into your bank account since these pretty garments are often so expensive. But fear not! Many dream dresses are on sale right now.

    I've rounded up 10 gorgeous wedding dresses at fantastic prices. They are so magical and pretty, you may end up having a hard time deciding which one is your favorite.


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    Confession: the only thing I know about Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's fashion design endeavors is that they once created a very popular line of clothing for tweens and that they made a killing doing so. I had no idea whether they were actually good at designing or if their name allowed them an opportunity to find fame and fortune while pursuing yet another career.

    Oh, I am so eating my words. The former Full House stars haven't simply grown up (can you believe they're 28?) but they've grown a great deal professionally. And the proof of this is that they recently created their very first bridal gown for long-time stylist friend Molly Fishkin.

    And it's beyond dreamy.

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    There's scrimping and saving to shave down a wedding budget, and then there is REALLY scrimping and saving. We are all willing to compromise when it comes to "expensive" if it means having our true dream day. Hiring a friend as a photographer instead of a professional? Sure, we'll risk it. But making our wedding dress out of ... toilet paper? That's just insane.

    Unless you are one of the women who put her toilet paper-based sartorial skills to the test at the Tenth Annual Cheap Chic Weddings “Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contestsponsored by Charmin. Now sure, we've all been to wedding showers where we've "made dresses" out of toilet paper -- but this really takes it to a whole other level. 

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    Can you wear a black dress to a wedding? The short answer is YES, of course you can. Showing up in a LBD used to be a wedding no-no. It was the color of funerals, and was sometimes even used to protest a wedding. But no longer -- those rules have gone the way of wearing white before Labor Day and mixing gold and silver. But before you put on your best floor-length Morticia Addams with matching wig and gloves take note: There are some general guidelines you should still follow. Here's how to wear black at a wedding while staying in the bride's good graces.

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    As idealized as it is by reality shows, wedding dress shopping can be a seriously daunting experience. Not only do you want to find and "say yes" to The Dress that looks the most gorgeous on you, but you also want to make a unique statement. A tall order for even the least finicky bride-to-be!

    Thankfully, the latest flock of frocks on the market is colorful, sexy, sparkly, romantic, unexpected, and just plain divine. Here, the 10 most beautiful of the bunch to suit all manner of stylish brides ...

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    I've got a wedding to attend at the end of the month, and updos on my mind. I love having my hair down, but there's something so extra special and fancy-feeling about wearing it up (and not just thrown in a ponytail, ahem). Plus: it's so much cooler, literally!

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    I found a bunch of really pretty updos that involve braids; they're a little extra glam and all totally do-able at home. Check them out -- and click on the tutorials if you need any guidance. You need at least medium-length hair for most of these, but there's one that's just for short(er) hair!

    Would you ever wear a braid to a formal event?

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    Brides want to look their absolute best on their wedding day. Many shop for months in search of the perfect gown -- the one guests will rave about and remember forever.

    You could say these 8 overly sexy wedding dresses will definitely get people talking, though what they say may not be exactly flattering. Some brides-to-be are dead set on bringing sex-ay to the altar. Lucky for them, there are a great many hot-to-trot sheer, tight, and cut-to-way-up-there dresses from which they can choose.

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    Scores of designers are opting to show slip-like gowns that would be perfect for a beach wedding -- but make you look like a perfect mess anywhere else. Buyer beware: this trend should be treated with caution or you risk looking less like a blushing bride and more like a lady of the night.

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    Jenelle Evans has been so busy lately that I'm tired just thinking about all that's going on in her life. She's seven months pregnant with baby Kaiser (Jace is going to have a little brother!) and she just finished her first semester of medical assisting where she got straight As. Her new classes are starting this week. And even though the baby in her belly's daddy is serving jail time (DUI charges and then driving with suspended license issue), she's keeping that love alive with the romantic letters Nathan Griffith is writing to her while he's in the slammer.

    Baby on the way. Acing it at school. In love. Aside from the jail hiccup, things are going really well for Jenelle. While she's waiting for her divorce to be final from Courtland Rogers, she's been busy planning her wedding to Nathan, who technically hasn't proposed yet. This all makes sense, I promise.

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    How could you not love love? Katherine Webb and AJ McCarron are IN LOVE. Or should I say in LOVEEE because that is the way 24-year-old Katherine announced her engagement to AJ by Instagram. She wrote: "WE'RE ENGAGEDDD!!!

    Cue the Pharrell Happy song! And let's take a look at the incredible ring.

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    While all of Bachelor Nation's eyes are still trained on Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell to see if they're for real or not, former Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried's wedding planning is in full swing! With Des set to walk down the aisle this coming summer, of course her wedding dresses are in the works!

    Yup, plural. What, you didn't see that coming? She is a bridal stylist, after all. And one of the biggest trends in the wedding industry as of late has been saying yes to more than one dress.

    Des recently shared the details with Us ...

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