Archive for January, 2011

We all know that the word FREE pretty much leaves the vocabulary of a bride-to-be. So hooray to the powers-that-be for waiving the admission price for the January National Bridal Show (although, who’s kidding who? They’re not stupid: they know how much money is going to be dropped over one short weekend.)
Here’s the registration link to get in for FREE!
What: The National Bridal Show
Where: Direct Energy Centre (CNE Grounds); New Hall – Hall B
When: January 28 – 30, 2011 (exact times here)

January 21st, 2011 Finding Fabulous | No Comments

It’s that time of year again: the Christmas trees and tinsel comes down and brides everywhere start girding their loins & donning their sturdy shoes for the full contact sport that is Bridal Boutique Sale Season.
Now, these events are NOT for the feint of heart or the casual browser; no, no… only the heartiest of souls with the strongest of convictions (a sturdy gait and a healthy hip check help as well) should attempt these outings. And it’s best to bring reinforcements (you have a bridal party… here’s where they’ll come in really handy!)
More than just the bog standard trunk sale, a bridal blowout (usually held at a hotel or events centre due to their sheer size) sale is ideal for the bride who’s willing to fight for an affordable dress. And when price tags can creep upwards of the 2-grand mark, it’s worth looking into attending if you have an idea in mind for your dress to end all dresses.  With prices that start at $199, it’s certainly worth a shot.
Amanda Lina’s annal event starts tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 6) and runs until Sunday (Jan. 9). I attended this sale a few years back when one of my BFFs was getting ready to say her I Dos.  And, though she didn’t find her dream dress there, there were plenty of happy ladies who did.
Want the deets?
What: Amanda-Lina’s Sposa Boutique Bridal Blowout Sale
Double Tree by Hilton (655 Dixon Road Toronto, ON)
Jan. 6 & 7 (12 – 9pm); Jan. 8 (10am – 6pm); Jan. 9 (11am – 5pm)

January 5th, 2011 Finding Fabulous, Über Bargains | No Comments