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Although Polka Dot Bride is an Australian blog, I often get word of exciting giveaways throughout the USA. So on the off chance you’re an Aussie bride planning a US wedding or a USA reader here’s a rundown of some of the great giveaways this month! Blue Orchid Designs are giving away a free wedding

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Mariana Hardwick Summer Sample Sale! For the entire month of January Mariana Hardwick’s Clearance outlet is on sale. Up to 30% off already reduced stock. Find huge reductions on a beautiful selection of designer samples, stock gowns, one offs, seconds and discontinued lines, many of which are still in the current collection! Bridal gowns priced

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Send your fiance, or mother, or rummage through your own personal collection for the glorious things we call wedding magazines. Indulge while you rest and dream of ideas and your wedding day. Take a self imposed wedding planning break! Everyone needs one of these, especially if they don’t want to become Bridezilla. So rest up

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After the intensity that was the 2007 election, I think today calls for a bit of brain numbing fun! Wedding Dress Creator is an online program which lets you create your own wedding dress- create the bride that looks like you and then get designing! Choose a neckline, sleeves and more. You can then choose

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Laura over at Soiree Special Events posted about a website called Sullatips. Created by ex-bride Sulla(aka bride Jennifer Mendelsohn/aka sister of Matt Mendelsohn) Sullatips contains tips to guide you through those Bridezilla moments and keep your feet planted firmly on the ground. I loved reading her articles and think they’re a great tool for any

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Bloom sells the most gorgeous fabrics- perfect for wedding gowns and the like, and they’re having a sale! Bloom Fabrics Spring Sale 20%-70% Off All Stock Reduced For 8 days only, all fabrics are a minimum 20% off, some up to a massive 70% off. Hurry in for savings on bridal, special occasion and haute

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Don’t forget the Magnolia Square Christmas markets! This years Christmas fair is in a larger venue and will include even more gorgeous stalls (over 65!) There’s a cafe this year catered by Ed Dixon Food Design. I heard a rumour Lark Designs has some very cute Christmas decorations this year, so check them out alongside

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I did it. I caved. I made my first etsy purchase. I’d love to share it with you but I fear the person receiving it may read this entry and discover my gorgeous find. The problem is I haven’t left the site since, I’ve been searching random terms convincing myself this is a really great

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The National Breast Cancer Foundation together with their gold partner Telfast has sought the help of many of Australia’s best designers this month to create bridal gowns for their ‘Brides For Breast Cancer’ auction. Designers such as Luci Di Bella, Steven Kahlil, Charlie Brown & Amanda Garrett all created bridal gowns for the cause which

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When your mother is driving you nuts about the shade of your wedding dress, or your uncle is finding a way to invite all his mates to the wedding and score free beer too you might need a laugh! One of my favourite websites for a giggle (or a gasp) is Going Bridal. A website

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I love the Magnolia Square Markets held In Malvern, VIC which showcase special designers and delicious tidbits. Now I’ve discovered Take Two Markets who are showcasing pre-loved designer clothing (criteria? must be good looking!), boutique style jewelery and tidbits for you. It was held in Hawthorn VIC today but you can check out the next

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Mariana Hardwick Sale – Final Days Drastic Reductions Time is running out and there are huge reductions still on a selection of discontinued gowns and separates – perfect for bridal or debutant. Also find drastically reduced evening wear – just in time for spring carnival events. Everything must go and all sale stock is reduced

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I have been having serious blog withdrawal issues- but rest assured its all for a good cause! In the mean time I thought I’d tell you about a fantastic looking event I discovered that’s being held in Melbourne next month! The Sweet Temptation Expo will showcase everything from truffles, to cakes, to ice cream and

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Baccini & Hill Sample Sale Bridal gowns from $300 Bridesmaid gowns from $50 Flowergirl dresses from $25 Bridal Accessories from $25 From Sunday 15th of July for one week at Baccini & Hill 1001 High Street Armadale VIC Ph: (03) 9804 3200 Open 10am-4pm

Nicolangela Sale Up to 80% off samples, one offs and discontinued styles. Everything from Daywear to Eveningwear and accessories you only dream of at hugely discounted prices. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy Melbourne designed and made Nicolangela collections at up to 80% off. Prices from $20. Samples, one offs, discontinued

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