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The Aisle New York: This members-only site (sign up for free) is like an online sample sale, offering designer wedding dresses and bridal accessories at deep discounts. Styles from Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhuillier, Angel Sanchez and other top brands are on exclusive offer for a limited run, so brides ready to act ASAP can often snag quite a deal.
Dress Rush: Love the thrill of a fast-paced auction? A soon-to-launch members-only site, Dress Rush is an online auction for discounted (up to 90-percent off) designer wedding gowns, veils, shoes and other accessories. Preregister for free online, and be kept abreast of the launch date.
Rent the Runway: Bridesmaids who don't want to be saddled with a dress they'll never wear again can turn to RTR's collection of wearable (even if just once) bridesmaid dresses. Style by Rebecca Taylor, Milly and more are borrowable for about a week, at rental prices starting at $50. Or, brides may want to try out a new look for the bachelorette party (a sexy Herve Leger?) or rehearsal dinner (a demure Nina Ricci).
Adorn: Celebs borrow jewels for red carpet appearances, so why not borrow the perfect bauble for your walk down the aisle. Adorn rents sparkly diamond earrings, necklaces and bracelets (yes, they're real!) for the special day. The chosen pieces arrive about two days before the event, and you can return them the day after (plus, it's insured, so no need to hire a bodyguard).
Net-a-Porter: Ideal for high-fashion brides with midnight couture cravings, Net-a-Porter's luxe wedding section features everything from ball gowns to the little white dress, not to mention veils, lingerie, purses, jewelry and shoes from the likes of Lanvin, Issa, Temperley London and Catherine Malandrino, plus an exclusive collection by Jason Wu. Shop by style or color (bohemian; blues and greens) and pick up items for the honeymoon, bridesmaids and mother of the bride as well.
J. Crew: A one-stop bridal shop, J. Crew's wedding portal will guide you from the engagement party (silk organza cocktail dresses) to the honeymoon (bright bikinis and cashmere wraps). Brides and bridesmaids can click through multistrand pearl necklaces and metallic slingbacks, in addition to the many dress options. In fact, the site's got the entire bridal party covered, including a preppy seersucker sportcoat for the ring bearer and tuxes for the groom.
BHLDN: Beholden, Anthropologie's online-only wedding collection, is part whimsical, part bohemian, and very romantic. Wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and accessories all have the signature Anthropologie style, glammed up for the big day. Shop vintage-looking gowns in neutral shades for the bride, then add pops of color with bright, flirty frocks for her friends. Not to mention, the line ties in with Anthropologie's popular jewels, lingerie and other subtle treasures.