Marion Bridal

Bridal Boudoir: Is It For Me?

Bridal Boudoir: Is It For Me?

We hear about giving hubs that special book for his wedding present, but is it right for you? We asked Christina Dunnigan, owner and photographer at Christina Dunnigan Photography and The Private Collection, all about boudoir.

Marion Bridal: The Beginning

Marion Bridal: The Beginning

When you come to Marion Bridal, your experience is not like any other store I’ve been to. Do you know why? Because I was the bride, I did the shopping, and I thought “there has to be another way,” so I made it.


It all started in the summer of 2018. I had just been proposed to over Easter, I set a date for October 2019, and I was ready to find my dream dress. I had looked around and knew I needed to get a dress at least one year in advance (the brand...


Wedding Planning Advice

Most of us know the major components of planning a wedding, but what about the smaller details? Here are some great suggestions for planning your wedding! Be sure to check back - this list is growing regularly!

1. Guests Come First The first step in wedding planning should be to make a guest list and determine who is a must and who can be left off if necessary. This should be done before venue shopping, picking a date, or even budgeting so you know who you need to factor for an how many you need to accommodate.

2. Prioritize your Planning...


What to do in Marion, Illinois

What to do in Marion, Illinois

So I've gone to a few shows now, all under two hours away, and I almost always get asked "Marion? Illinois? Where's that? What is there to do there?" I get it, while some people drive 3+ hours to be able to try on wedding dresses - especially plus sized ones - traveling to an unknown area can be a bit daunting.

Fear not, my beautiful brides! We've compiled a list of cool sites to see to make a day trip out of your appointment!

A wine connoisseur...


How To Lose Weight For Your Wedding

How To Lose Weight For Your Wedding

Fool proof advice for weight loss before your wedding!