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Color School

In a behind-the-scenes video, our fashion director reveals tips on color pairing for your wedding.
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Shopping for a Dress

Shopping for a dress? Familiarize yourself with bridal-fashion lingo so you'll know what's what.
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Real Bride Makeover

Check out this month's comfy-to-glam makeover, and a gallery of recent transformations

February is our color issue. Take our "find your style" quiz, learn how to navigate a salon, stir up a cool custom cocktail, and follow our 12-month beauty calendar. Click here for a list of all the features in our February issue.

Need help?
Write to me, and your question and answer may appear in an issue of BRIDES.
—Millie Martini Bratten,
Editor in Chief, BRIDES
Real wedding worthy?
Find out what our editors are looking for and how to submit your wedding photos. Read more here.

Every bride has an image of her fantasy wedding—we want to hear about yours. Describe your ideal ceremony and reception in 100 words or less, and we'll help one of you make it happen! Click here to enter for your chance to win.

Operation Dream Dress 2011 is officially open!
Contestants are invited to submit a sketch of a wedding dress that illustrates this year's "artful romance" theme. BRIDES editors will narrow the field to the top 25 entrants, who'll be asked to create and photograph their gowns. We'll post these photos and open the voting to readers coast-to-coast. Finally, the top five designers will be flown to New York City, where we'll choose the winning gown. The dress will appear on the cover of BRIDES and the winner will receive a check for $10,000!

Upload a JPEG of your sketch at www.operationdream dress.com. Sketches can be submitted from January 10 to February 1, 2011. Good luck!

Elegant, affordable, and easy to print at home, BRIDES wedding collection, designed by the editors of BRIDES magazine, includes wedding invitations, programs, favors, and more! BRIDES stationery is available at Michaels stores nationwide. To view the collection and find a store near you, visit Michaels.com.

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