The bridal business isn't completely immune to a tough economy - but when it comes to the big day, many people are still willing to indulge to make their wedding day plans a reality.
Reporter Christina Myers checks in on New Westminster's "bridal row" on Columbia Street - an area that draws brides from around the region - to find out how much of an impact the economy is having. Below, and on page 13, she profiles a new business that's making its way despite the tough financial times, talks to a "budget" bridal blogger and hears from business leaders about the changes.
To read the stories in this feature, see the following:
Sewing up success in New West
Wedding bells still ringing in New Westminster
Blogger: Finding the frugal and fabulous