Wildest dreams: Oprah and Vera Wang surprise 50 brides to be with wedding dresses from the exclusive designer's new collection - but it's her budget line!
Wang, 61, sat by the chat show host as she unveiled the surprise. But these dresses aren't from her usual super expensive line but the more affordable range that will be available in department stores. Her new White collection which will range in price from $600 (£385) to $1,400 (£900), go on sale at David's Bridal next year and were designed for brides on a budget. The segment was part of Oprah's Ultimate Wildest Dreams show on Friday and it seems she's determined to go out with a bang in her final season.
Tears of joy: The brides who are walking away with the freebie dresses didn't care it was from the cheaper line - they seemed chuffed to be getting a dress from the coveted designer
On her season premiere on Monday she wowed the audience by given them all a free trip to Australia - on a plane piloted by John Travolta. Countless celebrities have worn Vera Wang dress including Chelsea Clinton this summer, Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Garner. Wang's Luxe Collection starts at $6,000 with some dresses costing as much as $12,000 or more. However, most of her dresses range from $2,000 to $7,000.
Wallet conscious Wang: A sample of the dresses that brides who don't have celebrity budgets can wear on their big day were showcased on Oprah
Wang also designed the bridal gowns Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson wore in the film Bride Wars.
The pret-a-porter dresses range from one-shoulder crinkle mikado with swirling draped skirts to a strapless taffeta bodice dress with a full ball gown skirt.
Oprah also lavished the brides with a $4,000 (£2,500) gift card to spend on their honeymoon hotel and free airline tickets.
Vera Wang's bridal empire was born when she got frustrated shopping for her own wedding dress 20 years ago.
She said she became annoyed with the poofy Princess Diana-inspires dresses in stores.
She took matters into her own hands and created a simpler, more modern silhouette for her walk down the aisle.
Two decades later she's the most coveted bridal dress designer in the U.S.