Can you believe that two years ago I sat down and considered making my own wedding dress. I thought it would a, save me money and b, be an amazing achievement.
I can sew. I trained in theatre design and part of that was making costumes. I had a pretty in pink moment were I turned a 60s wedding dress into a Victorian wedding dress Mrs Havershem style. So I know I could do it.
Not that I have picked up my sewing machine to sew anything trickier than curtains.
But I considered it,
I started looking at material and trainings and I was even contemplating embroidery and bead work.
Because I know I can do it but would I.
I decided I didn’t want the pressure and although I was probably being ambitious with the whole idea I know that I probably wouldnt finish it.
So I googled how to buy a wedding dress.
The thing about wedding is normally you only plan one once!! So it’s not like you have any information or really know how to do things. Which is why it is so easy to miss something off.
But I didn’t go wedding dress shopping.
I bought one from the high street and I honestly wouldn’t have wanted anything else. It was perfect. Especially when Becky lent me her veil which just made it look even better!
I love my dress it didn’t need to be fitted or taken in.
I was a bit of a coward about wedding dress shopping but I was happy to cut costs where I could. £1000 on a dress still sounds like a waste of money to me. I am glad we spent that money on the guests instead.
I am also glad I didn’t try and make it. I didn’t want the stress even though I know my friend George would have helped me out in an instant as she is an amazing designer/seamstress and makes clothes for a living.
But cutting costs doesn’t mean taking advantage of people it means making the best of a situation!
Did you make your own wedding dress