Oh, What the Heck, Why Not

I'm also late to the party, but I figured I might jump on the show your wedding dress train.

My husband and I paid for our wedding largely on our own, and as neither of us were independently wealthy, it meant we had to keep things small and frugal. I found this dress on the sale rack of a place that rented wedding dresses, and I thought it was perfect. I didn't want a dress with a train as I hated trains (I'm so clumsy I know I would've tripped over it or ripped it within the first five minutes). I wanted something simple and inexpensive, but bridal. This dress was perfect, and the best part was the price:

$250 for the dress, $50 for the alterations.

I borrowed my then-SIL's crinolines and veil (she'd married my brother just a few months before my wedding), bought a $15 headdress from Michael's, and my mother made my shoes:

I hate heels and had no desire to wear them, so I loved the above as they were cute and comfortable.

All told, I'm glad I didn't spend a mint on my dress. I think what I wore worked out pretty well. :)

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