The Little White Dress – DIY Wedding Dress

Have you ever considered creating your own wedding dress?

I read somewhere that a $10,000 wedding is a good budget to keep in mind for a conservative wedding. WHAT?  Who has THAT kind of money in today’s economy. Most of us can afford closer to $100…and that is a few zeros away from the $10K mark.

This grand number got me to thinking…how can brides save some money planning their wedding?

We all can agree one of the most important aspects of the wedding (along with the bride and groom) is the wedding dress. This is also one element that consumes a lot of the overall wedding budget. What if I told you that you can make your own wedding dress and save THOUSANDS of dollars?

 Love the ideas on this blog for DIY wedding dresses…YES, you read that right…Do It Yourself Wedding Dress!  I especially love the advice on this blog that says:

2. Give Life to a New Dress

Have you come across a dress you absolutely love, but there is something about it that you don’t like? Well, instead of passing this by, get it! You can easily breathe new life into a dress and turn it into something all your own. For example, you could add tulle to the bottom of a dress to make it more like a ball gown. Or you could even shorten a dress so it’s more casual.
If you aren’t able to do these things on your own, then you better find a good seamstress in your area. This professional can make just about anything happen as long as you give them enough time to do so. Your ideas with a dress can come to life, but you have to make sure you use a pro who can actually help you get to the end result that you want.
A lot of brides are choosing to give dresses new lives because it can save them so much money. For example, some brides use their mother’s wedding dress and simply have it changed to be the way they would like. A lot of alterations can be made to create a dress that really fits your every desire.
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“Give Life to a New Dress”
Have you come across a dress you absolutely love, but there is something about it that you don’t like? Well, instead of passing it by, get it! You can easily breathe new life into a dress and turn it into something all your own. For example, you could add tulle to the bottom of a dress to make it more like a ball gown. Or you could even shorten a dress so it’s more casual.

If you aren’t able to do these things on your own, then find a good seamstress in your area. This professional can make just about anything happen as long as you give them enough time to do so. Your ideas with a dress can come to life, but you have to make sure you use a pro who can actually help you get to the end result that you want.
A lot of brides are choosing to give dresses new lives because it can save them so much money. For example, some brides use their mother’s wedding dress and simply have it changed to be the way they would like. A lot of alterations can be made to create a dress that really fits your every desire.

I found a few other blogs with great ideas, pictures and step-by-step guides for creating the wedding dress of your dreams…ON A BUDGET!

OTHER DIY WEDDING DRESS BLOGS:
http://www.care2.com
http://www.abeautifulmess.com
http://makezine.com


Have you heard?  You can have your dream wedding or host a dream event on a budget!  See you at this amazing event sponsored by who else?  Goodwill!

Presenting… The Little White Dress – Dream Weddings & Events on a Budget!

Event 
The Little White Dress Fashion Show / Boutique / Vendor Presentations

Date / Time 
Saturday, March 1 / 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location 
Windsor Park Conference Center
4020 Edison Lakes Parkway
Mishawaka, IN 46545

Contact
Katie Paceley / Public Relations
Phone – (574) 472-7379
Email – kpaceley@dev-goodwill-ni-multi.pantheonsite.io

Goodwill Industries of Michiana presents The Little White Dress – Dream Weddings & Events on a Budget. It will be held on Saturday, March 1st at Windsor Park Conference Center in Mishawaka. Admission is free and doors open at 10:30 am with presentations by select vendors, a fashion show and shopping in the on-site Goodwill Boutique. Stylist and Image Consultant, Kathy Friend, will offer style tips for the big day while models present Goodwill fashions for weddings, vacations and special occasions. The afternoon will include light refreshments and helpful hints from photographers, caterers, florists and others. “Those who are

planning a wedding, or just looking for something beautiful to wear for a special event, will enjoy this opportunity to see the latest looks and shop for them in our Goodwill Boutique. And, they’ll be supporting our mission to provide jobs, training and placement services for people with barriers to employment,” shares Debie Coble, President and CEO. The boutique will include: wedding attire, honeymoon / vacation wear, prom dresses, special occasion pieces and accessories. “Is it really possible to plan a dream wedding without spending a fortune? Yes – with the help of Goodwill and our vendors. Even a destination wedding can be affordable; and we’ll show you how to do it in style,” comments Kathy Friend. Join The Little White Dress on Facebook so you don’t miss out on the vendor selection for this special event!