Hi blog peeps! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I wanted to share this old post with you that I published way back in the day when no one read my blog. 🙂 It basically describes how I saved a ton of money on my wedding dress by wearing my moms! I hope you enjoy…
How’s about that old wedding adage “Something old, Something new.” I mention the old and new because I tend to love items that have sentimental value. Having something vintage is great, but if it belonged to a family member, it’s that much better…..
So, after some long and careful thought, I decided to wear my mother’s dress on my wedding day. My mom truly exudes class and elegance each and every day (you should see the fabulous clothes she wears to work). So what better way to honor her than to carry on the tradition of wearing her dress? She was sweet enough to give me full range to recreate it. I love finding items that are one-of-a-kind so we had a blast carefully taking apart her dress and building it back up to one I absolutely loved.
Our best Ebay find ever just took a simple search of “Venetian lace.” My mom found these really amazing lace appliques that were incredibly gorgeous and thick. The sellers listed each piece separately, so my mom e-mailed them to ask how much for all. Yeah, they sold us an entire box of lace from Venice for $20.00. Each piece looked like this:
Her dress was very simple and elegant. We decided to remove the illusion lace at the top to reveal the sweetheart neckline. We also took off all of the lace on the rest of the dress which had yellowed over time. Did I mention the box survived Hurricane Katrina? Yea, it was meant to be. 🙂
By wearing her dress, I avoided the trap of spending thousands on a gown. Instead, it was just a small investment to have a seamstress alter the dress to fit me.
Here is the old/new dress in progress…. My mom added all those little pearls on it, which I know she’ll want me to mention I didn’t like at first. Ha ha, but it turned out beautifully if I do say so myself.
So what do you think? Anyone else wear a family heirloom on their wedding day? What was yours (or your wife’s) “Something old” or “Something new” on your wedding day?