Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wedding Dress for Short Compact Bride! Complete Ensemble Less than $100!

How can a short, compact, okay just say it, "over-weight" bride who has a very, very limited budget find something beautiful to wear for her second wedding and still manage to be the belle of the ball??

Here's our solution:

We decided to break from tradition, and move to the opposite end of the color wheel and choose a deep purple, high-low mesh dress with a rhinestone one-shoulder.  The dress has a very forgiving ruche bodice. The dress was purchased at the Deb Shops during prom season. The Deb Shops have a good selection of dresses in plus-sizes.  We found that their sizing to be very generous. The dress cost $92.00 with tax.

Sparkle, gems and bling was the order of the day! We added bling, all along the way.

For example, the bride wore her shoes at her sister's wedding several years ago. We added gems to the heels to update date them and make them "sing": New, new, new!

The veil was purchased at the ARC, a non-profit for $.99, yes that's right: Ninety-nine cents!
We sewed purple ribbon around the edge of the white veil to connect the dots to the dress. Making the dress and veil a complete ensemble.

The bridal bouquet and the groom's botoneire were featured in a previous post, May 23, 2014 The bridal bouquet, the groom's botoneire and toss-bouquest, all three were under $5.00, total.

How did we do?

What did you do?

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