Simple Wedding Dresses
Look like a princess in the dress style for YOU
Here's my personal experience of how simple wedding dresses can look and feel just like expensive designer gowns for a fraction of the cost.
As you may have read on my home page, I planned my wedding in just 3 months, so we could celebrate with both sets of parents before they got too old.
While booking the church and the reception venue was quick and easy, I soon realised that buying a dress was going to be more problematic as the first bridal shop I went into just laughed at me when I said I needed the dress in just over 8 weeks.
I'm also quite petite at 5ft tall and weight of 103 pounds, so I knew finding a dress straight off the shelf, when most sample dress sizes are in a UK 12, was pretty unlikely.
But hey, I managed to find a wedding dress shop sample that was altered to fit perfectly and the seamstress at the shop even had time to add diamante embellishments to enhance what was otherwise an incredibly plain and simple style - a strapless satin column dress with satin train - you can see the result opposite.
Affordable Wedding Dress
The dress I chose seemed perfect for my height and the column design made me look taller. I was a bit limited in that there were very few dresses I could even try on that were roughly my size, but I've always prefered a small menu at restaurants to limit the difficulty in choosing, so in this case, less was definitely more!
And by choosing a sample dress from the shop, I got a really affordable wedding dress that cost just over $300 - including all the alterations and diamante embellishment on the bodice and the bottom of the dress.
The dress had to be dry-cleaned before altering to remove any small marks from being on display in the shop, but the bridal store paid for that. I really felt like a princess in my beautiful gown and while it was a really simple style originally, adding the sparkling diamante detail really made an impression, plus that little touch of bling matched my tiara!
Simple wedding dresses look just as amazing - like this one