Wedding dresses can be expensive and even then, it can be quite difficult to find the perfect one for your tastes. However, one bride found a clever solution to this problem.
Recently, a Reddit post went viral after a bride shared some images of a vintage-inspired wedding dress she sewed herself.
Shared by u/QueenAkemii, the pictures were submitted on the social media platform with the caption, “I made my own wedding dress!” Since being shared, the post has already received over 27,000 upvotes and 370 comments.
The images show the original poster (OP) wearing her vintage-style wedding dress while holding a bouquet of sunflowers.
In the comments section, the OP detailed the process as well as his design choices.
“I used a vintage pattern from the 1970s vogue 1488. The dress took me about a month to make because I kept undoing it and putting it back together because I wanted the dress to be absolutely perfect! I worked there on weekends and after work,” she shared.
“The fabric is from Joanns from their special occasion (wedding) collection and the lining is from Fabric Wholesale Direct, their satin white fabric. The waistband is an iron-on tape I got from Joanns. Overall I am so glad the dress came out and I hope one day my future daughter will love wearing it or let me have the pleasure of making her wedding dress,” the OP added.
As expected, other Reddit users raved about the final product, overwhelming the comments section with praise for the bride’s work.
“What a beautiful dress! What a pretty bride too”, commented a user.
“That dress is lovely. But your facial expression is so funny! The photos are stunning,” another shared.
“These fabric choices are just divine! I love the texture and weight, it makes the dress look elegantly refined, yet still airy and playful. Paired with sunflowers, I do! Congratulations on the ‘great result and the big day,’ wrote another support user on Reddit.
One user insisted the OP should keep the photo posted, writing: “The first photo should absolutely be framed and placed directly above your fireplace or somewhere so it can be seen at all times. “
According to wedding publication Brides, the average cost of a wedding dress in the United States is around $1,800, although it can typically range from $500 to $4,000. The cost of the dress also depends on a number of factors, including the fabric, embellishments, design, and even alterations.
As a cost-cutting measure, Brides recommended considering polyester over more expensive fabrics such as lace, as well as shopping off-season to get the best deals. The publication also noted that another great money-saving tip would be to buy “reception, bridesmaid and event collections” and use “non-bridal ivory dresses and of unconventional events”.
It wouldn’t be the first time a bride has made headlines. Previously, Newsweek covered the story of a newlywed couple who turned their backyard into their dream wedding venue. On another occasion, Newsweek wrote about a Texas bride who caught a 50-pound black drumfish while wearing her wedding dress.
Newsweek contacted u/QueenAkemii for comment.