This was really hard, I knew I was never going to pay high street prices but I wanted to at least try on dresses to get an idea of what I wanted. I tried on nearly 60 dresses and didnt love any of them!
My original plan was to get a knock off dress from china but because I didnt have one dress that really stood out for me I thought it would be too stressful trying to explain what I wanted to someone on the other side of the world.
Luckily Davids stepmum has a seamstress friend who was happy to work with me and create what I wanted for a fraction of the original price.
Not quite as cheap as a knock off from China but I realise that being the control freak that I am it worked out perfectly for me being able to be so hands on throughout the whole process.
I did find it all very stressful and it really went down to the last minute to get it finished.
My dress is loosely based on this original but i'm wearing the corsage and pleated train at the back. Mine also has a cowl neckline and ruching on the bodice.
The original £1,500
I dont do heels but I really wanted some girly peep-toes and Im thrilled with these flat pumps from New Look for £22.
We are only having a very small wedding with 13 guests, most of which are immediate family so we asked all the men to wear khaki pants and white shirts and all the women to wear colours of the ocean so we would all complement each other in the photos.
More to come....................
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