DEPENDING on the style you choose, wedding dresses can cost thousands of pounds.
But one bride-to-be, from the US, has proved you haven’t got to spend a small fortune to achieve your dream look.
Maranda Vandergriff purchased a £19 wedding dress from a second-hand storeCredit: [email protected]
Maranda customised the sleeves and added beads from her mum’s wedding dressCredit: [email protected]
Instead, she purchased a £19 gown from a second-hand store and decided to customise it.
Maranda Vandergriff shared a short video to TikTok which she captioned: “Reworking my 1970s wedding dress from Goodwill!”
She then shows a glimpse of the bargain gown and explains: “I’m getting married this fall and I actually found my dress several years ago at Goodwill for £19 ($24).
I love it but I wanted to change out the sleeves, so I combined a couple of different costume patterns to switch out the long sleeves for puffy sleeves using this lovely lace that my mum found at a fabric shop in the UK.”
The first step was to remove the original sleeves and then attach the new lace to the shoulders.”
I used the original cuffs because they’re just darling.”
I loved how it looked but the sleeves just kind of fell open, so I ended up using little beads from my mum’s wedding dress, which she made the entire thing.
I used them to fasten the little scalloped edges closed.”
And it wasn’t long before the comments section was flooded with praise for Maranda’s handiwork.
“I literally GASPED! This is GORGEOUS,” admired one.
A second commented: “The beads from your mum’s dress OMG what an amazing meaningful touch.”
A third enthused: “Wow it’s gorgeous and you’re so talented!!”
Meanwhile, a fourth praised: “So incredibly beautiful and thoughtful to include your mum’s dress.”
Another added: “I love that you used beads from your mum’s dress, that’s so cute – and gorgeous sleeves!”
Savvy Maranda set to work customising her wedding gownCredit: [email protected]
A further agreed: “So incredibly beautiful and thoughtful to include your mum’s dress.”
Elsewhere, another social media user wrote: “This is amazing!!! You make me want to learn how to actually sew.”