I'm so excited to be asked by Brit to guest for Bowie Bride. She conveys a mentality about the wedding process that we all need to appreciate - sarcasm! While I haven't been married myself (maybe one day?) I have plenty of friends who have taken the plunge and I've been privy to their tales of woe, especially regarding the wedding dress search. And while I'm always inspired by high fashion - isn't everyone.. On Hunter Style I try to find items that the normal girl can afford (or save up for in less than a lifetime) which is why I'm so excited to be asked by Brit to do a bridal post. There are some amazing resources out there now to find a dress but today I wanted to highlight just one site you may not have considered: Etsy.
To begin, the worst thing a bride can do is sabotage her image before even getting married. Unless you are Princess Poo Poo and live in TheWorldRevolvesAroundMe Land, then... well thank God you don't live there. We inhabit a pretty disgusting Bridezilla society right now and just because you enjoy watching psychotic women on T.V., doesn't mean you need to be one! Alright, just needed to clear the air. I like to start fresh with a good ol' verbal douching.
Modern brides can look to the old saying (with a new twist): Something old, something new, something Etsy and something blue. Well, something old is easily amazing vintage jewelry. Something new is always fun for your lingerie. You'll want to check my picks below for something Etsy and something blue will most definitely be your future husband's balls when he sees how much you spent on a wedding dress. Sticker shock anyone? Let's avoid that...
Weddings are expensive. That's no secret. Women used to be able to validate paying thousands of dollars for a wedding dress they will only wear once but the modern bride? Puuuhlease. She's a smart cookie that one. Not only is she going to scout down something unique and beautiful that won't max out her credit card, but I'm guessing she's going to wear this dress multiple times in her life after a good altering.
I'd like to open your eyes to a world you may not have considered yet for your dress. Etsy. I know, it's risky, but this is where you get creative. You spend less money on the dress and more money on the alterations (which will need to be done anyway). The end result is that you look amazing and everyone wonders how much money you must have dropped on that gorgeous gown. Blue balls be gone- your husband will thank his lucky stars to have found a woman as resourceful as you!