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10/15/2018 1:33:22 PM

Seriously? This Bride Designed And Made Her Wedding Gown For Less Than A Tank Of Gas Costs

Weddings are known for their beauty, elegance, and celebration of love… oh, and the fortune it typically costs to have one.
One of the most daunting thoughts when preparing for a wedding is, “How are we going to be able to afford this?”

Photo Credit: alkikat (Reddit)

Reddit user alkikat is a bride-to-be who has chosen to be thrifty with her wedding expenses by designing and making her wedding dress from scratch – all by herself and by hand. She included these pictures and a video in her Reddit post.

Photo Credit: alkikat (Reddit)

During her morning bus commute to work, she crocheted her lace wedding dress by using a pineapple stitch – apparently a fairly common design. It took her five months, but once it was done, it was breath-taking.

Photo Credit: alkikat (Reddit)

She explains part of the process in her Reddit post:

“The dress was practically free because I didn’t spend much money on it (under $30 for all of the materials including fabric for the lining) and I didn’t spend much extra time on it. My commute time couldn’t be used for anything else anyway. The dress is also machine washable (I’ve washed it several times), doesn’t wrinkle or need any special care, and I plan on wearing it again with linings of different colors and with the train bustled up in different ways.”

Photo Credit: alkikat (Reddit)

Here is the final result! Isn’t it stunning? Would you even believe she made that by hand – and on a bus? This goes to show the untapped talent so many humans possess. This bride should be proud of what she has accomplished!

Here is a quick timelapse of the dress being pieced together:

As Huffington Post noted,
“If there’s a DIY-Bride-Of-The-Year award, consider it won.”
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