So, I'm that one crazy girl - we all know one - the Phoebe of your Friends group, the one that's all into tai chi and yoga and is like the chill Martha Stewart. And I've gone off the deep end and opted to make my own wedding dress.
My fiance and I are paying for the whole thing ourselves, so that's the budget of a med student and a CAC , which equals about sixty-five cents and a paperclip. So! Our awesome wedding will be almost entirely DIY. The good news is that we're both cosplayers, most of our wedding party is too, and we make some hella good stuff!
Picking the pattern for my dress is the hardest part so far, whether it's looking at available patterns or designing our own to draft them. Has anyone else here made their dress, or is planning on it? I'd love your insight as to how you decided what to make!
Why not just go to a bridal store, you may ask? Partly the budget, because I can't justify $700 for a dress I'll wear once and start our marriage with more debt, and after going to dress stores I felt like a rabbit in headlights, and like I looked like a right tit the dresses. They were very pretty, but not a single one of them felt like me- it was all like trying on someone else's clothes. When I asked about dresses with color, they gave me "blush" (to which I asked about a real color people could see, not a makeup product) and then offered a cuddles sash. Yippee.
My mum hates every design of mine I've shown her, argiung that they're "not wedding dresses" and I'll feel like I'm getting married if I'm wearing a "real wedding dress." The girl at the shop said all the less expensive and plain ones I liked were only nice for courthouse weddings. Mum cornered me into buying one of the ones she liked, which I cancelled the next morning (and feel loads better for it!!) and plan to look at designs with my fiance to find one we both like. Atypical, but that's a very us thing to do
So yes. Anyone else made their own dresses? Did you pick a pattern, or draft your own? Any cosplayers here in the same dress fix?