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When I’m looking for blog inspiration, I turn to the awesome PPHG staff for ideas. The lovely Angharad Chester-Jones mentioned that she and some girlfriends were just having a conversation about refurbishing vintage dresses to add a modern touch. How cool is that idea? It’s a great way to take your Mom’s dress, or even a dress from a thrift shop, and make it your own. If you know how to sew, awesome! If you are sewing challenged, as I am, find a great seamstress who “gets” you and your ideas. At the end of this project, you will have something that is all you, and you will probably do it for a lot less than that couture gown will cost you. I’m not knocking couture mind, you, I would die for this.
This dress is so beautiful I could cry. Elie Saab, I love you.
Photo via People.com
One of the more bizarre ideas I found in my research of repurposed wedding gowns was a Christmas Tree Skirt. OK, cool. I like Christmas, but I don’t want to see my beloved dress on the floor. That’s just me.
No. Just no.
I do love the idea of turning a wedding gown into a Christening gown, or two Christening gowns, in my case. I have a friend who ran a bridal shop for a few years and when she closed I purchased a beautiful gown for an extremely low price. This dress has the most beautiful embroidery, and I’ve always dreamed of turning it into Christening gowns for my girls. If only I could sew….
Photo via SundayBest.com
If you are, ahem, not too happy with someone who might have left a wedding dress at your house, you can look here. I am absolutely not recommending this as we are all about happy marriages, but it’s good for a laugh!
I’m all ears and dying to hear any other fab ideas you guys have for wedding gowns!