Don't you love the idea of semi-homemade? Sandra Lee is a genius. You get the bragging rights without all the work!
I've been thinking about attempting a semi-homemade wedding dress. And actually I think this could work for other people too!
I tend to lean toward dresses with a fitted bodice that reaches the hip and a long embellished skirt like the ones above. But I'm thinking of maybe buying a cheap dress with that silhouette and doing the embellishment in the skirt myself since the skirt is usually the focal point of the dress. I could save a lot of money that way and potentially get what I want. But honestly, I'm a little scared. It's a lot of work and quite risky. But I'd also love to inspire other people to do the same thing so I'm on the fence.
Part of me also sort of loves the idea of a short flared skirt with a sheer overlay and opaque wide bottom trim on the sheer fabric, modest sheer neckline like this dress on the right and wrist length white gloves, very 50s.
If we eloped I'd do that, travel to Crete and drive off in this.