So you’re getting married, or you’re just fantasizing about it like the rest of us (cue imaginary wedding pinterest board). It’s not so much the knight in shining armor as the dress, the shoes, jewelry, bouquet, hair, makeup, nails, veils, headpieces, photo props, finger food, cake, centerpieces, invitations (you’re probably out of breath at this point but you get the idea).
Now try and imagine planning all this, on a budget, in the middle east (yes, the third world), oh and did I mention, with just under two months to do it all!
Don’t get me wrong I am blessed to have found the man of my dreams (a few tweaks needed but still), but the odds are against me on making this wedding all i want it to be.
But hey, I love a challenge.
Here is what I’ve learnt so far:
- Choose a specific theme (or several, I’m indecisive) and stick to it, whether it be a color palette (gold and blue) or a vibe (beachy bohemian).
- Try thinking outside the box with everything you’re looking for, the word wedding will literally make things double in price, so you can search for white dresses on all your favorite clothing sites and start from there. Here are some that I have absolutely loved:
P.S. I have the filters set up for what I was looking for, you can edit most sites search criteria on the side bar for things like price, color and length.
The Outnet keep an eye on sizes as they usually don’t have all available, also keep checking back as they add new dresses every couple of days.
BADGLEY MISCHKA £455
Little Black Dress Love! Enough said.
House of Fraser Fancy but shockingly reasonable.
Unique Vintage actual wedding dresses that are vintage inspired and won’t break the bank.
BHLDN (Anthropology) a bit on the pricier side, but oh so bohemian and beautiful I don’t care.
Promgirl It might be a bit unorthodox but I have my heart set on a blue dress (pictured below), at least I’ll have my something blue!
Sherri Hill £405
- If you’re heart is set on full on bridal, sample sales are your new best friend, and for all the antisocial people out there (join the club), they have them online now. Check this out:
David’s Bridal make sure to check availability in time for your big day and size availability and you’re all set.
And if you’re like me and you live in good old Jordan (the country that has Petra) , try shipping with Aramex shop & ship, a bit pricey but oh so worth it as you want your dress to arrive on time and in one piece!
To be Continued …
(next installment, other weddingy stuff)