Mar 31, 2011
Some brides looking for their ‘something old’ will start to eye up their mother’s dress. It’s a fact, vintage is in, but is the final result worth the alterations?
Plus sides: Vintage is fashionable in a very big way, and other trends like up-cycling or repurposing. It saves money and is a heartwarming way to include the mother or even grandmother of the bride.
Down sides: Alterations are a large cost. They can run enormously high for major alterations that vintage dresses need to fit a more modern style. In the end, you risk not liking the look of the dress with the alterations after all.
If you’re feeling passionate about using your mother or mother in-law’s wedding dress for your wedding, all the more power to you! If making your own dress sounds like more of a hassle then its worth, there are still other vintage options and other keepsakes to be your ‘something old.’ Many gorgeous wedding dresses are designed with a vintage inspiration, like the ones you’ll find here at DimitraDesigns.com.