We had lunch with some of the guys who are in the photograph below, and they said "wow, we have made the big time in Sew Today magazine who would have thought" - they just don't understand ha ha.
We did have a wonderful day, and I would be telling lies if I said that our wedding was done on a budget, but I can confirm that I made 9 dresses in total, and the total cost was less than £450, and when I compared my dresses to a bridesmaid dress I saw in one of the local department stores, which was limp, factory made, and costing over £100 for a little 3yr old, I was really glad I made the decision to sew my own.
For those of you having this dilemma I urge you to do it. It is hard work, but you will have created something unique and have the pleasure of knowing that if you want to, you can sew something wonderful on a budget.
Talking of attitudes to people, and charity etc, Ruth, from the blog Corecouture has just written a very thought provoking post this week, which I urge you all to read. I won't repeat her thoughts here (you can read them yourself), but it does make you think.
For the record, I never just throw clothing or anything else away, that could help someone else. We all accumulate a lot of possessions over the years, myself included, and I always take unwanted items to the charity shop in the hope it will provide an income for the charity concerned, and a cheap item for the person who needs it, and I know that many of you do the same.
I hope you have had a good weekend.
Catch you later..................