As if writing a thesis wasn't enough work, we decided to add some more fuel to the fire and get married this September. Our plan when we got engaged a few years ago was to wait until I finished and then get married, figuring that we would still be living together with plenty of time to plan a wedding. Then, a few months ago, I accepted a job in another state. The job almost seemed too good to be true and we both agreed that it was an opportunity that I couldn't pass up and that no matter what this would be a good step in the right direction. So, that means I'm moving this October. Which also means, time to put the party planning on speed x 16.
Now, we've decided we want something small and casual surrounded by family and friends. Since I know the general vibe and I'm pretty quick about making decisions the planning has not been too bad. Until, I got to the dress. And that's where I need your help.
I found this dress on gilt.com
and I LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOOOOOOOVE it.
It's by a small (I think) brand Morgane Le Fay. I went to the store but unfortunately it must be last season because they didn't have it in stock. So, I tried on the closest thing.
I like this one a lot too, but I don't love it. There are some other problems, mainly that it is WAY WAY WAY out of my price range (like 2k out). So, I was all set to walk out of the dressing room to resume the hunt when I decided to check out the construction. It actually looks very simple. The bodice has no boning and is mainly held up by the straps. The skirt part has an outer layer of organza and an inner layer of what looks like charmeuse and then the volume is made by tacking 6 strategic areas. Now, I can't believe I'm about to ask this...breathe.... but, should I try and make it myself or shouldn't I?