As wedding season begins to get busier, the cost of weddings can start to get pricier. Forever waving the flag for second hand styling and preloved fashion, my enthusiasm certainly spills over to weddings too.
The pressure on 'the dress' and the decor, the seating plan, weather concerns, family politics and planning can be ALOT! For my own wedding I sourced almost all the decor second hand from charity shops, flea markets, car boot sales and online reselling sites to create a look and feel that was truly curated to our style and better for our budget. It took some time, for sure, but it's something I love doing and I included family and friends along with me. It also meant I could re sell a lot of it on afterwards, like my own little wedding present back to myself!
You can see more images of the second hand styling of our wedding on the festival brides website.
Just as What Alice Found launches its wedding collection, in coincidental timing I recently wrote an article for the fabulous Rock N' Roll Bride magazine sharing my top tips for how to DIY aspects of your big day to save some money and inject your own creativity into your wedding.
Issue 49 is packed full of ideas about cutting costs without cutting style. You can order it over here.
If you're looking for an eco-friendly, alternative option for your wedding dress - check out our vintage bridal collection in store now, with gowns from the 1930's to the 1980's, along with wedding accessories packed with personality.
Happy wedding planning and vintage shopping!