Hello A Thrifty Mrs readers! Mr Thrifty and I are only recently back from gallivanting around the South East, we both have a lot of family and friends down there and it just so happened a lot of them we're holding events (weddings, baptisms, engagement parties, naming ceremonies, birthday parties) over the space of one weekend. The event we were most excited by was the wedding of Mr Thrifty's best man to the most gorgeous and kind girl you could ever wish to meet.
Prior to travelling down south I had a bit of a to-do because the dress I bought especially for this wedding wasn't quite right and the one I ordered to replace it didn't turn up on time. Gah. So what did I end up wearing? I in fact wore a dress I'd worn as matron of honour at another wedding last year. It is a pretty brown coloured polka dot dress which last year I wore with pastel accessories but this time I decided to team it with a black cardigan, black flatforms and a black hat mo. The wedding had a green theme which I indulged a little by using a green envelope bag (which contained green flats should I need them for dancing) and a green glass necklace Mr Thrifty bought for me when we were in Italy.
Previously, when I was a bridesmaid, I wore a pink petticoat underneath this dress however at the wedding I popped a black one on. I have a couple of these petticoats which I picked up on eBay and the black has been most useful because I can even wear it on its own for fancy dress or if I'm feeling particularly daring. The dress looks lovely without it but it gave it a bit more of an 'event' feel to it and..and...and it made it all swishy!
I was going to wear my hair down and even spent ages doing it but as we were about to leave our hotel room the heat and humidity was overwhelming (hello 28 degrees mixed with fat lass) so I opted to twist it into a low bun and pin in place at the back with a sparkly earring. I'm never really all that comfortable with my hair up, I like to hide behind it but I figured it was either put it up or keel over during the vows.
The wedding was wonderful and had me in tears on more than one occasion. The couple are now off on honeymoon and I'm busy putting together a video for them and making them a little something extra with the souvenirs I picked up throughout the day.
What I wore
Polka dot dress - matron of honour dress
Black cardigan - charity shop
Flatforms - here on eBay
Sunglasses - here on eBay
Green necklace - gift
Envelope bag - here on eBay
Black hat - charity shop
Tights - M&S
Petticoat - here on eBay
I went on a bit of a spending spree trying to find something for this event and lost my head a bit. I'm kind of glad that it all went wrong and deliveries didn't arrive on time (don't worry they have since been returned for refunds). It made me go back to my roots and get something out of my wardrobe. Sometimes I go astray with my thrifty ways so it is always good to be reminded why shopping my wardrobe or you using second hand is usually my best option.
P.S. Have you pulled together a thrifty outfit for a wedding this year? Feel free to share a link to the blog post below.