I was able to get two dresses at super cost (free and $5) and I am altering them to suit my fancy! I removed the beaded sleeves from the more formal dress (which will be my ceremony dress) and used the beaded lace to dress up the bodice on the shorter dress (which will be my reception dress!) I am also making a cloak-like veil, because I'm getting married at a castle and and it fits the theme.
This is a side-by-side comparison of my before and after of my dresses! The the right side is just a WIP (work-in-progress) because it's all just pinned right now. There's tons of sewing to be done!!!
I'll be opening up my shop again, and possibly commissions, after the festivities!