Maranda Vandergriff spent £19 on her wedding ceremony costume after discovering it in a charity store – and reworked it into her dream robe utilizing cloth and a few private touches

The bride wowed in her personalized charity store wedding ceremony costume (

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A bride who simply spent £19 on her wedding ceremony costume has proven off the robe’s spectacular transformation after she personalized it utilizing recycled cloth and a few deeply private touches.

Maranda Vandergriff obtained married in late 2020 and took to TikTok to share a video that detailed the method her costume went by way of from the second she purchased it up till the day she wore it to tie the knot together with her husband.

The lady, from the US, stated she discovered the costume in a Goodwill thrift retailer for $24 (£19.50) earlier than she was even engaged to her now-husband, and determined to select it up anyway.

When the pair then obtained engaged, she started engaged on customizing the costume, together with reducing off the sleeves and utilizing lace cloth her mum had discovered within the UK to vogue new puffy sleeves – whereas conserving the unique costume’ cuffs.

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In her video, which was posted on her @marandavandy account, Maranda stated: “When my husband and I had been relationship, I discovered this costume for $24 at Goodwill and fell in love. Even after we obtained engaged, I knew that I needed to put on this costume in our wedding ceremony, however I needed to do one thing particular to make it distinctive.

“My greatest guess is that this costume is from the 70s and the detailing is totally stunning. I needed to vary out the material of the sleeves however preserve the cuffs with the detailing that matched the remainder of the costume. I mixed just a few completely different costume patterns for a customized design.

“My mum discovered the lace that I might use for the sleeves at a material store within the UK. I sewed the seam by way of the sting and pulled it to create a gathered impact.

“I pinned the gathered aspect to the open sleeve gap the place I would eliminated the stitches and sewed on the sleeves. Then I pinned the unique cuff to the opposite fringe of the sleeve and sewed it on as nicely.”

Maranda paid $24 (£19) for the costume


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She reworked it into her dream robe


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So as to add a private contact to her wedding ceremony costume, Maranda even determined to stitch small beads onto the sleeves which had been taken from her mum’s wedding ceremony costume – which she additionally had hand-made herself.

She added: “The material has a gorgeous scalloped edge that I used for an open prime nevertheless it type of fell open. For one more private contact I made a decision so as to add a beaded enclosure utilizing beads from my mum’s wedding ceremony costume that she made all herself.

“I did not need to lose the open impact totally however including these little beads on the highest created slightly bit extra construction for the sleeves.

“Here is how they seemed as soon as I used to be completed. And here is how the costume seemed on my wedding ceremony day.”

Within the feedback, Maranda defined that whereas she and her husband had additionally tried to be thrifty together with his outfit, they’d ended up shopping for his jacket whereas it was on sale and his trousers from excessive road retailer H&M.

Nonetheless, the pair did handle to select up all of the bridesmaids’ attire for lower than $20 (£16) every.

Maranda stated: “We tried to thrift his outfit however ended up getting the jacket on sale and the pants from H&M! Virtually all of the bridesmaids’ attire had been beneath $20.”

And commenters had been blown away by Maranda’s skills, with lots of them stating the costume appears “beautiful”.

One individual stated: “Wow. Extremely distinctive and delicate. It is beautiful.”

Whereas one other added: “Completely beautiful! A lot love went into this costume.”

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