Weddings cost a fortune. Between the perfect venue, mouthwatering menu, and dazzling décor, a single day can end up costing couples upwards of $50,000. It's no secret that one of the biggest factors in that cost is the wedding dress. The average white wedding dress typically comes with a price tag of a few thousand dollars, which is nothing to scoff at for something that you'll probably only wear once. Unless, of course, you're the family that managed to keep the same wedding dress through three generations, in which case you got a little more bang for your buck. But what's a bride to do if a few hundred, much less a few thousand, is out of her price range? Well, Chi Krneta of Seattle, Washington has a story that you need to hear.
Krneta is an architect and avid crocheter who decided to crochet her wedding dress from scratch. Yes, you read that correctly. Over the course of five months, Krneta crocheted her dress during the 50-minute commute to work each morning. Using a simple and classic white cotton, she put her time on the bus to good use. Just imagine how many people laid eyes on Krneta's dress before she was finished with it. The best part? It only cost her $30.
Crocheting your own dress obviously saves a lot of money, but that wasn't the main reason Krneta decided to go that route. Needlework has been a huge part of her life since she was little, and she even used to make her own clothes when she was a teenager. The wedding dress serves as a tribute to her late paternal grandmother who first sparked her passion for crochet. While her grandmother never got to see the dress, I'm sure she would have been proud to be a part of her granddaughter's special day. Check out these pictures to see how Krneta's $30 crochet dress turned out and hear more of her advice on crafting a wedding dress that is totally unique to you.