Say the word “wedding” and suddenly everyone from the florist to the venue manager begin draining your life savings. They say things like “…the happiest/most important day of your life” to guilt you into parting with more dosh than you would normally justify for a party. When it comes to the dress, possibly the most talked about aspect of the whole ceremony, women have been known to lose sight of the zeros on the price tag in their bid to become a princess. There is also the tradition of wearing “something borrowed, something new and something blue” to consider. In some cases, the bride incorporates pieces worn by other women in her family who have married before her. Then there was Angelina Jolie who got friend Versace to use her children’s drawings in the design of the dress for her big day.
One woman, in my opinion beats all the above ideas. Chi Krneta, an architect from Seattle, can laugh at the huge expenses other brides have spent on their special gown for she whipped hers up for next to nothing. For five months, the architect spent her 50-minute daily bus commute crocheting an entire floor-length dress from two bargain-priced skeins of white cotton thread. Krneta’s biggest cost (a few dollars) was the material she used to line the dress. “The dress was practically free because I didn’t spend much money on it (under $30 for all of the materials including fabric for the lining) and I didn’t spend much extra time on it. My commute time couldn’t be used for anything else anyway.”
I think you will agree that Krneta looks gorgeous and what a way to make use of your work commute and save some money-all the better for spending on food and booze for the day!