Making my own wedding dress belt?

posted 2 months ago in DIY
Post # 2
37 posts

I’ve never made a belt, but I did make my own veil. It’s so worth it, both for the money, and for knowing that no one else has one just like yours. 

Post # 3
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - UK

Never made a belt but I do do a lot of DIY. Just be careful, it might sound like the cheaper option but a lot of times you might just end up with something just as expensive or close to but not as nice. I usually make something myself because I want it a specific way or if its something I saw and I cant get in the UK. 

Have you checked places like ebay? You can get a lot of really nice 2nd hand wedding stuff on there. If you know the name of the belt give it a search and see what comes up.

If you are going to make it yourself. Know exactly what you want and have a clear idea of how to make it. Try and make it from random things you have around the house first so you know what is going to work and what not. And it will give you a better idea of how long its going to take you. It would be a massive wast of money to buy all your supplies only to find out that it will not work out the way you though it would or because its too time consuming.  I buy 80% of my supplies for DIY from ebay, its usually the cheapest. 

Post # 4
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

Mine was gorgeous, and $22 on Amazon. Check them out. 

Post # 5
1635 posts
Bumble bee

Etsy is a great resource! There are a lot of sellers on there who make beautiful belts. Some are from China, so if you don’t feel comfortable with that due to the possible difficult return process, filter for the country you live in.

Post # 6
6660 posts
Bee Keeper

It sounds like one of those things I would think was a great idea, get 3/4 of the way through and either not like the outcome or run out of time and end up buying one anyway. PPs have offered great suggestions for less expensive sources to buy one. 

Post # 7
583 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I made mine!  My mom offered up her wedding dress, so I took the lace appliqués off the sleeves, beaded them, and sewed them on a length of champagne ribbon.  It took ages and I’m pretty sure I gave myself a beading-related neck injury, but I was really happy with it.  It wasn’t necessarily store-bought quality, but I loved that it was unique and that it incorporated my mom’s dress into my outfit.

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Post # 8
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2020

I’ve never made a belt for a wedding dress, but I did embroider a christening gown with pearls and Swarovski beads, only took me about a bazillion years, no biggie

Etsy have some wonderful ones, also check out haven’t bought a belt from them but the quality of the dresses is amazing, I‘m sure it‘s the same for belts 

Post # 9
57 posts
Worker bee

I would try Etsy, EBay or Amazon. They have a lot of options for cheaper

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