Love is in the air and SL’s wedding season approaches. Valentine’s Day weddings have a been the seasonal kick off since the beginning of time (well, virtual time, anyway). But, what’s a bride to do if she doesn’t have oodles of Linden to spend on her special day? Never fear, Desi is here!
I set out to create an entire wedding outfit for less than 200L including dress, shoes, hair, flowers, jewelry, makeup, and a pose. I had two rules: the outfit would have to be something I would actually wear and the items couldn’t be part of a weekly/weekend special so they’d be available to our FabFree Readers if they wanted to check them out. In the end, this amazing outfit only cost FOUR (4!) Linden!!! (Plus a group join fee!)
Assembling an elegant bridal package was a harder task than I could have imagined, but thanks to hints and tips from my blogging sister, Jacx Broome-Waverider, I ended up with a beautiful ensemble to reflect my own tastes in bridal finery.
First, I had to say yes to a dress. I hopped on over to Siss Boom because I remembered seeing a white gown on the Lucky Boards. You can read more about my obsession with Siss Boom‘s FREE no-group lucky boards here. It took about 20 minutes, but HOORAY! I found a beautiful simple white gown named Wayward. It’s elegant and comes in two styles – sheer and solid. I am wearing shear. The solid version has modesty backing to the top. Cost : FREE!!!
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Next came hair. Jacx reminded me that No-Match recently had a bun posted as the group gift. We teleported over to find a new group gift, but quickly made our way to the VIP room. The group gift was not actually a bun, but, rather, hair attachments (called No-Embrace) that could be used with bridal hair. However, in perusing the fabulous room of VIP Gifts, I found No_You Rock which is my style of a messy but classy updo complete with pearls in it. I paired that with the No-Embrace Pearls accessory to create a pretty head of hair for the wedding outfit. Price: two free group gifts with 50L join.
I tried to find a nice veil for cheap, but didn’t score. The ones I tested off of MP were, well, circa 2006. I did, however, find a pretty Pearl and Pewter Tiara from Nightfairy. You have to fiddle a little with it, but, overall, it works. Cost: 1L
For jewelry, I stalked MP for a good hour to find something pretty. I found two sets from Beloved that I liked, but settled on the Teardrop set in Silver because it matched the Tiara. Cost: 1L
For flowers, I found a simple but pretty bouquet at Wedding Princesse on MP that is currently being offered as a dollarbie. This really is a no-frills bouquet, but you only need it for a hot minute before the dancing begins! Cost: 1L
For shoes, I found LaPerla’s Apple Sandal for Maitreya in White on MP. They are simple and pretty, but you really can’t see them under the dress. Cost: 1L
Finally, to strike a pose for my official wedding album, Jacx sent me to MP to An Lar poses where for 0 Linden, I picked Like a Lady #4. Cost: FREE!!!
Total Cost for this outfit and pose? 4L (plus 50L group fee for No-Match)
Desi is Wearing…
Necklace & Earrings – Beloved Teardrop Set in Silver (1L on Marketplace)
Tiara – Nightfairy Pearl & Pewter Tiara (1L on Marketplace)
Hair Accessories – No-Match No-Embrace Pearl Accessory (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)
Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy
Eyebrows– WoW Poison
Eyeshadow – LeLutka
Lipstick – LeLutka
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – No-Match No-You Rock (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)
Pose – An Lar Poses Like a Lady (Free Gift on Marketplace)