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I bought my wedding dress for £19 from a second-hand shop…people are always stunned when I tell them

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DEPENDING on the style you choose, wedding dresses can cost thousands of pounds.

But one bride-to-be, from the US, has proved you haven’t got to spend a small fortune to achieve your dream look.

Tiktok@marandavandyMaranda Vandergriff purchased a £19 wedding dress from a second-hand store[/caption]

Tiktok@marandavandyMaranda customised the sleeves and added beads from her mum’s wedding dress[/caption]

Instead, she purchased a £19 gown from a second-hand store and decided to customise it.

Maranda Vandergriff shared a short video to TikTok which she captioned: “Reworking my 1970s wedding dress from Goodwill!”

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She then shows a glimpse of the bargain gown and explains: “I’m getting married this fall and I actually found my dress several years ago at Goodwill for £19 ($24).

I love it but I wanted to change out the sleeves, so I combined a couple of different costume patterns to switch out the long sleeves for puffy sleeves using this lovely lace that my mum found at a fabric shop in the UK.”

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The first step was to remove the original sleeves and then attach the new lace to the shoulders.”

I used the original cuffs because they’re just darling.”

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I loved how it looked but the sleeves just kind of fell open, so I ended up using little beads from my mum’s wedding dress, which she made the entire thing.

I used them to fasten the little scalloped edges closed.”

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And it wasn’t long before the comments section was flooded with praise for Maranda’s handiwork.

“I literally GASPED! This is GORGEOUS,” admired one.

A second commented: “The beads from your mum’s dress OMG what an amazing meaningful touch.”

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A third enthused: “Wow it’s gorgeous and you’re so talented!!”

Meanwhile, a fourth praised: “So incredibly beautiful and thoughtful to include your mum’s dress.”

Another added: “I love that you used beads from your mum’s dress, that’s so cute – and gorgeous sleeves!”

Tiktok@marandavandySavvy Maranda set to work customising her wedding gown[/caption]

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A further agreed: “So incredibly beautiful and thoughtful to include your mum’s dress.”

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Elsewhere, another social media user wrote: “This is amazing!!! You make me want to learn how to actually sew.”

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