Make your own wedding dress (are you crazy?)
Planning a wedding is already stressful enough for most people, but if you want an added challenge, why not make your own dress?
On the plus side, no visits to stuffy bridal parlours, and you'll have the pleasure of creating something utterly unique, to your exact measurements and with all the detailing that you ever dreamed of -- skills and time permitting. Sound good? Once you've got a few ideas together, take a look at the patterns at Sew Direct, the official site for McCall, Butterick and Vogue patterns.
The bridal range is pretty good, though naturally there are a few humdingers, and the designs look like they'll be easy to customise so you can get a designer look for a fraction of the price. Prices start around £13.50 but remember to factor in fabric and other materials costs.