One expensive part of your wedding is that gorgeous gown that you just can't live without. One option is to have a dressmaker sew your dress. Just remember, it won't always be inexpensive, but sometimes it will be worth it to have a gown that fits you perfectly and which is exactly what you want. Also if you are copying a designer dress you will still save significant amounts of money. All the handwork needed on some gowns and the expensive materials can run up the cost of having your dress made for you. To look at some of the patterns available try the following web sites:
Some sites also offer patterns for your garter, veil, headpiece and other accessories.