Alterations can get really pricey! Don't buy a dress to have it changed completely (new neckline, new back, etc.). Borrowing jewelry is a great way to save money and get in your "something borrowed". Etsy is a good place for inexpensive hair clips and pins. Check ebay and Craigslist for a veil.
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