If you’re looking for a traditional African wedding gown, the ones from Kayla and Toni are sure to fit the bill.
The wedding dress for the couple of them was the one from the designer’s home town of Ghana, and they were both very excited to receive it.
“It was so perfect for us,” Toni said.
“We are a Ghanaian couple and we wanted something from Ghana that we could wear everywhere we go.”
But as the couple was going through the planning process, they were shocked to find out that their traditional wedding dress would not fit them at all.
“Our wedding dress came with a warning sticker, which said it was too long and too tight,” Kayla said.
When they received their wedding dress, it fit perfectly, but Toni was even more surprised.
“When I saw that, I thought to myself, ‘Oh my God, this is going to be the most expensive wedding dress I’ve ever seen’,” she said.
But when they went to check it out on Amazon, they found that it was available for a fraction of the cost.
“They gave us a discount of $30,” Tori said.
This made them think that maybe they should have taken advantage of the deal, but they were just not prepared for how much it would cost them.
“The price of the dress was $160, so we thought, ‘We better take advantage of it,'” Kayla added.
The couple had been shopping online for African wedding dresses for quite some time, but decided to take advantage by trying to find a dress that fit them best.
“I went to my friends who were shopping, and all of them were selling dresses, so I was like, ‘Well, this looks really good to me,'” Toni told ABC News.
So, they made the trip to the mall and bought a dress for themselves, hoping that it would be enough to make them feel more comfortable.
After seeing how the dress fit, they went through several more alterations before they finally found one that fit their unique style.
“My friends and I were so happy that we ended up with this dress that we love,” Tariq said.
They went through the alterations and were happy with the final result.
“Then we went back and bought it and it fits our style and style fits our needs,” Tani said.
Kayla was happy with her dress.
“This is a perfect dress, but we think we could have gone with a different style,” she said with a laugh.
The family is planning a celebration for the day that will include a traditional Ghanaian wedding and are planning to wear it for every occasion they go to.
“But it’s going to take us a while, so if you are going to do that, then we would like you to wear this dress,” Kayala said.
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