(Closed) Anyone else have this fear?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MrsJV2be:  I never tried my dress on at home — not just because of the fear you mention, but also because I can’t get into it myself and it seemed an awful lot of effort to get all the undergarments and petticoats into place just to look in a mirror for a second, haha.

I loved the idea that fittings and the wedding itself were the only times I got to put on my dress. After it was all altered, I had it shipped cross country and didn’t see it again for months until I was back in town for the wedding. Didn’t put it on again until the actual wedding day.  I think it made it more special to me to realize that this wasn’t just some prom dress I can try on and take off whenever I want — this is a special, sacred garment that I only get to wear for that one day!

Plus, it made me EXCITED for my fittings instead of dreading them because the little Korean seamstress would be mean and tell me my boobs were too small for how big my ass is, haha.

Post # 4
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3697 posts
Sugar bee

I’ve definitely tried my dress on at home – so that I could try out different jewelry options, get an idea about hairstyles, etc. I know some people build it up a lot more than I do, but to me, it’s just a dress. An exceptionally lovely dress and I’m really happy and excited to wear it, but still, not a sacred object or anything.

When I tried it on at a friend’s house because her mom was helping me with the veil, her mom put down some sheets on the floor for me to stand on to keep the hem clean. I thought that was a good idea – you could do that, and then of course be sure not to have any coffee, or red wine, or lipstick, etc., nearby waiting for the right moment to cause an accident.

Post # 5
Member
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I definitely tried my dress on at home. It felt so good. But then again, in my mind I’ve justified this by telling myself that I am going to get it cleaned and steamed afterwards anyway.

If you’re tempted, just make sure your floors are clean, there is nothing around to snag it, no food or drink, pets are in a separate room and you have someone helping you.

ETA: Ooh, and take your ring and other jewellery off if they may easily snag the fabric.

Post # 6
Member
9484 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

No, I have never expressed that fear.  I’ve tried on my dress several times.

ETA: I always try it on in my bedroom where it’s kept clean and nothing is around.

Post # 7
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2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m afraid I’ll wear it constantly till I walk down the aisle! Luckily I don’t pick it up till next wed and the wedding’s on friday!

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