Anything wrong with wearing a bridesmaid dress as a wedding dress? (PICS)

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
56 posts
Worker bee

I think that’s totally fine – those look way more like wedding dresses than BM dresses anyways.

Post # 4
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think this is a fantastic idea and I looked into many bridesmaid dresses for my own wedding gown. Especially because I didn’t want a train, I thought it was a great idea and a great way to save money. For me, I wanted a fairly full skirt, and the bridesmaids dresses that I tried on didn’t have the right skirt for me. So I ended up in a wedding gown and had the train cut off. But if you can find a style you like I would definitely go for it! They’re so much cheaper and I think they have some really super cute styles!

Post # 5
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

That third one would make a beautiful wedding dress!

Post # 6
3084 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@UKbee:  I think it’s fine. As long as you get it in ivory. 

Post # 7
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

The second one is incredible!! This would work so well for what you want, definitely do it 🙂

Post # 9
6173 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

it is your day, you can wear whatever you want.  this dress looks fine.

a friend of mine wore a green sundress to her wedding.

Post # 10
3097 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Pfft, nope! They look very bridal I wonder if anyone uses the ivory ones as bm dresses.

Post # 11
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Have you tried on empire waist dresses before? I find not a lot of people can get away with wearing them without looking like they’re trying to hide something. The last one looks like a bridesmaid or evening dress.. possibly a simple wedding dress. It depends how fancy you want it. If money and time are an issue, you can always buy a preowned wedding dress!

Post # 12
1259 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

There is absolutely nothing wrong with that! We are having a very casual, easy going wedding and I ended up picking a bridesmaid’s dress as well.

The dresses you have picked are very bridal (more bridal than the one I chose). They are beautiful. I love the first one 🙂

This is mine… which is very bridesmaid-y but I love how simple it is 🙂

Post # 13
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

The BM dress looks just like the wedding dress you posted.  I’d do it.  

Post # 14
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@UKbee:  My friend wore a champagne BM dress as her gown and it was gorgeous!  I really love a lot of the Watters and Jim Hjelm BM dresses as bridal gowns as well.

Post # 15
1690 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it’s a great idea! I tried on one bridesmaid dress when I was looking, and nobody would have been able to tell it wasn’t a wedding dress. Just find the dress you love (regardless of the label) and go for it!

Post # 16
2372 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

There are plenty of gorgeous bridesmaid dresses out there, that when made in white or ivory, look completely bridal as well!  I say go for it!!

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