Post # 1
I just spent over $400 on a bridesmaid dress for a friend’s wedding in July this year.
I have 6 other weddings coming up this year (not including my own!)
My question is.. would it be acceptable or completely wrong to wear the dress to another wedding this year in April, which is before I would wear it as a bridesmaid?
The dress was from a department store. I am not in any other bridal parties. There aren’t any common friends between the one wedding in July that I am a bridesmaid in and the other wedding in April.
Post # 3
I’d be worried that something would happen to it.
Post # 4
Wear it whenever you want…after the wedding you bought it for. Don’t risk spilling or damaging it before you wear it as a bridesmaid. Showing up in the dress in (near) perfect condition is one of the duties of a bridesmaid and if anything were to happen to it before then you would be letting the bride down…majorly.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I, personally, would not wear it. Here’s why… at this other wedding, I would be dancing, eating, drinking, and around other people all doing these things too. If I just paid $400 for a dress, I wouldn’t wear it to the other wedding because if something happened to it that COULDN’T be fixed or cleaned, I’d be SCREWED. I would have to buy a new dress. And at $400… no way!
Since there aren’t any other mutual friends, I would say it would probably be ok, I’d just be too worried about the dress being safe!
Post # 6
Just be very, very careful that a. it doesn’t get damaged in any way and b. no pictures of you wearing it circle the Internet. Can you imagine how dramatic THAT would be??
Post # 7
I asked a bride that question, she said yes but not until after her wedding. I respected her wishes.
Post # 8
Agree you can wear it but AFTER the wedding ur a bridesmaid in. As a bride I understand you have spent a lot of money on the dress and Most of us want it to be rewearable, but try to think from our point of view if something does happen to the dress, it’s going to be impossible to fix or basically unreplacable, plus that means it has been seen before as well. Also if something stains think of the fact you will have to spend money on dry cleaning. Best just not to have to worry about it so you can enjoy your night
Post # 10
I don’t think you should wear it until after.
Post # 11
Not to go off topic or anything but have any of you ever messed up a dress at a wedding, like spilled something on it or ripped it? Me? Not one single time. Ever. I say get your $400 worth and wear it whenever you want.
Post # 13
Last year I was a bridesmaid in multiple weddings, and I wore one dress to a professional event several months before the wedding. It felt a little weird, but I believe I wore a sweater or blazer over it, and it was totally fine. That dress is the only bridesmaid dress I would ever wear outside of a wedding, and I was glad to get more use out of it.
Post # 14
I wouldn’t. I am a careful person, but have been to too many weddings with clumsy people slipping stuff on me, seriously. It’s not worth the risk. While in one instance I was able to get the wine stains out (spray hairspray on them immediately after the spill), at a different wedding I had an awesome dress get ruined from a runaway plate of h’or dourves.
Post # 15
I think it’s okay! I’ve even done it before. If you bought the dress yourself, I say why not!