Post # 1
Bees, I’ve been toying with this idea for a while, and I want some opinions before I pull the trigger. I’ve NEVER seen another bride do this before! I’m pretty sure it’s an original idea.
My dress is lined with buttons, like this:
I’m replacing one button (or 2 or 3) with buttons from my mom’s wedding dress. That’s my something old!
But I’m taking it a step further, I’m going to replace some other buttons as well. I really like one allure dress that replaced every 3rd button with a sparkle, so I’ll do that.
//Here’s my more creative idea, replace the buttons with things that represent my personality. (Not these exactly, just ideas! An apple for being a teacher, a palm for loving the beach, the sun for believing in having a sunshining personality, and the heart is a swarovski crystal from a piece of jewelry SO bought me for the first wedding we went to, 5 years ago!)//
*EDIT* Alright, I think it’s safe to say I’ve decided on my mom’s buttons and the diamond buttons.*
Post # 3
Since you are asking for opinions, I think adding the “personality” buttons will take a beautiful dress and make it kind of… cheap looking, for lack of a better term. I think it will be incredibly distracting to others during the ceremony (I’d be trying to figure out what was the colored stuff on the back of your dress), and I think it will look poor in photos.
I LOVE the idea of having your mom’s buttons as your something old. Definitely do that. I’d leave the other stuff off. Go for the elegant look.
If you’d like to do the buttons/charms to represent your personality, how about adding them on your garter? That would be awesome! Or in a little cluster on your bouquet, sort of at the top where the ribbon ties (depending on what kind of bouquet you are doing)?
Post # 4
eh, I’m not much of a fan of having apples, trees, and the sun as buttons. JMHO as it looks somewhat gaudy and distracting.
However ADDING your mothers buttons is sweet and endearing. Do that!
Do what you want though, it’s your special day!
Post # 5
i like the idea but having all of those coloured buttons on the back would be rather distracting. i think having 1 of your mother’s buttons is nice though.
if you want to incorporate something of “you”, perhaps all of the shaped buttons could be in white. it would be more subtle.
Post # 6
The only thing I’d do is sparkly, diamond-looking buttons. I think those other colored ones cheapen the look of the dress.
Post # 7
I voted for Add the fun buttons to let your personality shine! I love David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding, but the ONE thing that bums me out is when he convinces a bride that some unique idea she has is silly and “not for a wedding.” I think you should do what YOU want to do with the buttons, EVEN if other people think it’s weird. In the long run, years later, what do you think will make you happy — remembering that your dress was just like everyone else’s? Or knowing that you made small alterations to it that made it truly YOURS, unique in all the world? My biggest wedding regrets are the ones that involved doing X and Y because “that’s what you do at a wedding.”
Post # 8
Erm, putting this nicely, it’s an original idea for a reason!
Use your mum’s buttons, but I wouldn’t sew in colourful, random objects onto a dress. It would be distracting and would spoil the classic look of your dress.
Post # 9
Add your moms buttons but I wouldn’t add the rest. If you want to use those charms I think they’d look better on your bouquet.
Post # 10
Sometimes brutal honestly is needed. I told my mom.. she just stared at me. -lol!
I think I’ll go with my mom’s and the diamond buttons
Post # 11
@OnceUponATime: Yeah, I’m sorry, It’s just that I’d hate for you to ruin the look of that gorgeous dress! I went with mermaid because everyone knows I’d do the “sexy” look lol.. And to incorporate a little bit of me, what I did was have a dog ice sculpture.
Post # 12
I think your Mums buttons and the sparkley buttons will look gorgeous. You’ll have to post a picture once you make the changes!
Post # 13
@OnceUponATime: “I really like one allure dress that replaced every 3rd button with a sparkle, so I’ll do that.”
I’ve tried that dress on (I can’t remember the model number right now), and hated the rhinestone buttons. But do what you want and makes you happy.
I’m pretty against having a lot of sparkle in/on gowns, primarily because they are difficult to photograph well and I don’t want my photos to have a lot of black dots where the sparkles are supposed to be!
Post # 14
I have to agree with pp. Sparkle buttons or using your moms buttons are fine. The colored buttons are cheap and tacky. They will ruin the dress/
Post # 15
I would be down for this idea as long as the buttons were not plastic. Even more down if they were different but all the same colour.
I don’t hate it!