Dream Dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you split the cost of a designer gown with someone, and both wear it?
    Yes! : (10 votes)
    22 %
    No. : (35 votes)
    78 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I don’t think I’d be able to do this.

    Who gets to keep the dress afterwards?

    Not to mention I have kind of a strange body type (very very short/slender) so I imagine alterations would be a huge pain.

    Honestly? I’d probably try to wait it out. New gowns come out every year, and you have no idea when you’ll get married- something 10 times more gorgeous might catch your eye between now and then.

    Post # 4
    Member
    918 posts
    Busy bee

    I would be happy to do it if I were the one wearing it first.

    I would be a little nervous about spending money on a dress with the knowledge that someone else would be wearing it before me, simply because I would worry about it getting ripped or stained.  Also, if the person wearing it first were a little bit shorter than me or a little bit thinner than me then I would worry about whether it would be possible to have it altered to fit me after she had worn it.

    Post # 5
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    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I find this to be a very odd request and I doubt you would find a lot of support on the issue. Also, you didn’t post a photo of the dress, so who knows if anyone would even have interest in it. 

    I’m very sorry to hear hear about your breakup, and I hope you can continue forth in life without focussing on wedding details and work on your own self-healing. It sounds like planning a wedding is the last thing you should be think about right now…

    Post # 6
    Member
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    You will find a dress you love, for a price you can handle, when the time comes. You don’t have to compromise your dream dress because of cost there are lots of alternative shopping choices, online stores, trunk sales, demo dresses. I don’t think many people would go for that. If someone is willing to pay 2500 for a dress they want to keep it forever. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Firstthingsfirst:  +1 

    I’m not sure whether your post was to gather interest from another bride to share the cost of a dress with you, or just to get some opinions. At any rate, I feel like the last thing you should be doing right now is buying a wedding dress. Yes, you could meet someone tomorrow and be married six months from now, but that could also be a year, two years, three years or more down the track. How do you know you’ll even still love your dress then?

    And in terms of the logistics of dress-sharing, I just don’t think it would work. Personally I would only consider it if I was the first bride to be wearing the dress. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I find this post so odd

    Post # 9
    Member
    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I had high school friends who were twin sisters that shared their dress.  They each bought their own accessories to wear with it such as Sister A wore a cathedral viel  with simple jewelry.  Sister B wore a fingertip veil I think and more statement jewelry.  They each wore a different belt too.

    If I were on a budget I’d split the dress with someone.  That said though, what if you don’t get married for another 5 years.  In that time your tastes change, your wedding vision changes and the dress you want now isn’t the dress you want then?  Would you be ok with wearing this dress or would you want to wear your new dream dress?

    I was engaged 10 years ago and had a dress in mind, we broke up also.  Now that I’m older the wedding I would have picked then is not the wedding I would want now.  My tastes have completely changed.  Just something to think about.

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