Post # 1
So I got my dress last month. The other day I went with my fiance to visit some friends. (A married couple.) I showed my friend a pic of the dress on my phone. She said, “That’s my dress!” Not, oh that looks like my dress but that is the same dress she wore at her wedding. She got married last year and I’m getting married Sept.21, 2013. She changed the neckline to a sweetheart and it originally is a scoop. (I like it both ways, don’t know which I’m going to do.)
Anyways I love the dress and I know it shouldn’t bug me. Her wedding has already passed and only 1 couple from that wedding will be going to ours, who btw happens to be a bridesmaid of mine and my fiance’s groomsmen! When I showed the pic of my wedding dress to that bridesmaid she didn’t make a comment like, ‘oh I feel like I’ve seen that dress…’ She just said she loved it.
I know it’s all about how you feel and no one else but I can’t help that this is in the back of my mind. The sales lady at Alfred Angelo talked about how people can change the neckline, at a bit more train, or even add a few more crystal to make it different. I’m so excited to get my dress at the end of this September but I hate that this is weighing on me a bit. How would you feel??? Btw, here is the dress. Sorry for the huge pic.
Post # 3
The wonderful and terrible thing about wedding dresses is that they’re only unique to us. To everyone else, it’s a long white dress that looks pretty much the same as all the other long, white dresses. (Even if it’s ivory, or champagne, or whatever.) By all means, love the details of your dress, but don’t let the fact that someone else has the same one ruin it for you. There are other brides out there with the same one – and lots of other brides out there with virtually the same one. As far as the rest of the world is concerned, all the strapless ball gowns are “the same dress” regardless of the beading or the flowers or whatever. All the mermaid/fit and flare/trumpet gowns are “the same dress” regardless of the precise shape of the skirt.
So enjoy your dress because you love its details, and be glad that someone else shares your excellent taste in fashion! If you feel like you need to make it more unique/make it “yours” you can always think of adding a belt or some other detail, having a unique veil, etc. if that makes you feel better about it.
Post # 4
Doll, you look great in your dress!! Don’t let this get to you..
If i had a dime for every time I saw a bride (some of which I know personally) who wore Maggie Sottero’s “Adorae” dress, I’d have crazy deep pockets..! And yet, I still chose to try the Adorae on just because it’s so gorgeous..! Turns out, I ended up picking a similar-looking dress that I liked better.
All that matters is how you feel in it.. Just know that you’d probably make the dress look SO much better than all the previous brides in it anyway..! That’s all that matters to me, at least. Gosh, I’m so vain.
Post # 5
I KNOW its bothering you know, but consider the cost and headache that would come along with finding a new dress having it altered with less than 2 months until your date. Like PP mentioned, our dresses are only unique to us so there is a really good chance your friend and Bridesmaid or Best Man didn’t remember or even notice that it was the same dress. I’m sure your family and other wedding guest wouldn’t notice/care either.
It would defintely make me feel some type of why, but when you compare it all… it doesn’t matter. Think if it this way, I’m sure there are dozens of other brides who share your dress. Just think of your friend as another dress twin.
Post # 6
Everything looks sooooooooo nice, your wedding dress, your veil etc. Best regards!
Post # 7
I think that dress looks amazing on you! I know I would be a little upset in your situation but dresses look so different depending on who wears them before even getting to details like accessories. No one will notice because how and what you wear it with will make it unique.
Post # 8
Thank you so much ladies for the support. All of you are right. Those are all things my true inner voice (not the bridezilla one) was saying. It always feels good to hear it from someone else though. Especially other brides!! 😀
Post # 9
You look gorgeous in it! Rock it girl! The fact is, hardly anyone will notice, and as long as you feel beautiful in it, you will be just fine!
Post # 10
Thank you!! I will rock that dress!!