Post # 1
Hi hive! Wasn’t sure where to post this, so please move it if it’s in the wrong place! My husband and I are going to a wedding in August for friends of his/ours who live in Seattle. We live in London, England, so we don’t see them very often. I’m trying to "shop in my closet" for this wedding because we’ve already spent a fortune on plane tickets for the wedding. I have a dress that I think is appropriate for the wedding – it’s a teal/brown BCBG printed silk dress, and the wedding is outside, with the reception at a museum. I don’t think the wedding is going to be super fancy- the groom is wearing a suit, rather than a tux. My real concern with wearing this dress is that the only other time I’ve worn it was for another couple’s wedding, also in Seattle, who is also part of this big group of "Seattle" friends (that wedding was 10/07). Am I making some huge fashion mistake by wearing the same dress to two weddings where there will be considerable overlap on the guest list? Should I try to pick something else? My main concern is that the dress is definitely not a plain LBD, so I’m concerned it’s a bit more memorable.
On the other hand, I remember on my wedding day I didn’t have a clue what other people were wearing, because I was in my own world, so if the bride doesn’t "register" what I wear this time, and the bride from the 10/07 wedding doesn’t remember what I wore to her own wedding, that limits the number of people who will remember/register it.
Any advice from the hive would be very appreciated!
Post # 3
I wear the same purple strapless dress to all my fall weddings. And every time I go, people comment on how cute it is! And, it’s mostly the same group of sorority sisters and they always go, "oo i love when you wear that dress!" it’s not a negative thing at all. And I doubt anybody will really notice, either. Lots of people comment me on the same purple dress and it sounds like they’ve forgotten they’ve evern seen it before.
Plus, 07?! It’s been 2 years! Goodness, don’t even worry!!!!! There is NO SHAME in not being able to afford a brand new dress for every single wedding you’ll attend, lol. If that’s the case, ha, story of my life.
Post # 4
It’s totally fine to re-wear the dress. I have certainly worn the same dress to more than one wedding with the same group of people. Plus, your dress sounds really cute.
Post # 5
Thanks for the reassurance, ladies!
Post # 6
Yeah you’re good. Iv ebeen to tons of weddings with overlapping friends and I have to be honest, I’ve not noticed if someone has worn the same dress twice. Plus like someone said above – the dress sounds adorable AND if someon does remember, itll be a compliment to the dress. Go for it woman!
Post # 7
different shoes, a scarf if it works…..different hairstyle, make up and it’ll all be different………….did you wear jewelry last time, well switch it up with another bracelet maybe drop earrings instead of knobs(vice versa) Wearing the same dress is fine as long as you dont wear it the same way.