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When my husband and I got married, we did not have a wedding. We eloped. For our anniversary we have decided to have an actual wedding 🙂 pretty exicited.
We are high school sweethearts and for our senior prom, HE, yes I said he, picked out my prom dress. He LOVED it and so did I. He even told me that he wanted my wedding dress to look like my prom dress but more weddingish.
I still have my prom dress and I can still fit in it.
I came up with a crazy idea to transform my prom dress into a wedding dress since he loved it so much.
Do you guys think this is a little far fetched?
Here is a picture of my prom dress. Im not sure how this can be pulled off and turned into a wedding dress. Of course Ill have to take it to a seamstress. I was thinking about keeping everything on the dress except for the silver sequins on the bodice and adding white material to it. Then adding white material to the bottom along with the silver material.
Post # 2
MrsCoest3: I personally would just take a pic of the prom dress to a bridal store and have them pick something similar but bridal
What if the alterations go badly? Also they may be $$$$ too. And dress shopping is fun ( IMO), I wouldn’t personally want to give up that experience. There are tons of mermaid dresses with beading and fun bottoms out there
Post # 3
I think I’d save the silver bodice, but have a big white tulle skirt (from waist level) either sewn on or as a separate. I really wish I had thought outside the “white dress” box for my own wedding! And I love sequins!
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
Like the previous posted said, my initial thought was to keep the bodice and add a white tulle skirt. Something like
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canadajane: I didnt think of that! I just want more white in it so it can have a wedding dress feel.
Dont get me wrong, Im still going to go try on wedding dresses, I’m not going to leave that experience out.
And I just love the fact that my husband picked this dress out himself. His eyes lit up when I came out of the dressing room with it on, almost like the first look that a groom has of his bride and I am one of those persons that wants my husbands approval/opinion before I wear something, I mean he is the one that has to be seen with me and I already have his approval with this dress. But it was such a great experience. I just loved how he mentioned that he wanted my wedding dress to look just like my prom dress but more weddingish. I think it would bring back great memories of our relationship if I were able to convert this dress into a wedding dress.
I’m doing it more for the memories thats behind this dress and it would be amazing if I could make even more great memories in it and I think its a unique idea 🙂 It’ll give me a good reason to wear a dress that I absolutely love again 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2016 - Hunting Hill Mansion
MrsCoest3: Being high school sweethearts, I think this idea is precious. Especially because he picked out the dress!!
I think that altering the original might be too big of a project, so I would start fresh! I think buying a dress from the same designer in a similar style would be a great way to nod to the prom dress but make a more “bridal” choice — not that the dress you have can’t be bridal, but I think there is definitely room to make it more “weddingish” like you said.
Then you can have that “first look” all over again!!
Post # 7
MrsCoest3: DO IT!! What a sweet, sentimental thing to do! It’s an awesome dress – I see why you want to wear it again! Also, you’ll save a lot of money. I love to sew (former seamstress, here), and if you just want to change out the skirt, that’s not too difficult. Have you thought about having layers of white fabric added between each layer of silver ruffles? That would be easy to do, give it the white you want, and add fullness to the skirt.
Whatever you do, it’ll be such a sweet memory for your wedding, and your husband will love it!
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SexyCatLady: You said exactly what was on my mind! I am wanting to add white fabric between the layers of silver! :))))
Post # 9
- Wedding: December 2014 - The Boatshed Restaurant
Yes! I think it would be awesome to convert it!
You could definitely add white to the ruffles…and for the top, you could even add lighter sequins on top of the ones already there? It would be a lot of work…but definitely do-able if you’re wedding is July next year.
I’m so excited for you. My dress is currently being made by a family friend and I’ve got the DIY, individualise it mind-frame going on!
Post # 10
LLS88: Thank you! 🙂 I hope its everything that I imagine it to be!
Post # 11
I almost want to say to keep your prom dress as is, get a bridal gown for the ceremony and wear the prom dress for the reception.
Another idea would be to use the top of your bodice, and have a seamstress add a bottom that’s similiar to the gemma gown.. I think it would look fantastic!
Post # 12
MrsCoest3: that is such a super cute idea! ah i wish me and my husband went to prom; but i was still in elementary when he was a senior, and i dated a douchebag for my proms lol
either ideas would be great to keep the bodice and add a different bottom; or to just add some more white.
either way your husband will LOVE IT!
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I absolutely love this idea!! My fiancé and I are high school sweethearts and went to prom together 🙂 I agree with the other bees who said to keep the bodice and add a white tulle skirt.
Post # 15
That is such a wonderful idea, I would love to see how it turns out.