Post # 1
Up until now, wedding plans were going great. Everything seemed to be falling into place.
Just a week ago, I was giddy about picking up my dress from the store. I put it on the second I got to my parents’ house. Perfect. I tried it on for my future sister-in-law Saturday morning. Still perfect.
That afternoon, I attended a wedding with my fiance and his sisters. My heart sank when my future sister-in-law grabbed my arm as the bride began her procession down the aisle in my dress. After contemplating leaving the wedding to go to the nearest bridal store and find a new dress, I thought, “You can deal with this. The weddings are nearly six months apart no one will remember.”
At the reception, things didn’t get any easier. A friend disclosed that another girl in our small town of less than 3,000 had the same dress as well. How is that possible? The worst part her wedding is just two weeks before mine.
Now, I get that not all the same people will be attending, most won’t remember what each bride wore and that the dress will look differently on me than it does on the other girls, but it just doesn’t seem as special anymore. Just another dress off the rack.
Post # 3
Wow. I am sorry. Can we see a pic of your dress so that we can help you accessorize it to make it look different?
Post # 4
If it doesn’t make you feel special anymore I’d suggest considering selling it and getting another dress while you have time. I’m sure most people will tell you it doesn’t matter and maybe it doesn’t. But it would really bother me in your shoes so I relate to how you feel.
Post # 5
I know it kinda stinks that you saw the other bride in your dress and that another girl so close to home is wearing it, but unless you buy a one-of-a-kind, someone else will have your dress. So although most brides don’t actually see others wearing her dress, they are.
I’m a huge believer that the overall look and how the bride carries herself is more important than any one aspect (like the dress).
And I’d love to see a pic!
Post # 6
But you know what, each person does wear a dress differently, and like truegem said, it might be possible to accessorize it. The way you wear your hair, veil, colored shoes, and flowers might make a big difference too.
Also, I am sure your fiancé won’t notice what the other brides wore, he would only see you! (:
If you love the dress and it looks great on you just wear it proudly! Unless the dress is really unique (for example a color other than white) most people will still not remember!