Post # 1
I found a few post about wearing your mothers wedding dress….but started a new one…since the latest one is a year old.
So here’s the deal….so many of you say you are keeping your dress for your daughters.. example:
What do you plan to do with your wedding dress after the big day.
Well tell me….how many of you would even wear your mothers wedding dress? Was it worth it that your mother kept her dress (esp a very expensive dress she could have sold to make money back…)?
Post # 3
I would not wear my mother’s wedding dress, and I have no delusions about any daughter I may have wanting to wear my dress. Especially because even my mum hates her wedding dress (her parents basically forced her to get married and picked her dress for her).
If I don’t sell it, I actually plan on altering my dress to a knee length dress after the wedding – it’s not very bridal, so it should (hopefully) be able to work as a semi-formal kind of dress for future events. Or I’ll donate it to the op-shop or something. I’m sentimental about some things, but wedding dresses are not something I would want to keep.
Post # 4
@KingsDaughter: My mother got married in 1987….let’s just say that her personal style and preferences were very different then than she and I have now. Lol. 80’s had a lot of great things, but wedding dresses were not necessarily one of them.
Fortunately, my mother did not pressure me to wear her wedding dress (which she still has), although she offered her prom dress to me in high school….it was, intereseting (pink and black polka dotted with poofy sleeves).
ETA: I have no intention of keeping my dress for a future daughter. I would not force her to wear something that may or may not be in style. I plan to either sell or donate my dress.
Post # 5
@bmo88: hahah ohh the 80’s….lets say it was good and good things came out of the,…but the fashions was not one of those things…
I wouldn’t force my daughter either…I think it would be mean…who doesn’t want a brand new dress…i am sure my future daughter would
@LadyElva: i considered donating to a charity that the sale of the dress goes to cancer…have you heard of those?
Altering is a good option…my dress will have 2 parts…so one part is a great option for me to alter
Post # 6
No I wouldn’t, but that doesn’t mean to say she didn’t look beautiful in that poof-ball – circa 1990
Post # 7
Even if I had wanted to I couldn’t have…my mother is 4-5 inches shorter than I am and had a 21-22 inch waist at the time! I used to put it on whenI was a kid but outgrew it by the time I was 13! lol
Post # 8
@littlemisssally: “poof-ball” hahahaha yes us brides from back then agree. Yes, I wore one when I married circa 1990. Yes I looked beautiful. No, there is no way either of my daughters will want it.
Post # 9
I voted no because 1) my mom was way thinner than me when she married, and 2) her dress was very plain because the one she had originally chosen was not ready for her wedding day.
Post # 10
No even though she wanted me to try hers on sooo bad! my parents got married in 1978! I took one look at it and said no way. She was the same size as me though : )