Post # 1
So, it looks as if we are going to have our wedding at the Rancho Bernado Inn, my absolute favorite place so far and I’m so excited about it. We went there “just to look” and wound up with setting the date a lot sooner than I had expected, July 23 2010 not exactly what we’d been telling people..”oh sometime summer 2011″ right? Well with much advice and comfort from you bee’s (I am still a “new-bee” so to speak) I really feel like I can pull this off.
One thing I’m considering is buying a dress from a friend (no other friends went to her wedding). Not only does she have the same style and taste, but it fits me like a glove…since we are limited on time and budget would you every consider wearing a used wedding dress? I’m afraid to fall in love with a 4K dress then have to rush it (pay that fee) and rush alter etc…part of me says buy the beautiful used one for less than half, love it, own it and be happy that I’m marring the man of my dreams. Auctually, I think I’m going to have to be very flexible if I want to pull this off…and like another bee said “know what you want”.
Thanks for the support… I’d love to meet up and chat with any other San Diego Bees I’m in Rancho Bernardo area and also work in Carlsbad… happy Friday
Oh and I’ve included a picture of the dress…
Post # 3
Welcome to weddingbee! I think that a used wedding dress is a great way to save money!
Post # 4
So glad you got your venue and that dress is so beautiful! I would definitely wear it in a heartbeat. There is absolutely nothing wrong with wearing a used dress, it’s such a smart thing to do (especially if it fits you that well)!
Post # 5
I see no problem at all with a used dress, I think its a terrific idea. That dress is beautiful btw
Post # 6
Oh good! I’m glad you like it! Truthfully it fits me perfectly…luckily she and I have almost the exact same body type, she’s about and inch taller so I might have to wear higher heals but she wore very low flats for her wedding 🙂 Oh I’m so happy someone likes it because only my Mom and one friend have seen it… xox
Post # 7
Heck yeah! In fact, I am. My dress came from a local bridal consignment shop. It’s beautiful. And I saved money!
Post # 8
That dress is goregous and i love your venue…the Rancho Bernardo Inn is beautiful!!!
Post # 9
This is exactly what I did. It was my super good friend and she is a ‘greenie’ who loves to recycle and wanted me to try it on to see if I liked it. It fit perfectly with no alternations and just my style. We had no repeater guests at my wedding as she was married in another state. Deciding with priorities in mind on a limited budget, I chose to spend money on other things instead. I had (just a few) moments of what-ifs and refused to linger at the dress pictures/shops for fear of falling in dress-envy love. 🙂 I feel really happy with how we were able to stretch our budget in many ways by making this decision. 🙂
Post # 10
So i voted no, b/c i was thinking you dont know whats happened to the dress, where its been, etc. & THEN i read your post. so…
i dont see a problem with it being used at all!! you know it fits & you know what kind of condition it’s in. the dress is gorgeous by the way! i would go for it. save yourself some cash & the stress of your dress coming in on time (:
Post # 11
I think you should.
BTW, did you know that Mrs. French Bulldog got married at your venue. (I think). You should check out her posts.
Post # 12
I don’t see anything wrong with wearing a previously worn gown. I was looking into it as well, but found my dress the first day of shopping. I live in Cardiff, let me know if you want to meet up or exchange ideas! The Rancho Bernando inn is gorgeous! I am so happy for you.
Post # 13
Buying a dress was one my first choices for how to get one! I had trouble finding one that would fit though 🙁 because apparently people over 5′ 8″ never sell their dresses, haha. Or at least not within my budget or in my measurements.
Post # 14
If I had found a dress that I was in LOVE with and it was pre-owned, I would absolutely buy it!!
Congrats – it’s a beautiful dress!
Post # 15
Heck yeah girl! I’m on a tight budget and would not rule that option out. Congrats, BTW!
Post # 16
Beautiful dress !!! Im ded down to hang out! Im in Oceanside!!