Should i get the dress…again?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

malouloune:  Some brides might find it weird, but I don’t. Honestly I was engaged to someone and I broke it off mid-planning. A few years later I met and got enagged to someone new and rather than get a whole new dress (my mom bought my dress for nearly 600 bucks plus the veils), I wore the same dress I had when I was going to marry my ex.

I had no desire to go dress shopping again as I hated the experience the first time (even though I made it reletively easy for myself and purchased the first dress I tried on after scouring DB for a month or so). DH couldn’t have cared less that I wore a dress bought for a wedding that never happened. What was important was OUR marriage to each other 🙂

Post # 3
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588 posts
Busy bee

malouloune:  I honestly think it’s a little weird. If it’s just the dress you really wanted before but didn’t wear, it would be fine, but if it’s the dress you wore down the aisle already, yeah, I’d object to that.

If your soon-to-be-fiance had been engaged before and gave you the same ring he had given to his previous FI, would you mind? I would – different woman, different ring. For me, the dress is the same, different groom, different dress.

Post # 4
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5997 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

OMG I’m so glad to see this post!! I’m so happy you’ve found love again! I know that some people find it weird to wear a dress you picked out while engaged to someone else but I remember your dress journey and this dress was made for you!! If you still love it and it makes you happy, then get it. I don’t think you’ll regret it 🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

  MOHlookingForIdeas:  she never wore it. She was already married but they didn’t have a wedding and that’s what she was planning when she bought the dress. They broke up and got a divorce before the wedding. Hope that makes sense lol

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  IzzyBear.
Post # 6
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588 posts
Busy bee

IzzyBear:  Oooh, I misunderstood. So long as you didn’t wear it down the aisle, I’d say it’s okay to rewear it.

Post # 7
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1583 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I don’t think its weird if you never actually wore it.  Go for it!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

malouloune:  *whistles* If you still look that good in it you have to wear it!! 🙂 Congrats OP

Post # 11
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405 posts
Helper bee

I think it’s fine!  It’s the dress you love!  And you’ll be comparing every other dress you try on to this one anyway.

Post # 13
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1881 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You look GORGEOUS. Go for it! If that’s your wedding dress, it’s your wedding dress!

Post # 14
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150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Normally I’d advise against purchasing a dress before you’re engaged but OH MY GOD that dress looks amazing on you. BUY IT! And then hide it so he doesn’t think you’re crazy.

 

Oh wait, I see your most recent comment that you bought it. Good for you! That dress is HOT.

Post # 15
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9892 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

malouloune:  I don’t think it’s weird – it’s the dress you want to be married in.  If it was your ex’s mothers dress or in some way directly tied to your ex it might be weird, but in this case I don’t think so.

That said, I personally wouldn’t buy the dress before I was engaged.

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