Should I wear and/or dye my wedding dress after the wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do?
    Wear the dress as-is in ivory : (4 votes)
    4 %
    Dye the whole thing yellow : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Dye the whole thing blue : (45 votes)
    46 %
    Try to dye only the skirt yellow : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Try to dye only the skirt blue : (8 votes)
    8 %
    Give up on ever wearing the dress again and just buy a new gown : (33 votes)
    34 %
    Obligatory other with comments below! : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    4831 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I haven’t done this, but I have thought about dying my dress so I can wear it again! I would get it professionally done though. I love your dress, but I would not think it would be appropriate to wear it to an event as is. It looks very much like a wedding dress! 

    Post # 5
    Member
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Your dress is similar to mine except mine’s tea length 🙂 I think you should definitely keep it and have it dyed! But professionally I would suggest? I will do mine black 🙂 please show us how it turns out! 🙂 x

    Post # 6
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    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Also I don’t know where you’re based but I was looking at getting an underskirt dyed and accidentally stumbled across a really good looking one in Plymouth (not down south like I thought!) if you’d be interested I could try and find their name again 🙂

    Post # 7
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    4831 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @JenGirl:  I just googled “dress dyeing” and found some places that do it. 

    Post # 8
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    42538 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wouldn’t wear it as is. It has “wedding dress” stamped all over it.

    I would take it to a professional and have it dyed black or cobalt blue. It depends on where you live as to where you can get it dyed. Some dry cleaners do this. Often they are sent out though, so you may not have it back in time for your event.

    If you want to wear the color as is, I would make a black lace overskirt that is attached to a black silk taffeta sash that just ties at the waist. Ivory and black is a very elegant combination. Wear black shoes.

    Post # 9
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    1259 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I voted to buy a different gown. The reason for this vote is because I think you would regret dying it.

    Post # 14
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    8593 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I definitely wouldn’t wear the dress as is, it’s just too obviously a wedding dress.  I think it would look nice in a super dark color though, maybe black or dark blue or dark green.

    If you’re comfortable dying it I guess it wouldn’t hurt to try.  Especially if you’re not attached to it.  You’d have to be okay with ruining it though (at least I would).  I’ve never dyed anything before so I’d probably have a professional do it.

    Post # 15
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    1259 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @JenGirl:  No, I probably would not sell it. For me personally, I would not want to wear it again as it would take away the special meaning. BUT it is a beautiful dress and if you really wanna wear it again, then go for it. Definately test the dye before you do it… or take it to a professional. Good luck

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