(Closed) Vain Dilemma – Rock the dress with my sister?

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it sounds like a fun idea. Maybe to get past the thinking of it as being “vain”, you could think of it as a fun double date. It would be a fun experience and a nice way to remember the day. Just think of it as a date where you are going out and having a photo shoot. I don’t think that it is vain at all. It gives you a chance to dress up, have fun, spend time with your sister… and as a bonus get some pictures. If you view it that way then the change in dress or hair or anything else wouldn’t really matter either. Just do whatever you are comfortable with! Btw, I love Brides Against Breast Cancer. It is an amazing organization and there really isn’t anything else you would be able to do with your dress in the future. However, I wouldn’t give it away until you are positive that you will not regret it. It would be awful to donate the dress and the regret that as well.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I think it sounds fun and you should do it!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think it sounds like fun, not at all vain, just fun!  My sister’s only 17 right now but if she gets married in a few years and my dress still fits I think we would both have lots of fun with something like that.  Then you could make little albums for the two of you with the pictures.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@howtobeawife:  I think it’s a cute idea, and a way to bond over wedding stuff with your sister (post-wedding). By all means, change your look, hair, make it however you want it to be, or see yourself as now. And you can put the pictures in a separate album, maybe make it like a scrapbook, and others can see it, if you want them to. I don’t see it as being vain, I see it as a way to be able to wear it one more time before you decide to do anything else with it.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You already have your wedding pictures, so I would use the money for something else (spa weekend with your sister?) and just send off the dress (great cause)!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sorry, but personally I think it’s a little odd.  I’d just do a sisterly or sibling photoshoot if you wanted to have fun pictures with her.   The wedding dress just seems out of place when its not your wedding day or a planned bridal or trash/rock the dress shoot soon after.  If you really want to wear the dresses again, I’d say get some shots with it, then definitely make use of the photographer to get some regular pictures not in the dress.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My sister and best friends are talking about doing this.  All 4 of us (2 sets of sisters who happen to be best friends) have done photoshoots throughout the years, dressed up and casual, just with our own cameras and had fun with it.  We love the idea of getting some photos of all of us in our wedding dresses.  I don’t think it’s vain, I think it’s a fun way to spend time with your sister and make some more memories.  You don’t have to get a professional photographer, check with the local college to find a photography student whose looking to build a portfolio. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would definitely do it !!  Sounds like a lot of fun and what a fun bonding experience.  and Hello ????!!!  another chance to wear your gown ??  SHYEAH !!!  Vain ??  No way !! Go for it !

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I say do it! I saw a thing on pinterest .. when the last of your friends gets married, everyone gets in their dresses and you do a photo shoot. I LOVE this idea 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t think it sounds vain, just a litle strange.  I know if I suggested this in a couple years to my fiance, he’d look at me like I lost my mind!  And personally I don’t know what I’d do with the pictures, since they’re not my wedding pictures…  I think if you combined it with a vow renewal though, that’d be a good excuse to put your dress back on and get pictures taken

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@howtobeawife:  I guess I could see it as a delayed ttd/rtd wedding shoot.  But since it wasnt really planned as part of the wedding events, it’s just strange to bring it so long after the fact, espeically if your hair is very different or you changed the dress.  I just feel like I’d look at these pictures and not really feeling any ‘wedding feelings’ so that’s just why it would feel pointless and strange to me.  It would be a shoot with a wedding dress on, not a wedding shoot to me.  If you think you’d enjoy the shoot and looking at the pics, you should go for it though!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@howtobeawife: It does. However, I can’t really see the point with it to be honest. Especially as you said that you’re not that crazy about the dress. That said, I’m more the type of person that stores my photos on the computer and forget about them. If you love to display photos in your home, I can see more of a reason to want to do it again. Especially if you don’t like your first photos.

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