Post # 1
Hi there! So I’m thinking I would like to wear my mother’s wedding dress when I get married. She’s mentioned to me that she would like that before and I think it would be a nice idea. The only problem I’m having is the fact that my parents got married in 1983, so it’s a little different in style than I’m used to seeing now days. It’s sheer so a slip would have to be worn both on top and bottom. The length goes down to about the calf on me. It also has long, kind of puffy flowing sleeves. Im not sure how much she paid for it when she bought it, but it doesn’t look like it was all too expensive since it’s made from a light cotton material.
So I was jw if anyone else had an experience like this with your mother’s wedding dress. I was thinking about putting a ribbon around the waist or something. Having a down do w/ curls and a cute feather piece in my hair. The neck is kind of a high neck, so I don’t know about a necklace. But yeah, thanks for reading all of this and I’d love to hear suggestions and/or pics.
This is kind of what it looks like. I found this searching on the internet.
Post # 3
so sweet! go to a good seamstress..she can definitely update the dress so it’s more current. mrs. barettes did this — look over her posts!
Post # 4
Talk to your mother and see if she would be alright with you altering it. Shortening the sleeves and changing the neckline could really update and personalize the dress without losing the overall feel that your mother’s gown has.
Post # 5
Seamstress it is! I contemplated wearing by grandmothers actually and took it to a seamstress to check it out, I ended up with something different (that’s for another post) but you would be amazed with what they can do! and for relativley inexpensive.
Post # 6
Definitely try a seamstress or two. Removing the sleeves/making the cap and changing the neckline to a jewel or boat neck could make a big difference.
Post # 7
I think it would be presh if you made it strapless with a sweetheart neckline and a sash!
Post # 8
how about keeping it as it with just alterations for fits and wear it to the ceremony and change to something more modern for the reception?
Post # 9
I think that is so sweet for you to waer your mom’s dress!
I’m kind of in a similar situation. My future MIL gave me her wedding dress and told me I can wear it and do whatever I want with it. Like your mom’s it is high color and long sleeved because they had a traditional Catholic wedding.
What I am going to do is have my friend cut it into tea length gown and take off the silk overlay on top (it is spaghetti strap underneath) and wear that for the reception.
I am pretty excited about this because I haven’t told her yet what I will do with it. She thinks I won’t wear it at all so I think she will be pleasantly surprised.
Find a good seamstress and just modify it to your liking. I am going to save the extra fabric to make a blanket or something in the future for our baby. (I am thinking WAY ahead lol)