Post # 1
First, a super quick recap of our story: We are anolder, encore couple. We were recently married in a small immediate family ceremony after some potential dramaS – our minister moving AND with my dad and his new wife (thankfully changing the date avoided all drama). We had already invested time and money into our original venue- and so now we are holding a “wedding celebration” there for fifty of our family/ close friends.
Until yesterday, I planned to wear my original wedding dress (which I LOVE) to the wedding celebration. The dress fits the motif and after all, I only wore it once and for a few hours. Our kids, parents and my brother saw it- but that’s it. Yesterday at lunch, however, a close friend remarked that she was ‘surprised’ that I was choosing to wear it again… when I asked why she was surprised, she said “I just thought you wear get something new- thats all…”
So Bees– what do you think? Is it tacky for me to wear my dress again? What would you do?
Post # 3
wear it, I don’t understand why you wouldn’t?
Post # 4
I’m not getting married until September, and I’m already mad thst I only get one opportunity to wear my dress. I think I may just walk sround the house in it after the wedding. I’d go grocery shopping in it if I could. Wear it, and don’t worry. I don’t think she meant it the way it came out.
Post # 6
Of course you can wear it again. In fact, rather than taking anything away I think it adds to the feel that the celebration is a continuation of your wedding and as a guest would like to see the dress you actually got married in.
Post # 7
wear it!! i wish I had a good excuse to wear mine twice
Post # 8
It would not even occur to me to buy a second dress.
Post # 9
Why would you even need to buy a new dress? I’m surprised someone would even say that to you.
Post # 10
I think it’s fine to wear it again as long as you’re okay with it. I personally wouldn’t want to wear my first wedding dress to an encore weddin,g but that’s my own personal superstition! It’s your day – you should wear whatever makes you feel gorgeous!!
Post # 11
Wear it! I’m having my ceremony and reception on two days (family only at ceremony, and friends/family at reception) and I’m so excited that I get to wear my dress twice. I’m equally excited for both celebrations and my dress is perfect for both venues. Don’t let your friend’s catty comment ruin how you feel about your dress!
Post # 12
@Keisha In Love: I would wear it again! I don’t understand why that would be odd!
Post # 14
Thanks ladies… I am going to wear it. I am going to look for a purple cardigan to put with it though- I think that will be cute for our pics!
Post # 15
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
You had those fantastic purple accents, right? Wear it!!
Post # 16
WEAR YOUR DRESS GIRL its your day pumpkin!