(Closed) Another Wedding 2 weeks before mine…and same dress as bride

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
781 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

oh I understand how you feel, the dress that was #1 on my list was worn by a high school acquaintance recently.  We’re not friendly but we have lots of mutual friends and it kinda ruined it for me that someone else I know wore it first!  Although I found a dress that suit me better, I didn’t let that get to me after a while cuz it was still on my short list as I was making my decision.  Ultimately, like you said, you wear it different, style it differently, and you just own that dress in your own way!

Post # 4
2084 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

You bought your dress because you loved it and it was perfect for you. It is far too late to get another one and you don’t need to. Net result – you will look totally different in yours and the overlap guests will probably never know it was the same dress.

Deep breaths. Your dress is special and will be perfect.

Post # 5
3255 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Margaritachka: How crazy! 

This actually happened to my cousin; she and I were talking, and we figured out we have the same dress. My wedding was in June and hers is in mid-August. She was really, really upset and actually reacted really irrationally by not speaking to me for a while (how was I supposed to know we picked the same one?!), but eventually she realized how nuts it was to get so upset about it and came to terms with the idea that she will rock it differently than I will!

I told her what I’ll tell you now: You are a completely different bride, and it’s not so much what you wear as how you wear it. Most of the people attending your wedding have probably been to so many weddings they won’t even realize it’s the same gown- seriously! It’s understandable that you’re upset, but don’t panic and don’t let it ruin your special day. The fact that she wore it isn’t going to make your SO’s heart race any less when he sees you looking all sexy in it! 

Best wishes to you!

Post # 6
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh sweetie, I’m so sorry. That DOES suck, but you will look gorgeous in your own right.

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