(Closed) Best friend has picked an almost identical dress to mine, not to mention…..

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I can see how that would be annoying. But how far apart are your weddings? If you got married over a year ago and hers is still a while away, it might be ok. Are there a lot of overlaps with your guest lists? I was a bridesmaid a few years ago and wore your wedding dress in a latte. It’s a gorgeous dress, so it’s bound to be popular.

But having the same accessories and engagement ring?! That’s just so odd!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I think yours is much prettier.

It’s frustrating but the dresses are different, and yours is much nicer.  There’s nothing to do but take it as a compliment.

I agree with @winerygirl: having the same accessories and engagement ring?! That’s just so odd

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@simpleandchic: The bride got a seamstress to make it. I’m not sure where she got the inspiration from.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Your dress is much more detailed and beautiful. Her dress looks like a bridesmaids dress. I don’t think anyone will think that they are alike to be honest and if they do, yours is the hands down winner.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

How sad for your friend that she can’t come up with any original ideas, and has to copy yours. The part where she wanted the same rings is kind of creepy, actually.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would kind of feel sorry for her, actually… I would just ignore her. She definitely can’t overshadow you and your dress, even if she does her best to imitate.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

wow. yours is much prettier by the way… oh… and since your wedding will first everyone that does remember your dress will think how much of a copycat she is.. so no worries there! I wouldn’t worry about it too much. 

 

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Yes, the dresses may be *similar*, but there are SO many differences between the two I am almost hesitant to say they are.  Your dress looks absolutely amazing and expensive. The fabric and details on yours is what gives it that gorgous bridal look. I am not sure why but her dress looks more night-gownish to me. Maybe it will look different in person but judging by the pics, she aint got nothin on you!

Agreed kinda creepy though! Atleast you had your wedding first.  Maybe you should buy the bridesmaid version of her dress (her dress in a different color) and wear that to her wedding!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would be annoyed at this friend for copying. It sounds like she really admires you and your taste in all things wedding, but that doesn’t give her an excuse to blatantly mimic you. Would saying something like “wow, that’s weird, everything you’ve picked looks EXACTLY like mine?” open her up for conversation? Needless to say, your Maggie absolutlely trumps her AA “knockoff”. 

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@smiles731: I’m with you.  While there are some similarities, I don’t think they look that much alike.

It feels to me like if I said that anyone who wore a strapless, chiffon dress with beading was copying my dress.

And I’ve seen lots of people with wedding sets similar to mine.  Again, I don’t think they are copying.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

Your dress is much prettier. Don’t let her bother you. She just looks like she’s ripping you off. Be flattered that she liked your design enough to copy it.

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