(Closed) bridesmaid dress as wedding dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think in white/ivory it would be a beautiful simple wedding dress.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think its very pretty! Go for it if thats what you want!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it’s definitely bridal enough.And personally I love the pleating on the bodice. Very elegant.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I like them both.  Go for it.  I actually bought a prom dress that had the perfect shape and color.  I wanted a colored dress. and those are hard to come by without taking a second mortgage.  I didn’t want a train either because I am having an outdoor wedding.  It had some beading I didn’t care for, but I got that off in a few hours with a carefully-weilded seam ripper.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2007

I think this is a no brainer, get the dress! Its simply stunning and if you’ll save some pennies on the dress then you can spend a bit more on those special added touches…..jewelry, a sash, great shoes, ect!! Love it, you’ve got my vote.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

love the first one…not crazy about the second.  love shilk shantung, too!! 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Absolutely–go with what you love, and save your money for whatever else you want!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i love this idea (and those dresses).  jenny yoo also makes bridesmaid dresses in white and i thought i might go that route at first because there was something so breathtakingly simple and dramatic about going the opposite of poofy.  but of course, i poofed out, whoops!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

you should also check out bridesmaid dresses by Jim Hjelm (spelling?), there are so many pretty ones that can easily become a wedding gown!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it’s a great idea. And if it’s what you love best then definitely go for it!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Originally, that was my plan too. But after going to bridal shops – it was not easy to find the dress I liked that also came in white (even though they were online, I could not find them in the store). Most of the bridesmaid options the stores carried did not come in white. So I ended up finding a simple bridal gown. I think that made my mom feel better too – just knowing that I was actually wearing a bridal gown and not a bridesmaid or prom dress. So my advice is 1. go for it – if you can find the dress you want in white or 2. there are many simple bridal gowns out there for less money too, so don’t rule it out right away.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Both of those dresses are beautiful, simple but elegant! I am doing the same, after I bought my dress in a bridal store I looked for it on the website but couldn’t find it, because it’s actually a prom dress!  It is in blue on the website, but I ordered mine in Ivory.  www.jadedaniels.com/prom/style1136.html 

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