(Closed) Bridesmaid Dress instead of wedding dress? What do you think?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
341 posts
Helper bee

I say go for it, but have you checked out preowned wedding dress websites? maybe you could find the Camille dress. And, just an FYI, dresses in person arent usually as poofy as in designer pics, atleast that’s what I’ve found.

Post # 4
649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Out of all of the BM’s dresses I like the last one the best.  Like you said it flows better.  But in getting a BM’s dress you are losing the train which added with the buttons is a lovely bridal look 🙂

Post # 7
48 posts
  • Wedding: February 2012

Go for it!  I’m wearing a bridesmaid dress (in white) to my wedding and I couldn’t be happier. No one will be able to tell and the dress plus alterations is under 300!!  I like the first dress best as well – looks like it would be so flattering on anyone!

Post # 9
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It seems from the camille dress that you’d love a satin, plain dress (please don’t take that wrongly….plain as in lack of fluff and simple).  I see no reason to not look for a cheaper alternative.  Most Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses don’t have the volume and train of the bridal dress, but the only you need worry about is how you feel!!! If you want it, DO IT.  You’ll be beautiful no matter what you chooseLaughing

Post # 10
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Go for it! No one will know the difference. It’s worth it if it saves you money Smile

Post # 11
568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think its a great idea,  in fact I started a thread about this yesterday.  thats what i am doing,  and a dressmaker is tweeking it here and there to make it look like my dream wedding dress….

my dream dress……..£2,000

Bridesmaid dress altered….£200………….no contest

Alexia bridesmaid dress,  ordered in Champagne

dressmaker will remove sash and add vintage lace to look like this

Luci Dibella Baby Doll

Post # 13
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@mrs.veach: I think it’s a great idea! The DB dress is very similar and it’s on sale- bonus! You can probably find some rhinestone embellishment on ebay or amazon, even your local fabric store. I’d go for the DB dress, especially because you can go into the store and try it on.

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