(Closed) Bridesmaid wants to wear dress before my wedding!

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Would you be okay with one of your bridesmaids wearing her dress before your wedding?
    Yes! : (68 votes)
    58 %
    NO WAY! : (17 votes)
    14 %
    Under certain circumstances... : (31 votes)
    26 %
    Other, please explain! : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I would only be concerned about maybe something getting spilled on it. Other than that, she bought the dress and she should be able to wear it to whatever she wants! It’s pretty awesome she likes the dress you chose enough to wear it elsewhere!

    Post # 4
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    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    In all honesty, I’d be seeing spilling drinks in my head all night while she is at the event, until I know it is back home in safe condition. 🙂  Moreso, I’d be happy that she likes the dress that much!

    Post # 5
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    3167 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    nah, it’s fine – i wouldn’t care. if she wanted to wear it to like… my brother’s wedding that might be weird, but i don’t think anyone would connect it anyways. i’d take it as a compliment since she’s able to rewear it!

    Post # 6
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I wouldn’t have a problem with it at all. If she paid for it, she should be able to wear it whenever she wants. I’m sure she knows well enough to not throw red wine on herself so I doubt theres an issue. As long as the event is atleast a few weeks before your wedding (enough time to get it cleaned if need be), then abso-freakin-lutely! 

    Post # 8
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    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    As long as there’s enough time between events to have it cleaned, or possibly reordered, I’d be ok with it.  I might secretly hope that she doesn’t post a million pictures of herself wearing it on facebook…

    Post # 9
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    1641 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Hey, it’ll be one of the few times a bridesmaid actually will get to wear the dress more than once. I’d totally be okay with it!

    Post # 10
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    2790 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would be ecstatic that she liked it enough to wear it more than once. She is already getting her use out of it pre wedding. Plus if she wears it and figures out something rubs wrong or fits funny she will be able to correct it and be the best looking, happiest bridesmaid around!

    Post # 11
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    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My Maid/Matron of Honor wore a dress that she had previously worn as Maid/Matron of Honor in a different wedding.  (I had no other female attendants, so she didn’t need to match anyone.)  I was thrilled that she could use a dress she already owned, and would not have to buy a new one.

    Post # 12
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    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    She paid for it so it is hers!

    But I would just remind her to be extra careful! =)

    Post # 13
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    353 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Of course! It is so rare to get a chance to wear a bridesmaids dress again so I’d be excited that she wanted to wear it more than once. And if she paid for the dress it’s her to do with what she pleases!

    Post # 14
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    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I would only be worried that something would happen to the dress, but that rarely happens.  It’s awesome she can use it again.

    Post # 15
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    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think it depends on the style of the dress. I know I’m asking my girls to wear black and god only knows if the color will change when it’s being cleaned. I would definitely not want her wearing the dress before the wedding if there was any chance of something happening to it while she was wearing it or while it was being cleaned. It’s fantastic she wants to wear it again, but for me the risk would be too high. 

    Post # 16
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    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I would be happy that she likes it enough to wear it somewhere!

    I’d be concerned about spilled drinks or getting it messed up, but that’s what a dry cleaner’s is for.

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