(Closed) Can I wear my bridesmaid dress before the actual wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Can I wear my bridesmaid dress before the actual wedding?
    No, that would be very wrong : (128 votes)
    67 %
    Yes, that would be okay : (63 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d be worried that something would happen to it.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Wear it whenever you want…after the wedding you bought it for. Don’t risk spilling or damaging it before you wear it as a bridesmaid. Showing up in the dress in (near) perfect condition is one of the duties of a bridesmaid and if anything were to happen to it before then you would be letting the bride down…majorly.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    I, personally, would not wear it. Here’s why… at this other wedding, I would be dancing, eating, drinking, and around other people all doing these things too. If I just paid $400 for a dress, I wouldn’t wear it to the other wedding because if something happened to it that COULDN’T be fixed or cleaned, I’d be SCREWED. I would have to buy a new dress. And at $400… no way!

    Since there aren’t any other mutual friends, I would say it would probably be ok, I’d just be too worried about the dress being safe!

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Just be very, very careful that a. it doesn’t get damaged in any way and b. no pictures of you wearing it circle the Internet.  Can you imagine how dramatic THAT would be??  

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee

    I asked a bride that question,  she said yes but not until after her wedding. I respected her wishes. 

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Agree you can wear it but AFTER the wedding ur a bridesmaid in. As a bride I understand you have spent a lot of money on the dress and Most of us want it to be rewearable, but try to think from our point of view if something does happen to the dress, it’s going to be impossible to fix or basically unreplacable, plus that means it has been seen before as well. Also if something stains think of the fact you will have to spend money on dry cleaning. Best just not to have to worry about it so you can enjoy your night

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    Don’t wear it before 

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I don’t think you should wear it until after.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee

    Not to go off topic or anything but have any of you ever messed up a dress at a wedding, like spilled something on it or ripped it? Me? Not one single time. Ever. I say get your $400 worth and wear it whenever you want.

    Post # 13
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Last year I was a bridesmaid in multiple weddings, and I wore one dress to a professional event several months before the wedding.  It felt a little weird, but I believe I wore a sweater or blazer over it, and it was totally fine.  That dress is the only bridesmaid dress I would ever wear outside of a wedding, and I was glad to get more use out of it. 

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I wouldn’t. I am a careful person, but have been to too many weddings with clumsy people slipping stuff on me, seriously. It’s not worth the risk. While in one instance I was able to get the wine stains out (spray hairspray on them immediately after the spill), at a different wedding  I had an awesome dress get ruined from a runaway plate of h’or dourves. 

    Post # 15
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it’s okay!  I’ve even done it before.  If you bought the dress yourself, I say why not! 

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    no way.

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