(Closed) Crazy buttons on the back of dress? (My top secret idea!!!)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How should I adorn my buttons?
    Keep them as is, wear the buttons just like everyone else who has this dress : (9 votes)
    17 %
    Add just the sparkly buttons (not shown) : (9 votes)
    17 %
    Add just the "something old" (Mom's buttons, not shown, but look just like mine) : (27 votes)
    50 %
    -- : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Other.. I'll explain : (0 votes)
    Use mom's AND the sparkly buttons. (hers look just like mine) : (8 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Since you are asking for opinions, I think adding the “personality” buttons will take a beautiful dress and make it kind of… cheap looking, for lack of a better term. I think it will be incredibly distracting to others during the ceremony (I’d be trying to figure out what was the colored stuff on the back of your dress), and I think it will look poor in photos.

    I LOVE the idea of having your mom’s buttons as your something old. Definitely do that. I’d leave the other stuff off. Go for the elegant look.

    If you’d like to do the buttons/charms to represent your personality, how about adding them on your garter? That would be awesome! Or in a little cluster on your bouquet, sort of at the top where the ribbon ties (depending on what kind of bouquet you are doing)?

    Post # 4
    238 posts
    Helper bee

    eh, I’m not much of a fan of having apples, trees, and the sun as buttons. JMHO as it looks somewhat gaudy and distracting.

    However ADDING your mothers buttons is sweet and endearing. Do that!

    Do what you want though, it’s your special day!

    Post # 5
    11270 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i like the idea but having all of those coloured buttons on the back would be rather distracting.  i think having 1 of your mother’s buttons is nice though.

    if you want to incorporate something of “you”, perhaps all of the shaped buttons could be in white.  it would be more subtle.

    Post # 6
    8471 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    The only thing I’d do is sparkly, diamond-looking buttons. I think those other colored ones cheapen the look of the dress. 

    Post # 7
    2934 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    I voted for Add the fun buttons to let your personality shine! I love David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding, but the ONE thing that bums me out is when he convinces a bride that some unique idea she has is silly and “not for a wedding.” I think you should do what YOU want to do with the buttons, EVEN if other people think it’s weird. In the long run, years later, what do you think will make you happy — remembering that your dress was just like everyone else’s? Or knowing that you made small alterations to it that made it truly YOURS, unique in all the world? My biggest wedding regrets are the ones that involved doing X and Y because “that’s what you do at a wedding.”

    Post # 8
    621 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Erm, putting this nicely, it’s an original idea for a reason!

    Use your mum’s buttons, but I wouldn’t sew in colourful, random objects onto a dress. It would be distracting and would spoil the classic look of your dress.

    Post # 9
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Add your moms buttons but I wouldn’t add the rest.  If you want to use those charms I think they’d look better on your bouquet.

    Post # 11
    8471 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @OnceUponATime:  Yeah, I’m sorry, It’s just that I’d hate for you to ruin the look of that gorgeous dress!  I went with mermaid because everyone knows I’d do the “sexy” look lol.. And to incorporate a little bit of me, what I did was have a dog ice sculpture.  Smile

    Post # 12
    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think your Mums buttons and the sparkley buttons will look gorgeous. You’ll have to post a picture once you make the changes!

    Post # 13
    1448 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @OnceUponATime:  “I really like one allure dress that replaced every 3rd button with a sparkle, so I’ll do that.”

    I’ve tried that dress on (I can’t remember the model number right now), and hated the rhinestone buttons.  But do what you want and makes you happy. 

    I’m pretty against having a lot of sparkle in/on gowns, primarily because they are difficult to photograph well and I don’t want my photos to have a lot of black dots where the sparkles are supposed to be!

    Post # 14
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I have to agree with pp. Sparkle buttons or using your moms buttons are fine. The colored buttons are cheap and tacky. They will ruin the dress/

    Post # 15
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I would be down for this idea as long as the buttons were not plastic. Even more down if they were different but all the same colour.


    I don’t hate it! 

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