(Closed) Did you try on your mother's wedding dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you try on your mother's wedding dress?

    No I didn't try it on; I wasn't able to (she didn't keep it, too far away, didn't fit, etc)

    No I didn't try it on; I didn't want to

    Yes I tried it on but I hated it

    Yes I tried in on; it was ok but not quite right

    Yes, I loved it


    I am wearing my mother's dress

    I'm using an element from her dress/outfit (eg. veil, a section of lace, etc)

    I'm not wearing my mothers dress or any part of her wedding outfit

  • Post # 47
    8700 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My dress actually does look a LOT like my Mom’s! But hers was VERY1980s… And she wanted me to have my own fabulous dream dress!

    I did try it on for fun, though. And it actually fit really well!

    Post # 48
    1075 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    My mom is 5’5″ and a size 4, and I’m 5’8″ and a size 16, so nope. I wore the longer part of her cathedral veil though and gave my sister the blusher for when she gets married (hopefully not to her current fiance — a girl can dream).

    Post # 49
    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    The SAME DAY my Fiance proposed, his mom insisted I try on her wedding dress haha.  I didn’t really have a choice.  The dress was from her second marriage in the early 2000s, so it was actually quite nice.  However, it absolutely swallowed me alive.  About a month later I tried on my mom’s, which was from 1989.  Not at all my style, but it fit perfectly, aside from being too long.

    Post # 50
    404 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I wore my mom’s! (it was also my grandmother’s). I redid the top.


    Post # 53
    10972 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Um…my mother was under 100 pounds when she married my father…so no. Haha! I looked at it though…does that count?

    Post # 54
    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    My Mum’s first wedding was when she was very young.. 18 or 19.. late 70’s. It was a peach color and almost idntical to the dress below. She soesnt have that dress anymore.

    My Mum was re-married in 1997, and I dont have a pic on me of the dress but the below dress is near identical. Sorry I dont have any pics of it on her. I will have to borrow her albums and get scan some pics onto my laptop.

    I did try on her dress when I was 14 or 15 and the dress was only a tiny bit too big. I am now a good foot & bit taller than her and she was a size 8/10, I am a size 12/14…

    Apart for the fit, her style and my style dont really mesh well.


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