(Closed) Dress help!! Keep the old one or get another??

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I wear the dress from my first engagement, or try to get another one?
    Keep the first one and save money - you'll only wear it once anyway! : (6 votes)
    11 %
    Try to find another budget-friendly dress that's more your style. : (47 votes)
    84 %
    Other (please comment below). : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    745 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    It’s a beautiful dress. If you don’t love it, though, look for another dress. You can always use it as backup in case you don’t find something else.

    I don’t think it has any bad mojo from the fact that it was for another wedding, but you should have what you want to have.

    Post # 4
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    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think you should set a budget that is doable without straining your finances, and then shop for something that better fits your idea of what you want within that budget, knowing that you have a back up if you don’t find something else. 

    What type of dress do you really want?  Maybe we can help you find affordable options 🙂

    Post # 5
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    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Call me superstitous… but you just can’t wear a dress you were going to marry someone else in. You just can’t!

    Post # 6
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    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    You could always try selling the dress and then use that money to purchase a gown you really want. you may have to pitch in some extra money, but it would be cheaper than buying a new dress all together.

    Post # 7
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    2401 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It would be a gorgeous reception dress if you could find something more dramatic for your ceremony. 

    Post # 8
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    669 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It’s gorgeous, but I feel like I would be jinxed because it was bought for another engagement. I guess I would have that in the back of my head the entire time..Haha

    Post # 9
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    9556 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    First of all, I think that dress is fairly formal. I think it would be way too formal for a beach wedding or casual wedding because of all that beading. So I wouldn’t worry about the formality of the dress. I also don’t think that it’s got bad mojo because it was originally bought for the other wedding, especially since your diance doesn’t care. So what it really comes down to is whether or not you like the dress. If you really don’t like it, then sell it and try to find another one that is reasonably priced that you do like. If you do like it, or could like it with some alterations/additions, then I say keep it and you’ve already got one thing to check off your list!

    Post # 10
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    2872 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If that dress really just isn’t in your vision for your wedding, I’m sure there’s a way to make a new one work.  Would a few hundred dollars be possible? I feel like that could be squeezed out of your overall wedding budget somehow… try looking at David’s Bridal. They have dresses for $500, but during their sales, you can get quite a lot of different ones for $100 or $200 (actually, at least in CA, they have one of their big sales on right now).  Maybe you could even sell the dress you have to get some money towards a new one

    Post # 11
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    11239 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Tangled:  Agreed. I don’t think I’d ever wear a dress that was purchased for another wedding. 

    OP – You can definitely find some moderately-priced dresses! Try David’s Bridal and look at places that sell Mori Lee and/or Venus–their prices are on the lower end!

    Post # 12
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    386 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Sell it and buy another 

    Post # 13
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    2609 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I wouldn’t care if Vera Wang herself flew to my hometown, and slept on my couch for a week while she hand-sewed a dress for me… there’s no way I’d wear a dress intended for a former FI who lied and cheated on me.

    The best money you’ll spend on your wedding will be to get yourself a new dress.  Sell that one dear.

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