- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
About a year and a half ago, I went dress shopping with one of my childhood friends who had recently gotten engaged. She found a great dress – full tulle ruffled skirt with a swiss dot, natural waist, sweetheart neckline. Shabby chic, looked great on her. She bought it that day and I haven’t seen it since.
Fast-forward. I got engaged in June and just started dress shopping about a month ago. I’ve decided that I love the natural waist, big full ballgown look and I want some kind of texture on the skirt and a sweetheart neckline. I was looking at dresses with floral details on the skirt, or lace, etc.
I went dress shopping this past weekend and fell in love with a dress that has a sweetheart neckline, natural waist, and very full ruffled organza skirt. It’s flowy and moves beautifully and I just love it.
She is now getting married in a few weeks and she just sent me pictures of her final dress fitting.
The dress I love is SO similar to hers… I guess I had forgotten exactly what hers looks like, but oh boy, they’re similar. Granted, mine would be organza and have a lot of movement and I’d be dressing it up a bit with a floral accent at the waist. Hers is a very different fabric, less full, less movement, and has a different feel. However… they are both ruffled, natural-waist, sweetheart neckline gowns.
Our weddings are a year apart, but I a) don’t want her to feel like I’m copying her dress and b) I want a really special, different, wow dress and I feeling less and less like that’s going to happen if my taste is so similar to hers!
Is it a big no-no for our dresses to be similar? She says she doesn’t mind and just thinks it’s funny that we have similar wedding dress taste because our day-to-day taste is very different. I just want us to both feel special and beautiful on our days!
What do you bees think? Open to all suggestions!!