dyeing my wedding dress…

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Idk if I’ve ever heard of someone dyeing an entire wedding dress. You still have some time, so I would keep looking for the perfect shade of pink dress and make sure one isn’t already out there first. 🙂 You could be bringing a lot of stress on yourself to try to dye one. Another great option would be to find an etsy seller that you like and have them custom make one for you!

Post # 4
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466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@BushelAndAPeck:  What color exactly? What style? Ive never heard of anyone dying their dress before and I would like to take a look around online before you possibly ruin a dress ya know?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

It’s pretty difficult to dye white fabric to a bright color, it’s pretty much not possible if it’s polyester, which most wedding gowns are.

Have you considered having a gown custom made? You can choose any wedding dress you see and have a replica made in whatever color you want. You can order a dress like that super affordably online from dress factories in china, or you can go to a local seamstress which is still often less expensive than a bridal boutique gown.

 

What sort of silhoutte were you looking for? Do you have an example of “bitch I’m fabulous” pink? I’d be happy to look around 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I intentionally purchased a gown with a 100% cotton lace shell so that I would be able to dye it after the wedding. I am considering brown or possibly navy blue, which is possible if you are going with cotton, linnen or a natural fiber, but it is not going to even come close if you use a plastic based fiber (Polyester etc. is dyed in the van when they are making the fiber v.s. cotton being dyed after the fiber is allready made if that makes sence.)

I would look at dressily me. most of their wedding dresses have the option of getting different colours. they even have a barbie magenta colour which I think it close to what you are looking for?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Try the custom made chinese route, look at dhgate.com (or another site, there are many), most of the buyers on there will make the dress in any color you want.  Although with dhgate, make sure you check the seller’s feedback!!!!

I don’t think dying a white dress will work well, but it depends on the fabric.  

Post # 10
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635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Have u thought about looking at prom dresses? Theres one in the window downtown that if I didn’t have my dress, I’d buy that sucker. (it’s not stripper pink, which I imagine you are talking about), it’s more of a taube color, but it has more of an evening wear look than cheap prom wear. Just a suggestion. Also, if u decide to dye, make sure the whole gown is 1 fabric, or the different fabrics will dye different colors.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I chopped the bejesus out of my dress from my first marriage and made the skirt into a christmas tree skirt. I chose Rit “merlot”, and the fabric came out straight up pink. Like, peony-deep-pink. I was told that I should have let the fabric soak in the hot water for several hours before I added the dye. I might actually go back and try it again – I don’t hate the pink but would prefer more of the christmasy red.

Anyway I guess my point is, soak soak soak before you dye.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

PS, the detail of the skirt, which was embroidery and beads at the hem, turned a beautiful dark shade of the intended color, merlot/dark red. So I’m thinking the details of your dress, such as anything with cotton thread, will take the color more deeply than the satin. Might look cool.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I dyed my dress pink for my at home reception.  the fabric barely picked up any of the colour though, so the hot pink dye ended up making my dress barely blush pink.  you’d be better off having a seamstress make you a dress in the fabric of your choice.

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