(Closed) Has anyone had any of their bridal party rewear their dresses?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Have any of your girls worn their BM dresses again?
    Yes...and I picked out the dresses : (14 votes)
    29 %
    Yes...and the girls picked out their own dreses : (15 votes)
    31 %
    No : (12 votes)
    25 %
    Not sure : (4 votes)
    8 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    FI’s sister actually wore her dress for my wedding BEFORE my wedding.  She had a sorority formal that required a long black dress, and mine fit the bill 🙂

    She called and asked if it was okay, and I didn’t mind at all, I just asked that she wait to put a bunch of pictures on her facebook until after the wedding.

    Post # 4
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I have reworn a dress twice since I wore it as a Bridesmaid or Best Man in June.  It was a JCrew dress.  I hope my girls will be able to rewear theirs, but we haven’t chosen the final look yet.

    Post # 5
    1184 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    my BMs are wearing dresses of their own choice. 1 of the 4 is wearing a dress she already owned, two of them are shopping for a dress in the next few months, and the 4th is hoping to be pregnant by the wedding so she’ll wait until pretty close to the wedding to see what size she’ll need.

    as for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses i’ve had to buy in the past…never worn them again. got rid of one, it was just taking up room in my closet, the other is somewhere at my parents’ house. both are floor-length gowns that i really have no use for.

    Post # 6
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Nope, none of mine have reworn the dress and I didn’t think they would. In my defense, I tried to get them to pick out their own so they could wear it again, but they refused. As a compromise I picked something inexpensive and flattering on everyone.

    Post # 7
    287 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    one of my girls wore her Bridesmaid or Best Man dress to a wedding less than 2 weeks after mine. it was a little weird to see it in pictures, but i was super happy she got to wear it again. they were long, dark purple, strapless Amsale dresses (pics in my gallery). they even have a tiny train (i didn’tknow about that before we received them), which made it even more surprising that she was able to wear it!

    Post # 8
    150 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I wore a bridemaid dress from june to a wedding just 2 weeks ago. It was a cupcake yellow long and strapless, but I had my mother cut it a little above the knee 😉 I got a couple great comments!

    Post # 9
    1020 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    several of my girls SAY they will wear the dresses again (j crew, silk chiffon arabelle or taryn..they pick which one), and i hope they are telling the truth. one bridesmaid said she figured she’d wear it to a spring wedding next year..so we will see 🙂

    Post # 10
    14659 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m having my bms rewear dresses they already have from another wedding so I guess that counts as getting to rewear their bm dress. 

    Post # 11
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    i wore a dress that i wore as a Bridesmaid or Best Man when i went to another wedding as s guest (after checking of course what this person’s colors were!)….i had been allowed to choose my own dress and so i chose one that would look good as a guest at a formal event.  i have 2 other Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses though that i will likely never wear again.

    i am also letting my BMs choose their dress in the color i picked. so if they like the color, perhaps they will wear it again

    Post # 12
    11068 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Good thread:)

    I’m going Bridesmaid or Best Man dres shopping in January with my BMs. It’s kinda disheartening to see that most BMs don’t wear their dresses again. Do you think the answer is to get them to pick their own style, even though it’ll be in my colour?

    Post # 13
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I let my maid of honor pick her own dress, and it could be any color (with the caveat that it should not clash with her bouquet). She considered wearing a bridesmaid’s dress that she bought for a wedding two weeks before mine. That dress really did not fit my wedding (I thought it was fancier than my wedding dress!), so I talked her out of it….but she did re-wear the bright red shoes she had purchased for that wedding to mine :).

    Post # 14
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Private home

    I rewear one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses all the time- I have a lot of semi-formal events to attend and this was perfect all summer.  However, I also have the standard monstrosity that should probably be donated to good will so someone can use it for a halloween costume

    Post # 15
    1553 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    One of my BM’s wore her dress from my wedding to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man in her sister’s wedding a few months later.  My BM’s sister was having a very small wedding with my Bridesmaid or Best Man as the only attendant.  When she asked my Bridesmaid or Best Man to be her Bridesmaid or Best Man, my Bridesmaid or Best Man said “I already have the dress!”  She also wore it one other time that I know of…to a sorority formal.

    I also wore a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress I had from a friend’s wedding to a sorority formal.  My mom cut it off and hemmed it and it was perfect.  I suspect a lot of sorority formal dresses may have had former lives as Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.

    Post # 16
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Yep.  With work, my friends and I have several black tie functions to go to, and almost all of them have work theirs, and I ordered one as well and wore it to one of my functions.

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