Post # 1
Hi Bees! I know lots of bees aren’t incorporating mom’s dress into their wedding, whether it’s because of size, style, condition, divorce, or lack of dress. However, I’m curious about the bees who ARE including mom’s dress. How are you doing it?
If I fit into mom’s dress, I would have seriously considered wearing it. However, even when we were close to the same weight (I’ve gained a bit in the past 4 years), we were shaped differently – Mom was a B cup and I was a D (now DD).
However, I am wearing her veil and picked an ivory dress to match the veil. It’s a juliet cap veil, which probably hasn’t been in style since 1978, but I don’t care. I think it’s beautiful and my mom is tickled pink that I’m using it. Even the people at david’s bridal (the consultants and other customers) all loved it.
So on to my question: for brides that are using mom’s dress, how are you doing it? Are you using some/all of it fully intact? Are you cutting parts of it to use in yours?
Post # 3
I’m thinking of taking a piece of lace from my mom’s dress and FMIL’s dress and having in sewn into the underside of my dress for my something old. Future Mother-In-Law had offered it and when I found out my mom still had hers I wanted to do it.
Post # 4
I am using my mom’s dress waist down as my underlayer to a dress I am having made. Her dress was satin, so that will be the underlayer and we are adding lace to the top of it and straps. I am so thrilled to be using my mom’s dress since she has passed when I was younger. Absolutely no one has seen my dress yet, so it will be a huge surprise on my wedding day! Also, my seamtress suggested saving the other peices of my mom’s dress (long lace sleeves and buttons) to make a baptism/dedication dress if I should have a daughter.
Post # 5
I’m using the lace from my mom’s dress as the wrap for my bouquet. I also made 2 small pillows covered in the lace for our ring bearers.
Post # 6
I’m incorporating the colour of her dress. Hers was dark blue and so is mine.
Also, we both chose vintage-inspired. She wore an 1900s-inspired dress in 1973 and I’ll be wearing an 1930s-inspired dress in 2013.