(Closed) Let's be honest …. did you ever wear it again?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: So did you?
    Yes! : (39 votes)
    23 %
    No! : (133 votes)
    77 %
  • Post # 31
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    Newbee

    I was 10 when I was a bridesmaid. That was my only experience. I had to wear this horrible Pepto Bismol dress suit thing meant for a 40 or 50 year old. Ugh! It was sooooo ugly!

    If I can find a female witness for my wedding, I’m just having her pick a navy blue dress that she likes, can wear again, and that she can afford. My wedding is too small of an event to expect someone to fork out a few hundred bucks for a dress that she’ll never wear again.

    Post # 32
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i wore the dress from my sister in law’s wedding to the marine corps ball a month later. and i was in a quinceanera when i was in high school and was able to wear that dress again too. i think i wore it as part of a halloween costume or something.

    Post # 33
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    1653 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    louisianablue:  ms. Piggy, that’s awesome!  I have one that is Orange, the Halloween possibilities are endless, Orange m&m, traffic cone, pumpkin!   Ha

    Post # 34
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    930 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’ve been in 6 different weddings, and I’ve never worn the dresses again.  The ones that are long floor length satin dresses, no way would I need them, I hate long satin dresses.  And the shorter dresses that I could pick the cut, were not colors or fabric I liked.  Needless to say, they all ended up being donated to a local non profit prom dress sale.  

    Post # 35
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Nope, I’ve never worn any of them again and never expected to. I would have worn a leopard print ball gown with puffy sleeves if they had asked me to because I don’t think that’s the point (not that I’m saying anyone here thinks it is). The last wedding I was in, the bride was SO concerned about whether we’d wear it again that she basically could NOT pick a dress and we had to keep going back to the store over and over. To me, that was worse – it was thoughtful but just so completely unnecessary and it was unnecessary pressure on her. It was her day, she got the choice, doesn’t matter what we think (although I did love the dress she chose haha). For the record though, I let my BMs pick whatever dress they wanted because I couldn’t choose one either : ) 

    Post # 36
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    sort of? I used my long chiffon dress from my sisters wedding for my dance lessons for my wedding since its the only long flowy dress I have

     

    I think that re-use would be a very infrequent exception and far from the norm

    Post # 37
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    No, you couldn’t pay me to wear pink satin in public (but evidently I’ll do it for a good friend, lol)

    Post # 38
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Nope, I haven’t worn a dress I wore to a wedding again.  One girl even did the “Any black dress you want” route.  First, it was a nightmare trying to find a black dress by the time she told us to do so.  It was the middle of summer, and I found a lot of places I find clothes that normally flatter me did not sell black durring the summer months.  I ended up finding something I liked about a month out from the wedding, but it ended up being two sizes to big.  I got it tailored to fit well enough for the wedding, but it went streight to Goodwill the next day. 

    I have absolutly no diliusions about my bridesmaids wearing the dress for my wedding again, and I said such. 

    Post # 39
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    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee

    NOPE. This is why my girls are renting their dresses from Rent the Runway! The dress is GORGEOUS but it’s also $650 retail and they’d likely never wear it again. The rental fee is only $70 so I figured why not?

    Post # 40
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    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’ve only been a bridesmaid once and I donated the dress afterwards. It was a strapless polyester Mori Lee in a chocloate brown color… brown isn’t really my favorite color, the boning in the dress was really uncomfortable, and it looked pretty bridesmaid-y. 

    I asked my girls to choose a navy chiffon J.Crew dress they like. I’m pretty confident that they can be worn again as a wedding guest dress- navy is such a neutral color, and I have two J.Crew cocktail/bridesmaid dresses myself that I’ve worn as a wedding guest. They’re also comfortable and high quality (100% silk). They’re expensive at full price, but J.Crew often has sales and my two FSILs got their dresses for $60!

    Post # 41
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    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have been in 3 weddings. two of the dresses I have never worn again. (although I am thinking about wearing one for halloween- going as a watermellon. yeah. its that bad.)

    the third I wear ALL THE TIME. seriously. it was a summer wedding. the dress was a jade david’s bridal dress in their more “casual” cotton type fabric. Knee length, spaghetti straps, pleated skirt. and I don’t have to wear a bra with it! I wear it in summer as a sundress. I often get compliments on it, and when I say its a bridesmaid dress, people don’t believe me. I’m actually kind of bummed that it’s getting a little worn out, and the zipper doesn’t work very well any more (keeps getting caught on the fabric!)- but I guess we all know DB isn’t exactly the highest quality. 

    I know I’m the exception to the rule here… but I thought I would share. some dresses you really do wear again!

    Post # 42
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’ve never been a Bridesmaid or Best Man, but I know one of mine has worn her dress 3 times – prom chaperone, high-school graduation, and one other event (she’s a teacher).

    Mine were short, lightweight, and green – $99. I gave them 3 to choose from, though they all ended up choosing the same one. I kept them inexpensive because I knew that most people never actually wear the dress again.

    Post # 43
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    1556 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    rachel85:  I’ve only been a bridesmaid once. It was a long red satin strapless dress for my sister’s wedding.

    I have worn it at least twice: to the grad school formal & for halloween.

     

    Post # 45
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    9733 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    rachel85:  I’ve never worn any of mine again. Actually, I was moving right after my friend’s wedding and during the rushed move/apartment clean up I had to improvise and used my $200 Bridesmaid or Best Man dress as a floor mop :/ LOL. It went in the garbage, but I didn’t really mind because when am I ever going to wear a BRIGHT BLUE floor length strapless gown??

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