(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 # 61
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    Wore one again but ending up donating both to Goodwill. 

    Post # 63
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    rachel85:  Nope, I was a bridesmaid once almost six years ago and I never wore the dress again. It’s still in my closet, though I have no idea why. I guess I can’t bring myself to get rid of it, despite the fact it’s tacky and doesn’t even fit anymore.

    Post # 64
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I personally think its harder to re wear long Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses thats why my girls are wearing short dresses. To me cocktail style dresses I get a few wear out of all the long dresses I’ve had unless very simple and casual tend to stay in the closet. My work has a more formal party every beginning of the year so my dresses get recyled there and depending on the type of weddign I’ll wear them as a guest. Also save soem of those cocktail dresses for dressy dinner dates with Fiance.

    Post # 65
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    MsChandler:  I WOULD TOTALLY WEAR THAT AGAIN, LONG OR SHORT!!!!  

    I will never wear this dress again b/c I HAAATED it!!  But I’ll admit, it looked great with everyone together!  

    Post # 66
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Would anyone wear this again?  It’s very flowy and comfortable, chiffon, with a delicate beading on the neckline.  Be honest!! 

    Post # 67
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    415 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    So far I have only been in one wedding and while I loved the dress, I doubt I will ever wear it again.  Too formal.  Now for my next two weddings, I can possibly wear them again.  They are normal styles and fabrics that are definitely re-wearable.  Now we will see if that is true after the weddings

    Post # 68
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Nope!  Of my 4 bridesmaid dresses, only one was even remotely rewearable (the bride chose a non-bridesmaid bridesmaid dress- a really cute bcbg cocktail length silk dress). The other 3 were very obviously bridesmaid dresses- fabric, color, and style. 

    Post # 69
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    BurlapnLace:  The dress you show is very pretty but most people don’t have occasion to wear a floor-length, pumpkin colored dress like that (sorry, not sure what shade that is and can’t tell if its orangey or reddish) to any real function unless it happens to be their favorite color. I am sticking my girls with one-time wear dresses. Unless the dresses are black, gray or navy and the style is of their own choosing, I do not think most people will wear the dress again.

    Post # 70
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    2807 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    any of the weddings i’ve been in, i donated my dress after. it didn’t make sense to keep them.

    i did, however, keep both flower girl dresses from the weddings i was in when i was little, for a long long time. my mother made both of them, so they were in the “dress up” box for years that my mom kept for the kids she babysat, and for my niece. they finally got destroyed after 15+ years of play, so they went in the trash a year ago. but mom kept a piece of fabric from each.

    Post # 71
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    rachel85:  all 4 are in my closet. never worn again. they are all super nice but never had a reason to wear them or i would. i live in alaska and all are either formal or for a super hot day. both are the equiv. to a blue moon. i think i actually put them in a box and saved them. 

    whats the cinderella project?

    Post # 72
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    BurlapnLace:  i tried that on. it hung strange, and the waistline hit at a weird place. ask your bridesmaids, see what they think. it could easily be shortened to work for a cocktail dress. but on me, it looked weird.

    Post # 73
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    colorofmyheart:  They both already got the dress.  It worked well for both of them and the price point was great.  It’d be great if they could get another wear out of it, who knows! 

    Post # 74
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - White Horse Inn

    Ok so if my bridesmaids dont plan on reusing their dress I setiously would love one of them to give it to me as a birthday gift (shortly after wedding) or even wedding gift! I ordered the etsy infinity dresses in a blue color (color chosen by FMIL). The jersey fabric is so comfy I am really tempted to order one for my honeymoon but am hoping one of the girls would hook it up. It was only $70 for each bridesmaid (& one girl ended up getting it for free)

    Would it be rude or too weird for me to ask the girls that are my size if one of them would let me keep it? Or should I offer them some money for it? I don’t want it to be wasted when I know its something Id wear.

    (Note: its a quasi-destination wedding – 3.5hr drive – but I’m providing free lodging for my bridesmaids to try to keep their costs down)

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