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

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
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  • Post # 76
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - White Horse Inn

    Damn….not even the girl whose check bounced and got it for free?  Guess the infinity dress just wasn’t meant for me….. In fact I offered to pay for the dress if the seller asked her for the money cause I felt bad her check bounced…. Oh well…..maybe the Maid/Matron of Honor who I just gave some Jimmy Choos that were a little too big for me and fit her perfect would be more understanding? …. No? Still can’t ask? :(. I would totally contact the seller & buy one myself except for the whole one bridesmaid not actually paying thing :/

    Post # 77
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - White Horse Inn

    Guess I’ll have to go to the fashion district, buy fabric, and make my own – itd be more okay to ask to see the dress to measure & recreate it?

    Post # 78
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    Helper bee

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    rachel85:  I cut mine short into a cocktail dress. Wore it to 3 more weddings as a guest until people start calling me out on it lol. Yep, I’m going to wear it to 2 more weddings and I don’t care lol 

    Post # 80
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’ve never re-worn a bridesmaids dress, but all the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses I’ve worn have been strapless, which is something I avoid in my personal wardrobe because I don’t think it’s all that flattering on me.

    At least 2 of my BM’s have re-worn the dresses from my wedding (after cutting them off from floor-length to knee-length).  It was a cheap alteration (my Maid/Matron of Honor just had her mom do it, it was easy  because of the cut of the dress).  I kinda let them pick it out, though; I took them to DB, said “navy blue or peacock, floor length, go.”  They all said they preferred straps and satin, so that’s what they ended up with.  I’m fairly sure my SIL plans on re-wearing hers (cut off, again) to a family wedding this summer.

    Post # 81
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

    this is why I asked my bridesmaids to choose their own black dresses from any store. my only guidelines were that it would have to be close to knee length, and for it to work with the 1950’s theme I had going on. I had to approve the dresses of course, but I only had two bridesmaids, so the process was relatively easy.

    Post # 82
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - White Horse Inn

     

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    rachel85:  Wold asking to have her bring it by (and have some drinks with me in the meantime) so I can take measurements would be too rude too? She literally lives upstairs ($70 is a lot of money to me right now as im making like $225/ week while I wait for bar exam results) 

    Post # 84
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I have never reworn a bridesmaid dress. One was so God-awful ugly that I threw it in the trash right after the wedding, lol. The other two were pretty but very formal, so I’ve never had occasion to wear them! 

    Post # 85
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    Busy bee

    rachel85:  I have been in 6 weddings…this is the only dress that I have worn and will continue to wear again and again. I wear it to pretty much every wedding I go to…it is from JCrew and I think it cost about $160. All the Davids Bridal,etc. dresses have been donated.

    Post # 86
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

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    GreatDaneLovingMrs:  I think it’s totally acceptable to ask one of your girls if you can buy the dress off them after the wedding if they don’t want it, as you love it and would like to wear it on your honeymoon.  They might even offer to give it to you for free.  After all, these girls are your nearest and dearest are they not?

    Post # 87
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

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    MsMonkey:  noooooooo! you must give ugly bridesmaids dresses to the thrift store. people like me LOVE finding them for future theme parties!

    (my bachelorette party was like that: all ladies wore a terrible bridesmaid dress. it was awesome.)

    Post # 88
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I have been a bridesmaid/MOH in three weddings and have worn one of the three again. The other two have been donated. 

     

    But this is one of the many reasons that I chose to tell my girls to pick a black knee-length dress. My bridesmaids are all totally different body types, so I sincerely doubt that something that looks good on one of them would flatter the other three. Plus, this way they can pick a dress that fits in their budget, and that they will hopefully wear again!

    Post # 89
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Nope.  I have never reworn any Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.  They wouldn’t look right cut down and I wouldn’t wear them out to any fancy galas because they are very clearly Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.  I donate them to prom dress charities that give dresses to low income girls who couldn’t otherwise afford a similar dress.

    Post # 90
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’ve been in 2 weddings.  One I was allowed to pick out my own dress as long as it was red, and I’ve worn it multiple times.

    The second was a floor length brown ballgown.  I actually did like the dress, but there are absolutely 0 opportunities I will have to wear it again.

    Based on that, I told my girls to pick out any royal blue dress.  They ended up getting assorted J Crew dresses in the casablanca color for $60 (not at my urging, they decided to do it themselves).  They seem to really like what they picked out, so hopefully they’ll get a few more uses out of them.

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