(Closed) Mother's dress

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you wear your mother's wedding dress?
    Yes, : (1 votes)
    4 %
    No : (16 votes)
    70 %
    Yes, but altered : (4 votes)
    17 %
    No, but I will incorporate it into my wedding somehow : (1 votes)
    4 %
    No, but I will wear one of her accessories (veil, jewels, ect.) : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I would not wear my mother’s wedding dress, and I have no delusions about any daughter I may have wanting to wear my dress. Especially because even my mum hates her wedding dress (her parents basically forced her to get married and picked her dress for her).

    If I don’t sell it, I actually plan on altering my dress to a knee length dress after the wedding – it’s not very bridal, so it should (hopefully) be able to work as a semi-formal kind of dress for future events. Or I’ll donate it to the op-shop or something. I’m sentimental about some things, but wedding dresses are not something I would want to keep.

    Post # 4
    4035 posts
    Honey bee

    @KingsDaughter:  My mother got married in 1987….let’s just say that her personal style and preferences were very different then than she and I have now. Lol. 80’s had a lot of great things, but wedding dresses were not necessarily one of them.

    Fortunately, my mother did not pressure me to wear her wedding dress (which she still has), although she offered her prom dress to me in high school….it was, intereseting (pink and black polka dotted with poofy sleeves).

    ETA: I have no intention of keeping my dress for a future daughter. I would not force her to wear something that may or may not be in style. I plan to either sell or donate my dress.

    Post # 6
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    No I wouldn’t, but that doesn’t mean to say she didn’t look beautiful in that poof-ball – circa 1990

    Post # 7
    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Even if I had wanted to I couldn’t have…my mother is 4-5 inches shorter than I am and had a 21-22 inch waist at the time! I used to put it on whenI was a kid but outgrew it by the time I was 13! lol

    Post # 8
    7679 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @littlemisssally:  “poof-ball” hahahaha yes us brides from back then agree. Yes, I wore one when I married circa 1990. Yes I looked beautiful. No, there is no way either of my daughters will want it.

    Post # 9
    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I voted no because 1) my mom was way thinner than me when she married, and 2) her dress was very plain because the one she had originally chosen was not ready for her wedding day. 

    Post # 10
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    No even though she wanted me to try hers on sooo bad! my parents got married in 1978! I took one look at it and said no way. She was the same size as me though : )

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