Post # 1
Being inspired by TLC’s “Something Borrowed Something New” I convinced my dad to drag my mom’s wedding dress out of the attic so I could try it on just for fun. I’m sad to say my mom was skinnier then me back then, and it wouldn’t fully zip. She did have a good time telling anyone who would listen that she was skinnier than me at one point in her life.
My parents were married in 1980 (still happily married today!) as far as 80’s wedding dresses go hers wasn’t too bad.
It got me thinking.. my dress & her dress are kind of similar. They’re both simple, not too much going on.. classic dresses. Did anyone else pick a dress similiar to their moms? Or have you tried your mom’s on??
Of course we took pictures of me in the dress and I can’t resist sharing.
Post # 3
@X0JLYNN03: Awe so sweet! My mom weighed 105 pounds when she got married and there is no way I could even begin to wear hers!
Post # 4
@weddingbound: I kept telling my mom it’s my rib cage stopping the zipper, lol, I can’t control I have larger ribs! That’s where we couldn’t get the zipper past… We tried hard just to shut her up 😉
Post # 5
My mom is pretty short and she was very skinny when she got married in the 70s. I couldn’t even try her dress on because it was so small. I removed the lace from her dress and am wrapping it around the stems of the flowers in my bouquet. Love the pics though! Super cute. Especially since you are both in almost the same position. Love it.
Post # 6
@weddingbound: My mom was just around 100 pounds, so I totally hear ya! No way in hell i’ll ever fit in that dress haha!!
Post # 7
@NavyBride16: I had told her about that, how some brides do that.. no one is ever going to wear her dress again, so I don’t think she’d have a problem with me cutting some lace off, but I haven’t asked yet. Maybe I will though, she might like that.
@pengoala: My mom weighed 3 lbs less than I do, right now, at her wedding.. she made it sound like she had 100 lbs on me! lol But we couldn’t get it to zip all the way.
Post # 8
i love your moms dress!! my moms dress is totally 80’s peach, ruffles, lace, shoulders…omg no. plus my mom was a size 0 back in her day so no way i would fit into her dress now.
Post # 9
My mom’s dress was a high neck turtleneck with long sleeves and button accents. Her’s was also more of a sheath dress. My dress is strapless, a mermaid fit, with ruching and lace. Couldn’t be more different, lol!