Post # 1
Okay so 5 months ago I agreed to wear my mom’s dress and I had to lose weight to fit into it.
After working hard I lost 16 pounds and last week I flew back home for the holiday and to do some wedding planning.
Well at first it didn’t quite fit but with a waist cincher we we’re able to get me into the dress!!! I am soooo happy here are some pictures:
My mom in the dress in 1974.
The back of the dress (the under part of the dress) I’m not putting up the front pics because they are super boobilicious lol.
And here are some pics that I altered slightly (not good job altering lol but altered)
It needs to be cleaned and pressed but otherwise it is good to go. Even though I love my mom’s dress I don’t love the veil. We are brain storming ideas to make it work.
Yey now I just have to maintain my work (and maybe evenlose a few more pounds) and I will be able to still fit into the dress come July.
Anyone else have some great I wore my mom’s dress at my wedding stories or pics?
ETA: Here’s the best crop of the veil I could get. It’s really puffy two layers a plain one and one with lace you can see one of the lace appliqués in the pic. The lace band doesn’t really look like that anymore either. I was thinking of just keeping the part of the veil with the appliqués and attaching it to a comb. For some reason I forgot to take a new pic when I was there so I will have her send me one of what it looks like now and maybe you guys can help me brainstorm!
Post # 3
@Mrs Christopher: seriously, I LOVE IT! I, too, am wearing a full sleeved gown. What a beautiful dress!
Post # 4
My mom’s dress to my dad was tossed out during the divorce, and the dress she wore to marry my stepfather (who’s been pretty much the only dad I’ve ever had) was unfortunately quite hideous.
But I did want to comment and say that this dress is amazing! I really like the detailing on it. You don’t see that a whole lot any more. Is it possible that you can take the edging or something from your mom’s veil and attach it to a new veil?
Post # 5
Very pretty! I think it’s amazing to get to wear a family dress in your wedding!
Post # 6
I love vintage dresses that are special to the family! That dress looks timeless! So pretty!
Post # 7
Out of curiosity, what’s the veil look like?
Post # 8
@Golden Ticket: I don’t have a good pic of it I put up the one bad pic I have. I have asked my mom to send me pics of it though. I forgot to take one with it on when we finally got the dress on.
Post # 9
I’m a veil vendor on etsy and I recently created a brand new veil using the lace appliques that was on the MOB’s wedding dress. The original veil sort of crumbled in our hands when it was taken out of the box it had been stored in and the dress was very discolored and could not be salvaged but some of the lace appliques were still in very good shape. Maybe you could do the same thing – take the lace appliques off the original veil and put it on a brand new veil? By the looks of the picture you posted – I think it would be farily easy for your seamstress to do.
Post # 10
Funny you should say that because my mom mentioned that too. She actually is capable of doing that and said she’d consider it.
I think it is a good option to explore. Thank you for the suggestion. 🙂