(Closed) My mom’s wedding dress: what to do?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do with her dress?

    Take the bridal photos in it and then forget about it.

    Take the bridal photos and then chop it up to make fabric flowers for your purse and accessories.

    Take the bridal photos and then shorten the skirt so you can wear it at the rehearsal dinner.

    Other (and I'll explain below).

  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

    @GreenEyedMoon: Would you consider wearing it down the aisle ? It would surprise your mom and I am sure it would mean a lot to her. Then you can change into your own gown for pictures and the reception. 

    Post # 4
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Your Mom would die happy if you shortened it and wore it to the rehearsal dinner.

    I don’t think you should give up your dress and wear it at the wedding, but this would be a nice compromise.

    You could still cut it up later and use it to make a christening dress etc.,

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    That’s a nice idea. My mom mentioned her dress, but she was so teeny….. I still felt bad for shooting it down.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Consider getting a manekin (sic) and dressing her up in it as a honor to your mom

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee

    I really like the idea of shortening it. I want to see pictures!

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Would you consider wearing it for the ceremony, and then switching to your dress for the reception? That would mean a lot to your mom, and probably you, too. And you’d get to be in your dress for the majority of the wedding.

     

    Post # 10
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I had a similar issue with my moms dress (it was the height of fashion in 1982, she actually spent more on hers than I did on mine) it’s too small and too long and too formal for me. luckily I have a younger sister so she can deal with that when she gets married. 🙂 I personally think that wearing the dress for your rehersal is a super cute idea, maybe if the train or skirt has any lace detailings you could still shorten it and make the fabric flowers etc. that you were planning to makle in the first place. I think the bridal portraits are brilliant, I wish I had thought of that myself. Ultimately it’s up to you though, do what makes you happy and your mom should be happy as well.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee

    I LOVE the idea of shortening it and wearing it to your rehearsal dinner! And then you are still able to wear the dress and you can use the train for lace for your shoes and whatever else would work with that. I think that would be such an awesme thing to do. I wish my mom wasn’t 2 inches shorter and 2 bra cups sizes smaller than me so I could do the same thing.

     

    Post # 12
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My latest thought is that you could change into her shortened dress for your “going away outfit”. That’s what they did in the day. The bride changed into an outfit that was more suitable for travelling- usually a short dress- sometimes with a matching coat.

    You could use the fabric from the train to make a wrap or stole.

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Would you be able to use it to make your flower girl dress? You could also use fabric from it to make your ring bearer pillow and a cloth handle for your bridal bouquet.

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