Post # 1
Has anyone ever worn a bridesmaid dress as a wedding dress? We’re having a casual/boho beach Destination Wedding and I don’t want to wear a big heavy white dress! I was thinking of ordering an Amsale Bridesmaid or Best Man dress in a light color (not white) and wearing that instead?
These are the dresses I’m thinking about:
I added a poll at the top!
Post # 3
I think it’s a great idea! Personally I love #3… it looks so retro!
Post # 4
@MissMaya: I adore the style of number one, however I am completely wedding phobic of shoes showing underneath dresses, haha! So if the dress was all the way Down to the floor over shoes then definitely #1 so elegant yet still bridal
Post # 5
I think that idea is BRILLIANT! There’s another Bee around here somewhere who wore (or is wearing) a Vera Wang Bridesmaid or Best Man dress as her wedding dress.(I think she went with light pink)
I love the third one best!
Post # 6
I love this idea, as well!
Number 1 is my favorite!
Post # 7
They are all really nice. And perfect for a casual wedding!
Post # 8
Wonderful idea!! I have heard of bridesmaid’s dresses being worn as wedding dresses – I strongly considered it myself too. I like #1 the best but any of them would be lovely. They are beautiful!! Great choice!!
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I love #1 because it’s so different yet beautiful. May I also recommend Monique Lhuillier bridesmaid dresses? They are gorgeous!!
But I’m a little biased because that’s what my bridesmaids wore. We chose this flowy, light, blush pink one pictured below. But I also loved the grey one below it and almost chose that one.
Post # 10
I like the first one best!
Post # 12
@clairelou29: I’m actually planning to wear barefoot sandals since the entire wedding is taking place on the beach/sand. I hate when you can see the shoes with a long dress too!
Post # 13
I love them all but the last is my favorite! And I totally looked into getting a bridesmaids dress for my wedding dress. It didn’t work for me but I think it’s a great idea!
Post # 14
@Christy42213: omg I love your Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and the color!! I’ll look into the Monique Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses 🙂
Post # 15
Wow thanks ladies 🙂 #1 is my favorite too, and the color is called “Opal”, which is the color I would get regardless of the dress style.
#3 kind of reminds me of that gorgeous (and totally out of my budget) Reem Acra dress I’ve seen a lot. You know, the one with the sparkly cap-sleeves…
Post # 16
If I hadn’t already bought my dress before we looked at Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, I think I would’ve gotten the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress for myself too :). I voted for #3, but they’re all beautiful!