(Closed) New Dress or Grandma's Dress?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Do I keep the dress I love or sell it and wear my grandma's dress, which I also love?
    Wear your dress. You picked it for a reason! : (176 votes)
    68 %
    Wear your grandmother's dress. This is too good of an opportunity to pass up! : (84 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’d be sacred to death of doing something to my grandmother’s dress.  Could you possibly incorporate it somehow?  Maybe do a quick photoshoot with you in the timeless dress to display?

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I voted to go with the dress you bought because of the issues/concerns with its ability to survive the reception. Also, even though your Grandma’s dress is amazing on you, the cut is not as comfortable as what you have with the bought dress. For me, comfort is a HUGE factor. My 2cents. I think you’d be happy regardless of which dress you chose, and that makes you pretty darn lucky! 

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Keiramenna: Oh! Duh, me, ha. I forgot about the reception dress. How about this…you have time to get Grandma’s dress altered to your preferences still (yes?). Why not get it altered, then you’ll have them side by side to compare. You can also ask your seamstress to double check the existing stitching to see if any need to be reinforced. That way, you don’t have to make a decision right now, and you don’t end up boxing yourself into a default decision by inadvertently waiting too long. Is this a possibility? I don’t know how much the alterations would cost plus whether alterations on 2 dresses are in your budget.

    If you get the A-okay from the seamstress that Grandma’s dress is structurally stable and you decide to wear it, you can just keep more vigilant about not having your clumsy Fiance step on it while taking photos and walking down the aisle. (I totally empathize btw; I’m such a klutz that I trip when walking on smooth, flat ground and break something at least once a month!) This to me seems to be the least stressful choice. Good luck πŸ™‚

     

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Omg, your (new) dress is absolutely gorgeous!  You look like a princess. πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I say go with your grandmother’s dress. There’s so much history there, and if you love it as much as you say, you’ll probably regret not wearing it.

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I know your grandmother’s dress has a lot of sentiment for you and if that’s what you want on your wedding day, I say go for it. My only concern is that the dress is a little unattractive by today’s standards, in my opinion. However, I’ve seen a lot of women that like vintage fashions do amazing things with them and you sould like you’re that kind of person (creative with fabrics).

    I would stick with your new dress – you’re absolutely lovely in it – but if you want sentiment more, then go for your grandmother’s. Either way you sound like you’ll be surrounded by love.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Both are beautiful but id go with the new one. Could you do some pictures with the old one??

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I tihnk it would be ebst to go with your dress, but it really comes down to how you feel.

     

    Is grandmother’s veil an option?

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i wouldnt want to alter my grandmothers dress to make it look totally different. I would wear the dress you bought and love but try to incorporate something else of your grandmothers…. her veil, just a small piece of her dress sewn into yours etc.. ! both are beautiful!

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Of course you can wear both. Grandmas for the wedding and the other for the reception!

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Keiramenna:  OOOh! I love this! And with your red hair, I could totally see pin-up type makeup as well. Stunning!

    I have no advice. This would be a very difficult  decision. I adore your new dress, but seeing this picture you just posted – it’s so glam and vintage and ridiculously awesome. I think if a seamstress could change grandma’s dress to this, I’d go for it! And it would certainly stand out as most brides wear the same type of dress these days with only subtle variations. There’s really nothing unique about wedding dresses today.

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