(Closed) New Dress or Grandma's Dress?

posted 9 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!

    Wear your grandmother's dress. This is too good of an opportunity to pass up!

  • Post # 17
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Go with your grandmother’s dress!  The alterations pic you showed was absolutely freaking fabulous!  Very Grace Kelly/Jackie O-ish!  Classic lines, and I think you would look stunning in it…Laughing

    Post # 18
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    This wouldn’t even be a question for me — wear your grandmother’s dress! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and you’ll never be sorry you did it.

    Post # 21
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Wow. That’s a tough decision. I think the new one looks so incredible on you and the other one a little “dated”, but I know that’s not what you are debating over. Since you are so in love with your grandmother’s dress and it has so much sentimental value, you should definitely go with your grandmother’s dress. Afterall, isn’t a wedding about sentiment and all things special? A dress is just a dress. But when it has meaning and history that goes along with it, you can’t pass that up!

    Post # 22
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    Blushing bee

    @trueblue14:  +1!

    If the concern is that Grandma’s dress won’t last through the reception, I think the newer dress ought to be used for that purpose. That way you can kick back and have fun without worrying about tears, spills, etc. Get the best of both.

    Edit: Just saw that you already have a reception dress. Welp, I dunno. Sorry!

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Keiramenna:  I think you should wear your grandma’s dress. Since you’re planning to alter it anyways, why not have a seamstress add a lining under the satin to catch the sweat and give it more durability?  It’s beautiful!

    Post # 24
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Oh, and one more thing to add. I don’t think you should be worried about the condition of the dress ripping or tearing or even sweating in it. Since you will be wearing it for such a short time (for pics and ceremony) you will be plenty fine! Unless you plan on running a race in it or something? Laughing

    Post # 25
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Grandma’s dress!!!

    Post # 27
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    A blush dress 60 years ago?!  Man, your grandma was fashion forward!!!

    I say go for it!!!  Its too beautiful!!! I wouldnt touch it or change it!  Wear your new dress for the reception (cake cutting, first dance, etc) then change into the reception dress for the party!

    Post # 29
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think altering it would be a real shame – those sleeves are what make the dress special! Wear the dress you bought and preserve this one for future generations…

    Post # 30
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Keiramenna:  Did you decide yet? Eager to know! 🙂

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