(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 # 32
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    If I were you, I wouldn’t alter your grandma’s dress. That’s too special to change. What if you wore her dress for the ceremony and the new one for the reception? Best of both worlds! Laughing

    Post # 33
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I agree with wearing grandmas dress, but not the entire time. I like the photo shoot idea the best and maybe for the ceremony since that dress is so stunning.

    Post # 34
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    Busy bee

    oooo could you do something like a bridal shoot where you wear your grandmas dress and maybe put your Fiance in a vintage style suit and take some really rocking pictures? it could be super awesome if you maybe did that and had them for your wedding where you dould do a picture of your grandma in the dress her sister in the dress and then you in the dress. or maybe styalized into engagement pictures! i think if you went for a vintage-y theme it could be AMAZEBALLS for engagement pictures. heck this is oregon we have the backdrops to make it work πŸ˜› there is a place out in creswell that could work great for a backdrop. 

    I love both of the dresses but i do think you would be a lot more comfortable in the new gown especially if you dont have to stress about it ripping or anything like that. on your wedding day the less you have to worry about the better! 

    Post # 35
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    Newbee

    Maybe you could wear your grandma’s for the ceremony and then the dress you bought for the reception.

    I wouldn’t dare cut it up to alter it though that’s history.  Still it is up to you for what you want to do.

    Post # 36
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    Newbee

    Oops I see someone had already suggested it before me lol.  Sorry.

    Post # 37
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Keiramenna:  you could wear one for the ceremony and one for the reception ; ) that way you can wear and have pictures in both dresses ; ) i hope this helps

    Post # 38
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I third the suggestion of using Grandma’s dress during ceremony and using the sparkle gown for the reception. Grandma’s dress is special and sentimental and belongs in a special, sentimental environment, while the new dress (gorgeous btw) would bring you into your *modern* reception party and sparkle under all the lights! boom, problem solved. πŸ™‚

    Post # 40
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I am super sentimental, but I wish I had my grandmother’s dress to wear. It was stolen from her closet many years ago, and my mom, aunts and I have all mourned its lose for years.

    So my own experience is obviously coloring this, but if it were me, I would wear my grandmother’s dress.

    Also, I don’t think it’d be wrong to wear one dress for the ceremony and the other long dress for the reception. They’re so different looking, even if they are both gowns.

    Post # 41
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Wear your dress but maybe go ahead and have your grandmother’s dress altered to fit you and have some pictures taken in it.  That way you wouldn’t have to worry about damaging it and you would have some really beautiful pictures that you would also treasure forever.  πŸ™‚

    Post # 42
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I agree with some previous posts.  Alter the dress and do a photo shoot in it. You can display your vintage bridals, and wear your sparkly new dress!

    Post # 43
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @OctBride-2012:  I agree.

    The only other thought I have (and someone may have already mentioned this) is to 1) wear your new dress for the ceremony, 2) begin the reception in your grandmother’s dress, and THEN change into your reception/going away dress before the dancing begins.

    Post # 44
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Keiramenna:  I’m sorry I missed that part! Ok, in that case, do as some other bees are suggesting and wear your grandmother’s dress for some professional pictures. I think that would be very special and something YOUR grandchilren will be able to admire some day…

    Post # 45
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Keiramenna   +1 do a photo session w your mothers dress on your wedding day.

    i have my grandmothers dress but her dress would never fit me and its all hand sewn and its over 60 years old i don’t think anyone could wear it with out it falling apart so what I’m doing is im having a seamstress take lace and having her make a wrap for my flowers and also a reception veil since my veil is a cathedral veil for the ceremony after the ceremony im going to change in to the reception veil made from the lace of my grandmothers dress ; ) im super sentimental as well when it comes to her. i would be getting married w her wedding band but my sister stole it on me ; (

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