Post # 1
So the other day I was talking to my grandmother and somehow the topic of her wedding dress came up. She married my grandfather a gazillion years ago when she was only 16 years old but it did not work out between the two of them. At the age of 55, she remarried my step grandfather who was basically the only grandfather I have ever known. My mom’s father had alzheimers so I really didn’t know him, and my dad’s dad was killed before I was born.
Anywho, I have only ever seen pictures of my grandmother’s second wedding dress which was all lace and long sleeve. I’m not sure what the neckline looked like but i do remember it being really pretty. Well her and my step grandfather are no longer married so when my mom asked her what she wanted her to do with the dress a few years ago, my grandmother (she’s a strong minded woman) said to burn it. Haha! Well my mom did not and it turns out that she still has it.
So I have been wanting a reception dress but everything I really love is too expensive and i haven’t found anything i like at a moderate price point. So since I am a fashion designer by trade, I am thinking about having that dress altered to be a more modern fun dress.
Does this sound like a good idea or do you think it’s a jinx since they got divorced as well? Both of them will be at my wedding.
Post # 3
I definitely don’t believe in jinxes lol I think that would be awesome if you could fix it up and wear it. You don’t think it would offend your grandparents though, do you?
Post # 4
I think if your grandmother is okay with it, it would be fantastic. If she doesn’t want to see that dress again, I would forgo it and see if you can find a preowned dress instead.
Post # 5
Sounds like a great idea. If you alter it enough it will hardly look like the same dress. Fabric is just fabric.
Post # 6
i say go for it! im not the superstitious type – i wore my sisters diamond necklace, which was her ering diamond before she got divorced- and so far so good. haha! not the same as a wedding dress but i still think that whole idea is bananas. the dress does not determine the fate of your marriage 🙂
i think that would be a really really neat thing to do – please please post pics (before and after) if you end up doing it!
Post # 7
I think that’s a great idea! It’s a great way to save money, and obviously your grandma wouldn’t care if you cut it all up.
Post # 8
I don’t believe in jinx either. My mother in law gave me a wedding+e-ring from her previous marriage (ended in a divorce). If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t have a ring at all! I’d say go for it!
Post # 9
thanks for all of the comments. Grandma is totally ok with it. I haven’t even seen it or tried it on yet but i’m thinking just a simple short sheath dress with scallopped neckline. possibly keeping the long sleeves since i’m getting married in November. I will probably wear it for only the last hour or so of the wedding and for the after party that is happening at our venue as well. I will definitely post pictures to keep you all in the loop 🙂