(Closed) Same wedding dress :(

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You don’t say a word. No one is going remember what each of you wore, other than it being a white dress. This Is absolutely not worth getting upset over. It’s not like she’s going to spend another $1000 or whatever on a new dress even if you did say something. Just accept it, add your own flair with hair and accessories, and go on with life.

Post # 4
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Your wedding is first, she’s the one who will look like she copied you. I wouldn’t worry about it.

Post # 5
4934 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The same thing almost happened to me. My fiances cousin bought Maggie Sottero “Tracey”, the one I was 90% sure I was going to order. We have tons of bridal shops here, so really, I have no idea how that happened. We talked about it. I didn’t want to “steal” her dress, I was worried she would be upset” She didn’t care at all. Really, it doesn’t matter. The wedding dates are far off, we are two very different looking girls. I ended up ordering Maggie Sottero “Veronica” which is very similar, but just becase I decided I liked it better. I would have been fine if we had the exact same dress, and so would she. IMO, not really a huge deal if you think about it. 

Post # 6
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Leave it be.  Wedding dresses are mass produced, so unless it’s a custom gown that you had made, there’s going to be other women with the same dress as well as very similar dresses.  I guarantee not a single guest will remember who wore what (except for you and the girl wearing the wedding dresses).  

Post # 7
889 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Diplomat Country Club

@blushingbride1331:  Since your wedding is first i wouldn’t worry about it 🙂

Post # 8
1381 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@zippylef:  THIS! 🙂  Rock that gown

Post # 10
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree with the others on this thread. Since your wedding is first, it won’t be a big deal. You will likely have different accessories, which can change the overall look enough that I doubt most people will notice.

Post # 11
909 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I agree with the others as well. You will be wearing it first so don’t worry about it.

Post # 12
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@blushingbride1331:  Are you getting married on the same day, at the same location?

Post # 13
1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@blushingbride1331:  If this is your biggest wedding stressor at the moment I would say you are doing well.  Don’t worry about it. 

Post # 14
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Since there are only three shops in your town, it is very likely that someone else that you know or someone you know knows could get the gown. No biggie. You were first! 😛

Post # 15
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I wouldnt worry, so many bees on here have the same dress, it ok… you will rock your dress better..:)

Post # 16
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

my friends wife and i wore the same exact dress….we had no idea…she bought hers in a completely different city.  Her wedding was 2 weeks before mine.  Even though we descriebd our dresses to each other – it somehow never clicked that we have the same one!  I had a heart attack when i saw her walking down the aisle. 


BUT – other than my best friend (who i told) and my husband (who I also told, and would have had no idea otherwise), knew that it was the same dress.  Even though we had a number of the same guests – noone had any idea – and this was a mere 2 weeks apart. 


You are different people, who will style the dress differently, and will look different in the dresses –  so basically – don’t worry about it.    The bride and I had a good laugh at my wedding about it, and that was that.  

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