(Closed) Serious Dress Problems

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Buy a new one or take my sisters dress?
    New one : (12 votes)
    30 %
    Sisters dress : (28 votes)
    70 %
  • Post # 3
    1159 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think you should wear a dress that makes you feel like a bride. If it is your sisters dress then wear it.

    Maybe post a picture of you in your sisters dress.

    Post # 4
    1478 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

    I voted sisters dress because it appears to be what you want. If thats what makes you happy …do it!!

    Post # 5
    2118 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Baby #2 due Sep 2017

    I agree with the other posters. If you really love the dress you already have, you should wear it! With the adjustments it won’t be the same dress anyway =D

    Post # 6
    1335 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo

    is it your wedding or your mother in law’s wedding?

    Post # 8
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @Mira281:  Pretty! If you want to wear your sister’s dress then do it! 

    Post # 9
    7992 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    What happened to your sister? Did she have problems with her husband? I assume that’s why Future Mother-In-Law doesn’t want you to wear it?

    Post # 10
    8579 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    If you love the dress and you want to wear it.. wear it!

    If you aren’t sure, go try on some dresses and figure out what you like!

    It’s your wedding, and the dress will look differant on you!

    Post # 11
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    What’s stopping you wanting a new dress? If its because you really love your sisters dress then wear it. If its cost then I think you should look at cheaper options for wedding dresses that may be within your budget. It is possible to get a dress for a few hundred euro and it may be preferable to starting your marriage with a fight with your mother in law.

    Post # 13
    23 posts

    personally it it was me, I’d get my own dress, there are lots of similar styles out there and you would have your own twist on it.


    if it is a family thing and you want to wear your sisters dress ‘that she picked’ then do.



    you need to do what ever makes you happy, but bear  in mind your h2b will have seen the dress before on your sis, so it won’t really be a surprise when he uses you in it.

    Post # 14
    7992 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    @Mira281:  Ah, I see!

    Personally, I would just wear your sister’s dress. Maybe you could change parts of it, add a belt and things to make it your own? If you want to add straps, why don’t you tell Future Mother-In-Law that it is a completely different dress… don’t tell her that you changed your sister’s dress!

    Post # 15
    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    my gut reaction was “No.”  However, I re-read your post and others’ posts and can see that this is what you really want…in which case, you should do it!  Maybe add a different veil, accessories…

    could also explore the option of purchasing a reception dress too to have the best of both worlds…

    very pretty dress.

    Post # 16
    1004 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Mira281:  Hello there!  Just wanted to say first that I lived in Germany for three years back in the 90’s, I miss it! My daughter was born in Amberg 🙂


    I think you need to wear what you want.  If you feel that altering your sisters dress will make it a dress you love then go for it, do not let your future mother in law decide what you will or wil not wear. From experience if you let them take an inch now, they will try and take a mile later, put your foot down and tell her you are going to do whats best for you 😉  Good luck!!

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