(Closed) Wearing a family dress

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Is it possible to wear your mom’s dress for the ceremony and change into one you pick for the reception?  I say that would be win win.

I wore two dresses!

Post # 4
1736 posts
Bumble bee

@jolie0119:  +1

I was just thinking this when I read your post. You could easily find that swingin’ 50’s style dress for your reception (and waaaay under budget)!

Post # 5
4431 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Pleeease take a pic of you in this dress! It sounds lovely!!!! 🙂

Post # 6
13 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am wearing my mom’s dress.  I put it on and just knew it was the one.  I haven’t even tried on anything else.  It did have lace and netting sleeves and high collar, but the fabric had become so brittle it had to come off.  It has a pretty sizable train that my mom carried over her arm all night so I added a bustle too.  

Post # 7
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would go for it! If you really want to then you can always buy a second dress for the reception. I wish I could fit in my mom’s dress but I’m taller and have broader shoulders than her and her dress has long sleeves. Also she didn’t get it stored well so the dress has some spots on it 🙁

Post # 8
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you have the budget to buy a gown, then I would say you could explore a little by trying them on and comparing how you feel about them to your mother’s. Of course it may be a delicate situation with your mother present. On the other hand if you do not have the budget to buy a gown, I would skip trying on any others. You could get the “dress experience” by going to a boutique or having a private shopper at a department store assist you in finding a dresses for another part of the wedding like engagement party, showers, or rehearsal dinner.

Post # 9
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

get two dresses! 🙂 wear your moms for the ceremony and where “your” dress for the reception! i wanna see pictures!

Post # 10
3696 posts
Sugar bee

Totally! Normally I’m not a fan of the two-dress trend, but this is the perfect situation in which to wear her gown for the ceremony and then get a dress like what you’re thinking of for the reception.

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