(Closed) Wearing my Mother’s Wedding Dress

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

so sweet! go to a good seamstress..she can definitely update the dress so it’s more current. mrs. barettes did this — look over her posts!

Post # 4
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Talk to your mother and see if she would be alright with you altering it.  Shortening the sleeves and changing the neckline could really update and personalize the dress without losing the overall feel that your mother’s gown has.

Post # 5
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Seamstress it is! I contemplated wearing by grandmothers actually and took it to a seamstress to check it out, I ended up with something different (that’s for another post) but you would be amazed with what they can do! and for relativley inexpensive.

Post # 6
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Definitely try a seamstress or two.  Removing the sleeves/making the cap and changing the neckline to a jewel or boat neck could make a big difference. 

Post # 7
33 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think it would be presh if you made it strapless with a sweetheart neckline and a sash!

Post # 8
29 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

how about keeping it as it with just alterations for fits and wear it to the ceremony and change to something more modern for the reception?

Post # 9
10 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think that is so sweet for you to waer your mom’s dress!

I’m kind of in a similar situation.  My future Mother-In-Law gave me her wedding dress and told me I can wear it and do whatever I want with it.  Like your mom’s it is high color and long sleeved because they had a traditional Catholic wedding.

What I am going to do is have my friend cut it into tea length gown and take off the silk overlay on top (it is spaghetti strap underneath) and wear that for the reception. 

I am pretty excited about this because I haven’t told her yet what I will do with it.  She thinks I won’t wear it at all so I think she will be pleasantly surprised.

Find a good seamstress and just modify it to your liking.  I am going to save the extra fabric to make a blanket or something in the future for our baby.  (I am thinking WAY ahead lol)

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