Post # 1
My fiance and I are trying to keep our wedding as cheap as possible. My parent’s are helping us financially, but cannot afford to give us very much. My father has had two different types of cancer as well as other medical issues and they have bills piling up. In order to save money I am considering wearing my sister’s wedding dress. I doubt anyone will notice, especially since I will have a different veil and accessories. What are your thoughts? We are the exact same size so I won’t have to do any alterations, just a dry cleaning or spot cleaning.
Post # 3
@feleciaq: How do YOU feel about wearing your sister’s dress?
Are you close to her?
Do you like the dress?
Do you feel like a bride in it?
I think it is a fantastic idea IF you are happy with it.
Post # 5
Sounds like a great idea if you love the dress. I wish I had a sister to share special things like this with!! I won’t even get a SIL… 🙁
Post # 6
I agree with @KatNYC2011:‘s questions and advice. Have you tried it on? How did you feel when you did?
Also, if you like it, you can definitely accessorize to make it your own.
Post # 7
It totally is your decision. If you feel ok with it so will everyone else.
If the style of dress works, you could always add a sash – a colored ribbon would change the look entirely.
Post # 8
Who cares if other people will notice or what they think? If you like the dress, and are ok with it, go for it!!
Post # 9
I do like the dress a lot and felt great in it. I am a thrift shopper so I don’t really mind having a second hand dress. I just want to be married to my fiance. I know he won’t care at all if I’m wearing a potato sack as long as he gets to take me home with him that night.
I was engaged in August of this year and am getting married Dec 31 of this year too. Only 4 months to plan my wedding so I don’t really want to get caught up in details.
Post # 10
like others, if you and your sister are happy/ok with it, then i see no problem. the only thing i question is have you looked in dry cleaning? mine cost me $300. and perhaps for that price you could get a different dress second hand. however, if you are able to clean for super cheap, then ignore what i just said.
Post # 11
@feleciaq: Then, if you are happy with it and your sister is good with it, it is great to be able to share something so special with your sister!
Post # 12
@dynamic_duo: I may end up just getting it spot cleaned. The only spot I saw on it was a little stain on the front hem underneath. I may just be able to do without the cleaning and just have it pressed.
Post # 13
I think if you are fine with wearing it, and it makes you happy, then awesome! go for it! don’t worry about what other people might think! (they are silly if they are going to “judge” you for it or anything!)
Post # 14
I totally think that wearing your sister dress would be fine! I am getting married next week and I have a twin sister who is getting married in June of 2012. She is considering wearing my dress and I don’t mind at all!! Im getting married in the town we are originally from and she is getting married 8 hours away on the beach. I dont think that many people would notice, especially if you have your own veil and accessories!! Good luck!
Post # 15
I think it’s fine! When did your sister get married?
Post # 16
My Mom and her 3 sisters all wore the same wedding dress, unfortunately it was way to small to fit me but I thnk it’s great to share that connection with your sister! It gives even more meaning to that wonderful piece of clothing!