(Closed) Weird to wear same style dress as a friend?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Have you tried on this dress yet? There were dresses that I loved that I tried on and then realized they didn’t look good on me. Before making any decisions on the dress I’d recommend going out and doing some dress shopping to really see what looks good on you.

Post # 4
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You do whatever you want on your day. I don’t think your friend owns a style of wedding dress. I wouldn’t think it’s a big deal, especially since you are saying dress style and not the same dress. And if it is the same dress, if that’s what you want than go for it. No one is going to look at your pictures and think that they are the same and  your wedding will always have differences. Go for it!

Post # 5
1290 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Honestly? The dress, clothes, etc. are a big deal to US as the brides. I HIGHLY doubt your Fiance or anyone else, for that matter, will remember.

Post # 6
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@risingsun:  How long ago was it? And I would go for it.

1) Absolutely nobody will make the vest/groomsmen connection, they’re all very similar anyways.

2) As far as the dress goes, lace trumpet style gowns are fairly common now so I don’t think anyone will think you’re copying. Your friend might pick up on it, but there are thousands of girls wearing the exact same dress in their weddings too. If she wanted nobody else to wear her dress for all time than she should have had a custom dress made because thats the only way to guarentee that no one else will wear it. The way you style a dress can also make it feel very different. If you’re really that worried about it consider a different length veil or adding a sash or belt.

3) Very, very, very few guys are that into clothes to recognize one wedding dress from another. He is not going to be looking at the dress, he is going to be looking at you. He will be able to tell if you’re wearing a dress you don’t love. You don’t buy wedding dresses so people look at the dress, its for that confidence it gives you that makes you look a million times better than you thought was possible.

Ok so from that you can probably tell I want you to buy the dress, but don’t buy it without trying anything else on. Sometimes things look different on. Its hard to figure out how dresses fit different body types, and not all dresses flatter all types. So go to davids (and maybe other places) and try that dress, and a couple others to get a real feel for whats out there. You might find something you love even more, or you’ll end up with the dream dress you’ve wanted for the past couple years 🙂

Post # 7
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I doubt anyone will notice the similarities…seriously. I think you’ll be okay, just do what you want. Also, your Fiance will absolutely not remember her dress. 

Post # 9
14493 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

1. Having basically the same clothes in our wedding pictures as they do in theirs… it just seems kinda weird

ehh… who cares, you arent going to look at them and display your pictures side by side.  Your wedding pictures will be yours and special no matter what.

2. The off chance that they show up and we have the awkward “oh hey, um, nice clothes there”

ehh again.  Just laugh it off, you could even mention that you loved that dress long ago and it was still ‘the one’ even if they did wear it

3. My fiance not liking that it’s a “repeat” dress or not really “mine” (if he remembers, or if somebody mentions it)

He’s probably not going to remember and it wont matter, the only person that will matter is you that day, he’s certainly not going to recall what your friend lookedlike in the dress.

My bm’s wore the same dress as they did for my friends wedding… I asked her if it was ok, and she said yes.  Then I ended up picking the same suits and vests as her too.  Our dresses were totally different, but the bridal party attire was exactly the same…even down to two of the same BMs, which is why they had their dresses arleady.  I know its not quite the same as the wedding dress, but I think its the same idea… it doesnt matter, our pictures arent ever going to be compared/viewed side by side.

Post # 10
1750 posts
Buzzing bee

@risingsun:  A tux is a tux and many wedding dresses look alike. Nobody will notice.

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