(Closed) What bride should wear if guests are wearing prom gowns?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Could you not wear your wedding dress again?

Post # 4
5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I agree with Future.

Post # 5
4485 posts
Honey bee

I agree to wear your wedding dress again.

Post # 7
592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’d be a great opportunity to wear your dress again!  Doesn’t happen often!!!

Post # 8
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Is there a special wedding gown/costume that brides wear at your husband’s home country?  It might be neat to be able to wear something like that for the wedding party in the home country.  I can think of wearing qipao/cheongsam if it’s in China, or festive/sparkly dresses if in Inda, etc. 

Post # 9
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think you should look into getting a dress from a destination wedding line.  You can get something really inexpensive and it’ll look like a wedding dress only you’ll be able to move around in it, more so than a full wedding gown.  I was helping a friend look at dresses on the mori lee website and they had a lot of cute ones, they were super reasonably priced too!  Like $300-ish?

Post # 10
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m a little confused–are you traveling home to celebrate your marriage with your DH’s family and you want to stand out b/c they’re all wearing prom dresses? Why are they wearing prom dresses???

I’d wear something a little slinky =]. Like not poofy, but fitted, like an old hollywood gown.

I guess i don’t get why they’re dressing up so intensely unless you’re having a really formal black tie dinner or something

Post # 11
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hi @fabulouslyengaged, sorry I chime in on all your Turkey wedding threads…I know this is more of a second celebration, an after-party for you, but my guess is to your FI’s family this is THE wedding…Since it’s the only one they get to experience. So they will treat it like a real wedding, they’ll dress their best and expect to see a bride in a traditional wedding dress. Ultimately it’s your choice if that’s a hassle to you, but I’m just saying you might feel differently once you’re there. For my previous marriage, I had a second reception in Turkey and my parents planned a big, elaborate bash for us and both me and my ex thoroughly enjoyed it. Think of it this way, you get to be a star for two days instead of one 🙂

As far as travelling with the dress, I think lots of brides do this and it’s not as big a hassle as you may think. If you don’t want to wear your original dress, I also second @jennifer_espos on the Destination lines from major bridal brands (Maggie Sottero has some very nice ones), they’re designed just for this purpose.

For the guests’ dresses, lol, think of them more like “oscar night” dresses than prom dresses (although I can see how it can come across like that. Too funny.) . In all the wedding pics I see from home people are dressed to the nines, I don’t know where they get those dresses from! I need to go home and buy me some dresses like that.

Post # 12
1154 posts
Bumble bee

I want to second melis that formal dresses are not prom dresses. 

Post # 13
2889 posts
Sugar bee

If you are doing this in Turkey as I gathered from pps then I would say a J. Crew wedding dress is not going to cut it. There are a couple of Turkish wedding dress shops on my commute and I always marvel at the ornate colorful ball gowns in the window. I think you just answered my question of who wears these. I would reconsider flying with your gown. In fact, if you buy it a new duffle bag to hold the dress bag you should have no problem carrying it on (if you can get it small enough). Also, I think you could call the airline ahead of time and ask if you could just carry it on and arrange for them to hang it in the first class coat closet.

Post # 14
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Look at Jovani dresses

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