(Closed) Would you wear a dress from a previous engagement?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
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  • Post # 32
    21 posts
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would definitely wear it if your fiance’s ok with it. It’s hard enough to pick one dress; why go through all that again if there’s one in your closet that you love? I think that if you decide to wear it and start picturing it in your wedding it will lose that tainted feeling. 

    Post # 33
    2829 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @BHB0526:  wow this is a hard one lol i saw an episode on say yes to the dress same thing but she paid i think 10,000 for the dress she wore it but i thino it all bepends on how you feel about the dress. he never saw it but how would you feel if he bought an ex an engagement ring but never popped the question to her and saved the ring caz he could not get his money back and then years later ask youto be his wife with that ring how would you feel about the ring? ditch the dress sell it and buy a dress with him in mind 😉 but thats just me luv i would not wear the dress caz it was bought with someone else in mind

    Post # 34
    1291 posts
    Bumble bee

    You bought that dress for you to wear on YOUR wedding day! So despite the fact that the original engagement didn’t work out, the dress is still YOUR dress for you to wear when you get married! I say wear it for sure if you still love it!

    Post # 35
    319 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    You bought it for yourself, you picked it out, you payed for it. It was a dress meant for YOUR wedding day. I would wear it because I know that I love it and I spent a lot of money on it.

    Post # 36
    1611 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    It’s YOUR dress, not your ex fiance’s dress. If you love the dress and want to wear it then wear it.

    Post # 37
    1890 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I’d absolutely wear it. The dress was for YOU. You’ve been keeping it for yourself all along, just waiting for the right man to ‘wow’ with it. <3

    I’m guessing your ex-FI proabably never even saw it, so who cares? 😉

    Post # 38
    6533 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    If I really loved it sure. But chances are it would be out of style over the years so that would be the deal breaker to me, not the fact that it was bought previously for a different wedding. I’m not superstitious.

    Post # 39
    2721 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    My feeling is that if you want to wear the dress, go ahead and do it.  If not, buy a new one.  

    I had a dress meant for a wedding that my (now) husband and I cancelled.  When we started planning a second time, I realized I wanted a new dress.  My new kitten also helped solidify that decision when she damaged the train on the first one.  

    Post # 40
    2014 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If you are still in love with it, its still in great condition and it fits go for it

    Post # 41
    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Personally, I would not.  However, I think you should talk to to your SO and see what he thinks.  After all, his opinion matters!

    Post # 42
    270 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    For me, yes. I’m planning on doing this : ) It’s a tiny bit weird, but totally practical! Do it if you still love the dress!

    Post # 43
    3274 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Not in this situation.  If another bride bought a dress and sold it at a reduced rate to me because the wedding had been cancelled or whatever then I’d consider it.  But not if it was MY dress meant for a different wedding.

    Post # 44
    4554 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I am actually doing exactly this. This is why:

    1. I haven’t found a dress I liked as much that I could come anywhere near affording.

    2. Ex-FI never saw the dress

    3. It was over $2000. I just sold a brand-new $200 coat on Ebay for $50, so that might give you some idea of what you can expect to get out of clothes. I doubt I could get even $1000 for it. And if I couldn’t find any dress that came close to this one when I had given myself a $3000 budget, I doubt very seriously that I could find one on $1000. I don’t want to settle just because of superstition.

    4. I bought it because it was how I wanted to look on my wedding day. I still want to have the same style on my wedding day. Almost all of the plans have changed, obviously, different city, different theme, different groom. But I still want to look classy, elegant, and romantic the day of, and this dress accomplishes that.

    5. Trumpet/mermaid is in right now. I’m pear shaped, and this cuts my choices down dramatically.


    YMMV, obviously.

    Post # 46
    1022 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

    I’d wear it. I wouldn’t have told my fiance, but since you did and he approved, it worked out really well. Mine might tell me the same thing, but I probably just wouldn’t have told him.

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