>> September 21, 2009
These days there are so many websites and consignment stores that sell used wedding gowns. Now there is nothing wrong with going to one of these sites or store but keep a couple things in mind. Same with if a family member such as your mom or aunt offers you her gown.
Do consider the offer. Not only will accepting the offer keep possible tensions to a minimum, it will also reduce the cost of the ceremony. Seeking out something new can run into the thousands. So if your big day has a budget, this is one way to stick to it. Plus, if it's your mother's dress, you could do your vows vintage-style. This will add to the traditional tone of the big day, which is what fairy tale weddings are all about.
Don't dare to wear it the way you get it. It's unlikely it will fit you perfectly so be prepared to alter the size. It's your big day, you don't want to be remembered as the bride who wore her best friend's dress, just not quite as well. Also, sporting family heirlooms on the big day is always fashionable but, at a generation or so old, the heirlooms themselves often aren't. With a little nip, tuck and chuck of the shoulder pads, a seamstress can work wedding dress-wonders.
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