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    • MrsPrestleton2be
      CommentAuthorMrsPrestleton2be
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 12th 2015
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    What's your opinion on having a pre loves dress?? We are getting married on a very tight budget and my friend has offered me her wedding dress for free. It's a gorgeous dress and totally something I would pick myself. But do you think it would be weird or frowned upon to wear it???

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 12th 2015
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    Of course not - plus, apart from you and your friend, who needs to know?! xx

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Oct 12th 2015
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    Go for it. The more you can save on the better

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    • MrsPrestleton2be
      CommentAuthorMrsPrestleton2be
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 12th 2015
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    This is the dress what do you think??

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    • MrsPrestleton2be
      CommentAuthorMrsPrestleton2be
      Got married 4 years ago
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 12th 2015
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    I think it's gorgeous! The main thing though, is what do you think?

    If you'd be happy to wear that dress than go for it xx

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Oct 12th 2015
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    It looks lovely, but what matters most is how you feel about it, if you like/love it then that is the important factor.

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    • Sarah D
      CommentAuthorSarah D
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 12th 2015
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    GO for it! the more you can save the better and its a lovely dress, have you tried it on? maybe you need to then you can make up your mind, as from experience looking at a dress and wearing it is 2 completely different things, i tried on dresses I liked but hated on me, this could be the one for you so what have you got to loose and its a big saving on the budget if you love it on xx

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    • MrsPrestleton2be
      CommentAuthorMrsPrestleton2be
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 12th 2015
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    Thank you everyone. I will need to loose a stone or 2 to get in it. But now I have the motivation to do it! I love it. I have always loved the thought of giving a dress another special day as so many are worn once then put in a box! X

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    • Sarah D
      CommentAuthorSarah D
      Got married 4 years ago
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    That's such a lovely thought, I hope you love it on xx

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 12th 2015
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    Its a beautiful dress but you need to try it on to see how it feels.
    I wouldn't worry about it being preloved. Makes it more special between the 2 of you x

    Best of luck with the weight loss so you can then try it on xx

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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs Jones
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 12th 2015
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    It's a lovely dress and if you're on a tight budget, then go for it. If you're not 100 % sure, check out the bay, they also have lots of preloved ones on there too. I typed mine into the search on the bay and found 2 peoples selling it - wanted to look at the photos and didn't have any taken of me in it, so was nice to see the dress on real brides. I added one to my watch list and it sold for £155 this morning.

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    • KirstyR386
      CommentAuthorKirstyR386
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 12th 2015
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    My dress is from a preloved shop and it is perfect apart from one or two loose beads that can be easily fixed during alterations. If you love the dress then go for it. Plus you could use different accessories so it doesn't look exactly the same as when your friend wore it if you are worried about people recognising it. It is a lovely dress and in the photo you show she isn't wearing a veil but you might want to try it with one. X
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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 12th 2015
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    Yeah I would say try it on and if it feels right then go for it- there a quite a lot of discounted dress shops and these are either sample or pre loved dresses- after a dry clean then they are as good as new- it's even more nice that it was your friends dress too- Xxx

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    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 12th 2015
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    I think it's a lovely idea.... Try it on and if you like it go for it

    Plus, it could be your something borrowed!!



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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 12th 2015
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    If you like it then go for it. My dress is a sample sale which initially I was a bit disheartened by because I'll never have that phone call to say "your wedding dress has arrived" but the dress is stunning, I've not seen any others like it and even when I typed the dress code into g00gle barely any images came up.

    The dress is still immaculate you can't tell it's been tried on by others so soon got over that :) main thing is you love the dress

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    • StephH96
      CommentAuthorStephH96
      Got married 5 years ago
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    If you like if then go for it! It's such a nice gesture from your friend, plus you could always accessorise it to make it look different.
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Oct 13th 2015
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    Yep to the accessories, veil, different necklace, coloured shoes maybe, will look totally different.

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    • KerryBolderson2be
      CommentAuthorKerryBolderson2be
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 13th 2015
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    i bought my first dress second hand off ebay then gave it to my friend she was soo greatful of it. i have now bought a second dress off ebay this time custom made from china and again is beautiful. i think a second hand dress or any dress for that matter is beautiful and makes no difference weather its new or not. at the end of the day its your desicison and im sure you would look lovely eitherway plus nobody can tell anyways xx

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    • LadyC
      CommentAuthorLadyC
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 17th 2015
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    I would absolutely buy a preloved dress! You wear it for one day.

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    • KerryBolderson2be
      CommentAuthorKerryBolderson2be
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 18th 2015
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    Don't know how people.spend thousands for a dress just to wear it for one day

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Oct 18th 2015
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    Not at all, it's a lovely day. My mum borrowed my aunts wedding dress, in those days most couples had very tight budgets.

    Their wedding car was just a regular car provided by a family friend who also drove them, dress borrowed, bridesmaid only one just wore her own dress, a friend took photographs, everything was low key. They had what was considered a lavish reception at the time after the church ceremony but it was in a local restaurant (not a fancy one).

    Most of their friends who got married around the same time, give or take a few years had their reception at the parents house with some sandwiches.

    Don't feel you need to spend a fortune to have a special day, if friends and family offer dresses or to help with something which will help save money then go for it. It's a very pretty dress too so if you're comfortable in it and you feel it suits you you're onto a winner.

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    • MrsPrestleton2be
      CommentAuthorMrsPrestleton2be
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 19th 2015
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    Thank you everyone! I've just got to fit in it now. 2 dress sizes to loose in 11 months!!!

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Oct 19th 2015
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    You can do it! I lost 2 stone and 3 dress sizes in around 7 months so it can be done.

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    • KerryBolderson2be
      CommentAuthorKerryBolderson2be
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 19th 2015
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    I got told somewhere that borrowing was good luck? Not sure how true it is tjo x

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    • StephanieM158
      CommentAuthorStephanieM158
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 20th 2015
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    Wow, thats so wonderful for her to offer! Go for it!!
    I wish I had somebodies dress to borrow. Save me the heat ache of handing over so much money. heh heh! x

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    • LadyC
      CommentAuthorLadyC
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 20th 2015
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    I'm really hoping mine comes up preloved.

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    • MrsA2B
      CommentAuthorMrsA2B
      Posted: Oct 21st 2015
     
    It can be your something borrowed :) I'm wearing my friends veil as my something borrowed. As long as you feel amazing that's all that matters xxx
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    • Mrs T Hurley!
      CommentAuthorMrs T Hurley!
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 21st 2015
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    It's absolutely fine to have a preloaded dress.

    If you are concerned, you could always speak to a seamstress about making the dress slightly different, but tbh, I don't think you need to. x

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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 22nd 2015
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    I've not even thought about my something borrowed!

    Mum probably doesn't have her veil or anything otherwise I'd have probably done that!

    The main thing is that you like the dress - if you like the dress who cares what anyone else thinks :) it's your day not theirs

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