A wedding dress holds a special place in every woman’s life. And while some brides search for “the perfect one” for months, others make up their own designs. Some brides go a step further and wear the wedding dress of their mother or even their grandmother on their big day.
We respect this wonderful tradition of passing a wedding dress down through the generations! Just look at all these beautiful brides from our list who not only honored their families but looked very special on their wedding day.
A tribute to a grandmother
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A 150-year-old dress
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11 women, 1 wedding dress
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Sometimes a sleeve change can alter the look completely. If you think your mother’s dress is outdated, start by cutting out the sleeves — that’ll change the gown and modernize it a little. Here are some examples:
A complete transformation
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If cutting out the sleeves isn’t enough, you can alter the dress completely. That way you’ll be able to wear the dress of your dreams while also paying tribute to your family.
Here are some examples of successful wedding dress transformations.
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Sometimes, no major changes are needed!
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If your mother’s dress is in good condition and it suits your taste, you might think about wearing it without any modifications. Just make sure it fits you perfectly.
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Even celebrities wear their family heirlooms on their wedding day.
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The beautiful and talented actress Margot Robbie in her mother’s dress on her wedding day
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When she wed Prince Harry, Megan Markle didn’t wear her mother’s wedding dress, but she did wear the 90-year-old tiara that belonged to Queen Mary of Teck.