Jessica
Devoted March 2021

Cancelling our wedding. What do i do with my wedding dress and veil?

Jessica, on December 2, 2020 at 4:10 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 1 109
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SO - due to Covid restrictions now in place in New Jersey, we are cancelling our March 2021 wedding. We will likely be going the city hall route, instead.

I spent a ton of money on my [dream] wedding dress and veil that I absolutely adore - but feel I would look absolutely silly going to City Hall in it. As a Covid bride, having everything taken away, I feel like I can't let this pandemic take my dream wedding dress moment away, too! Would I look like an idiot if I wore them??


For those of you who are pivoting and changing up your wedding - what are you doing with your wedding dresses?!


XO,

Heartbroken Bride


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Latest activity by Katie, on December 24, 2020 at 3:22 AM
  • Belle
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    Belle ·
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    I have q few friends who went to the city hall with huge dress and even a limo. Why not 🤷🏻‍♀️ I would say wear your dream dress, and take lots of pictures! ❤️
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I personally don't see the harm of wearing it to your city hall and at least taking wedding photos in it!!

    after that you can totally try to sell it on sites and apps

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  • Jessica
    Devoted March 2021
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    Yeah, I suppose I could. I had hoped to preserve it after our big wedding, but I guess what's the point of preserving it if it's attached to crappy sad memories of the wedding I didn't get to have LOL

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  • Savannah
    Dedicated November 2021
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    I would honestly wear it. Its your wedding day regardless of where you have the wedding. Plus you can still have wedding photos taken!

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  • Jessica
    Devoted March 2021
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    That's comforting - I feel like all the city hall wedding videos on YouTube show women in short dresses which I really don't want for my day...

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  • Jessica
    Devoted March 2021
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    Yeah, my first "fitting" is next weekend - I guess I should just go through with all the alterations and wear the damn thing!

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Your dress is FINE for city hall! It’s not even a huge ballgown with a royal train—fine to wear anyway. Wear your dream dress and maybe enjoy a fabulous photo shoot around town after your city hall nuptials!!!
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  • Jessica
    Devoted March 2021
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    Thanks for your advice! I was really doubting wearing this gown there but I guess it'll do!

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  • Savannah
    Dedicated November 2021
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    ABSOLUTELY! That dress is amazing and you deserve to wear it! It would be awful for you to regret not having a moment in your dream dress years later!

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  • Jessica
    Devoted March 2021
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    UGH I know. It feels so selfish and out of tune with everything going on in the world that I'm over here crying over my wedding. I think having the chance to wear the dress will help, though!

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  • Llcool_Kay
    Expert July 2021
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    I think you should still wear it. Also you should take bridal portraits (if you’re into that) and y’all should still take pictures in your wedding attire.
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  • Jessica
    Devoted March 2021
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    That's an interesting idea. Thanks!!

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  • Sylvia
    Dedicated September 2021
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    Girl! This is stunning. You look amazing! Screw what society things about city hall wedding attire- this is YOUR day and you’re the bride. You best be able to look and feel like one. So, wear it!🤩🤩🤩
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  • Jessica
    Devoted March 2021
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    Man, I could cry. Thank you for your kind words! You're right. Not sure why I care so much about what people think anyway. Smiley smile

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  • Alexa
    Dedicated October 2022
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    Wear the dress! And afterwards go get some professional pictures taken in your wedding attire. I don’t think it’d be silly at all. Don’t worry about what others may think; it’s your special day. It’s so, so beautiful!
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  • Nicole
    Master September 2020
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    Wear it! If you’ve already paid your photographer, see if you can schedule a “day after” shoot somewhere! I did that and am so happy with the resulting pictures.
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  • Chrysta
    Master November 2022
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    I say wear the dress! if I were in your shoes, I would wear the dress and keep the photographer and do a cute photo shoot around town. Our photographer actually did one of these not too long ago. I will include a link to it. It turned out super cute!https://juliamaruyamaphotography.com/blog/2019/1/27/jacob-amp-hailey-winter-courthouse-chicago-elopement
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  • Suzanne
    Dedicated July 2021
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    This year has been a journey... I was supposed to get married summer 2020 but my fiance and I postponed due to the pandemic. My dress was then damaged in the September wildfires. I'm not over any of it at all, but sometimes the world forces us to let things go...

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  • RaylaSan
    Expert February 2021
    RaylaSan ·
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    Why cancel? Smiley sad Wouldn't it be better to just postpone till March 2022?

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  • Erin
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    We're going the court house route, but we're doing a vow renewal in 2022 and I'll be wearing my big, beautiful wedding gown for that event instead. Your dress is beautiful by the way Smiley love

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