A friend of mine who just got engaged needs our help. Here's the situation: this Ines di Santo Spring/Summer '06 dress she's madly in love with is completely sold out, everywhere. I have yet to be a bride, but I can imagine the horror of learning your dream dress is forever unavailable — sigh. There is one tiny morsel of hope; a distant friend wore the same wedding dress a couple years ago . . .
But the question is: Is it wrong to ask someone to borrow their wedding dress? My inkling is yes — what if they're not the same size and alterations need to be made? What about sheer sentimental value? — but I'm not totally up on wedding etiquette. What do you say?