She clearly made a timeless choice.

By Chloe Gorman
April 11, 2019

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While most brides stow away their wedding dress after the big day, Busy Philipps doesn't quite fit that mold. Last night, during her show Busy Tonight, the actress slipped into her bridal ensemble once again-12 years after she tied the knot. "Yes. I really put on my wedding dress from 12 years ago on my show tonight," she wrote on Instagram, alongside a then-and-now photo of her in the strapless white ball gown, complete with a ruched bodice and statement black bow.

Philipps married screenwriter Marc Silverstein back in 2007 with a surprise wedding. In an anniversary post in 2014, the actress shared details about her impromptu big day. "7 years ago today, Marc & I invited our friends to what they thought was my surprise birthday party," she wrote. "When I showed up, everyone yelled surprise and Marc & I yelled it right back-since they had actually been invited to our wedding."

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Believe it or not, this isn't the first time that Philipps has recylced a wedding dress. In 2017, while on a cruise, the actress packed a little surprise for her mother. "As a surprise to my mom, I brought her wedding dress on the cruise and wore it to brunch this morning-lucky for me they got married in the '60s and it's a super cute A-line mini so I wasn't walking around this boat in a floor length wedding dress!" she wrote in an Instagram post.

Over the course of her 12-year-long marriage, Philipps has been extremely candid about the hardships of married life-but she can pinpoint the one thing that has made her relationship so successful: honesty. "It really is incredibly helpful, 'cause [your partner knows] you better than anyone, probably," she told Health last year. "I like being very open and honest. And sometimes that means saying, 'I'm sorry,' and sometimes that means saying, like, 'I need you to say, I'm sorry.'"

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