Post # 1
So… I was browsing different designer sites today to add to my list of gowns I want to try on, when I came upon this the Justin Alexander 8611.
I fell in love INSTANTLY. I love tea length dresses in general, and the few that I’ve tried on I didn’t want to take off, but FI has been vehemently opposed to them. But when I showed him this dress, he LOVED it. He said its his favorite dress I’ve shown him thus far. Now, the dress comes in white also, but I love it in the black, just like this.
So I was just wondering what you bees think of this dress. Do you think it would be horrible to wear a black wedding dress? Our wedding is going to be very non-traditional, and I personally wouldn’t mind wearing a black dress at all. But I wanted to hear what you all thought of the dress and the color.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t personally do it. I guess I’m traditional that way. Besides, what other day are you going to get to wear an all-white gown? You can wear black to any event.
Post # 4
But it’s your wedding and if that’s what you want, go for it.
Post # 5
I thought about this and making all of my bm’s wear white. However, and I know this is a silly reason, Sara Jessica Parker did this, and 2 years later she said it was her biggest wedding regret. Ugh. I trusted her lol.
Post # 6
I’m planning on a black dress and heavily considering tea length. That’s really pretty! It’s a JA, huh? I was thinking I’d probably have to get a custom dress. Hmm.
Post # 7
Personally I wouldn’t wear a black dress, but not because I disapprove. Black just doesn’t suit me as well as say red or green (the colours I really wanted to wear). My mum offered to pay for the dress on the condition it was a “bridal” colour and gold was as far as I could push it.
If you want it, go for it.
Post # 8
FI teased me about it, because I was a goth kid for years. But I’ve definitely changed a lot since then, I only dress up like I used to once in a while for kicks. I will admit I briefly considered it! So I’d say if you love it, DO IT! There are no rules for what color dress you have to wear!
Post # 9
Maybe you can wear it to your rehearsal dinner if you are having one? Plus, now you FI has seen it, but maybe that doesn’t matter to you if its very non-traditional. I guess I am more traditional with those things too. It’s a beautiful dress though, I can see why you love it.
Post # 10
@hopefloats: I think I’d be ok with never wearing a white dress. Or I could always wear a huge white gown years down the line at a vow renewal. I love traditional white wedding gowns alot, but I can actually picture myself in this gown, which I haven’t really been able to do with any other gowns.
I told my fiance that is I was gonna wear this dress, that he should wear a white tuxedo. And he’s so in love with the idea that he’s on his computer right now looking up white tuxedos.
Post # 11
@MissMeow: haha thats awesome!! I dont know if I could personally bring myself to wear one (I sure would debate it), but I wont knock anyone that does. I think its pretty awesome.
Post # 12
It’s such a great dress! It’s your wedding so do whatever makes you (and FI) happy. I love your idea of the white tuxedo and black dress. It just seem so classy and unique.
Post # 13
It is a pretty dress but I agree with mrscheetos. I’ve very traditional though. All I can think is, “Marry in black, wish yourself back.”
Post # 14
I wouldn’t. It just looks like a prom dress to me.
Post # 15
I didn’t wear white either, I wore blue. But I associate black with a funeral. PLus this dress says prom/cocktail not bridal chic.
Post # 16
@KatyElle: I agree with not using black because in U.S. culture it is a traditional color of mourning. It’s the same reason why traditional brides in China wear red instead of white.
However, this is your wedding. Not trying to discourage you, but some guests may be a little confused by the color choice. What’s your overall theme or color scheme? I can see this working better with some themes/venues than others.