Post # 1
So I bought my dress last weekend! It was a sample sale, so I was able to take it with me. Which is a good and bad thing. I was starting to have dress regret, but then I put it on and fell in love all over again. Bad though because I don’t want to take it off! It’s Mackenzie by Amsale. I plan on taking some of the tulle layers out so it isn’t so poofy.
Also, has anyone else had an awful dress shopping experience because of your family members? I brought my mother, grandmother, and 3 bridesmaids. My bridesmaids were being so supportive, my mom wasn’t very into it, but I am now not speaking to my grandmother because of this. Her and I have very different tastes, I like simple pieces and am not into a lot of beading or glitter or lace. She just kept pulling dresses that were entirely beaded and fitted. I feel like I was only able to try on 3 dresses I liked because of her. And then when I found the one I loved she kept making negative comments about how plain and non-wedding dress it was. Also, she had hinted at paying for my dress, but didn’t since she didnt like it. I’m just not sure what to say to her at this point.
Anyways, let me know what you think!!
Post # 2
I think it’s a beautiful dress! I feel like sometimes wedding dresses are so OVER embelished and crystalled that the bride can get lost in them. The bodice details and the belt are anything but simple, but not overdone.
I know it can be hurtful when people close to you don’t share your vision for your wedding, especially on a piece as important as your dress. Just know that it is your dress and as long as you love it that’s what matters. If she didn’t like it it’s probably best she didn’t pay for it, otherwise you’d have that cloud hanging over your head. If she brings it up I would just be like “Grandma, I appreciate you have your opinions, but the dress it bought and it’s a done deal, so I’d prefer if you kept negative comments to yourself because you’re being childish.”
Post # 3
futuremrsjohnsonrdh: SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! It reminds me a little bit of my own (except mine is spaghetti strap with deep V in the front). I think it’s stunning, and I love the twist in the front with the dainty belt. I think it’s so ladylike.
Your grandma sounds stubborn. She’ll get over it when she sees how happy you are with it. She can’t stay mad about a silly wedding dress forever.
Post # 4
It’s lovely. But definitely make up with grandma- she wont be around forever.
Post # 6
futuremrsjohnsonrdh: I really like the neckline, so pretty!!
Post # 7
I would put it with a big white sash bow – instead of the thin bling (which you say isn’t really you anyway) and lower the sides of the sweetheart neckline, then it would be reaaaaally perfect 🙂
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica
babycuddlebee: I like the bow idea… that sounds pretty!<br /><br />
oh and make up with Gma!! today… gma’s are the best ..even tho they can be stubborn.. you dont have them forever like pp said above…
Post # 9
futuremrsjohnsonrdh: a veil will change everything, your granma will love it in the end
Post # 11
futuremrsjohnsonrdh: beautiful dress. I love the top.
Post # 12
I love the simplicity and elegance of your gown.
Sometimes I think moms/grandma’s pull what they would have loved to wear. Dress shopping is a whole new experience now that it was in their day and they make it about them, not you.
Try not to take it to personally. My mother in law was the same way…..intense. Liked more bling….I have found I like simplicity myself. I actually went alone yesterday and really, really enjoyed it. If it would hurt my mom id buy my dress alone!
Post # 13
You look so pretty:-) great choice!
Now, I have to get real re grandma. she loves you and just wanted you to be her idea of a full on princess bride. Make up with her. Grandmas are a treasure. I miss my opinionated, loud, cranky grandma so much every day:-)
Post # 14
Thank you for all the support!! I’m sure we will make up eventually. Just not right now 🙂