Bride and Groom Attire. (PIC HEAVY)

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

anhelms:   know as a bride myself that it’s insanely stressful trying to fit into the mold of the beautiful bride, and of course everyone wants to look and feel their most beautiful. The dress itself is lovely, but I feel like it doesn’t do your body justice. I dont know what it is about it. it just seems to hang straight down and doesn’t really give you any sort of shape. This my opinion only but it seems to just hang there like a bag. Perhaps some sort of crinoline to give you more of that A line shape? I can tell from your face in the pictures that you don’t love it anymore and it’s not the way you should feel about your wedding dress.

If you were/are self concious about your arms, why didn’t you choose something with straps or sleeves, there are lovely choices out there. Perhaps talk to your seamstress about maybe an illusion piece you can wear under the dress, or adding sleeves that compliment the design. I dont feel it’s too late to make those adjustments if they would add to your comfort the day of

Post # 3
18 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

I agree that the dress just hanging there isn’t helping. In addition to looking for something with straps or sleeves, you could also try a bolero. Besides covering your arms, they’ll create some vertical lines, which might be thinning? Beyond that, I can’t offer much else about dresses because I had a hard enough time just trying to dress myself. Y___Y

Regarding the groom’s attire, I don’t know what sort of wedding you’re having or the level of formality, but I like vests! d^_^b However, I feel that there is very little contrast between the tie and shirt colors. Depending on your photographer’s style (if you have one), it might be exacerbated… My photographer takes (or processes) bright photos, so colors are often lighter than in real life; my ivory dress looked full-on white. The same may happen to your groom’s tie, and it may look kind of pointless.

Post # 6
18 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

anhelms:  That sounds lovely. 🙂 Of course, I’m partial to simple weddings; I had the same, in a city park / garden. We even originally wanted barbecue, too. 😀

Post # 8
1417 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Not sure if the top is really right on you. i would consider adding straps. It’s got the right vibe for your affair tho!

Post # 9
2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

anhelms:  People really are their own worst critics. I didn’t once think your arms look big, I think you look good! I have a thing with my arms too! I hate wearing sleevless shirts because I hate my arms so much.

The dress itself is pretty, it’s kind of plain, but it is pretty! I think once you’re all jazzed up with jewelery and everything you’ll feel differently about it. I do like the sparkle on the dress.

I really like your grooms attire. I agree it is light, but that’s what I like about it. It’s different, looks good!

Post # 11
2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

anhelms:  When the dress is fitted, your hair is styled, some make-up is applied, some jewelry is added, and most importantly, you’re SMILING, you will see how the whole picture comes together and feel beautiful.  That is what happened to me anyways! Also, the gray suit looks nice!

Post # 12
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

anhelms:  I think the only thing missing in the pics of you and your dress is a smile. I know picture taking is awkward but the frowns and looks of disinterest are totally skewing opinions. I appreciate that picture taking is difficult for many of us.

In the second set of pics with your hair down, the dress clearly gives you a well defined waist. Hemed to the right length or worn with the proper height heels (I’m not sure which applies), you and your dress will be beautiful.

Post # 13
3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

On your FI, the pants need to be hemmed, and I think he’s wearing them a bit low – suspenders are the order of the day with a vest.  With suspenders: No shirt navel.  No belt buckle bulge.  Bottom of the vest doesn’t float out in front of the waistband.

Post # 14
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

anhelms:  I think it looks great on you. I agree the top is missing something. Not necessarily straps, but some nice jewelry would really bring it together, and so will your hair. And a smile 🙂

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