Post # 1
Hey Bees!!! Just when I thought I was ready to say “Yes to the Dress” a curve ball was thrown my way (thanks to my mom ). After trying on roughly 50 dresses, the first dress remained a favorite because it definitely fits the person that I am TODAY. It has personality, it’s fun, but still elegant at the same time. You can’t beat that combination. Then, my mom asked the consultant if there was a stunning ball gown that I would be able to try on. That’s when I was brought the second dress that just blew me away when I tried it on. While standing in that dress, it brought back memories of how I wanted to look on my wedding day, and that’s like a PRINCESS. The ceremony will take place in a beautiful, classic garden and the reception will also be outside. Sorry I cannot post any pictures of me in the dress because they didn’t allow cameras, but I am a size 10 so both dresses look great on me…. it’s just a matter of the Childhood Dream Dress vs. The Lady I am Today. HELP!!!
Post # 3
I think you should go with a dress that represents who you are. I know there’s a dress that you dreamed of for years, but is it really who you are today? Would you regret a ballgown? Honestly, it sounds like your sold on your first dress! I would go with your gut and get it! It’s GORGEOUS!
Post # 4
I see the Ball Gown dress didn’t load for some reason. So, here it is!
Post # 5
I would go with who you are today. I did that, and while I had some thoughts of regret before the wedding b/c I didn’t have a “huge white dress” that I felt I should have, I loved my dress on the wedding day and felt it was perfect for me and my wedding.
Post # 6
Go with the fit-and-flare–it’s gorgeous, and you should feel like yourself on your wedding day. 🙂
Post # 7
Go with the first dress and be a “queen” rather than a “princess.” Congrats!
Post # 8
LOVE LOVE LOVE the one in your first post.
Definately go with the “who you are today” dress.
Childhood dreams are just that: childhood dreams. Go with your adult choices, not what you thought you wanted when you were 5, 10, or 15 years old. You probably had no idea there was a mermaid style of dress back then! As we mature, our tastes change; and also in the planning process you are exposed to things you never knew existed. So go for the “here and now”, not the “I always thought I wanted…”.
Post # 9
I think you should go with the princess-y dress. Classic and beautiful. Consider that in 20 years from now you may look back on your picture and think “what was I thinking?” NOT that it’s not a great dress, but like you said: you’re a different person today than you were as a child. Obviously you will be different in the future and the ballgown is just timeless.
Post # 10
I really like the first dress. Getting married is about the now and the future. I am sure that you will look beautiful in both.
Post # 11
You know, I had that thought too. Mine’s still a ball gown :), but there was a more classic shape that I had always thought I would get. It was definitely more fairy tale than the one I ended up with, which (I think!) is a little more ‘grown-up.’ I’d get the one that feels right for who you are today. I think you’ll be a lot happier if your dress represents you instead of 10-year-old you :).
Post # 12
I love the second dress! Think of it this way: you loved it as a child, it blew you away as a woman. It means you still like it. Also, ball gowns are classic. They never go out of style; can’t say the same with fit and flare.
Post # 13
I love the details on the first dress! I say go with who you are now. Everyone’s dresses will look dated either way in 20 years anyways.
Post # 14
I like the first dress, but it also looks really trendy and doesn’t look like an outdoor garden wedding dress. I think the second one is better for that. Like seanmarie said, your tastes will probably change again. When you look back on your photos and your day would you rather be wearing something trendy you like now or something timeless you dreamed about as a little girl?
Post # 15
I saw the ballgown dress.
1. I am not a huge fan of the big flower on the first dress.
2. The Casablanca ballgown is my exact dress- I might be biased 😉
Post # 16
Both dresses are gorgeous so you absolutely can’t go wrong no matter what you do. And if one feels more right than the other, I urge you to follow your gut.
All of that being said, I personally prefer the ballgown. I think it fits a garden wedding better and I’m just a sucker for the way it looks. BUt that is me, and I am not you.