HATE my hair & dress – major post-wedding regret! :(

posted 3 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@LilDrAnya:  In my opinion, you looked gorgeous, really – not just saying that to make you feel better. 

I can see how taking off the sleeves made it easier to move your arms for dancing so I’m glad you did, but I like them in your bridal pictures.  They look elegant. Your hair was not a disaster either.  Far from it, I think you acheieved that beautiful romantic look you wre going for! I can assure you 100% that you do not look chubby!!! I think you might be too close to it right now to see how beautiful you really are and were that day.

I am also of the opinion that when you do realize how beautiful you were that day, you might regret not getting your wedding album printed off.  But sleep on it!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You looked amazing! 

But, if you’re really unhappy, how about a bridal shoot where you wear the dress how you wanted and your hair as you originally intended?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I still think you look pretty, but understand being very particular about how you look on your wedding day. I have a vision too and will be very disappointed if it doesn’t turn out.

My advice is to have another photo shoot dressed in your wedding clothes (a lot of photogs are calling this a newlywed shoot). It should probably only run you a few hundred dollars, and you’ll have the benefit of any setting you choose, another chance to get your hair and straps right, and you’ll both be more relaxed than you were on your wedding day.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@LilDrAnya:  to be honest I like your hair better in the actual wedding photos than in the trial photos!! you look beautiful! we are our own worst critics I tell ya! the most important thing too is that you look so incredibly happy in the photos! that makes anyone look beautiful. But really you could be making a stink face in all these photos and I bet you would still look awesome!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@LilDrAnya:  I understand where you are coming from, you had that particular look that just didn’t go as planned…

 

However, you were a stunning bride! Really! I’m not just saying that! Absolutely gorgeous! You just look innocent and happy! 🙂 I hope I’m one half that beautiful on my wedding day!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I understand how you feel but I think you look beautiful. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@LilDrAnya:  You’re not the only one who feels this way. I too feel guilty feeling disappointed about my wedding look. I always thought that a woman’s wedding is the best she’ll look in her life. For example, I had my first facials and other beauty treatments in the lead up to my wedding in order to improve my skin, etc. I would never have had them if I wasn’t getting married because I consider them luxury items and I’m too cheap on myself.

I also love putting on makeup and all that kind of stuff. I’m not a naturally pretty person but I look pretty damn good with makeup if I do say so myself! I love makeup lets just say the only make up I buy Dior. The only luxury brand I allow myself to get. The point I’m making is that I was looking forward to looking my absolute best in the face and it didn’t happen for me. Like you we were already running late and I was stressed and couldn’t give it any attention.

So my dream of looking my most absolute beautiful didn’t come true from what I see in some photos. I have Facebook photos that look way better than my wedding day look. My point is that you’re not the only one who feels like this. 

Could it be that you are too attached on what you planned for and that you are not able to see that the alternatives that happened is pretty good too. And I think your dress looks better with the straps on. Again this just means we all have different tastes! You’re allowed to feel bad that what you planned for wasn’t executed to your liking. But be comforted that the alternative is still pretty good 🙂  oh yea and you’re not the only one feeling like this, I have to keep reminding myself of all the positive bits. Don’t let it ruin about how you feel about your wedding photos 🙂

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You should redo your bridal portraits and get the look you want.  You already spent the money on the dress.  Why not get the photos you want?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I really think you’re being way too hard on yourself — because you look GREAT in all your pictures.  Honestly, the straps on your dress looks better with it straight up rather than it being slanted to the side or completely side straps (like in your blurry pic).  With it slanted or on the side, your straps look like they were crooked or like it fell off your shoulders and needs to be adjusted.  Plus, I think it’s great that you had “two” different looks with your dress, with the straight sleeves making your dress look more elegant and refined for the ceremony.  And I agree with the bee who said your hair looks much better in your actual bridal pics than your trial hair.  Your trial hair looks “messy” and frizzy, while your bridal hair looks really well put together.  I totally understand what you mean by not wanting to emphasize your round face because I have a round face too.  But your face does NOT look as fat/round as you say it does, you look beautiful, glowing, and really happy!  Just my two cents!

If you absolutely can’t get over how you look, than I totally second the idea of redoing just your bridal portraits.  

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Look at your smiling face instead!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

You are definitely going to be your biggest critic. I think you look FANTASTIC! And I agree that I like your hair better the day of more than the trail pictures.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I like that your dress has no detail on it and I think the straps were gorgeous! I think that you look beautiful and you should definately be happy with those pictures!!! Your make up and hair looks lovely – don’t know what you are on about!

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