- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I hate to sound vain or ungrateful – after all the point of the wedding isn’t how perfect your hair looked, but that you married your best friend – and yet I can’t seem to get past the disappoitment of my failed bridal look.
Many, many things went wrong at our wedding, but during the event we did have a lot of fun, the guests all complitemented the evening, and most importantly I’m thrilled to be married to my husband! I’m slowly trying to let go of my betterness about all the mishaps described here http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/the-things-that-went-wrong-and-how-to-get-past-blaming-myself-for-them but I can’t find a way to make peace with my dress and hair.
I had always wanted an off-the-shoulder neckline, but couldn’t find the perfect dress. I found a strapless I loved and added little off-shoulder cap-sleeves to it. They were ADJUSTABLE removable, so I could wear them any way I wanted. I had this very elegant, romantic look in mind and it looked perfect during my fittings, but somehow the sleeves got put on wrong on the day of my wedding and I didn’t notice until we got our pictures back!
I also had a lovelyhairstyle planned that I loved during my trial, but on the day of the wedding somehow the side-bangs just weren’t turning out right and it was just easier to pin it all back. At the time I was excited and we were already running late, so I thought it looked fine. In retrospect, it’s incredibly unflattering with my already round face – I think my face looks super chubby and unattractive in the pictures! Here is the original hairstyle and dress
And this is how it all turned out. Notice that while I’m getting ready, the dress cap-sleeves look cute and off-shoulder (although not all the way down like I originally wanted) but not bad, and then somehow they slide up and the dress looks WORSE – SO BORING and not interesting at all. They just look like thick, uneneccary straps, and completely NOT what I had envisioned. I ended up removing them for the reception to be more comfortable dancing, and my husband then said he much preferred my dress like that. So did I! Wish I never got those stupid, UGLY straps that are now forever in every single formal portrait and 90% of the pictures from the evening.
I realize all this is trivial to be upset over and I shouldn’t complain really, but I can’t help feeling diappointed in my look every time I see our pictures. It makes me so upset, I’m not even excited about getting our album printed.
Thoughts? Comments? Advice?