Post # 1
I kept asking for opinions, dress-shopping etc. and none of my family was interested. I asked my FI for his opinion on what he likes/ doesn’t like and he said whatever I want. That is what pretty much everyone has said to me.
Now that I have paid and have the dress…the opinions I’m getting are pretty much:
“Why is it not white? Why so much colour?”
Now I’m paranoid I’m going to walk down the aisle and my FI will be thinking “What the heck?” and think I look terrible – as will everybody else. I know so many girls being told how beautiful they look but I haven’t got any of that yet. I feel disappointed and unsure now. My family doesn’t really care so much.
I don’t have money to buy another one…and I have no issue with it…my main concern is what my FI thinks because he seems more traditional. It would have been nice if he gave me SOME opinion to go by. Hopefully he won’t think that I look like a parrot walking down the aisle and his face is filled with confusion and disappointment.
What do you guys think? Am I so crazy for choosing this dress? I’m starting to feel like an ugly bride. 🙁
This topic was modified 3 years ago by AML8.
This topic was modified 3 years ago by AML8.
Post # 2
Does it really matter what anyone else thinks? If you love it, go for it.
Post # 3
I think it’s really pretty, and unique! I promise your FI is going to love it on you. He’s going to be looking at his hot soon-to-be wife walking down the aisle! Unless you plan on a head dress and a beak, I don’t think you will look anything like a parrot. 😉
What made you like this dress? Think about those things instead of worrying about what everyone else thinks. It sucks they can’t be more supportive, but it’s a reflection on them, not you.
Post # 4
AML8: I fnow where you are coming from, my FI does not like mine either. Well he’s gonna have to like it when im walking down the isle all radiant. 🙂
Post # 5
People are branching out farther away from the traditional wedding gown look these days. If you love it, that’s all that matters. Are you someone who usually dresses pretty “normally” or do you like to be unique? Just curious, because I am someone who doesn’t dress very “uniquely” (Sorry for all the quotations, just not sure how to word these terms” and when I do dress at all out of my ordinary I do have people who give me weird looks or like to make a big deal out of it. But again, if you are fine with that, then go right ahead! If you are still concerned about your FI, maybe consider asking him how he feels about non-traditional wedding gowns. Ask if he has always pictured you in a traditional gown, or if he really doesn’t care at all.
Post # 6
I actually think it is really unique and beautiful. If you love it as much as you say you do, rock it! Wear that dress tall and proud! This is YOUR wedding, YOUR dress, who cares what everybody else’s expectations are?????
Do you have pictures of you in it? Have you figured out accessories and shoes? 🙂
Post # 7
I think it’s beautiful and it’s YOUR day. Personally, these people know you’ve already purchased this dress and if it isn’t their style-they should keep that to themselves. It’s not fair to make you self concious on your wedding day!
Post # 8
Oooh I really like it – and I’d bet it looks even better in real light and on a real person. Your dress is gorgeous!
Post # 9
It’s gorgeous! I do think it sucks that your family and other women in your life couldn’t be more helpful by going with you dress shopping and offering their opinions, as I know that really helped me because my dress is a bit untraditional as well but I just loved it when I put it on and my mother (who is conservative and traditional) surprisingly loved it too, so that was good confirmation for me. It is a unique wedding dress and that is a good thing! Your fiance will love how you look in it!! You loved it enough to try it on and choose it as your dress, so you must have felt beautiful in it and like it was “the one.” Focus on that! Have fun finding accessories, hair style, and makeup that fits the style of the dress. 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand
That’s an awesome dress, very unique and I love the metallic detail! I think you will make a beautiful bride and your FI will be speechless! 🙂
Post # 11
I don’t care for it but I think you should remember your reasons for choosing it. the one good thing about these types of threads is you will get validation so that should help you. Remember that on your big day, your FI is going to think you’re GORGEOUS no matter what! And you know what? You totally will be.
Post # 12
That dress is really pretty. Wear it with confidence and people will love it.
Post # 13
I think the dress is freaking beautiful.
Post # 14
AML8: I actually love it! I agree with the other poster about wearing it with confidence. It looks like a sexy dress!
Post # 15
I’m going to be honest. Generally I think it’s a lovely dress, and the reactions might be because it’s non-traditional, but they also might be because there are swirls on the ass and that’s a bit odd.
If you love it, work it, if not, look into selling it and getting a different dress.