Post # 1
Hiya bees! I’m a 46 year old (ooph) first time bride. Late last year I picked up a cute little Kate Spade cocktail dress thinking that a full blown bridal gown wouldn’t suit me (I heard the ghastly words ‘mutton dressed as a lamb’ in my head).
I like the little KS well enough, but as the date comes closer, I’ve been feeling a teensie bit cheated when it comes to the wedding dress. So just for ha-has, I started looking around for ‘real’ dresses in NYC.
We visited the Bridal Garden this afternoon and after trying every possible simple low-key gown in my size, the SA brought me a Modern Trousseau ballgown.
‘A ballgown?’, I balked.
‘Trust me’ she replied ‘this is the dress for you’.
And behold, I think she was right. Brand new with tags, pure silk! And less than half the retail price. (designers and brides donate new and used gowns for charity at the BG)
Post # 3
@lilcafe: PLEASE TELL ME YOU ARE BUYING IT!!!! It is PERFECT.
Post # 4
@lilcafe: I love that dress on you and there’s no way you’re in your 40s!
Post # 5
Beautiful! It’s your wedding, do whatever the heck you want! Don’t let society dictate what type of dress you should wear based on your age. You get one shot at wearing the big white dress, so I say go for it! Besides, it looks like it was made for you. You have a beautiful figure that is really accentuated by the cut of the dress.
Post # 6
I love how classic and elegant that dress is! Get it!!!!
Post # 7
@love108: I bought it! squeeeeeeeeeee!
Post # 8
@lilcafe: YES YES YES!!!! Please tell me I will look like you when I’m 46. Like I’m 24 and I want to look as good as you do right now. Sigh.
Post # 9
First of all, getting married at 46 is awesome! One of my closest friends had her twins at 44 (first and only kids) and got married at 46. And she wore a HUGE sparkly tulle ballgown and looked gorgeous. No one raised an eyebrow.
Second, that dress is amaze-balls on you! Its classy and sophisticated and beautiful and it looks stunning on your cute little figure. Please please please wear the ballgown!!!
Post # 11
I’m so glad you caved to your temptation!!
Post # 12
@lilcafe: That is so beautiful, it’s such an elegant dress. I could understand if this was your second wedding but you’re a first time bride and you NEED to have the full experience!!
Post # 13
@lilcafe: It looks perfect on you!!
Post # 14
Thanks so much for all the kind and encouraging words. 🙂
Post # 15
@lilcafe: aww congrats! It’s never too late for love 🙂 your story is very Carrie Bradshaw!!