(Closed) Is it really, “All about the dress”?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress so you like?
    Lace Dress : (82 votes)
    77 %
    Ruffle Dress : (24 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 5
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    The dress honestly wasn’t that important to me. Of course I wanted to look beautiful and buy something that I loved but atleast in my case, it was just a dress. If you love the $89 one (which is beautiful, btw) then go for it! I wish I could have found a dress that inexpensive instead of going over budget on something that was worn for 7 hours. 

    Post # 7
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    399 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Go for the one you love, so you don’t have any regrets. As long as you aren’t splurging thousands of dollars, I think you will be safe. 

    That being said, I vastly prefer the $89 dress. I think it is incredibly lovely and classic.

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    11299 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Love the lace one (and that’s price aside) it’s so demure on you

    Post # 10
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    2084 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1993

    The lace one looks wonderful on you (And IMO much nicer than the ruffle one)

    Stick with what you have – it’s perfect!

    Post # 11
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    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Both dresses are beautiful but I actually prefer the $89 dress.  It is very unique and flattering and I think it will go great with your venue.  Me being very budget minded I would not spend $800 to look nice (and look like a lot of othe brides)  when I could spend $89 and look better.  

    Post # 12
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    651 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Hmm, I wouldn’t say the wedding is all about the dress but at least for me, I wanted something I actually liked (within reason) as it would seem silly (to us) to spend thousands and thousands on the food and drinks or flowers and then get a sun dress or something. There had to be something nice for me too haha.

    About your 2 dresses: to be completely honest, I actually like your $89 dress way more! When I read that you had paid $89for it , I thought OK..probably just some white long sun dress or something but it looks like a proper wedding dress. Really bridal. The look is also classic, unlike the $800 one.

    If you feel great and love the $800 dress, you should go for it (if it is within budget) but if you’re thinking that the $800 dress is better because it’s more expensive then do stick with the $89 dress. 🙂

    Post # 13
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @TequilaSunrise: When I posted my PP I hadn’t seen the picture of the more expensive one. After seeing it, I totally vote the lace/crochet dress. I’m personally not the biggest fan of the ruffle bottom dresses but regardless off my personal taste, I think the $89 dress looks amazing on you. The other one, while still pretty, doesn’t come close. 

    Post # 14
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    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I honestly like the $89 one a lot better, and I would even if I hadn’t seen the price.  It does need some alterations work, and I’d consider maybe a new sash, but all that together might bring the grand total up to $300 if you paid full top dollar prices for all of it.  I actually think the fuller one hides your body.  If the lace one were the expensive one, I’d say go with the lace and suck up the price. I really just like that dress so much better (probably because it’s quite similar to mine).

    And no, the wedding is absolutely not all about the dress, the way SYTTD would like us all to believe.  The dress is one aspect of the day- yes, one that you’ll be photographed in incessantly and everyone will see you in, but still, one aspect. I think honestly that wedding dresses are a little out of control with each trying to top the one before.  Your dress should be *you*, and you should wear it, not the other way around. I think a lot of brides, the dress is so ornate and fussy it ends up wearing them, and it looks a little silly.  The wedding is about the marriage, the bride and the groom.  The rest is just details. 

    Post # 15
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    484 posts
    Helper bee

    I think the dress does help set the tone a little – if you’re veering towards the big ballgown you’re probably thinking about a big formal reception. If you’re looking at a more simple sheath style you may be leaning towards something more intimate. In my case I bought a dress that simply ‘fitted’ the ceremony and reception space we already booked, but also made me feel like a million dollars. So look at the big picture, which dress do you think would suit the style of your wedding most? Because the whole day together shows who you and your fiance are and what you like, not just the dress!

    Post # 16
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    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Venues were my #1 priority, but everyone is different.  I actually like the lace dress more- it actually looks more expensive than the DB dress.  

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