Post # 1
lol I’m so glad to see an age-range topic (I’m 35)! that’s very cool. i know these things are not truly important but sometimes when i look at myself in my princess-like dress (which I love) in the mirror I wonder, “Is this too young for me?” or say “Oh God look at my wrinkles” whereas I the 20-something brides look absolutely gorgeous and flawless. i have to get over those silly insecurities…
Post # 3
Don’t be hard on yourself…. speaking as a 20 something bride (25) I look in the mirror and see my beautiful slinky gown and lots of flaws about myself. We’re our own worst enemies at any age.
But I bet your FH will disagree with anything you’re saying right now and will agree that you’re lovely!
Post # 4
azinaugust: very,very, very true.
and yes FH would disagree with me. 🙂
Post # 5
@ bridepower: I hear you, sister! My insecurities come up with all the traditional “pre-wedding” shin-digs…am I too old to have a bridal shower or a bachelorette party? Are those, respectively, for brides who have not yet accumulated a myriad of “adult” products of their own, like food processors & mixers or lingerie, due to their youth; or who have more friends of the college roomate variety & less of the young mother variety?
@EVERYONE: As for our body flaws…I’m SO guilty of seeing all my imperfections. This year, I’m combining my wedding & new year’s resolutions in a fabulous gym membership & workout buddy system with my newly parented girlfriends (who want to lose/keep off baby fat)! Here’s to a new year & a new perspective!
Post # 6
Same here! Wedding came and went, but I felt the same way – wondering if my dress was too “young” for me, etc. But even if it was, I don’t care. I loved it! 🙂
Post # 7
At first I had a tough time with the traditional things, like engagement announcements, parties in our honor, the big wedding thing but I thought about it and FI is only 29 so this is all for him as well. Also, I may be almost 40 but this is my first (and only) wedding so I’m milking it for all it’s worth! Dream dress, check. Luxurious honeymoon, check. Bachelorette in Vegas, HELL YEAH! I waited this long and I’m worth it 😉
Post # 8
for me it’s mostly insecurities about my appearance. but it’s good to know i’m not the only one…
Post # 9
I worried about my dress it was rather princess like, but I loved it and I got some many complements on it that I think others really liked it as the comments where specfic to the dress and me not just genreric ones. I also often felt reall old in the bridal salons and I was 35.
Post # 11
@kayakgirl73: I just ordered my dress Monday for my wedding in July and went through the same worries and concerns… I will be 35 when we get married. I tried on other dresses, things I thought would be more “age-appropriate” perhaps, but always came back to the princess dress with full-on tulle skirt and everything…. And then I finally decided it didn’t matter if anyone thought I was “too old” or anything for it– this truly is my fairytale day, and I feel like a princess in it, and I love it. So I bought it. Glad to hear that others went though the same thing and ended up knowing they made the right decision!!
Post # 12
I also have a beautiful princess dress for my wedding, of course, I will probably be 41 by the time I wear it. I fell in love with it and feel like, no matter how old you are, that dress should just be your dream dress. I bet you will look lovely in your dress and your FH will be speechless when he sees you.