Post # 1
Hi bees. So when I bought my dress, I thought I had about a year til the wedding. Then some months later we decided to postpone the wedding to 2015, 2 years out. I’m not worried about falling out of love with my dress, I love it and its perfect. But the style of dress I picked seems VERY popular right now. I’m worried that by the time MY wedding rolls around, my dress will be “done to death” and boring even though I bought it before the trend really took off. I dont have any pictures, but its a ball gown with a ruched bodice and a jeweled belt. Am I worried for nothing or should I prepare to sell and get something else later to be more of an individual?
Post # 3
IF you LOVE it because you love it, keep it. If you love it becasue it’s trendy, and all the rage, and fashion fwd, sell it.
Post # 4
If you love the dress and you love the way you look & feel in it, keep it. I bought my dress because I love it. I don’t care if anyone else likes anything about it. It’s MINE.
Post # 5
I doubt your dress will look “done to death” to any of your guests. The silhouette you’re talking about is not necessarily ~trendy~ anyway (except maybe the jeweled sash, but who cares?).
Don’t change your gown based on the ebbs and flows of fashion trends and popular styles either. I’m going to copy/paste what I wrote in another thread: “Remember: being heavily influenced not to do something simply because it’s popular is no better than being heavily influenced to do something simply because ~everyone else~ is.”
Besides, the majority of people aren’t so immersed in bridal fashion that they lump people wearing the same/similar gowns as trend followers. Just wear what you love, trends/popularity be damned!
Post # 6
I think the “done to death” dress is the lace mermaid dress, honestly (which I LOVE…of course!)
That said, when I got to thinking that, I just stopped looking. If you stop looking at all the wedding sites and just think about your own perfect day, I think that helps quell those fears. Who cares what will be “done to death” anyways! If you look back on your pics in 10 year and have good memories, that’s all that matters anyways. 🙂
Post # 7
Thanks 🙂 i’ve been worried about this a few weeks and really needed this reality check lol
Post # 8
@Ivelanded: I agree…i see more of that one than any other right now, but in a way lace is timeless.
Also, keep in mind that most people are not as into weddings/dresses as those on this site, so chances are pretty high that your guests might not have seen it before, and especially never on you 😉
What style is it anyway…pic?
Post # 9
@Omgbunnies: Your dress sounds totally classic to me – the ball gown silhouette has been around forever, and even Kate Middleton wore a dress with a jewelled sash at her wedding. I think the most important thing is that you feel like you on your wedding day, rather than going for a look simply because it’s more ‘unique.’
I think when you hang around these forums and are in full-blown wedding planning mode, you see so many photos of similar dresses that you start thinking that a certain silhouette is ‘overdone’ or ‘a million brides have already worn it.’ But when it comes to your wedding – your guests aren’t going to be in that frame of mind, and they’re going to be focused on how beautiful and happy you look on the day. Normal people go to, what, a couple of weddings a year? Unless you’re a bride or work at a bridal salon, you’re not generally going to pay attention to what silhouettes or styles are ‘popular’ in any given season. I hope that helps!