Post # 1
My name is Ashleigh, I’m 24 and I’m getting married in May.I know I still have plenty of time but the wedding dress issue is killing me because I have so many different ideas and things that I like and I really don’t know each way I should follow.I like classic looking dresses,I’ve been in love with Grace Kelly’s wedding dress ever since I first saw a picture of it and have always dreamed of having something similar but the most important thing to me is to wear a dress that fits well,one that agrees with my body frame but I’m afraid I’ll go too big or too simple.The wedding will be in this beautiful big cathedral,very formal and I want my dress to match that.I don’t know if images are allowed,I’m leaving the pictures of the dresses I’m interested in.To help out a little,I’m 5’2,thin with a small waist,I’m not too curvy and I don’t really have a big cleavage.
This was the first one I fell in love with,I love everything about it but would like a bigger train.
I think the second one is absolutely gorgeous but I feel like there’s something missing.
I like the third one but I’m not sure about the way the skirt looks,I like movement and I’m afraid the shape will just look weird.
For last I saved the biggest one and even though I like it I wonder if it’s too much and I’ll just end up looking like a giant cupcake.The lace top can be removed,you can wear just the heart shaped corset.
Post # 3
I like the first and would love the second with a long train or long veil
Post # 4
@Ashleigh24: the first and last are my favorites! The first one is very classic and reminds me of princess grace
Post # 5
I really like the second one.Its modern.Not too “over the top” like dress #4.The lace on dresses 1 and 3 are more traditional.
Post # 6
Love the second one. So regal!
Post # 7
I really like the second one is the prettiest but the last one is a close second!
Post # 8
I would have a hard time choosing between Number 2 and 4. Both are so beautiful!
Post # 9
@Ashleigh24: I love the second one… but I’m not so sure you have “plenty of time”… five months isn’t much time to order a dress! Have you tried any on? I had lots of dresses I liked in photos but they looked completely wrong when I put them on… it was often a major letdown 🙁 I’m not necessarily saying these won’t look great on you, just that I think you need to start looking now!
Post # 10
I too vote the second one. It’s stunning, plus the others look like winter wedding dresses.
also, you might wanna get a start on shopping and ordering. 5 months really isn’t that much time…
Post # 11
I really like the second one, high collar necklines always look very severe to me. I agree with you about the skirt of the third one not having as nice movement as the others.
Post # 12
I think what’s missing on the second one is a veil like blueEyes90 said,I adore it and I’m really thinking about changing my mind and going for that one instead of the classics but I’m still so unsure.I don’t know if this is normal but my biggest fear when it comes to the dress is regretting it At the same time my mother has been trying to sort of convince me to choose something more simple which I also like but I think these type of dresses are for smaller weddings and I already had my mind on the dresses above.Here’s an example of what my mother suggests.It’s so hard to have everyone throwing ideas at you.
Post # 13
Hi @Ashleigh24: First and foremost as this is your DEBUT Post… a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”
You clearly have what I’d call Classic Taste… sort of timeless in styling.
I have to agree with you Grace Kelly was a GORGEOUS Bride, and I am sure you will be too.
Your Wedding in a Cathedral sounds AWESOME… so I can see why you also might be leaning towards these traditional looks.
I am an Older Bee… and altho some of these looks you’ve chosen have their roots in a timeframe older than myself, I can clearly see that there is a common thread here (whether you know it or not)
You are influenced / attracted to a Classic Hollywood look…
Dresses # 1, # 2 and # 3 all channel Grace Kelly’s Wedding (1956) for sure. But I also see elements from Elizabeth Taylor to Nicky Hilton (1950) and this publicity shot of Doris Day in a Wedding Dress = http://hollywoodbride.tumblr.com/post/21265148430/doris-day-in-a-warner-brothers-studio-publicity
Dress # 4 with the bigger skirt certainly says 1950s & 60s Celebrity for me…
Of all of these…
My fave by far is # 1 and it comes down to 2 elements…
The Lace… which is FABULOUS and the flow of the dress. It is an A-Line so will suit most body types, and looks indeed REGAL… this dress will have no problem meeting the challenge of having a Cathedral Wedding. Add on a veil, and you have echoed Grace Kelly perfectly (with a touch of Duchess Kate as well)
Hope this helps,
Post # 14
Thanks for the UPDATE (while I was drafting my reply)
Your Mother’s vision and yours is quite similar… she’s just going for more of the “modern” princess look than the traditional one.
The bones are similar…
Same A-Line cut as Dress # 1… oodles of Lace etc.
But gone are the longer sleeves, replaced with “today’s version” as is the neckline.
It is a great dress too…
The truth is YOU have to find the dress that speaks to you…
And that can only be done by truly going on and trying dresses on… cause just like any other important clothing pruchase (think Bathing Suit or Jeans) what looks good on the hanger isn’t necessarily going to suit you OR be all that you wished for… until you actually see it on.
As your Wedding is such a short time away, I agree with the Other Bees here… you need to get on this asap.
Hope this helps,
Post # 15
@goingtotherooftopoflove: You’re probably right,I knew this would happen,everything else is arranged but the wedding dress has been an issue since day one.Of the four I only tried the first one but it was the only dress I liked in that store and I didn’t wanted to buy a dress without trying others as well.It looked really beautiful on me but I wanted a longer train or a big veil and they didn’t had any big veils for me to try with the dress,they were all small and I wanted to see the effect of a long veil with the dress.I was really unsure because even though it looked really good I felt like other person when I looked in the mirror,it makes me look older because it’s so closed and classic, I’m also afraid it will be too hot for May.I’m trying the second one this week and keeping my fingers crossed.
Post # 16
@This Time Round: Thank you for welcoming me and for taking the time to give me such an elaborate answer 🙂 You are absolutely right when you say I have a classic taste,ever since I started dreaming about how my wedding dress would look like these were the styles I always liked,the more modern I would allow myself to go would be dress 2,I don’t like the idea of showing too much skin,that’s why all of them have sleeves and the neckline is covered.When I tried the first dress the lady at the store suggested a few more dresses and I had promised myself that I would keep an open mind and try new things but all failed to amaze me.I’m torn between dress 1 and 2,I’ve tried dress 1 and it looks gorgeous but there wasn’t a longer veil for me to see how it looked like and the high colar neckline made me look very serious but my hair wasn’t done,there was no veil,nothing,I came out of the store completely clueless,I loved the way it looked but there were things missing that stopped me from deciding.After trying the second dress this week I will give a call to the other store to make sure they have the bigger veil for my next visit.Having a Cathedral wedding also puts more pressure on the choice of the dress,I feel like the dress my mother suggested is not really appropriate for a Cathedral wedding,there’s also the fact that the very open neckline leaves me uncomfortable but I’ve tried similar ones with a high colar neckline and they all seemed too simple,beautiful but suited for a smaller ceremony.You’re right about the whole Classic Hollywood look thing,it really fascinates me,even our first dance song is inspired by that. 🙂