Post # 1
When I first joined this forum, I fell in love with a few dresses that have been my favorites for a very long time. Howeveer, I have been spending so much time researching about bridal downs and it dawned on me that I am beginning to lose my excitement about these “so common: sight dresses, does any one share the same feelings?
Don’t get me wrong, these dresses are to die for, but after having seen them on so many brides, they now seem to be lacking that element of uniqueness.
To brides who wore popular dresses, did you still feel like its was made just for you? Did you fee the personal/emotional attachment to the dress/designer?
Post # 3
I havnet bought a dress yet but I get that way sometimes, seeing a dress that I love but has been seen by sooo many people before..makes me want something unique and different than anyone had ever seen…but if you put on a popular dress and you love it on you then why not right?
Post # 4
@PonkiHoneyBee: I hate popular dresses that’s just me. soooo many of my cousins are getting married right now I could never wear something remotely close
Post # 5
I have a popular dress (Pronovias Pergola). At first I did question if it was too popular until I realized that its popularity is only online. No one in my crowd has ever seen a dress like it. And I know that no one in my crowd spends exorbitant amounts of time cruising wedding forums.
But I am also realistic – I know the dress wasn’t made for me alone. Who knows how many other brides before me have worn it? But to me that just reaffirms its innate beauty. The dress makes me feel like an angel, ethereal, breathtaking, and timeless.
I equate popular dresses with the done-to-death rustic/vintage wedding theme. Yes, I have seen them a million times, but so what if that is what the bride and groom love and want? Plus, most of the guests attending a wedding with burlap runners, mason jars, and chalkboard pen signs don’t know that everyone and their sister have done said wedding. :p
Post # 6
I just went through this with my dress. I wanted to change the neckline and do this and do that but came to terms. Same as pp no one in my circle/family have the dress so it’ll still be special.
Post # 7
I am wearing Maggie Sottero Bernadette which I guess is pretty popular, otherwise it wouldn’t still be around when it came out several years ago. It doesn’t bother me, i have never seen anyone outside of the internet wear it. In fact, I have never been to a wedding where the bride wore any lace at all.
If someone had worn the dress at a wedding I had been to, that might make me reconsider my choice. But if it is my favourite dress of the ones I had tried on, it wouldn’t bother me that many other women that I have never met before and never will also wore it.
Post # 9
I think the term is relative. Just because a dress is popular online/wedding websites doesn’t mean anyone on your guest list has seen it. If the bride loves it, “popularity” shouldn’t affect that.
Post # 10
@PonkiHoneyBee: In 20 years from now are you going to look at your pics and think “That was such a popular dress!” probably not. And your guests are not looking at wedding dresses 24/7 like you are. They’re not going to be thinking “I’ve seen that dress soooo many times” Go with what you like, despite if it’s considered popular or not!
Post # 11
I don’t know about anyone else, but I don’t actually attend that many weddings – maybe 1-2 a year? So, I haven never seen most dresses, even popular ones, in person. I only know about them because I see them on here :-). So, it wouldnt matter to me.
Post # 12
I love them, especially the Karena Royale
Post # 13
Unless it is a Vera I have never been able to identify a bride’s dress or realized it was popular.
Post # 14
You forgot Adorae. Beautiful dress but SO tired of it. I’m glad I found a brand new dress (not even in stores yet!!) just because I think I’d be bummed to see it all over the place.
Post # 15
Wisher558 and I actually have the same dress and we’re getting married one day after each other! My dress is extremely popular but that’s because it has a little bit of everything: beading, tons of lace, tulle, A line/fit and flare, and ruching. Its so flattering that it works for a lot of people! I knew it was mine because I saw a picture and almost gasped, and when I tried it on it was absolutely perfect. Just because other people wear it doesn’t make it any less special for me. Besides, you only see a lot of it because you’re looking through tons of dresses. Your family and friends won’t be so it’s unique to them.
Post # 16
Dakota by Enzoani is still the best seller for the company .. and it first came out in 2009! I absolutely love it and I’m so glad they didn’t discontinue it !