(Closed) Scared I won’t be pretty

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m sure you’re going to be beautiful!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I know that feeling! I totally felt that way. I am not a natural beauty like some of the ladies here, but I’m beautiful in my own way….and I looked my best on that day, not just becasue of the make up but because I was genuinely happy and all glowy! You are going to be gorgeous! Your family and friends will have their socks knocked off by your glow!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Keltaena:  I understand completely. My dress didn’t get laced up properly and I knew it looked bad. I still really enjoyed our wedding day though. The excitement and fun of the day kinda trumped the fact that I’m not pretty. I’m betting you are going to look (and feel) totally awesome on your day. Easy for me to say it’ll be fine, I know….but it really will be.

Edit–I snuck a peek at your dress-fabulous and your hair trial-gorgeous! You are going to be beautiful! 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The only person that matters is your fiance. And if he’s marrying you, I am sure he thinks you are gorgeous the way you are- without the white dress, veil, high heels, makeup, etc. Adding all that to the picture just enhances it.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have never. EVER. seen an ugly bride, btw.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh my gosh, I completely, completely understand. I was in TEARS the week before the wedding, because my dress was a little too big at the waist. It was designed and made for me by a friend who lived across the country, and there wasn’t time to send it back to her to fix. I guess I had lost a few pounds since my fitting the month before, and the dress was far too complicated to be easily taken in by another seamstress. I felt like one of the aspects of the wedding that I’d been most excited about, having my dress designed and made for me by my incredibly talented friend, was ruined. I’d told everyone how amazing it was going to be, and now it was just going to look rumpled and badly-fitted. I was heartbroken.

But it was ok. The dress didn’t look perfect, but it was still beautiful (IMO), I had a wonderful time at the wedding, and I still looked like a happy, glowing bride, even if the dress didn’t fit 100% perfectly.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I suspect this is really common. There’s a ridiculous amount of pressure (whether it’s imagined or real) to look the best you’ll ever look in your life on this one day. To have the perfect dress (on the perfect figure), the perfect hair, the perfect makeup, etc. And after spending so much money on the dress, the hair and makeup and the photography, who wouldn’t be apprehensive about being disappointed with the final result? I know I am!

My problem is I basically never wear makeup and on the rare occasion when I do, I feel like I’m just…coloring on my face with crayons or something. I also don’t usually do anything with my hair since it’s just long, a little wavy and really easy to wash and wear. And that’s how I’m comfortable. I feel conspicuous and kind of silly when I try to look “done.” Words like “airbrushing” and “fake eyelashes” send me into a mini-panic!! I’ve never had a manicure or a pedicure in my life and don’t really see the point. But that’s the standard for what a bride is supposed to look like, so I feel pressure to meet it, even though it is so not me.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The happiness that comes through is always the most beautiful thing about a bride! Happy brides make pretty brides! 😀

I do have similar insecurities, but know that if all else fails makeup artisits and photographers can work magic! ha

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You must have read my mind. There’s TONS of pressure to be “on” and sexy and elegant and….. barbie in a bridal gown really. It’s not realistic, but you strive for it anyways. We’ve been swindled! I don’t wear makeup and I don’t get all fancy often, but FH wants to marry me anyways. I think he’d do jeans if that was “allowed”. I love that man and hope I meet HIS expectations at least… I’m going to forget about mine for a minute and just wait for the expression on his face. AND IT BETTER BE GOOD!

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