Post # 1
I fell in love and bought the Adorae dress. I gave up a lot to buy it and purchased it at the expense of some hurt feelings from my family. (I sold back my original dress that everyone was attached too because I loved the Adorae so much). At the time, I was still 10 months out from my wedding date and wasn’t quite in the middle of the crazy planning stage yet. Since then, I have been involved in more wedding websites and have started getting busy with planning. I have noticed that EVERYONE knows the Adorae and one wedding planner I interviewed practically rolled her eyes when I told her what my dress was and said “Yeah, you and a million other brides. Don’t you want to be original?”
I was really taken aback and since then I just have been really depressed about my dress. I loved it so much in the beginning and now I’m just seeing it everywhere and it seems like people are almost sick of seeing it and talking about it. I still love the dress, but I have let other people pop my bubble of excitement over it. I know I shouldn’t let it get to me. There was so much initial drama about “The Dress” and I really fought so hard for the Adorae and now to feel like this…….I’m just feeling deflated in regards to my entire wedding.
Post # 3
The Adorae is my dress too…I have had it for about 9 months now…honestly, you can’t let what people say about it bother you! You loved the dress!! That is what matters!! Think about the excitement you had when you first tried her on! 🙂 I agree that when I purchased it not many people had it and now it’s everywhere which disappoints me a little bit, but I LOVE it!! And you will be beautiful in it, and your FI will think you are perfect! 🙂
Post # 4
@Amandaeclark: How rude of that planner to say that to you. She probably tells every bride her own personal opinion of their dress, she needs to be told to keep her opinion to herself, it’s not her getting married. You love your Adorae. I love it! It’s not a range of dresses i’ve tried but i’m a sucker for rouching and I think it’s looks great quality, is elegant and has a wow factor. You chose the right dress and you know you have.
edit; also why do other people own it – because it’s such a great dress for the reasons I said above. That’s what happens when a classic dress is made. 😉
Post # 5
here’s the thing – everyone at your wedding is not as involved in wedding planning as we bees are or as much as wedding professionals are – no one is going to notice that its anything other than a gown that you look beautiful in. period.
don’t stress it at allllll – seriously, it looks amazing on you, and thats all that matters
Post # 6
I’m so sorry about the dress drama!! Please don’t let what other people think or say hurt you or influence you, especially your RUDE planner, because you love your dress and that’s all that matters! So what if it’s popular, no bride is the same no matter if they wear the same gown or not and this is YOUR wedding.
It’s really beautiful on you, if that means anything 🙂 Pretty please keep it!!! This is the perfect time to pull the bride card and do what you want 😉
Post # 7
You are seeing the dress everywhere because you are looking at wedding websites, where trendy things get shown. It is a popular dress, but none of your guests will know that unless they’ve been pouring over websites as well (and odds are they haven’t). I would try not to worry about it…it looks great on you!
Also, that is extremely unprofessional of your wedding planner. She is there to make life happier and easier for you, not to cut you down. If she had said that to me I would probably let her know how rude and unprofessional I thought that was.
Post # 8
What matters most is that you love it. It’s probably a popular style because brides feel beautiful in it, like you will. Perhaps, you also think you’ve heard about it a lot more because it’s on your mind, so you notice it more when it appears on websites and in magazines? Remember that your guests won’t have spent the months planning that you have, so the dress will seem completely new to them! Don’t worry, and enjoy your dress 🙂
Post # 9
@Amandaeclark: I’m sorry! You’d think your wedding planner would have more tact than that. I really think you should keep it, it’s beautiful! And remember- it doesn’t matter how many other brides have it. YOU will be the only person everyone sees in it at your own wedding. The only reason your planner feels this way is because she sees wedding dresses all the time, your guests don’t. You’ll be happy you went with what you loved after the wedding is over & the wedding obsession passes (that’s what I keep telling myself, haha).
Post # 10
No one at your wedding will think anything other than you look beautiful in your dress. You love it and thats what counts! Don’t let one rude person get you down.
Post # 11
I think it’s beautiful and the majority of your guest will not be newlyweds or soon to be brides who are into bridal gowns and knowing the dresses. The only thought that will be in your guests minds is how beautiful you look.
Post # 12
I doubt any of your guests will roll their eyes are say “ugh, Adorae? Again? Sheesh”. Your guests are not involved deeply in wedding planning like you are, so it’s unlikely anyone will recognize that dress no matter how common it apparently is in the wedding world. If you love it, it’s the dress for you. 🙂
Post # 13
She said WHAT TO YOU?! Holy crap, that is beyond rude. And STUPID, too – no one’s dress is “original” unless it’s being custom designed, and even then, there are only so many ways to design a white dress! Sheesh. It’s not about being “original;” it’s being in a dress that makes you feel happy and beautiful.
Post # 14
@Amandaeclark: Wow! Your wedding planner is a WITCH!
I’m also an Adorae bride. I never knew much of anything about wedding gown designers before I went dress shopping, and I definitely didn’t know how popular Adorae was until I got on the bee. It threw me at first, I’m not going to lie. But honestly, it looks beautiful on every person I’ve seen wearing it, now doesn’t that say something about how GREAT that dress is???
Also to your guests, it WILL be unique. They aren’t part of some wedding forum and know all about dress designers. They won’t be quietly whispering “Look she’s wearing that Adorae, the one everyone else in the world has…” They’ll be commenting on that awesome dress and all your bridal beauty.
Don’t let it get you down, seriously. Remember all the reasons you fell in love with her.
And slap your wedding planner once for me :o)
Post # 15
its a classic beautiful dress! keep it girl
don’t we all want to look back and say what a beautiful dress i had! not eww look how dated it is, or why in the heck would i pick that?
its beautiful and timeless, no wonder so many brides choose it and honestly not one person at your wedding will know that others have this dress…unless they are crazies like us and stalk wedding blogs! 🙂
Post # 16
The ruched, gathered look is just really popular right now. Who cares anyway? Sheesh, I thought wedding planners were supposed to make brides more confident!