Post # 1
Lets just say I am not the Princess bride type and I don’t like attention. I get hives on my chest every time I think about getting all done up for the ceremony. And each time I’ve tried on gowns…. Don’t get me wrong I cannot wait to get married (CANNOT WAIT!) but I honestly understand why people elope(the beach would have been a good idea). We are actually getting married in Vegas anyways but everyone we know is coming.
The thought of walking down the aisle is more than I can handle… and I have no father (or father figure even) to ease the pressure. (Dad got remarried a few years back and chose the wife over his children- but I’m over that).. I just wish I had someone to help me down the aisle. I’ve even thought about my MH walking with me. Here I am four dresses deep.. Freaking out! (2 wedding/2 reception dress) Obviously I cannot make up my mind… First dress, Maggie Sottero crystals, bead, chapel train… too much! So I went for something more simply for the second ‘wedding’ gown, San Patrick ‘bahia’ chic, simply, small train. Now, I am considering wearing my 4<sup>th</sup> (second reception) dress to my ceremony. It is knee length, lace… reminds me of Monique Lhillier. I think the dress is beautiful and classic, the length is the issue. Then again it is Las Vegas, I’m not expecting the Pope.
The reason for wanting to wear this short dress is because I think the more casual/comfortable I feel the better off I will be… and the dress covers my chest – thus the hives (tmi? sorry) Does anyone else have major stage fright when it comes to their wedding? What do I do? And what do you guys think about the short dress??? Too short? (p.s.- Mine will be white/white which I will wear with an ivory sash w/a broach
Post # 3
Personally, I think a wedding in Vegas is the best place ever for a short wedding dress. The dress you posted is SO adorable, and a little sexy too. I’d say go for it. (And, PS, my MoH gets those same hives, so I totally understand where you’re coming from.) 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 4
I say, wear which ever one makes YOU feel more comfortable and confident! You already know you’re going to feel nervous so make sure that you have something that is going to help relieve that instead of make it worse. I love, love LOVE the short dress!!! It’s beautiful, bridal and different!!! But I’m usually the one bucking the system, so you might not want to take my advice.
As far as having someone walk with you, I’d say, again, do what ever is going to make YOU feel most comfortable and don’t worry about anyone else’s opinion. I did not want my dad walking me down. So, I asked my middle brother to do it. If you have a close friend (male or female), a relative, or consider coming in the back and having your FI walk up the isle to meet you at the back of the facility. You guys could walk down to the front together. I love the imagery of that, with the couple approching the alter (or insert better non-religious word) as a team.
Another comment on this topic. I knew that I was going to be very nervous that whole day. I’m very type A and anxious. So I had a friend come by the house and do a grounding meditation with me for about 10 minute before I got into my dress. It was WONDERFUL and probably the best decision I made. It really help me be in the moment. I’d recommend having someone outside with you who can help you through the nervousness and help you focus on what this is all about whether that’s prayer or meditation or whatever. Do everything you can to make the moment comfortable and safe for you! Let me know if i can be of more help! Good luck! You’ll do wonderfully!!
Post # 5
I think that dress is super cute and would look really nice! (unless, of course, you’re quite a bit taller than the model, making it potentially too short for comfort.)
Do you have a mother-type figure that could walk you down the aisle?
Post # 6
I love love love love that dress!!! I agree wear what makes you feel comfortable! I’m not a princess bride either . bonniebell101 had some great advise too. This is about you being comfortable , not scared! =)
Post # 7
Unfortunitely I am not super close with my mother either… or close at all. She is my mother and that is about it.
I do love the idea of Mr Indecisive meeting me at the end of the aisle! Thank you bonniebell101. I am def going to think about that and sometime mention to him that option. (I just told him about my nervousness:-/. I plan to ease him in ha ha)
It sucks because I never thought I would be a nervous bride… But here I am. Worse than I could imagine.
and I think the biggest factor to me (with wearing this dress) is that it will cover my hives… it sucks that that is the most important thing to me but imagine having them in your wedding pics – no good!
Thanks gals for all your advise and support!!!