Post # 1
Firstly our wedding is tiny (bride groom plus 4), the budgets so small they is no photographer and money for an other dress.
I love and went to buy my purple simple 12+ months ago with my mum. I was planning on paying for it after some snappy comments on £140 being alot for a dress thats not a wedding dress by my mum but at the till she suprised me paided for the because in her words it ‘really suited me’.
Fast forward to less then 4 months too go to big day and try on my dress again but after a complet change of hair ( mid lenghth to pixie cut ) a few weeks ago Im not feeling so good in it. I still love the dress but just doesnt suit me with short hair or the new colour which is alot lighter.
so im think can I wear my much loved patch work sari silk skirt? With a simple white top with a new (still to be brought) lace top to dress it up….
I have no money at all for another dress. I totaly avoided white dresses because that is not me in at all and if I had brought the dress I am thinking I would be 90% wearing my skirt not the first dress. But I didnt buy the first dress and dont want my mum to think she waisted her money.
Post # 3
@rainbowbee: I’ve never felt that changing my hairstyle made a difference in how I looked or felt in a certain dress, but you are entitled to your own feelings.
Will you feel “special” in a skirt you have worn many times before? Will your Mom be disappointed if you don’t wear the dress? If you have no money, will you be able to afford to buy a new top for the skirt?
Post # 4
I will feel special just marring my man to be honest. I have worn my silk skirt a number of times even though my pregancy and I have many good times in it so I think so. If any thing my new hair has has given me confendence to wear white, creams and colour too. Think I i chose the first dress because it was style of dress I always saw my self getting married in and it was safe non bridal and my fav colour. I do like the first dress but I dont think its the one for me now.
I have no idea about my mum, we have an up and down relationship and I find it very hard to talk to her some times so I cant ask her before the day, plus to be honest she will not be there on the days so I dont know.
I can afford a new lace top from the high street I think but it would be a bridal shop top to dress up the skirt but not the money for new dress really.
Post # 5
As much as I love clothes and fashion, I think there something special about that favorite outfit or clothing item that just makes you feel like a million bucks (no matter the price). Your skirt sounds beautiful, and if that will make you feel beautiful and special on your wedding day, I say go for it.
At the end of the day, what truly matters is that you are marrying the person you love. There is no need to buy anything new to make your day any special, and I don’t think anyone has the right to make you feel otherwise (including your mother).