(Closed) What does a wedding dress mean to you?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: I think a wedding dress should be..
    .. the most amazing/special dress I will ever wear : (90 votes)
    57 %
    .. just a pretty dress : (51 votes)
    32 %
    .. whatever, it's just a dress : (15 votes)
    10 %
    .. other. : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I voted that it’s the most amazing dress I’ll ever wear even though I don’t feel that strongly about it, I feel more strongly than that it’s just a pretty dress. I do think that it’s one time that I will be able to wear certain things, so I went for my dress because I could wear it for the wedding, but would never be appropriate again (lace train etc)

    Post # 4
    Member
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I worked at a small bridal boutique for about 7 years through end of highschool and all through college.  every dress is beautiful. but at the end of the day – to me – its just a dress.  I saw the cost of the dress for our shop and then the cost we charged our brides. and its unbeleivable to me what girls will pay for a dress they will only wear once.  and believe it or not, we were a decently priced store. other places were charging double what we charged!!!  I’m not cheap, just pretty good at weighing options. when it comes to the dress – you can find something pretty at a cheap price. i’d rather spend the money on a good photographer. 

    I blame my opinion on working at the boutique. after seeing so many dresses i have the mentality that you’ve seen one dress, you’ve seen them all. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    2098 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    The three most important things to me, aside my FI, are the dress, flowers & photography. I almost selected just a pretty dress b/c so many dresses are amazing but my wedding dress in the dress in which I will become a wife. 

    I found exactly what I wanted & I cannot wait. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    805 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @MeiFrancis:  +1. I’m sure I will wear more beautiful dresses in the future, but it’s also more than a pretty dress. I think the only people who get to wear wedding-type dresses more than once are celebrities on the red carpet.

    Post # 7
    Member
    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m in between the most special dress and its just a dress..

    I do think it’s the most special dress I’ll wear but i’m more worried about other aspects of my wedding than my dress, the food, the venue, entertainment, photography are much higher on my list. I want everyone, including me, to have a good time. I don’t think I would be the bride that ruins the budget because of a dress. Although.. I say that and I haven’t tried on dresses yet. 😉

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    To me, it’s just a dress.  I want to look great on my wedding day, but I don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a dress to do so.  I have a wedding dress budget I want to stick to — I’d rather put the rest of the money into throwing an awesome party.

    Post # 10
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    2448 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It’s extremely important. But I’m the type of person who LOVES clothes and I plan outfits like Cher in Clueless. I recognize though that not every woman has dreams of sparkly Manolos flashing through her mind and doesn’t seek out designers to custom make a veil to match the dress beading. Everyone has different priorities and that’s okay. I just know that if I don’t walk out in a stunning “different” dress, it wouldn’t be ME. That’s why when my dress budget more than doubled, my FI didn’t even blink, because he understands. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think it’s a special dress, but it’s special because I’m getting married in it. That said, I flat out refused to spend more than $600 before tax on my dress because well – it is just a dress. My friends told me I’m too practical lol.

    Post # 12
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    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @OnceUponATime:  if its a smaller shop – i say yes ask. usually they have the liberty to sway on prices a little more than a big box store like David’s.   and if you are buying bridesmaids there, then definitely ask for a discount on the bridal gown. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    817 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

    It’s a pretty dress. A dress that I’ll wear for an important occasion, but in the end it’s just clothes. I also have every intention of dying mine after the wedding and wearing it again, though. I am either a little too practical or a little too attached. 🙂

    Post # 14
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    199 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014 - Ceremony: St Patrick's Basilica Reception: Southern Cross Ballroom, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

    I voted most amazing dress :), It’s the dress i’ll wear when i become a wife, something i hope i’ll never have to wear again. Also because doubt i will ever get away with wearing a rose embroidered gown in public ever lol.

    Post # 15
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    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I voted just a dress. My prom dress in 2003 was more expensive and more ornate than my wedding dress. I just wasn’t into the pretty princess thing for my wedding.

    Post # 16
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    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    To me it’s just a dress…just a special for a day dress.  Mine cost 35$ on sale at Macys.  We’re getting it altered to make it a little more me.  But other than that…I fully plan to TTD…be a bride and groom for Halloween…zombie style…OHHH and we were thinking of going as a bride and groom the next time we go to Teatro Zinzanni.  Maybe a wedding themed one will come up.  They had masks that were very bridal the last show we caught…got me thinking 🙂

    So, I plan to get use out of it.  But it’s just a dress…

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