(Closed) What makes a wedding dress a wedding dress?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What d you think?
    Stick with dresses designed for weddings : (38 votes)
    11 %
    Brides should wear whatever they want : (263 votes)
    77 %
    I'm not sure : (6 votes)
    2 %
    It depends on the dress (I've seen crazy things which I'll share) : (33 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    your wedding dress is the dress you get married in.  Plain and simple.

    Post # 4
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    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    A wedding dress is a dress in which you get married. 

    Wear whatever makes you feel special!

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I voted that brides should wear whatever they want. Having said that, though, I think if you’re going to veer away from the traditional colours and styles, you should think carefully about how you’ll feel a few years from now. It’s easy to pick a totally crazy style because it’s what “in” right now, but if it’s something that will look dated 10 years down the track, maybe go for something more traditional.

    On the other hand, if it’s something you look and feel great in, then go for it!

    Post # 7
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    9920 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It’s what you get married in.  At my mom’s wedding, she wore a dress she made herself from this beautiful Indian print calico, and her sister wore a very pale yellow dress that looks white in pictures.  You can STILL tell my mom is the one getting married…

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Really interesting question! One of my friends says the dress you pick should be special enough that you wouldn’t wear it for any other occasion.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Your wedding dress (and even bridesmaid dresses) should be whatever YOU love, whatever YOU feel comfortable, beautiful and special in!!

    I answered D b/c I purchased a replica dress from China, that I never tried on the original or any dress like it, online for 1/8 the price.  I love it! Also, my bridesmaid dresses are $53 dresses (on sale) from Express.

    Do your own thing, girl, and ROCK IT!  People will respect that. 🙂

    Post # 10
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    6125 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I say it’s whatever you want, doesn’t even have to be a dress.

     

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would say any dress that makes you feel like a bride is a wedding dress.

    Post # 12
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    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’m wearing an evening gown!

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    ditto to all of the pp’s. its a dress that the bride wears on her wedding day and whatever she likes 😀

    Post # 14
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    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    On the bandwagon here–it’s the dress the bride wears on her wedding day to get married in.  

    Post # 15
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    5985 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    what makes a wedding dress is that a bride wears it to her wedding. I think it can be any color, length, fit, etc I might not like all styles I have been seen but I do think if a bride is wearing it at her wedding it is HER wedding dress 😀

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I have seen prom dresses that could pass for wedding dresses easily! My grandmother got married in a short but modest blue dress. Wear what cha want!

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