Post # 1
I’m in love with my new dress and everyone who has seen it is just as in love with it as I am… well, except for FI’s sister. I showed it to her the other night after showing her the bridesmaid dress she was wearing. She loved her dress but when I showed her a pic of my dress there was an awkward silence before she finally answered saying “Oh okay.” Later that night I told Fiance how she reacted to the dress (he’s seen the dress but not me in it). He said this is our wedding, it is about what me and you want, and whoever doesn’t like it can go kick rocks!!! I loved him even more after that! Ladies, what are your stories? Also dont be afraid to show your dress off.
Post # 3
I haven’t had negative comments on the dress itself, but my mom can’t seem to get over my back tattoos. Yes, I admit they look silly with the dress, since it’s so princessy and the main art on my back is a snake. But I’m not going to wear a turtleneck wedding dress, and it’s way too much to try and cover without it either looking weird or making a big smear. It’s not like I’m about to go back in time and not get the tattoo, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE in all other situations except while wearing my dress. I do hate that she’s making me feel like I won’t be as beautiful as I could be on my wedding day — probably the same way you felt when Future Sister-In-Law was underwhelmed. Here I am thinking I’m going to be the prettiest damned bride in the world, and someone has to go and pee in my cornflakes.
Luckily, her comments stopped when my Maid/Matron of Honor told her to “shut up and stop being so negative! She looks gorgeous!” 🙂
Here’s the back:
Post # 4
My sister is the only person I know who would have had negative comments on my dress…so I took her with me to all of my appointments, and she ended up loving my favorite dress.
Post # 5
I didnt show anyone my dress except my mom so no one got the chance to make any opinions about it until the day of when they saw the entire outfit together
Post # 6
My mom hated my dress. She saw me in a big poofy strapless ballgown, which are lovely but SO NOT ME. I ended up with a lace halter A-line and felt fabulous in it. But even on my wedding day she kept whining about how it wasn’t a “real” wedding gown. Meh.
Post # 7
i would never say anything negative about anyone’s dress, even if i didn’t like it!
@PinkFlemingo: I’m sure your photographer can take your tats out of your photos if you wanted, maybe that would make your mom chill a bit?
Post # 8
My mom did… Kinda. She purchased my ceremony dress but thinks that the average wedding dress costs less than $900-1000. My dress cost about $2200. She hasn’t stopped talking about it since she signed the check. She thinks it’s beautiful but says things like “It better be beautiful for $2200 dollars!” or “That dress needs to double as a horse drawn carriage for $2200 dollars” or “Jessica just HAD to have a $2200 dress that celebrities wear. I raised a high maintenance daughter!” Not a single celebrity has ever worn my dress. It’s not even on the expensive end of things! I want to tell her “I’m wearing Enzoani, not Pnina. Calm down!”
Post # 9
@PinkFlemingo: I love the pee in my cornflakes comment!!! I was also wanting to get tats for our island adventure trip but it would be before the wedding plus with all this wedding mess I have to pay for, my butterflies going up my side and around my back are going to have to wait :(. I dont know why she would be underwhelmed by my dress. I don’t know what her taste is but we sure as heck don’t have the same. Maybe she was expecting an all white or ivory dress?? But I have always been a fan of colored dresses. This is my dress exactly as pic shows. I’m having the back a chapel train made. Sorry its a small pic:
Post # 10
@lindseyl06: I think you’re probably right — your tastes are really different and the picture may have caught her off guard! After all, imagine you’re expecting a picture of some slinky shimmering satin number and instead you’re looking at a big foofy pink ball gown! She might have just been shocked and took a minute to collect herself.
I think your dress looks amazing (ball gown girls of the world unite!!!) and I’m sure once she sees you in it all done up, she’ll retract her former criticisms.
Post # 11
@PinkFlemingo: Thank you!!! And I have always been the one to shock people. Some people know it’s peach and they are okay with that because they know me and they know this dress really reflects who I am as a person. Fiance and I have been together over 4 yrs now and she was the first person on his side I met. I really don’t think it’s just the color. I don’t think she’s the ball gown type but to each her own!
To the brides who are planning on walking down the aisle with the dress you have now or love now, is there anyone that would make you 2nd guess this decision?
I’m going to be the first to admit this dress was not my first choice. I actually purchased a dress before this one but because of the reaction I got from my mother, I 2nd guessed the dress and started looking at other dresses until I actually resented my first choice. She didnt say she hated it or didnt like it but its my mother. I can tell when she doesn’t like something. Also, I picked the first dress before I had done absolutely anything so when other details were being put together, the dress was just not fitting in with the vision I was beginning to see (garden wedding under a gazebo). The first dress I chose was more appropriate for a church ceremony.
Post # 12
my mom hates my dress. it has cap sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. i have medium/dark skin and she expects me to wear a long sleeve dress so my skin doesnt show. she keeps telling me to return it.
Post # 13
Most of the negative comments have come from the hive indirectly. Members have described my kind of gown as covered in vag, toilet paper, you name it. ::shrug:: I would never insult anyone else’s style.
As far as friends/family, most of them love the gown. My best friend is the only one who was just meh about it, but after the sting died down, I remember how I wouldn’t have ever worn her wedding gown either!
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
@PinkFlemingo: I think your tattoos look awesome popping out of your dress! I wouldn’t cover them up.
Nothing negative really, but my mom and my moh have commented that my dress looks more like a reception/cocktail dress because it is short.. I think my mom really wants me to wear a more traditional (long) gown for the ceremony, but I have to think about it! I really hate the way long dresses look and feel but maybe I’ll change my mind and have two dresses :/
Post # 15
Oh I had a negative comment. From one of my MOH’s. She said she didnt like the dress I’m planning on getting becaues it was “lace” and she doesnt like lace. I was like “well excuse me is this the dress you will be wearing? NO! Let just say I dont plan on taking anyone but my Future Mother-In-Law when I go to purchase the dress. Everyone can have a surprise on the wedding day.
Post # 16
Ive been asked why i was wearing a traditional gown because this is not my 1st wedding. My answer was- 1st off its ivory, its HIS 1st, and we ARE having a traditional wedding why would i wear anything else?
the worst comment i got was from a wedding planner/ cake decorator/david tuterra wanna be..
he told me that MY boobs were too big for my dress. He said that he loved the dress but i had to try and get my boobs to NOT take away from the beauty of it and i should try Medifast to lose the boobs!!!!
im altering the neckline to make me look less BOOBBY but thats IT. I love my dress and i dont CARE.