Whoops, shouldn't have read that text about my wedding dress

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

wlphilli:  Don’t worry about it. You can’t please everyone, especially different generations with different tastes. You will be a gorgeous bride!! At least they are respecting your feelings, probably knowing full well you love it, and not adding (intentionally) any additional stress to you. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

Don’t feel bad about it at all!  Moms and Grandma’s don’t always have the best taste…If your bridesmaids loved it, then you’re totally fine because they would definitely tell you if it didn’t look great on you!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Good for you for realizing that it’s about what YOU want! I bet your mom and Gma also don’t wear the same kinds of clothes that you do on a regular basis (haha!) so it’s reasonable to think that they would have chosen something different. Strapless gowns are what our generation wears, but it definitely wasn’t the norm back when they each got married.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Mom’s don’t always know what’s best in fashion! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

You love it, you’re wearing it.  That’s all that matters.

Once your mom and grandmother see you that day all glammed up I am sure they will think you’re gorgeous!

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Love it!! i obviously can tell you feel so confident in your decision just by reading. When I showed my FMIL my dress she just said “Huh..it’s nice” (like “interesting..”). We are pretty close so I was at least expecting “oh it’s pretty!” but got nothing.. I absolutly love my dress and so does everyone (including my mom) else, so whatever. OWN IT!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Roswell Founders Hall

I went with a strapless gown also, and my mom was less than thrilled with it. So was an older co-worker who said it looked like I’d be too cold in it. I think you can dismiss their comments since they are from a different generation and while they love you, you are never going to choose what they would choose for you (and you wouldn’t wear what they would choose anyway). This is YOUR day, so stick with your choice and on your special day they will see it your way. In my case my mom told me later that she loved my dress and everything was perfect. This is your day to shine and have it your way!  Enjoy!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

wlphilli:  Check out their wedding dresses from their wedding photos — are they anything like what you would have picked out? 

Different generations have different tastes. It’s ok. I’m sure you will look gorgeous. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree that’s a crappy thing to stumble upon, but you’re right not to bring it up. I say post a picture of your dress and let the hive tell you how awesome it is!

Post # 13
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Helper bee

wlphilli:  Your dress is stunning, and the sweetheart neckline and ruching are so flattering…I don’t understand their complaints at all!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Bummer – that’s no fun.

But it’s so great that they are being so supportive in your presence! I mean you seem some moms on TV sometimes saying the most awful things to their daughters when they try on dresses. The reason they haven’t said anything to your face is because they know their opinion isn’t the one that matters. I’m sure if they really felt you were going in the wrong direction, they would pipe up. But that’s not the case. They know you look beautiful. Just not their personal definition of beautiful. They simply would have picked a different dress for you. But that would never be *your* dress. You are so much more than just a daughter or granddaughter. It’s your day and your time to shine!!

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

That’s a fantastic dress and I think the fit on the bodice is super flattering. Seriously. Nipped waist and rounded boobs – what more could you ask for?

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