(Closed) wrong dress for the bride?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I actually have a terrible story related to this! A friend of mine got married a little over a year ago and all throughout the ceremony me and a group of friends were just astonished at the dress the bride was wearing, it was ugly and it looked terrible on her. We were being pretty judgemental about it and at the reception we overheard her aunt telling someone, “wasn’t it so sweet that (brides name) decided at the last moment to wear her mom’s dress?” The brides mother had lost her battle with cancer 3 months before the big day and apparently the morning of the wedding she decided she wanted to wear her mothers wedding dress so the dress had been in storage the entire time and didn’t fit. We of course all felt terrible for what we’d said 🙁

Post # 4
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570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would definitely not tell them, especially after hearing the first poster’s story. There are times when style does not outway the reason. Plus, we all have to keep in mind it is the bride’s day. And if she feels beautiful in it, then we have to accept it. That is the most important thing is to just be supportive. After all it isn’t about what a person wears, it is about the vows the 2 people make.

Post # 5
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was at a wedding last year and it was definitely a case of the dress wearing the bride.  It was this massive tulle ballgown and was gorgeous, but this girl and her fiance are both pretty tiny, as as the number of attendents.  It just didn’t seem right.

Post # 6
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15 posts
Newbee

My girlfriends all carried me along with them to pick their gowns because I won’t allow them to look like clowns on their wedding days. One tried on a gown that, I swear, made her look like a pork link. Of course the sales lady said she was a Flawless Beauty. I chuckled and adjusted the 3way mirror so she could see what I saw. As long as you deliver the news in a loving manner your friend will appreciate it. I think the mirrors in bridal salons create illusions, and what they see head on is not what the rest of us see from other angles. 😉

Post # 8
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think, that if she was considering a dress that just did not work I would try to be gentle, but honest that it wasn’t the best for her …. but the moment that dress is decided on or purchased, saying anything is not helpful – and that even if she looked like total crap I would keep my mouth shut!

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