(Closed) A Free Wedding Dress from family friend…but not my style (pic heavy)

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which one do you like better?
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  • Post # 17
    2948 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I’m sorry but that dress is awful. I would have to be paid to wear it LOL

    I can’t believe anyone would think that you might wear it

    You inspirational pictures are all so beautiful.  That dress is nothing like them!!

    Post # 19
    8686 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It looks like a costume for a Renaissance Fair

    Post # 20
    61 posts
    Worker bee

    I appreciate the work that went into this- but no no no. Try to help your mum come up with an excuse to tell her friend- like ” my daughter loves the dress but just can’t accept it “

    Post # 21
    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Honestly, you have to go with your heart, and that’s what I’d say. Something along the lines of being really grateful for being given the dress and how appreciative you are of that, but that it really isn’t your style and that you want to get a dress that you absolutely 150% love. Hopefully they won’t be mad at you for speaking the truth and following your heart! 

    Post # 22
    2389 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    The skirt is just…..no. All those layers of different fabrics? Ugh. It looks like a craft project.

    Post # 23
    391 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    When I saw the pictures of the gifted dress , I actually said out loud ‘oh my god no’.

    Stick to your instincts!

     Just tell them you want to try on wedding dresses and the dress they have doesn’t feel like you. At all. Show them the pictures so they can see you gave it a good faith effort, lol.

    Post # 24
    3646 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @Arganique:  That free dress is hideous and it does not look expensive to me.

    Run, run far away, little bride-to-be. Run free as the wind and find a lovely, flowy dress!

    Post # 25
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Arganique:  Oh my, there is a LOT going on with that dress. I can see it being really perfect for someone who wants a period-themed wedding…but it doesn’t sound like it’s for you.

    It’s your wedding day, and you should feel completely comfortable in the dress you choose. It should reflect the person you are, your aesthetic and style. It doesn’t sound like the dress that was gifted is anythere close to what you like, even with copious alterations!

    By the way, I LOVE the last dress in your inspiration pics!

    Post # 26
    357 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2005

    Your mom, I have to believe, would understand after getting over her initial disappointment.  I would talk it through with her candidly, then come up with a more polite way to let the generous friend down.  Could you tell her that you’re just not comfortable being married in a dress that was bought for a failed engagement?  That way it’s not about the dress, just the circumstances and superstition…

    Post # 27
    8482 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Wow. That is… some dress, alright. It would take a specific kind of personality to wear it and not let it wear them.


    I’d tell your mom and her friend that while you appreciate it, its just not you and you would like to find a your own dress.

    Post # 28
    4429 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Arganique:  the friends dress looks like a costume and dated to me im sorry ; (

    but your inspirational pics are beautiful. i feel every bride should have her dream dress. 

    Post # 29
    58 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    sorry for ur sitation but that dress isnt pretty at all. looks like someone haf a bunch of ideas, couldnt decide what looks better and in the end threw it all together and made one dress.


    ur inspirational photos are so beautiful so definetely go and try some of those on – it will be amazing feeling and I think when ur mum sees you in one of those dresses she will understand that this dress isnt that good as the others 🙂

    Post # 30
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    That That free dress is very interesting. I cant imagine many people wanting to wear that to their wedding. I live your inspirations photos and think you should find a polite way to refuse and get a dress that you love

    Post # 31
    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Its lovely, but i can see why you may not like it.

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