(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?
    The Victoria/Vintage Wedding Dress : (10 votes)
    2 %
    The Inspirational Dresses : (414 votes)
    98 %
  • Post # 107
    1066 posts
    Bumble bee

    Nope…you have to love it..It is your wedding day!!!

    Post # 108
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @lilek22 “It reminded me of pirates of the Caribbean actually”

    LOL! That’s exactly what I thought! That’s not a wedding dress, it’s an overblown costume. I wouldn’t wear it as a wedding dress if you paid me to do so.

    Your inspirational photos are gorgeous and you should definitely stick with your original plan of searching out a dress that makes YOU feel like a gorgeous bride.

    Post # 109
    1397 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I didn{t really like that dress until the 3rd photo… it IS beautiful. But it IS a lot of dress, and it’s not subtle like your inspiration photos. If you don’t like it, just politely say you had another dress in mind. You need to be comfortable.

    Post # 110
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    That dress is awful, don’t get bullied into wearing it!! It was really sweet of her to give you the free dress, just be honest and say you don’t think it fits into what you always envisioned….maybe offer to bring her dress shopping with you and your mom & you could treat her to dinner?

    Post # 111
    3 posts
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I agree with all the other replies here and would say the dress definitely reminded me of Pirates of the Caribbean. The politest way to say no would be to nicely tell the family friend or have your mom tell her if you feel uncomfortable that you already have a dream dress in mind and really appreciate her giving you this dress but you have to stick to your gut feeling since this is YOUR special day. The family friend can’t push this dress on you because her daughter is now not going to use it. This is your special day and the dress is all part of the excitment and finding the right dress is one of the best parts. You wouldn’t want that to be taken away from you with a dress you don’t like. I really don’t think that’s a wedding dress, it looks like a costume.


    Good luck!


    Post # 112
    2091 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    My gut instinct said YUCK!!!! No way… It looks like a couple of different dresses sewn together. Sometimes the word cotoure means crap, haha! Your other options were a thousand times better. Any of those would do, just not that golden nightmare…

    Post # 113
    660 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    EEEEK! It looks too costumy. Your inspiration dresses are lovely, I would go with your gut and get something you really love rather than settle for someone else’s vision (which is what I NEARLY did before I came to my senses, I literally didn’t sleep for a week!).

    Post # 114
    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Good thing you turned it down.. Your ispirational gowns are gorgeous.. The gift.. Well not so much..

    I’m sure you’ll find THE dress that suits your style and taste:)

    Best of luck πŸ™‚

    Post # 115
    3370 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Arganique:  Edited because I just realized that this thread is 6 months old.

    Post # 116
    46 posts
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m with everyone else, it looks like a fancy dress costume – like you were going to a masquerade ball in the 1800s…sorry, but it’s hideous!!  Go with something else, your inspirational dresses are SOO much prettier!

    Post # 117
    2625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Um..that is so kind of a family friend, but that dress gets a no from me.

    Post # 118
    125 posts
    Blushing bee

    I hate to be rude, but this “high end” dress looks sorta cheap!  And super gaudy….free or not I know I would never wear it.  And based on your inspriational dresses, this is completely not your style.  You can politely decline and get what you want- no one can be mad at you for wanting to be yourself and wear something you are comforatble in.  

    Post # 119
    3367 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    It’s a lovely dress, but it’s not you. On your wedding day you need to express your personality and own-self, not wear what someone else wanted you to. It’s a very sweet gesture, but I would kindly refuse and say that you had another dress in mind. πŸ™‚

    Post # 120
    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    That dress looks cheap cheap cheap!  I do not believe it came from a high end boutique.  It belongs in the trash.  I do not envy your situation.  But honestly, somebody who gives you a wedding dress and actually expects you to wear it just has their head in the clouds.  You should not feel bad about refusing it.  Just say it’s not your style.  Or better yet, say that the gold won’t jive with the wedding colors you want.

    Post # 121
    415 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I definitely agree that it looks borderline costume-y. You would have to have a very specific style/theme to wear that dress. You definitely need a dress that makes you feel like YOU. πŸ™‚

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