(Closed) am I going to regret my casual, tea length dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well I had a small, intimate wedding and wore a tea length dress from JCrew for my waterfall ceremony and will never regret it. It was me and perfect for the day.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I struggled with the same thing. I have never worn a full length gown in my life, but I sort of wanted to take my opportunity. That being said, I’m not a foofy puffy train length kinda girl anyway! 🙂

I looked around a lot and found a simple, floor length gown that I absolutley love– because it’s me. Your dress is gorgeous and sounds like its perfect for you, especially with your accessories! I don’t think you need to buy a long formal gown to be a bride, if you aren’t that kind of person. I think your dress will be lovely, and will make you feel like a fancier version of yourself and not an imposter.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@offbeat catskills bride: I think you will look like a bride by how radiant you are, not because of the dress you’re wearing or what shoes you buy.  That dress is gorgeous, and it seems like it’ll be perfect for your venue.  Don’t worry about other people’s dresses; I think the most notable dresses are always a little different than the norm anyway.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i had a tea length dress and i LOVED it. I dont regret it one bit.

I would wear my dress everyday if I could hhaha 😀

I say get it! its beautiful!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think its a gorgeous dress!! and really fits with your wedding venue.  If you are still having dress envy maybe you could buy a second dress a more traditional one for the ceremony and wear the short one to the reception.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

The way you described your venue, i think your dress would be perfect! If you love it, whats there to regret? If you dont love it, keep looking!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I was going to say the same thing. Find a more formal dress for your ceremony.  I know it would be more money but I came across some sites that had some really nice formal dresses for under $200. Milanoo.com was a big one. I never bought from there but they seem to be a pretty big site and the reviews were pretty good.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I love your dress.  Damn, can I have a do over.  I think its gorgeous and if she to speaks you, She’s Your Dress.  You will be a Gorgeous Bride regardless of the length of your dress.  So, I wouldn’t worry.

I did have a full length Badgley Mishka gown as my ceremony dress and a tea length dress for the reception.  Both dresses were soo Me.  I didn’t intend to have 2 dresses but my Badgley was my dream dress and I wasn’t able to find a tea length gown that spoke to me. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I know how you feel!  Right now I am debating wearing a black sash or an ivory sash (I have both).  I like the black, but I don’t want to look back in 20 years and regret going with something that was “trendy” at the time.

It really just depends on your syle.  I could never imagine wearing anything but a long dramatic dress, but then again, tea length dresses have never really been my style.  If it’s you, go for it!

Or, what about wearing it for part of the wedding and having another, longer dress to wear for part too? Just a thought!

Post # 13
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Worker bee

I love your dress! I am planning to do tea length too! Have you thought about wearing it with a crinoline? The bride in the picture doesn’t look like she has one but it might make the dress poofier for a more bride-y look.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I like your dress.  If it is you, then it is you!  It is appropriate for the venue so there you go!  My first thought when I saw the pic is “I hope she will wear a nicer shoe!” (I was glad to read you’re planning on blue pumps.)  I think the accessories you select will make everything seem more bridal but your dress selection is lovely.  Don’t worry about it!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When I first read the title of your post, I thought YES!  But, looking at the dress and your body size I think it will be beautiful.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I love the dress! I think it goes very well with the small wedding you described. Plus, it won’t overwhelm you.

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