Post # 1
I went wedding dress shopping today and decided that frankly, I hate all the big poofiness of all the wedding dresses. I’m 5’1″ and tend to be swallowed up in them, and they’re just so hot..sweaty hot, not even a good hot. I want a short dress that is cute, and not ridiculously expensive, and I tend to feel a little offended that everything with the word “wedding” in front of it is automatically jacked up another $600.
I don’t really think I even want to “feel like a princess” on my wedding day.
I feel weird for not wanting any of the stuff–actually tried to get fiance to elope in the beginning and *he* said no!
What do you guys think? :/
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You’re not weird at all! Just b/c someone says “wedding” doesn’t mean it has to equate to big puffy tulle gowns with hoop skirts and big churchs and 1000 eyes gawking at you! That’s not what a wedding is about- it’s about marrying the person you love. Do it the way YOU want. PS: Alfred Angelo has some really cute, short “Little White Dress”es. Maybe that could be a start for some dress inspiration.
Post # 5
Not weird at all! I am the exact same way. We actually are eloping, and i do not want a wedding dress! I will go try a few on, and see what the destination dept has to offer, and look at someprom dresses, because I really want a splash of color. But the whole bridal industry kind of freaks me out to be honest.
Post # 6
The outlet section on the David’s Bridal website has a bunch of cute, cheap, short dresses too.
Post # 7
Here is one, that is completely plain. I like it because you could seriously make it your own by adding your own embellishments and end up with something very unique and one of kind, and at a base price of $52.99 you can’t go wrong
Post # 8
Sounds like you should look into a short length dress or a dress with sheath silhouette.
Post # 9
Nope not weird. Im the same way. I HATED going to actual wedding dress stores. I ended up getting my dress from bcbg. its light and not big and wedding dress looking!!
Post # 10
WOW you sound just like me! I am 5’1″ and I don’t like any of that jazz. I went with one of David’s Bridals 2 in 1 dresses so I can walk down the aisle in a long (but very light weight) gown and then ripp the bottom half off and go Sassy for my reception 🙂 The website is down right now, ugh, so I can’t send you the link to the dress, but it’s a really neat idea.
Post # 11
No, not weird. I went through this whole thing too. I just want to be married and for a while, didn’t care about going through the stress of planning a wedding. It just seemed ridiculous to spend so much money on something that lasts a few hours. I also tried to convince my fiance to elope, but he wasn’t having it. Now I do want a wedding, but we are still doing a casual version and it’s good. My dad had some issues with it because it wasn’t formal and extravagant, but it’s not his day so I’m doing what I want.
Post # 12
You can order ANY bridesmaid dress in white or ivory, too! MUCH MUCH cheaper!
Post # 13
Nope! You’re not weird. I never wanted to feel like a princess on my wedding day. Not the first time, nor the 2nd time. I wanted to look sophisticated with a bit of sexy. The first time I wore a white wedding dress it was very sleek and streamlined, not poofy. The 2nd time I word a gold cocktail dress and I can’t wait to find the opportunity to wear that dress again. I’ve already worn the shoes again!