Post # 1
Sooo I bought a gorgeous mermaid on a spur of the moment and i do LOVE it but I’m worried that later on I will regret not having a ball gown. Its not dress regret, more like shape regret lol So what was your experience? Did you ever feel regret of not having the princess ball gown?
Post # 3
Or did you have both as a two dress bride!
Post # 4
I have both lol
I bought a fit anf flare style first….over a year ago, it is now currently for sale because my dream has always been ball gown, but I tried denying it because we are not having a huge wedding and I was worried about appropriateness….
between that and changing our venue from a backyard to a church, I decided why not get what I’ve always wanted. I don’t know that I will ever get another chance to wear a big poofy ball gown, so…WHY NOT lol I liked my first one, but didn’t love it like the dress I’m wearing now.
Post # 5
No way! I am not a ball gown/princessey type person. My mermaid fit my personality to a T.
Post # 6
I love my super fitted mermaid! No regrets- never really wanted a ball gown. I’m kind of small and felt the ball gowns swallowed me up, plus our Maui Destination Wedding didn’t really call for a ball gown, imho:)
Post # 7
I bought a mermaid/trumphet dress and although I tried on a few ballgowns and thought i looked beautiful…at the end of the day I am petite 5 feet gal and the dresses were too much fabric for me…in may…in florida…and i love to dance lol so part of me felt aw man this is the one day I can wear something big! but i love my dress and feel so bridal and confident…so Im still happy….its one day you are going to wear a fabulous expensive dress, who cares where it ‘flares’ from!
Post # 8
I tried on two ballgowns to appease my mother and it was immediately obvious that ballgowns were just not compatible with my figure, haha. The way they poofed out from the waist made me look very top AND bottom heavy. And I just could not deal with all that fabric in the skirt. When I started trying more fitted dresses I knew right away that I’d never regret not wearing a ballgown. My curves like to be shown off, not swallowed up!
Post # 9
My mermaid was perfect for my wedding, my style, my body, and my personality (and my DH). But I DO regret not trying a princess ballgown on…. Ever since my wedding I’ve been tempted to walk into a bridal salon with just my engagement ring on to play dress up in one. I feel like I missed my chance to see what it would look like to be a pretty pretty princess, but I would never have gotten married in anything else and I love my dress more than anything I could have imagined.
Post # 10
@beautifulmama28: That was part of my predicament! I always dreamed of a ballgown but felt like it wasn’t appropriate or that it would swallow me whole, I never thought dress shopping would be so complicated!
@Rubbs: I’m not a princess type in general, more of a hopeless romantic lol
@HeyKaraoke: I feel so much better now! I am 5’1 and rather large chested and was worried the fabric would make me look like a cupcake haha sooo excited to wear my fit and flare now (hopefully sooner than 2016!) Thanks girls!
Post # 11
Honestly, I’m one of those brides who would wear a zillion different dresses if I could. I started out set on a ball gown, I’m a traditionalist and wanted to feel like a proper bride. Then Fiance and I decided on a Bali destination wedding, so a heavy ball gown was out of the question. I ended up going for trumpet/soft mermaid with a dramatic train and cathedral veil. I also bought a ball gown (moderately voluminous and quite lightweight) as a possible reception dress. We’re having one main wedding and three receptions so I’m hoping I’ll get to wear it at one of them!
Post # 12
I love pretty much all silhouettes so I was torn as well but in the end I went with mermaid because it felt more womanly. I adore ballgowns and always thought I’d go with one but part of me felt “off” in them, like I was playing dress-ups. If I had the time over again, I can’t be positive what I would choose though!
Here was my frontrunner ballgown.. a gorgeous blush tulle creation
and my actual dress
Post # 13
I do catch myself thinking that in my next life, I’m going to be a ballgown bride! 🙂 But I really did love my fit and flare wedding gown. 🙂
Post # 14
@Cyri: i agree with you! I also felt like I was playing dress up in the ball gown type dresses I was trying on…I felt more like a woman and bride in a mermaid 🙂
Post # 15
Ballgowns were just not flattering on me. I have curves and it made me feel like I was playing dress up. I nixed them the first place I went to, but grabbed one to try on for the hell of it a couple days ago and still didn’t like it. I wish I did because it would open up options but I am pretty happy with my mermaid choice!
Post # 16
@minipenguin: it is complicated…I never would have guessed it either! lol
My dress doesn’t even technically fit my venue, but again…I cna’t get over my cinderella dreams ha! I agree with one of the PP…I could probably rock any gown any day at any given time, I think it really comes down to what you really really want.
Technically according to venue/tradition/and appropriateness I should be wearing anything but what I am, but….end of the day, eh…I don’t care lol my wedding, i wanna feel like a princess. Plus I’m tall so the gown I picked its big but looks amazing on me <3