(Closed) Anyone else NOT a fashionista bride?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

You know, I had a really hard time dress shopping because I didn’t want the huge, attention-getting dress either. While I DO love fashion and I DO want people to think I look fabulous, I was more about how the dress made me feel as well. I ended up picking a very simple, classic style because I didn’t want my dress to wear me instead of the other way around.

PS- My dress has pockets. Its freaking awesome. I squealed like a teenager when I realized it. They are so worth it, if you end up finding a dress that has them.

Post # 4
1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think people assume brides are all about their dress. It is kinda weird. I’d rather here ‘congratulations on your marriage’ that day than ‘I love your dress.’ I was a little whatever about dress shopping too. I hated looking at dresses until I actually went; it was just too stressful to figure out something I’d like. I mean, I really don’t like most wedding dresses. At the same time, I didn’t want a non-wedding dress dress. But yeah, I agree with you. 

Post # 5
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I feel the same way!!!!!  I picked all of the plainest dresses out of the magazines, including a simple Priscilla of Boston dress with a belt and pockets.

Then I fell in love with an ivory and gold beaded, sparkly extravaganza, and figured, why the h*** not? 

Post # 6
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with you…I rather hear people say what a gorgeous bride as opposed to what a gorgeous dress!

Post # 8
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I wasn’t even going to get an actual “wedding” dress, for this very reason. But my mom and sister said, well, why don’t you just try some for fun? So I did. And it was actually more fun than I expected. I didn’t try on that many because I don’t have that sort of patience, but the third one was just what I wanted even though I didn’t know it till I saw it on. So I ended up in a real wedding dress, after all. Which made me feel fabulous.

It’s not all about the dress, no way. But the dress can actually be fun, if you’re not obsessed with it … which you’re not, so I predict you will find something you love and for your sake, I hope it has pockets! 🙂

Post # 9
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i am passionate about fashion, but more importantly my sense of style and making whatever i wear something that isn’t out of the norm for me (since my style has always been a bit out of the ‘norm’ for others), this is important. more important than the wedding itself? more important than marrying my best friend? absolutley not! we all have different priorities and if your’s isn’t the dress, that is 100% fine.

i’m not sure most brides want people to compliment the dress instead of them (although i’m sure there are some out there) but i do think that a lot of us want the dress to appropriatly reflect us in the best way possible. for you, if this means  playing down the dress on your day, that’s perfect. i’m sure whatever you do will help YOU to look stunning on your day.

Post # 10
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Same boat.

Love dresses lovelove them, but when it comes to a wedding dres.. eh.. I’m worried I won’t find something that suits my style. As much as I want to look & feel gorgeous in my dress, you captured my sentiments exactly

“..I want people to look at me – at the huge, unbelievably goofy, hurts-your-cheeks smile that will undoubtedly be on my face that day.  My dress be damned.”

The day is about celebrating the happiness/ union between my FH & I, not the dress. Sure it’s a part of it, but the whole day doen’t revolve around it (at least for me).

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