(Closed) Anyone feel pressure to get a fancy wedding dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I was actually encouraged to get an affordable dress. Everybody told me I’d regret spending too much (on top of the whole wedding, ya know?) and they were RIGHT! I think the dress on the right would be BEAUTIFUL as a wedding dress.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I thought I wanted a plain dress and put on a fancy, glitzy dress and fell in love. That said, I think you need to do what’s right for YOU!! If you aren’t into the fancy-schmancy dress, don’t get one just to appease your family and friends. Get what you LOVE!!! That dress is gorg.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

This is my dress, and I am second guessing for the same reason. But, I onlyh spend $275 on it (of course, alterations will pump that up a bit)

You can’t see it in this photo, but there are sparkles going across the ruching. 

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Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh, and i think the dress you chose is beautiful!

Post # 7
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255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i think that dress would be beautiful as a wedding dress!

Post # 8
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Yes, I hear you! That dress is gorgeous, and what I try to remember is that my groom gets to wear his suit again–but my dress is just for one day.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

That dress is beautiful! What color would you order it in? In my search for a dress, I found that there’s also a huge market for more simple dresses. I say just go out and look at them, don’t discount bridal shops. But most of all, be true to you, I think one of the most important things is to represent yourself and your personality on your wedding day.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I love that dress. They have something very similar to it as an online only dress at David’s Bridal. I have been debating ordering it but not getting to try it on makes me nervous. Go with what you love and ignore what everyone else says!

 

This one http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=3001962&currentIdx=8&subCategory=-49998493|3001898|3001962&catentryId=6165414&sort= is close to the same look but not quite the same. The price is fabulous though!

 

and I love this one http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=3001962&currentIdx=35&subCategory=-49998493|3001898|3001962&catentryId=6165420&sort= but am probably too scared to order either of them

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I love simple dresses, and I think that is a great choice. I think some elaborate wedding dresses look more like costumes! I chose a simple dress as well.

If you have any doubts look at this simple bride- I think one of the most beautiful ever!

 

Post # 13
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814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

mine has no sparkles, or gems. it has rouching around the waist and it’s not strapless

Post # 14
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814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

p.s. i think that would be a perfect dress for a wedding! don’t feel pressured to buy a ‘wedding dress’ when you can find something that is you even if it’s not labeled

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My wife and I both had relatively simple dresses with no beads, ruching, etc.  I really preferred it that way.  In the more ornate dresses, people tend to say, “Oh, that dress is gorgeous!”  In the simpler ones, they tend to say, “Oh, the bride looks gorgous!”  I prefer the second.  😉

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