(Closed) Are there any non-white dress brides feeling swayed? Support group needed:)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m not engaged yet, but I always since I saw the photos of my mum in a red wedding dress knew that I wasn’t going to wear white/ivory/cream ‘wedding colours’ at my wedding but I’ve seen a lot of goregous dresses while being on bee and I was starting to open out to the idea of being more ‘wedding-y’ style but I just looked at the photo of my mum again then knew that I wasn’t ever going to be wearing white/ivory at my wedding whatever happens. I love the colour blush (a colour that I would totally consider), you’re going to look totally amazing!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

That dress is STUNNING in blush! I think it has more “pizzaz” than the ivory 🙂 Excellent choice!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@futuremrsmendez:  

I will be wearing An aubergine beauty, I am a bit out there so, anyone close to me expects me to have a non white dress anyway but, not sure if they expect something so dark. ( I posted a picture of it on my last thread, not me in it).

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Those polls will always turn out that way because a lot of people are stuck in following ‘tradition’ so they expect everyone else to be the same. Besides the tradition of a white dress not being that old in comparison to the thousands of years of marriages, white (or any variation…ivory,etc) does not look good on a lot of people. Why wear a colour that doesn’t look good or that you just plain don’t like because others say that you should be doing it their way?!

I wore a blush pink dress when I got married the first time in 1990. It was totally ‘shocking’ back then but I insisted. I have very yellow tones to my skin so white makes me look jaundiced and off white looks even worse! We’re talking full blown liver disease jaundice looking. Why would I want to look ill on my wedding day? Back then the only other colour that I could find (and even that was extremely difficult) was the blush pink…Demetrios was just trying one or two dresses in that colour to see they would sell. So I snatched it up…and it’s one of the things that I still love about the wedding…my exH is a completely different matter. lol

This time I’m wearing deep purple taffeta with lavender and blue organza. I will not regret it… I never regretted not wearing white the first time! I don’t care what others think it’s what I love!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@futuremrsmendez:  For the record, I LOVE the Divina dress in blush.

 

I was originally planning on wearing a black lace wedding gown but recently I’ve found myself being swayed…. I’m now also considering red gowns and blush gown – especially after seeing the 2013 KittyChen Couture line.

 

Fortunately, the Fiance is fully supportive of the idea and so are most of my close friends. The ones that find it strange do have more conservative/traditional tastes so I wasn’t surprised. My father is fine with the idea but my mother, although she knows that she cannot change my mind, still wants me in a white or off-white dress. She does approve of blush.

 

I’ve tried to imagine myself wearing a white gown and to be honest, I feel like I’d be playing the part of a bride as opposed to actually being myself as a bride – if that makes any sense. Some people have already told me “But it’s your only chance to wear a white gown!!” I just reply back that I have no inclination or desire to wear a white gown. It’s just not me. As for the possible regret factor – if that’s the worst thing that happens to me, I’d consider myself VERY lucky indeed.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It is you and your FI’s wedding day, wear whatever color of wedding dress you want to wear that makes you feel beautiful! 🙂 Blush is a very pretty color for a wedding dress, I am wimp with wearing non-traditionalc colors but rock that blush wedding gown on your wedding day! 🙂 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I know the thread you’re referring to – I think I commented on it, lol. I do think that it might look dated when you look at photos years later, but honestly even a lot of white or ivory dresses end up looking dated depending on the style. Blush gowns are gorgeous and I am all for going out of the norm with wedding dresses. I feel like I see so many dresses that all look like the one before it. They all end up bluring together in my mind. My dress is white, but its not a popular dress at all and the style is not most people’s taste. I personally love that its different – people will remember it! I say go for it!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

blush is where it’s at, baby! Pink is it! I love me some blush!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Miss Circe:  I feel exactly the same. I’ve never wanted to wear a “wedding” dress.

OP, I’ve gone through a couple of dress polls here, and I found that many people on here will automatically want you to wear white (or ivory, etc.) because it’s what they’re familiar with, and it’s what they would choose for themselves.

I’m wearing a mostly ivory dress with purple panels in it – it got absolutely canned in the dress poll I posted on here, but I still went with it. I don’t look exactly like a bride in it – but I never wanted to! I always wanted to look like myself, and that’s just how I look in this dress.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I wish I had gone for a blush dress…. But I’ll have to settle for the champagne tulle I have under the ivory lace. Blush is soooooo gorgeous. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

At first I ordered a plain off-white dress, and you know what? I regretted THAT because I wasn’t being “me” by doing it. I ended up paying extra to have my dress altered to include a color accent (blue!), and now I’m so much more excited about wearing it than I was before. 

I think one reason many people are so averse to colorful wedding dresses is because we are SO used to seeing white or whitish dresses that it’s hard to even picture how a colorful dress will look in that setting. 

I have a blue engagement ring as well, and I have never regretted doing that. It felt like it was very fitting to my personality, even if it’s not something others would choose. That’s what I’m going for!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I know its not too far off, but I am wearing a dark gold lace with a champagne liner dress and I couldn’t be more excited.  I agree with the PP who said that they felt like “dressing up as a bride” rather than seeing “myself as the bride”.  I never felt as beautiful in white/ivory as I did in that gold dress!!!

Kudos for going with the blush!  I would have done it in a hearbeat if it had been an apricot toned pink (perfect for my coloring)!!!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I didn’t wear white, and couldn’t picture myself in it at all.

I don’t regret it. Athough sometimes I see those frothy white princess, tulle sparkely dresses and get just a pang of “should I of wore it”. But my dress was more “me”.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would have totally worn a blush dress if it weren’t for my traditional mother getting in the way and since she’s paying I had no choice =/ Wear the dress that screams you!

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