Post # 1
I’m having a late-summer “garden-party” wedding and when I found a simple short wedding dress, I was completely in love.
However, many people have strong opinions of my decision. Future Mother-In-Law was horrified, others have asked me “why would you do that”. Others say that I will regret not having a “traditional” dress.
I still love my dress, but am I making a mistake?
Post # 3
Your wedding dress is yours and yours alone! I think once people see it on you on your wedding day, they will forget all their hypothetical concerns and love it! It might be a good idea to just not talk to people about it.
Post # 4
It’s your wedding day and its about making you comfortable and being who you are. Short dresses are so cute! Do you have a pic of the dress? And Im sorry you got such a negative reaction.
Post # 5
If you love your dress, that’s what matters. If you didn’t think you’d regret not having a “traditional” dress before anyone said anything, then you probably won’t. I think a fun, short dress will be perfect for your garden wedding.
Post # 6
It’s your wedding. If you love the dress, wear it proudly! People (especially parents and grandparents) have antiquated views on weddings. I’ve gotten some grief because we’re not including a lot of wedding traditions in our ceremony and reception, but we’re not budging! It’s our wedding and we’re doing it our way, and I’ll be wearing a short dress too!
Post # 7
You’re not making a mistake if you love it. Once they see you on your wedding day I’m sure these remarks will come to a quick stop.
Post # 8
If you love your dress, that’s all that matters. More than likely, they will say you look stunning on your wedding day. Not everyone is used to doing things differently than the norm. Even back in the 60s and prior, short wedding dresses were the norm so it seems strange that anyone would be telling you they are “not done” and that you will regret it. Rock the short dress and ignore the naysayers.
Post # 9
Your dress sounds really fitting for the wedding you’re having! Personally, my choice was a longer more traditional dress only because I knew I would never ever have another opportunity to wear one like it ever again! But, if YOU like it, nay, love it, and don’t forsee yourself regretting it (just remember that almost everyone has some dress choice reconsiderations– I did– at one point), then a short dress is absolutely fine. let them talk, it’s your day and you’re the one wearing it! They can/did pick whatever they want for their day!
Post # 10
I think if you LOVE your dress you are NOT making a mistake. I think its just a shock for some people to see the bride in a short dress as the long, traditional white gown is usually “expected”. I personally LOVE brides wearing short dresses, especially if it suits their personality and their wedding.
Post # 11
Mothers and Future Mother-In-Law are old school, don’t lisen to them. I think a short dress is perfect for a garden wedding! Especially since you love it. i’m sure they’ll apologize for thinkning that once they see the whole outcome and your vision and know you were right!
I’m wearing a short dress for my first ceremony too! Don’t let them talk you out of what YOU want!
Post # 12
It’s your dress and your day. If YOU love your dress that is all that matters. It’s a personal decision and I don’t see why other people think they know how you will feel 10 or 20 years down the road. I’m sure once your day rolls around all the naysayers will think your dress is gorgeous and just right for you!
Post # 13
More traditional friends and family gave me so much heck about my choice of dress and boot all during my planning process. I stayed true to myself despite all the concerns that I fielded. The funny thing was that on the day of the wedding, people could not stop raving about the dress and the boots… and several came up to me and ate their previous words, and a few even admitted that they were wrong.
Short version: You know you best… and if you are going to shine in the short dress, then that’s what you should wear!
Post # 14
Summer. Outside. In a garden. You will not want a heavy long gown. You will roast! Who cares what other people say! You will look perfect. Esp. if you are more comfy!
Post # 15
- Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club
@ember78, That’s exactly what I was going to say… wasn’t it only a generation or two ago that almost everyone wore short dresses for their weddings? I mean, unless it’s super short and shows your panties or something, everyone should be fine. I’m sure you will look beautiful! Short dresses are classic!
Post # 16
i think the short dress will be quite lovely!! your fiancee probably has never seen the short dress before, you may want to show him a few pix so that he can get a feel for it (not of your dress, but of the style you’re going for). Men really have no idea, what you’re wearing etc.