(Closed) Back to the wedding dress dilemma…

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
9631 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

you can always try preowned dresses, or wear that dress for the ceremony and a new dress for the reception 🙂

Post # 4
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

@Jacqui90:  Good idea! Wear that one for the ceremony and for your mother, and wear the one you want (mermaid, A-line) for the reception!

Post # 5
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It is a beautiful dress, but I agree that the dress seems bigger than you are! And the bodice doesn’t seem to fit quite right. Do you think you would feel comfortable taking a trusted friend looking at dresses with you and getting a feel for what you really like, then bringing it up with your mum? Of course, depending on your relationship with her, you may feel comfortable just saying it to her now.

If you’re not happy with the dress, or regret that you didn’t get a chance to try on anything you liked, then I really think you should at least look into what else is available before committing more to this dress.

Post # 6
2577 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It does look like a whole lotta dress….

I second the notion of getting a more form fitting reception dress of your choosing.

Post # 7
1160 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

You look like a Princess!

I love your dress! I feel like you can wear a tighter fitting dress on many other occasions but this ball-gown is wedding worthy!

The suggestion of wearing a second reception dress is also a good idea.

Post # 10
2893 posts
Sugar bee

Well, 1st of all – the dress obviously hasn’t been fitted to you yet. That will make a HUGE difference and once the bodice is sized and altered properly it will really highlight how tiny your figure is. You’d look absolutely gorgeous.

Post # 11
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

How about a ceremony dress then switch into a reception dress?

Post # 12
8883 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Whatever you decide, you look absolutely stunning in the ballgown 🙂

Post # 13
24 posts

Have you considered having it made? [link removed due to self promotion]

Post # 14
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I loved what the other brides said! Would you be able to wear it for the cerimony and then looked into preownedweddingdress for a dress more your style for the reception? This way you have the best of both worlds!

The main thing is that YOU need to feel beautiful and comfortable. It’s your special day with your future husband’s to be; not anyone else’s.

Post # 15
1264 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

In your post, you had mentioned that you may have liked a slimmer a-line. What if you got them to take some layers of crinoline out of this gown? That would give it more of an a-line appearance and then it wouldn’t be so overwhelming on your petite frame. Just an idea…

But truly, you will look beautiful no matter what you wear! Good luck!!

Post # 16
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@claireos:  +1!  Get it fitted to YOU. I can tell it’s not zipped all the way in the back. You look awesome and I don’t think it is overwhelming on you at all.

Post # 17
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think the dress will flatter you very well once its the right size. these pictures are clearly of the sample dress, which is way too big. You have a perfect frame for the ballgown dress.

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