(Closed) Big dress with a small groom?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll:
    Get the dress you love and don't worry about it : (26 votes)
    76 %
    Get a slimmer fitting dress so it isn't overwhelming : (8 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    1202 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @coralie:  I would wear the dress that you absolutely love and looks best on you and not worry about how you will look next to your Fiance. Trust me, he isn’t going to care because he is marrying you and you will look gorgeous no matter what kind of dress you are wearing. You are only going to have this day once and wear the dress of your dreams and be happy with it! =) 

    Post # 7
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m the same height/weight as you, and my Fiance is very slim too. He’s 5’9, and by the time I add heels I’ll almost be the same height as him. He’s only about 20 pounds heavier than me. I am doing a trumpet gown for the ceremony, and a ball gown for the reception. It’s not like a crazy voluminous ball gown though. 

    I would go for what you love! Even with a ballgown, your arms and waist and collarbones would still be exposed and make you look slim/feminine. 

    Post # 9
    714 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @coralie:  My bridal consultant told me that wearing a fit/flare gown will make my Fiance look shorter because I will look so tall and skinny in comparison. But it sounds like you’re not even sure which style you like more. I say get whichever dress you are most excited about and try not to overthink it.

    Post # 10
    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @coralie:  I’m in a VERY similar situation except we are about the same height.  I ended up buying a slimmer dress but not because I wanted to look smaller but because I fell in love with it.  I almost bought a larger puffy dress.  I say buy the dress of your dreams and the one you love.  You only get married once (hopefully [incert wink-y face here]).

    Post # 11
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Most grooms will look comparatively smaller next to a bride wearing a ballgown due to the large amounts of fabric of a ballgown, so I would’t worry about it. 

    I would personally stick with a ballgown, and wear low heels. The ballgown will make your waist look slimmer and you shorter (compared to an a-line or sheath, which will make you look taller). Also get a dress with boning to make your waist look even smaller, and don’t wear a huge veil or headpiece, and you’ll be fine.

    Also your groom could get shoes with thicker heels/soles to add a little bit of height to him as well.

    ETA: A tea-length ballgown style dress with a big skirt would also make your waist look smaller and you a bit shorter. If anything though, I would wear the sheath for the reception and the tea-length dress for the photos, where the height may be an issue more.

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