(Closed) Bridal lingerie — Is the wedding industry making me think I should want this?

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Should I...
    Go with my gut and (secretly) rock spanx and a beige strapless bra : (35 votes)
    61 %
    Find a decently-made white boustier and wear it all day because it's a bride's right of passage : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Wear the ugly (but effective) stuff under the dress, have something fun for pics and for husband : (19 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think you’ve got the right idea. Wear the good effective architectural stuff for the actual dress and then slip into something pretty afterwards. That’s what I did!

    Post # 4
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    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I wore Spanx and nothing else. I wanted my body to look good in the dress, sexy lingerie wouldn’t do what Spanx can do! haha. 

    I took the Spanx off for my after party dress. And when we got back from the after party, I changed into some lacy white lingerie while Darling Husband was off doing something (putting my jewelry in the hotel safe maybe?), but if he hadn’t gone off to do something else, I wouldn’t have cared if he helped me take off my Spanx before getting down to business. He married me. He’s seen me have food poisoning and fart in the bed and have double pink eye and he still married me. I’d rather look good in the wedding pictures Wink

    Don’t wear the sexy stuff under the dress, the only people who will see that are your mom and bridal attendants lol. If you have an opportunity to change into something later, go for it, if not, don’t sweat it!

    Post # 5
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    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @village_skeptic:  Same here!

    I don’t think I would’ve made it the whole wedding day if I didn’t wear a practical bra.

    Post # 7
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    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Like PP, Darling Husband has seen me at my worst – sick, injured, bleeding, etc. So for him, me rocking spanx under my dress would’ve been acceptable. In an ideal world, I would casually slink off to the restroom and appear in my gorgeous bridal lingerie glory.

    What happened in reality was that we were both exhausted and he needed to unzip me from my spanx-y crinoline bc I just couldn’t get myself out of it. LOL

    Post # 8
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    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I just wore little lace panties.  But I say wear whatever you need to/ want to to feel and look good in your dress.

    At the end of the night I needed help getting the dress of, (million buttons in the back) so Darling Husband had to help me. Then I excused myself and changed into something sexy.

    Post # 9
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    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Yes, probably.

    If you want some panties that say Bride, why don’t you DIY them with either an iron-on transfer or one of those rhinestone patterns? You could always just get white versions of the practical bra you have, and set a tiny baby-blue ribbon bow to the center of the bra. Instant bridal, and you won’t just donate after the wedding. Wear your spanx as usual–they’re so unsexy, but there really is no substitute for that kind of support short of a full blown corset, and for a good one of those you are looking at $200+ dollars.

    Post # 10
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    9489 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m probably just going to wear my undies (I’ll probably pick up some cute “bride” ones from VS).  I’m doing boudoir photos soon, but there will be no “wedding lingerie” in them…for some reason those photos actually creep me out…ha!

    Post # 11
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    6360 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Totally think bridal lingerie is a money-grab effort.

    I say wear the support garmented with your dress and wear some cute stuff you already own with your new husband after…. and there’s no need to take photos of any of your undies a t all.

    Post # 12
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    998 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @kes18:  I would wait to buy them tho…..I bought some undies for my wedding day and someone gave me the “bride” undies at my bachelorette party

    Post # 13
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    9489 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @OtterHalf:  Yeah…I figure someone might get them for me!  If not I’ll be in VS the week before picking some up.  Or maybe I’ll just throw on some white lacy ones I already have!

    Post # 14
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    7760 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Get changed after the reception. You definitely want to feel good on the day (i.e. functional) and also want to look sexy for your husband afterwards.

    I’ve never understood the logic of pre-wedding photos in your underwear.

    Post # 15
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    10568 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Even though my dress had multiple layers and I could have probably worn black panties without it being an issue I wore a nude-coloured thong to be safe.  No bra, I had cups sewn into the dress.

    I showered that night because I’m allergic to hairspray and did not want it on the pillow.  With all that hairspray there was no way that was going to be a sexy shower!  I put on the sexy stuff while Darling Husband showered after me.

    Post # 16
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    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Trust me – you will be so sweaty/gross under your dress that it won’t matter what you’re wearing because you’ll want it all off of you before your husband touches you that night. I actually showered, haha. Go with your gut and wear your normal spanx etc.

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