(Closed) Buyer’s remorse! I hate my wedding dress

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 58
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@likelimeade: yes yes yes yes YES. 100% agree.

OP you’ve gotten some great advice, i know it’ll come together famously.

Post # 59
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree with PP about adding a crinoline to flare out the bottom a little bit. Will give more shape to your silhouette!And in the picture you posted from the front, it looks a little loose in the bust, does it need to be taken in a little more there? But my my lady, I think that dress makes your body look wonderful! Don’t be so hard on yourself.

And I think you are taking your fiance’s and mom’s opinion too seriously. The most important thing is that YOU feel happy and beautiful, because if you do, you will glow on your wedding day and they will forget all the things they “hated” and appreciate your beauty! So if adding a belt or a veil makes you feel beautiful, just do it!

Post # 60
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think you’ll make a gorgeous bride and should absolutely, positively, stop asking your Fiance his opinion.  This is your dress, and I can guarantee that on your day, he’ll think you’re the most gorgeous person he’s ever seen no matter what you’re wearing.  Right now it’s easy to knit pick on the details, but at the end of the day he probably won’t care.

Post # 61
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@mhackney21: I vote for a belt too. I tried on a similar dress & didn’t really care for it until the consultant broke out the belts.

Post # 62
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Enough with the fat comments, they are degrading and offensive, not just to yourself but to women who are bigger than you. Not a great message for brides who have real weight issues and concerns. The dress is gorgeous and you have naturally beautiful skin and hair. You have nothing to worry about.

Post # 63
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree, you are being too hard on yourself.  I understand, since I am the same way.  but you are beautiful and so is your dress. And since when do men know anything about fashion?! And bridal fashion, at that.  Anyway, if you do a sash/belt (which I recommend) and are worried about messing up the look of the back, your tailor can sew it on so that it looks to be part of the dress.  I also recommend adding a crinoline to give the bottom a bit more structure (not necessarily pouf).  PM me if you want to chat more specific suggestions. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 64
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ok I love your dress and think you look gorgeous.  I would definitely add a sash with bling to give it a little something extra.  But I think it’s classy and modern, and shows off your body!

I think once you are all “done up,” your fiance will be floored at how amazing you look.

Post # 65
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honestly, I think you look gorgeous in the dress!  But I agree that sparkle would always be fun, and that it would be awesome to add a sparkly headband. 

Post # 66
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

So, I’m TERRIBLE about reading PP’s comments when there are so many like on this post, so if i double up on something, I apologize.

 

First of all, you look FABULOUS in that dress. I agree that it’s plain and needs a little shape and sprucing, but the dress itself on YOU looks great! I agree with PP’s that a sash will really spice that dress up and will give you a waist, which is one thing i think is lacking. I’ve found quite a few on etsy that are great… they have colored ones, flowery ones, feathery ones, plain ones, they have all kinds of BEAUTIFUL stuff.

As far as jewelry, I think a fabulous hair comb would really add that extra “umph” to your whole look. I don’t know your style but this is the hair comb I bought for when I take my veil out. She has some other great combs too. http://www.etsy.com/listing/71195244/harlow-feather-and-rhinestone-bridal

It really depends on what YOU want. Your Fiance is going to love you regardless, and it’s amazing the difference some jewelry and bling makes πŸ™‚ I hadn’t seen all of it together with hair/makeup/jewelry, etc until my bridal photos and I almost cried I was so excited about how it all came together. It makes a HUGE difference!!!

If you want bling, get the bling. If you don’t want a complete sash, a plain sash under the bust with a pretty brooch in the middle would be pretty. 

Post # 67
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@mhackney21: I just have to say this. In the pictures you’ve shown us, you LOOK like a bride. your hair looks like it could be wedding apprpriate, you’re wearing beautiful earrings, your makeup suits you and you have a great tan. I am honestly so jealous of you, that you didn’t put much effort into your appearance that day and you look like that. I know I will never look as beautiful as you look in your pictures on my wedding day. Please feel better about yourself. You are beautiful. 

Post # 68
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

gah double post!

Post # 69
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

Seriously, this is my DREAM DRESS!  I love tiered ruffles.  You look amazing in this dress.  Trust me, it will be a huge crowd pleaser!!  I know the main person you want to impress is your fiance, but I think you’re right – once you have hair and makeup done, it will have a different overall look.  That’s just my two cents, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!  And you do not have fat arms or a big waist, you look gorgeous!  Good luck on your big day!

Post # 70
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Helper bee

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@mhackney21: He does know this a WEDDING dress right? πŸ˜‰ It’s frickin hard to find one without all of that. I think you should try some sort of a sash as well. He may find he likes it better with it. It could even be something small, just to break it up and give some definition. You have to like your dress too, and no matter what, he will think you are goregous on your day. I was worried about my DH liking my dress as well, but in the end I loved it, I felt amazing, and he said I was beautiful. πŸ™‚

Post # 71
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

First of all it’s such a pretty white with your pretty tan! And it is a pretty dress on you! I think everyone else is right: add a belt or sash and add some poof in bottom. The sash will give you a waist and the contrast of the poof in the bottom will make your waist look smaller as well. Just my opinion tho! πŸ™‚

Post # 72
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I cant agree more with the PPs suggestions. I think you look breathtaking in that dress, and with adding a bit of poof at the bottom I think personally it would add even more. You will make a lovely bride, and I am sure your FH will be so happy to see you on your big day πŸ™‚

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