(Closed) Did anyone switch to a colored dress at the last minute?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I wear the traditional bridal gown to avoid regrets, or go with the turquoise dress?
    Wear the traditional ivory gown - you'll regret it later if you switch at the last minute. : (15 votes)
    52 %
    Wear the turquoise gown because it's fun, and can look bridal with the right accessories. : (7 votes)
    24 %
    Other (describe in comments!) : (7 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
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    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @onthelake:The dress that you posted is beautiful! I almost switched to a colored dress that I still love. Something that one of the people who commented on my post about it mentioned was “How does you Fiance feel about you wearing a colored dress?” I think that’s a really important question because, just like I have visions of my wedding day, my Fiance has always pictures his future wife walking down the aisle in a white/ivory dress. I realized that his feelings were the most important thing and I’ll be wearing my original ivory dress.

    So do you know how your Fiance feels about it? I also think that this would be the perfect example of where a reception dress would be perfect! You can wear the ivory dress for the wedding and change into this one for the reception!

    Post # 5
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    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    If you have room in the budget for both, you could always wear the Adorae for the ceremony and pictures then switch to the turquoise dress for the reception.

    Post # 6
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    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Oops, just saw PP’s post and your response.  Sorry!  Could you wear the turquoise dress for another wedding-related event?

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @onthelake:Darn! Well, it’s a good thing that you talked about it with your Fiance, I didn’t even think about it until a bee mentioned it lol. What does your ivory dress look like?

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Oops nevermind, I know what it looks like! Are you doing anything afterwards? Even if you’re planning on having dinner with your family you could change?

    Post # 9
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    That’s a tough one. Have you considered doing aqua jewelry and maybe aqua flowers in your hair to give your original dress a bright pop of color?

    Post # 11
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    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m torn myself, but it’s hard to turn your back on Adorae. That dress is just beautiful!

    Post # 12
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    35 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Hi there!

     

    I saw an interesting piece done on two women who both had dreams of wearing a non white wedding gown – I think both actually had their hearts set on red. One ended up wearing her red gown and was happy with it, and one wore a white gown, and was so glad she did. I got married young…and I was snti – white dress. Within 6 months of the wedding being over, I would watch wedding shows on tv and felt there was something missing as I was never a pretty bride. I guess in the end of it what I learned was, you can always find an event to wear a gorgeous colored gown to. But, there is only one day, one time in your life (for most people) that you get wear a white wedding gown. I, myself, would say that if you already have had the thought cross your mind that you may regret it – by all means, get your white wedding dress. The turquoise dress is absolutely gorgeous, but coming from personal experience, I regretted not wearing a white gown and now that I am older and wiser (lol) and I am getting married to the man of my dreams, not pushed into a young marriage – I bought a beautiful white dress and couldn’t be happier about it. Best of luck to you and I know whichever decision you make will be the right one for you.

     

    OH!! I found the link. Surprisingly! I read this article about eight months ago!

    http://www.lemondrop.com/2010/06/08/colored-wedding-dress-i-wore-a-red-wedding-dress/

     

    Post # 13
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @onthelake: as someone who is also wearing turquoise, i say go for it!  but the difference with me is, i NEVER really even considered white for me.  so it’s hard to say if you are on the fence.  I think this turqoise gown is gorgeous though, and it definitely also makes a statement.  it is the sort of bold dress that you may never get to wear again, which makes it special.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    So tough! I think I would go with the ivory dress with all the turquoise accents. I think colored dresses can work but in hues that are closely related to white – light gold, blush pink, even a light light blue. I think the turquoise dress (although BEAUTIFUL!) is a bit of a color shock.

    Although, since it is a Destination Wedding, maybe it wouldn’t look so out of place. I guess I’m as torn as you are! But Adorae is so unbelieveably gorgeous, I don’t know how I could pass it up….

    Post # 15
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    278 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I voted ‘other’, thinking that perhaps you could wear the turquoise dress for the rehearsal and dinner and the ivory for the wedding itself…?

    Post # 16
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    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    First, I think the colored one is really nice. One thing to consider is that your wedding picture may appear more timeless/classic if you go with the traditional gown. Personally, I knew I wanted an ivory dress because I felt like a bride in it. I think there are a lot of opportunities to wear sweet colored dresses, but only one to wear the white gown.

    But I don’t think there is a right or wrong answer to your question. And I don’t want to push you towards one dress or the other. Its great that your Fiance is on board with either choice.

     

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