(Closed) Does anyone not LOVE wedding dresses?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Nope! I’m totally with you! I didn’t cry, I didn’t feel overwhelmed with emotion, I didn’t feel “like a bride,” I just felt like me in a pretty dress. I don’t think wedding dresses are that flash – to be honest, I think most dresses are hideous!

I hated dress shopping with a passion – especially the being half-naked in front of strangers, comments on your size and shape and the constant upselling “You’ll regret it forever if you don’t buy a beautiful (read: expensive) dress! This is an investment in your youth! You’ll never be this young and beautiful again!”

I know a lot of people say “Your wedding is your only chance to wear a big white dress!” To that, I say “I never wanted to wear a big white dress – I look awful in big white dresses! Besides, if I wanted to wear a bridal gown, I can do it any day of the year – it just won’t be for a wedding!”

Haha, looks like I had a bit of dress frustration to get out!

Post # 4
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I like a lot of dresses, but I’ve tried on probably 50-100 dresses and never felt anything more than “oh, that’s pretty.”  I don’t think I’m going to find a dress that is “the one” that I love or have super strong feelings about.  

Honestly, I think a lot of it boils down to price/value.  If you gave me $2000 and said “go buy any one thing that you LOVE,” I’d probably come back with an awesome handbag that I’d carry every day, or a piece of jewelry that goes with everything, or something that I’d use around the house.  I put on a wedding dress and think yeah, I’m going to wear this thing for 10 hours and then put it in a box, and people are going to tell me I look pretty no matter what.

Post # 6
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@MrsMagillToBe:  Oh the “perks” of a super long engagement.  It’s also the least stressful wedding planning aspect…everyone kind of agrees and nobody gets super invested in the choices….I wish venue shopping were so easy.

Post # 7
18 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

I feel the same– I’ve gone to about 8 different bridal shops and tried on almost every  single dress I thought I would like and then some for shits & giggles. I have no emotion towards any of the dresses– other than hatred for putting on another gown.

I feel like they do kinda all look the same- I’ve been searching for something “different” and its definitely fallen short-as none of them look “special” to me  for me. I think I want to get that emotional reaction, but maybe I should just face it that I AM NOT an emotional person!!! eek!

There are dresses I really like in pictures, but they are also ones i’ve never tried on- like Monique Lhuiller candy in blush (also too expensive), and Enzoani Diana. They’re beautiful dresses & I love to look at them- eh 

My wedding is in 89 days! I am just ready to print out dresses I like, mix them up- close my eyes and pick one & be done with it.

Dress shopping is not fun

Post # 8
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

Same here! I went dress shopping in MN, GA, CA and WA (went visiting family). I never cried and hated awkwardly standing on a pedestal with everyone like “OMG OMG” or “BUY IT BUY IT”. I was so over that I got mine sewn from scratch by a seamstress. 

Post # 9
6355 posts
Bee Keeper


I love dresses, but not wedding dresses, they just aren’t my favorite style. Ballgowns can be absolutely gorgeous but I think ballgowns look better in dark, saturated colors.

I’m still going to have a traditional white one though. I don’t hate them or anything, I’m just not enthralled with them.

Post # 10
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Liverloverr27:  Wait; what?????  You don’t have a dress?  I understand you’re not all about that SYTTD moment, but will you need a “formal” dress for your wedding? 

Post # 11
1669 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I didn’t mind dress shopping so much, but I can look at dresses on models or other people all day long and not even feel any kind of “oh I love that” feeling. I tried on 6 dresses total. Bought the last one I tried on after trying on its runner up, the 1st one, again. Called it a day.

I look awesome in it, but I am really not a very girly girl and so I knew I wasn’t going to have “all the feelings” about the dress. I’m excited for it and I’m also excited that I don’t have to think about it again and the wedding is more than a year out!

I just cut myself off. I think if I had tried on 100 dresses, I’d be unhappier and more confused.

Post # 12
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I don’t really like them either…they do all look the same after a while. It could be that our wedding is on hold indefinitely that’s making me hate them more and more, though! I have seen so many pretty formalish regular dresses that I love so much more, so I’m leaning towards getting something like that when we finally do set a date again.


Or I’ll just go get a fun party dress and drag him out of town to elope :o)

Post # 13
513 posts
Busy bee

Also not a fan of most wedding dresses. I think a lot of them are ugly. White looks terrible on me given how closely it matches my alabaster skin.

Post # 14
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I feel the same way… that’s why I bought mine online!
It’s not even technically a “wedding” dress, and I’m totally fine with that.
It’s a very simple knee-length number that I love; I’m planning to make a skirt to go over it to make it longer for the ceremony, and have it just be a fun dress to party in at my reception.

My Future Sister-In-Law seems a bit upset that we’re not going dress shopping, but she doesn’t know me very well yet so I can’t really blame her for that, haha.
Too much clothes shopping turns me into a big jerk, for lack of a better term 😛

Post # 15
8444 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I hated my wedding dress towards the end of the night, it was uncomfortable and got in the way.  I ended up cutting part of it off an hour into my reception.  You can kind of see the bottom of it in this pic.

Post # 16
504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

The first three stores were like this is awesome and look at how amazing I look in these designer dresses, the next three appointments were like me being super critical of every aspect of each gown and then the last three appointments were panic setting in because I couldn’t find exactly what I thought I wanted. It really became a process of elimination and not that emotional this is the one moment. I was really influenced by the people I took with me and I would strongly recommend you don’t take the posse with you. Go by yourself or just take one friend or your mom

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