(Closed) Dress Dilemma!!!!!!! Please help- opinions needed!!!!!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I usually err on the side of “wear whatever you want,” but I do think that dress looks a little too formal for what you are describing. When is your wedding? It looks like it is quite heavy.

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wearing a more formal dress, as long as you are comfortable. But I would definitely advise trying to see it in person before buying it. Even if you can’t try it on, you can at least get a sense of how heavy/formal it seems in person.

Post # 3
866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Honestly, I don’t get what the problem is with a bride looking supposedly too formal. What are people going to criticize? She looked too much like a bride??? 

So yeah I say whatever makes you feel good on your wedding day, you should wear. I second PO though that said to try it on first.

Post # 5
337 posts
Helper bee

But it’s pretty! Go for it! The last thing you want is to wish you were wearing your dream dress! 


Post # 8
4910 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

metalmaiden13:   If you love the dress, buy it.  It is your wedding day, a day like no other.  Wear a dress like no other.  

Post # 10
578 posts
Busy bee

So, I actually would recommend *not* buying it until you have tried it on. You don’t have to have tried it on in your size, but I have seen a lot of people – myself included – go into a store with a photo of a dress that they “know” they will love on them and actually decide, “Eh, this is actually as flattering as I thought.” Sometimes tiny differences in cut – compared to the others in this style you’ve tried on – can make a big difference. You *might* love it and it might be the one, but it also might flop.

As for church appropriate – as long as you won’t catch on the pews walking down the aisle, it’s fine. 

Post # 12
578 posts
Busy bee

metalmaiden13:  Your wedding is October 2015? You’ve got plenty of time to wait and try it on then. I’d call all your local stores and let them know you’re interested in trying it on and ask them to give you a call when/if they get a sample in. Have a bunch of friends call them too and pretend they want to try it on as well (if they think it’s in demand, they’ll be more likely to order one). It doesn’t have to be in your exact size to get a feel for it either – a few sizes up or down should still be enough to see if you really want it.

Post # 14
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think you should try it on first, BUT it’s goregous and if you love it, then buy it!!  I think it makes a difference that it’s tulle rather than satin. That brings the formality level down a little in my opinion. 

Post # 15
1936 posts
Buzzing bee

I think it’s abeautiful dress! i think if you’re worried about it being too formal there are a couple things you could do. you could order it without a train – this usually brings the formality down a bit and you wouldn’t have to deal with a bustle. You could also remove some of the criniline to make it less poofy which would also make it less formal.  My dress was a super slim and casual dress without a crinoline and a very formal dress with one.

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