Post # 1
I bought my dress more than a year before the wedding. My FMIL was trying to get me to buy some grand, huge ballgown, covered in beading and pickups. It didn’t seem right for me or my country club wedding. NOW, I’m FREAKING OUT, because the scale of the wedding has become really fancy schmancy, AND I’ve been stress eating my way into not feeling like a trumpet shape will look great on my posterior. I’ve been window shopping ballgowns that are more MY taste, hide my hips/bum, and suit the newly discovered scale of the reception. What do you guys think?
Post # 3
We need pictures! Props for the great poll though, at least you have your sense of humor!
Post # 4
@drlolaz: Okay, I didn’t like any of those options because really no matter what you decide dress wise you need to watch your health. Not for beauty but to keep energized while facing all of this. If you are that stressed then you need to take a step away and realize that the day is about you and your FI. If a ballgown would make you feel comfortable in your own skin then sell the dress and try for a ballgown but don’t pig out. Eating nervously is normal but not good and will make you sluggish. You will be fine! Just take a breather and figure out what you would have confidence in wearing.
Post # 7
you look gorgeous in the dress. i say keep it. if it makes you feel better, i got married at a country club and i wore a mermaid dress (vera wang ethel) and changed into a drop waist dress (melissa sweet gigi) for the reception. i didn’t feel a ball gown was necessary at all.
Post # 8
@drlolaz: That’s a great dress for country club!
Post # 9
Beautiful dress!!! I say keep it and rock it regardless of your booty!!!
Post # 10
That dress is plenty fancy.
Post # 11
@drlolaz: uhm, that dress is AMAZING. I love that the bottom is all layered – but theres something so cool and effortless about it. I think it’s perfect for a country club wedding! Maybe change up the sash is you feel that it’s not quite right?
Post # 12
@drlolaz: You replied to my “body image” post, so I’m returning the favor by replying to yours. I can tell with 100% honesty that NO ONE is going to look at you in that dress and think your hips or butt look big. You look completely proportional. And very, very lovely!
And I think this is totally formal enough for a fancy wedding!
Post # 13
Weight be damned?! You look great!!!!!!!!!! It is very elegant
Post # 14
Said with all the love in the world
Lady, are you cracked? You do not look hippy even in the broadest sense of the word. You are statuesque as f***. Stahp.
Post # 15
@drlolaz: i think your dress is beautiful and perfect for your reception ; ) its a very fancy dress
Post # 16
I think the dress is so elegant. Love it. Your shape is great in the dress and I don’t think that there is any need for the ball gown.