(Closed) Dress help: Bee or Fern?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I like the Fern. The Bee is a tad bit too ornate, and it sounds like you are not thrilled with the beading which is a big part of the dress. Plus an expert seamstress can do the alterations on the bodice so that it fits perfectly without compromising the integrity of the design

Post # 4
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

This is just me, but I like the Bee better.  Yes, it’s more ornate, but Fern just isn’t floating my boat.  Which boils down to this: go with whatever made you go Wow, if you can afford it.  If you ask a million different bees, you’ll get a million different answers.  The only one that matters is yours.  They’re both beautiful dresses, and I’m sure you’ll look stunning in either of them.
Good luck! 

Post # 5
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Both dresses are gorgeous.  The Bee has more of a vintage look, while the fern has a more modern look.  When you try them on, does one make you feel more special than the other or speak to you in some way?

I think either would be fine with your venue. 

Post # 6
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I like both of these dresses, and actually think that they have somewhat of a similar look… so it’s nice to know that you are right on with the style that you like!

With your indoor vintage reception, I’d go with the slightly fancier of the two dresses– the Bee.  But, whichever you choose isn’t going to be the wrong choice.  They are similar and both beautiful, so it really comes down to which one you feel like the bride in!

Post # 7
142 posts
Blushing bee

It sounds like the Bee would be easier, since you wouldn’t need the alterations and everything – so maybe the costs would even out once you factored alterations into the cost of the Fern dress?

That said – I looooove the Fern. So pretty!

You’ll have to let us know which one you decide to go with – and a picture!

Post # 8
676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

If the Bee made you go "wow" then I feel you should absolutely go with it! 

Post # 9
1428 posts
Bumble bee

They are both very romantic-looking but I like the Bee the best, I think it would go perfectly with your wedding theme.

Post # 10
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

The fern is my fave but I agree with the others. Go with the one that made you go "wow." Both are beatiful.

Post # 11
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I like both of them. However, based on the reasons you cited, I think you should go with Bee. It sounds like you like that one somewhat better, and like they say…if the glove fits, wear it!

Post # 13
184 posts
Blushing bee

I may be biased because the Bee reminds me of my own dress, but it looks absolutely amazing. It is very unique, but still bridal. The Fern is beautiful as well, but yes, it is a bit more plain. I don’t think the Bee will overwhelm your outdoor setting – it’s not like you are wearing a ballgown to get married on a hill. Whichever you chose, I am sure you will look beautiful!! I love Melissa Sweet!

Post # 14
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

i like the BEE!

I don’t think it would be too fancy for a garden wedding, looks like it would be Perfect (with a capital P!).  Plus it already fits you- no alterations! Weee!  Go with the one you feel like you are floating in- cause you feel so amazing it. 

Post # 15
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Welcome to Weddingbee!

Because of my persoanl tastes I like BEE better.  The dresses are so similar, you really can’t go wrong.  Is there a way to post photos of you in the dresses?  Sometimes it helps seeing them on real people versus models.

Post # 16
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ditto for the Bee! 

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