Dress Regret . A lot of underwhelming comments from bridal party.

posted 1 week ago in Wedding Related
Post # 3
80 posts
Worker bee

That’s a STUNNING dress and suits your figure so much!


Think about it though, how often do you ask your family and friends for day to day opinions of your clothing? Probably never. 


You can have opinions about how YOU feel in the dress, but how others feel, meh! I had doubts about my own because i was worried about my body shape, but not if other people actually liked the dress!


You look amazin, you’ll feel amazing, and your family should be under the “if you have nothing nice to say…” mindset. How dare they comment after you have purchased and expressed how much you love it!

Post # 4
2776 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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@ninaso23:  Your family and friends are presumptuous and dead wrong.  Your dress is absolutely stunning and suits you so well.  Maybe they’re into princess dresses, but they should keep their comments to themselves.  Lace dresses are timeless and elegant, and even a “simple” style can be accented with things like that killer veil and other accessories. 

I think you’ll feel like it’s been taken up a notch after alterations–the style you chose will really hug your curves and accentuate your waist. 

Post # 5
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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@ninaso23:  I think your dress and veil are STUNNING! Lace is classic and i don’t feel like it’s ever going to be out of style. Don’t get too hung up on the comments from other people. You felt beautiful in that dress, and that is all that matters!

ETA Alterations are going to make it fit like a glove! Even just getting the hem up, and having your shoes on will make a big difference. And, in the off chance that you still feel like it’s too plain, don’t underestimate the power of a pretty belt, or wedding day jewelry. A little sparkle goes a long way to elevating your look!

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Post # 6
2121 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2022 - Studio City , CA

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@ninaso23:  Everything about your dress is fire!!! The veil just makes it a slam dunk.  Bridesmaids need to piper down and sorry to say F off.  Kudos to shopping by yourself.  I did that as well and highly recommended it as it helped me tune into my own needs and wants regarding a dress and not listen to needless chatter. You look absolutely gorgeous don’t change a thing

Post # 10
1528 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

It only matters how you feel in it… everyone has different tastes but you are the one wearing it. I agree that this looks absolutely amazing on you and with the fixes it will be perfect!

Don’t regret what you love =)

Post # 11
1518 posts
Bumble bee

I think you look gorgeous.

I purposefully didn’t bring my best friend dress shopping. I love her to bits, we talk every day, I know she’d be there for me no matter what, but she truly cannot fathom in certain areas that different people may have different ideas (i.e. mermaid dress with tons of bling and a lot of cleavage is the ONLY dress to buy).

If you felt beautiful and comfortable then that’s enough! It’s also really hard to tell from photos sometimes – nobody on WB picked the dress I bought as the favourite (and while I think it didn’t photograph well I KNOW in real life I was gorgeous). I’m all for a bit of constructive criticism (my mum is great for “if the bust line were softened a bit it might be more flattering) but ultimately the hcoice is yours.

Post # 12
2121 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2022 - Studio City , CA

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@ninaso23:  Good for you going with what you live. It’s just so stunning. 

Post # 13
4108 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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@ninaso23:  I think it’s a gorgeous dress and it looks like it was made for you.

I think your comment about them “expecting” a wow factor is simply not their place. Your wedding day, the dress you buy and wear, etc. is not for THEIR enjoyment. I think people overstep boundaries and can’t put themselves in your shoes. I find it rude that they voiced these sorts of opinions knowing you purchased the dress. That’s like telling someone you hate their baby name while HOLDING THE BABY. 

I went wedding dress shopping with my best friend. I always tailored my comments to remove my opinion and bias and always talk about the dress she had on with her in mind. 

Honestly, just ignore their comments. Easier said then done, but that dress made you feel happy and special when you picked it. You were alone without any influence, just yourself, so you know that it was 100% picked FOR YOU. Keep it that way!

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Post # 14
7992 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

You went shopping by yourself for your mental health, meaning this likely isn’t the first time these people have been unkind to you. Remember why you went alone, and TRUST YOURSELF. 

You chose a beautiful dress that looks amazing on you. 

Post # 15
1257 posts
Bumble bee

This dress is stunning and you look like a goddess. Please dont let other peoples opinions undermine what you want. There is a reason you didnt bring them shopping and wanted to go alone. Trust yourself! 

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