(Closed) Dress Stress

posted 7 years ago in 40 Something
Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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@Gribberama:   I love your dress and you look stunning in it!  The color and fabric are just beautiful.  And dammit, you do NOT look anywhere near old enough to be a MOB!  

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@VanillaCoke:  Thank you so much!  And your slip story totally made me smile…I had one consultant who actually pulled out a HOOP SKIRT and held it out for me to step into.  I just started laughing  and said “I don’t think this is going to end well!”  (9000 yards of tulle later….)  

I hope you find a wonderful dress that makes you feel amazing and fabulous!  Please promise you’ll show us when you find it! 

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@MissMiaMarch:  Thank you, YOU look gorgeous too!!!

@VanillaCoke: YES go to VOWS! I actually went there, just becuase I was in the area and got an appointment. I had already found my dress but hadn’t bought it yet so it was a super fun experience for me and just validated the one above in my eyes. Really.. a hoop skirt?? Can’t wait to see what you end up with!! And yes.. yay for 1971!

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@VanillaCoke:  I guess I was lucky. I was a 50 year old bride (48 when I shopped) I had a unique experience – I chose a strapless ballgown at Alfred Angelo. I got no negative comments about the dress at all, even from usually critical people. No one asked if my daughter was getting married.  I did make sure to shop with great accessories (jewelry, shoes). Generally, I like strapless gowns anyway, so it was not a big step to wear one for the wedding.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@VanillaCoke:  Yes, keep us updated!  

I loved dressed shopping even though I thought I would hate it.  I walked into the salon, acknowledged my age, and then tried on whatever I wanted. I was ready with snappy comebacks to thoughtless remarks, but none were ever stated.  The right consultant/shop should put you at ease & I was lucky enough to find one.

That being said, I did get one snarky remark from a wedding coordinator at an upscale venue I was considering.  Something like, “Old brides like yourself don’t go for all the pomp & circumstance.”  I waited until we were all back in the manager’s office (the coordinator’s boss).  The manager asked if we were ready to book, I simply said I couldn’t get married here because the lightling is so obviously bad your coordinator keeps telling me how aged I look.  I thanked them and left.

Life, looking good, celebrating is not just for 20-somethings.  You will rock your dress & will know it when you find it.

 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@VanillaCoke:  I am so sorry you feel that way….. If you want to look like a princess you should do that it’s your wedding, don’t let  your age intimidate you… happiness and love looks good on us, no matter our age.

I never even went and tried on dresses because I had no desire to do so, I ordered my dress on line and had a friend of mine who is a designer evolve it by putting her touches on it….

 

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Have you considered a bridesmaid’s dress?  They are typically available in white or ivory.  And they are often simpler than a regular wedding dress, which sounds like what you want.

But if you want a regular wedding dress, that’s okay, too.  I wore a regular wedding dress, even though I turned 56 on my wedding day.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

How did it go at Vows?!

Post # 27
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@VanillaCoke:   I’m 51 and plan to wear this on my wedding day.  The description calls it vintage, I fell in love with it not knowing that!!  LOL   My shopping experience was all positive – and I hope yours will be too!!!  Heck, I feel 17 on the inside!!  

Post # 28
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014
Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@VanillaCoke:  I think I was in the same dressing room there haha!

Congrats I am so happy you found a dress YAY!! I love it -of course, I AM partial because it does look like mine πŸ™‚ I am not saying this to make you feel better, I like it more than the pink one. Personally, I like your color AND neckline better. The fabric also looks a little heavier/and more wrinkle resistant? It seems more elegant and is very slimming! If you want to incorporate some pink, maybe use it in the sash or jewlery πŸ™‚

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