(Closed) Fiance’s family didn’t seem to like my dress :( Pictures Included

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 47
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Busy bee

I think you look beautiful!!! I’m ooing and awing over you and I don’t even know you!!! That dress looks amazing in you, and you have a rockin’ figure!! I know others opnions are important to you and can sometimes be hurtful when it’s about something as important as this, but remember a few things. one, that some people are jelous when others are in the lime light, and they want to bring you down a peg. Not saying thats the case here, but just for future reference. Two, your to be grandmother is in her 80’s and DOES have a different sense of what a wedding gown “should” look like, she probably meant no harm but should have ooed and awed and been supportive anyway, that was rude of her. And also, in the picture you don’t have a veil on or big hair and make-up…sometimes you know it’s “the dress” before anyone else because you can picture yourself on the big day all made up, where as for other people they just see a white dress but not a bride without all the fluff. I see this happen alot on say yes to the dress, family is not wowed by a dress that the bride loves. But once they glam her up with a veil, the hair pulled up, and some big earings or something all the sudden the family oohs and awes. 

Take it from us, you look amazing!!

Post # 48
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@BridetoBe101610: Is it possible it’s their personalities and not their opinions of the dress?  I just know that I’m not the most effusive person, and my FI’s family is the type to yell and scream and hug each other whenever they are excited.  It’s led to some misunderstandings where they thought I wasn’t happy to see them or pleased with gifts they’ve given me and whatnot, but really I’m just a little more reserved than they are and don’t show my happiness as..loudly.  So I guess consider the possibility that they loved the dress but just didn’t show it they way you expected them to.

Post # 49
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think it looks fantastic on you! Your groom will love it if YOU love it and are beaming and happy to be marrying him in it.

Post # 50
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m in the “you don’t look too thrilled in the picture so that’s what I think they’re responding to” camp. My guess is that in the pics you may have been concentrating pretty hard? I have a face of indifference or even anger when I’m concentrating on something. What do you think of your dress?

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You’re a beautiful girl, you picked a beautiful dress, and it fits/suits you like a dream! Can I be a lil’ catty here ladies — reading the post, BEFORE I looked at the picture of the bride or her dress — I just knew the bride would be pretty and the dress would be equally beautiful.  Why, ’cause I figured the fiance’s family was jealous of her and that that was why they were so critical of her dress, or, not complimentary as they should have been. 

Love your dress.  Own it.  I agree with one of the insightful posters here that you shouldn’t underestimate the power of the wedding day! You dress will fit you like a tee and you’ll have all the accessories for hair (maybe veil or headpiece of some kind) and so forth… and your guests will swoon.  I walked downstairs briefly before our ceremony to greet my very young ring bearers and say hello to their mother (my first cousin) who is super critical, and when she saw me, she practically fell over.  No kidding! She literally gasped and her face said it all.  I looked… well, exactly as I’d felt.

Post # 52
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think the dress looks beautiful on you! I agree, you don’t look the happiest in the pictures, but I didn’t look all that great in mine either! If you like the dress I’d say go with it – I think you look gorgeous in it.

Post # 53
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think you look amazing! That dress is very hard to pull off, and you do it perfectly. And it’s not even altered yet! Lovely choice!

Post # 54
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Love it, it’s just gorgeous.  Don’t let anyone make you second guess your dress.

Post # 55
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It looks gorgeous!  It’s really elegant, and I LOVE the train. You’re the one who will be wearing it, so as long as you’re happy don’t sweat their reaction.

People who haven’t done loads of wedding dress shopping may not understand that the picture at the fitting is not the same as it will look on your wedding day – for example, you won’t have a seamstress crouching down by your butt, and any wrinkles will be steamed out, and you’ll be dolled up and glowing and in a veil carrying a bouquet and the whole shebang.  Their lack of vision for the complete effect shouldn’t get you down!

Post # 56
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i think its so pretty! and it looks wonderful on you!

Post # 57
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Buzzing bee

My family didn’t seem too stoked about mine, I got similar reactions. Only my brother said I look beautiful 🙂 But I know I love it, that’s whats important 😀

You do look pretty morose in your picture!

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