Post # 1
Just wondering if any other brides out there have been somewhat affected by the Royal Wedding! From your attire (dress/accessories) to your actual plans, etc.
I would say I’ve been affected a bit. 🙂 I think it has to do with the ‘real life fairytale’ of it all, and the regalness of it all!
Post # 3
i’ve not been affected as such. I’m a big fan of the lace dresses and was fearful that kate would wear a very modern dress with ruffles and frills etc which really do not look good on me and would mean all the new dresses coming out would reflect that style. So i’m really pleased she wore a lace and embroidered dress although i dont have to wait for the new dresses to come out, i’ve just bought maggie sottero’s Geneva.
Post # 4
Actually, I planned on wearing a lace jacket with sleeves over my gown for my church ceremony becasue I wanted my shoulders covered. Now it looks like I’m going to be copying her. I’m bummed about that. I was so excited about it because it’s beautiful and now I’m just annoyed by it.
Post # 5
Every time I see pics of Kate now I think of how stunning she was in her simplicity. I’m going the opposite direction. Wish I could be the demure princess type, but choosing the pink vera over ivory lace pretty much sums up that I’m not, haha!
Post # 6
We already had my dress and his suit, as well as everything planned out, so it didn’t really affect us. I did think Kate looked stunning, kind of the drem bride that every girls hopes to be.
On a slightly wierd side note, one thing I did check after the Royal Wedding was my bridesmaids to make sure they didn’t have a Pippa “behind” that would be stealing the show! God, I hope I’m not the only one!
Post # 7
It’s too late for my own wedding, but I do hope that one of the effects is to make more nonstrapless wedding dresses available. NotFroofy is quite well endowed up top, and it was tough finding a dress with straps so she’d feel comfortable.
Post # 8
I voted Nope! My dress is similar in the overall style (and was purchased well before the Royal Wedding), it’s an A-line lace dress, but mine is strapless with a sweetheart neckline. I was really happy about Kate’s dress, mine won’t look dated all the sudden, but it’s still quite different.
I am basing my hair off of Pippa’s, but I had already decided to do something similar. The wedding was right before my hair trial though, and there were some great pictures to show the stylist what I was going for. I figure once I have the veil in there (no flowers) it’s not that close anymore.
Post # 9
Actually, with wanting to sew my one dress, reading about the dress’s construction has really influenced me with prepping mine (Sewing with gloves and replacing needles every few hours). Also, it totally inspired me to lengthen my train…8 ft seems the perfect length (I am changing dresses for the reception, so I don’t need to worry about a bustle).
Post # 11
Didn’t affect anything on my end… but it sure did have an impact on my grandmother’s opinion of my dress!! As someone who already hates strapless gowns and having just seen the royal wedding when I bought my dress, she was convinced more than ever that mine looked like a prom gown! (It does not look like a prom gown, by the way – it’s big and full of tulle, so much more “bridey” than I ever thought I wanted). Silly grandma and her turtleneck-dress expectations…. she was so in love with all of Kate’s beautiful lace… oh well. 🙂
Post # 12
@icedchaitea: I love Kate….I really do! Why she had to wear that dress–I don’t know, but thankfully this is what happened to me:
I wanted that dress–exactly. Only thing I wanted different was short sleeves. I couldn’t find that style anywhere, and anything close was an unreasonable price. I even attempted to purchase a lace, belt line length, bolero and a sweetheart gown to try and make this dress, but I didn’t want to look silly on my day–and no one liked the idea anyway. I’m different, and I like different things, so people honestly thought my idea for this dress was cooky. So, I went to a wedding shop and tried on several lace dresses and none of them made me happy. I still wanted that dress. It wasn’t until my sister-in-law insisted I try on a Maggie Sottero gown (Geneva) that I changed my mind. I feel instantly in love with the dress and forgot about that silly lace sweetheart dress. Then…beautiful Kate came out in her dress…Yes, she was beautiful. Is that the style I was going for? Yes. Did everyone love it now that Kate Middleton wore it? Yes. I just smiled and answered that old question…”Was that the dress you wanted?” I will tell you now there was something behind me not getting that dress, and I am so thankful I didn’t ever find it, but Kate outshined me by a million. She was absolutely gorgeous!!
Post # 13
Not one bit. Their wedding was perfect for them and our wedding will be perfect for us!
Post # 14
Didn’t read prev. replies. Not out to offend anyone, but I don’t give two flips about the royal wedding and haven’t read a single article about it. When I see a picture or article pop up on the news feed I have I click away.
Even if the “royals” did everything I am doing down to the food, I still wouldn’t be influenced by the pomp and pageantry of what is basically, in my mind, no better a spectacle than all the wedding shows on tv.
Post # 15
Not in the least. The one thing I’m thankful for is if bridal designer finally start incorporating more modest styles. Not everybody needs nor looks good in a freaking stapless dress.