(Closed) Havnig second thoughts about my dress and need good advice!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Do not beat yourself up over this! I just said it to another bride, but I think the fact that you loved your dress when you bought it should let you know that it is right for you. If the dress is not an important part of the theme, why should it matter if it is slightly more casual than you feel the reception is? And honestly, even if your reception is in a tent, it is still on the formal grounds of a mansion so I think that would mitigate the “tent” feel. Also, the bride is “supposed” to be the most dressed up person (besides the groom) there. It is a beautiful dress, and the sentimental value of it being similar to your grandmother’s is so sweet. I would not worry about it if I were you. 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It’s difficult to imagine how informal your reception will be, but it doesn’t sound THAT informal to me.  And I think your dress is perfectly fine for something a bit less formal.  I was expecting to see some big elaborate ball gown, and your dress is nothing like that!  I think you should relax because it’s a very pretty and unique dress and would be great at a garden wedding!  You are a bride, you are supposed to be dressed up anyway!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it’s perfect!  I too was expecting some huge elaborate ballgown, but I think the shape and sillouhette of the dress is perfect for your wedding!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t think it’s too formal and think you should just take a couple of deep breaths and relax.  Trust your first instinct and stick with what you already have.  It’s easy when you have so much time to second-guess yourself! 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I don’t think your dress is too formal at all!!! It’s your wedding day – you are supposed to look at least somewhat formal. I think the only time you should change your dress is if you don’t like the way YOU look in your dress, if it doesn’t make you feel beautiful, if it doesn’t make you feel like the bride. Otherwise, every bride has second thoughts about her dress at least at some point. Don’t stress too much about it. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Honestly, that dress looks perfect for the wedding you described!  It’s gorgeous!  I would say, try it on again, and if you still love the way you look in it, stop stressing over it!  Oh, and also, the way you accessorize it will make it feel more or less formal… So, you know, gloves, an updo and a tiara in that dress will give it a whole different look than, say, hair down with a simple clip or something.

Good luck, and enjoy your gorgeous dress!!!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2015

It’s your wedding, you get to wear whatever you want and since that dress is gorgeous, you should definitely wear it regardless of the theme

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think its perfect as well and can transition to any theme.

 

Have fun! Its gorgeous. I think every bride second guesses herself. (I did the same thing!)

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t think a wedding dress could ever too “formal”. It only works the other way. You’re the bride, the star of the event, you’re supposed to look bridal even if your wedding’s in a backyard or a beach. If you love your dress and that’s your only concern, I wouldn’t worry about it at all.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Too informal??? You’re the bride! Wear whatever you want!!! I think your dress looks perfect for how described your venue. I wouldn’t worry about it at all. Your dress isn’t a huge ball gown, it looks very appropriate. You’ll look stunning!!!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it will be perfect for the event you described!  and you look very happy in it.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Beautiful! You’re still having your wedding in a classy location who cares if it’s in a tent without chandeliers! Don’t change it at all!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Absolutely gorgeous dress, and it looks truly beautiful on you! I think you would be doing yourself and the dress a disservice if you didn’t wear it. This is THE dress! WEAR it! 🙂

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