(Closed) Heavily beaded gowns?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think it depends on how the bride feels in the gown. If she feels the beads take away from her, then the beads will take away from her because she won’t be feeling it. However, if a bride feels gorgeous in a beaded gown, then nothing is going to take away from the bride because everything about her will just glow and shine.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

First of all, your venue (and both gowns) are very beautiful!!  I don’t happen to think that either of those gowns are “heavily” beaded, in fact, they both have just enough beading to make them more formal options but are not fully beaded by any means.  It’s just my opinion, but I don’t feel that the amount of beading on these gowns would take away from you at all!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I have a heavily beaded gown and thought the same thing… I have since become completely in love with all the beading and all accepting of it. I think it adds so much elegance and lux to a gown. I think you being in the gown is obviously is the best asset to the dress. You look beautiful!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

1st let me say the venue looks amazing! I think both dresses look great! my personal favorite is the 1st one! I don’t think heavy beading takes away from the bride. I think your dress should represent your personality! Beaded gowns are gorgeous and if you love them then go for it! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

There was a lot of beading on my gown and I never even gave it any thought!  The wedding was supposed to be outside, but we just had the ceremony outdoors as it got colder in the evening and my dress probably wasn’t for an outdoor wedding but none of that mattered to me!  I would go with the dress you love…

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t consider either of those heavily beaded.  I think it’s just enough beading to look special and match your venue!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly you gotta try the gown on to know for sure. In the end what matters most is how you feel in the gown.. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Normally, I’m not crazy about a lot of beading, but that is beautiful!

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Your venue is stunning!

Both those dresses are gorgeous and I don’t think there is too much beading on either of them, but rather just enough if you would like some beading. If you are comfortable in the dress than go for it!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

for the two dresses you like, the beaded one looks more vintage and the plain one looks more modern to me. so it depends on what kind of feel/theme you want for your wedding. your venue is really beautiful and i’m sure it’ll look amazing either vintage-y or modern.

my gown is a lace gown with beadings and sparkles ALL OVER it. i was once scared that the all-over beading/sparkle would look cheap, but that was when i was waiting to receive my dress. after i received it and got to try it on again, i fell in love with it again. in fact, a guy friend who hated sparkles and beadings on wedding dresses told me that he LOVED my dress. so don’t worry about whether a dress will take away from YOU, because you, the bride, will for sure be the center of the attention on your wedding day 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Did you try the dress on?  I love it.  So pretty. I love beading a sparkles, but sadly all the heavily beaded dresses were too much for me.  The dresses were too heavy and really overwhelmed me.  I tried on a $5000 beaded dress and it was soooo heavy I would not be able to wear that all night.  I was drowing in beads.  I am 5 3 and 110 lbs.  I went with a light rhinstone beading.  I think you need to try it on and see how it looks and how you feel in it.  The bride in the pic looks beautiful. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t feel that dress is too heavily beaded at all. Either case, the beading doesn’t take away from the bride, it adds to the glamour. People will still see you as a whole package, your dress, headpiece, hair,makeup etc; as a beautiful bride. I’m also 5’3″ 110 lbs and wore a dress so heavy with beading and textured embroidery that it broke two hangers before the wedding. I still didn’t feel it overpowered me.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have to agree with everyone else.  When you said “heavily beaded,” I was picturing something with all-over beads and totally sparkly.  Neither of those come close.  I think the shine will draw attention to you, without being overpowering.

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