Post # 1
This may seem silly. Half of me thinks there should be sparkle on the dress, because it’s my wedding and one day to REALLY dress up and look extravagant and lovely.. the other half of me thinks that it’s my wedding day and I want the focus to be on how pretty I look not how pretty my DRESS looks. Which is it? Making the decision to either keep the heavy beading on my dress, or take it all off and add lace on the bodice instead.
Post # 3
@amberkathleen: I think with flashes and in pictures, beaded dresses does stand out more. Maybe you can opt for something in between? Like a heavily-beaded belt instead?
Post # 4
@amberkathleen: Oh I am ALL about the bling, girlfriend
Post # 6
I think alot depends on the theme, location, time of your wedding. For a morning wedding you would go more simple but for a night time glam theme you would opt more for beading.
Post # 7
@sharontobemarried: Perfect, thank you 🙂 My wedding is around Christmas time and in the night/evening, so sparkly may be better option.
Post # 8
You can have both, you know. Part of looking good in your wedding dress is about how you wear it (and not so much the details). If you feel like a heavily beaded gown would outshine you, then go with the unbeaded. But, if you have the personality and presence to pull off a more beaded gown…then by all means.*
*Disclaimer: I actually prefer simpler, unadorned dresses, where it’s more about the cut/fit/style details. So, I am in no way trying to talk down about people who don’t go for heavy beading/embellishments.
Post # 10
I love bling, but I can’t stand any beading near/around my arms, or I get chaffed like crazy.
I’m opting for super light beading, enough to add detail & bling without making me look like a christmas ornament!
Post # 11
I am also coming to the conclusion that if I don’t wear much other jewelry or accessories and leave the rest of my look rather simple, and leave the focus on my dress, it shouldn’t outshine me. Am I correct?
Post # 12
It all depends on how YOU feel in the dress. if you feel beautiful you will look beautiful
Post # 13
@amberkathleen: Not necessarily. The way you accessorize your dress also makes it more “you.” You don’t have to shy away from jewelry if you want to wear a beautiful blingy dress. 🙂
Post # 14
Bling blingggggggg 🙂 Its your one day to feel like a total princess and thats totally up to u what will make you feel that way 🙂 People will look at you as a whole package and if you shine along with the dress they will be saying how gorgeous you look IN your dress :):) Ive went total bling bling and i wouldnt be overly outgoing but i want the big hair and wearing something that I wouldnt get away wearing again, even to formals and other evening doos etc..
heres my dress 🙂
very heavy beaded and diamantes
Not only have i the whole bodice going on ive a biggg skirt too :):)
and then i added these
Its whatever makes youuu feel at your most best. dont change the dress to suit others opinions as long as you feel beautiful on the day thats the most important… a bride glows in whatever she is wearing xxx
Post # 15
I’m a fan of embellishment, but I also love fabrics with ornate detail that speak for themselves – really delicate French laces, organza petals etc. Solution – I’m a two-dress bride, my first dress is lace/tulle and my second is embellished (beaded, embroidered).
Post # 16
I wore a sequin wedding gown, so heavily beaded sounds right up my alley!
Don’t worry about the dress stealing focus, nothing can take away from a glowing happy bride 🙂