(Closed) Help me decide between two different bridal looks

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which look should I go for?
    #1 - Medieval, LoTR inspired : (20 votes)
    22 %
    #2 - Lace bolero and hair flower : (73 votes)
    78 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    If you really love the elven look I say to try and find a way to rock it. I wonder if there is anybody who could affordably custom make somthing like a cross between a bolero and the sleeves so that it would look like one cohesive dress. Then you could remove it at any point in the night or to have various looks for pictures. 

    I think no matter what elven dress will look costumey, but that is where a lot of the draw is in wearing that stuff. Do what you feel most comfortable in. Will you regret not making that choice later down the road? 

    If the cost factor ends up being too much for you I think the bolero/flower idea is very beautiful. If you end up having to forgoe the elven route you could always plan on wearing something elven for a vow renewal. : )

    ETA: Sorry I’m not much help! I tend to like both ideas when people present these things…

    Post # 4
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Personally, you are going to look gorg either way. I love your dress!

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I love faeries and elves and all fantasy things.  So I am all on board with the sleeves and circlet.  I think the little jacket and flower hairpin is just too normal nowadays, seems everyone is doing it.  And it doesnt really say “fantasy” or “mystical” to me as the circlet would.

     

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Eh I wasn’t sure how to vote since I could see either one working. People against the orignial post might not be too keen on the fantasy look in general too so you have to take that into account. You seem to really want the elven look so I would say exhaust options on that first and make the second option your backup for now.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think the second one works better with your venue

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee

    Go for the elven look since that is what you are most into. Any reputable seamstress should be able to recreate that look with no problem.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I vote the first. You should maybe try to find some people who cosplay. I bet they could whip up some awesome stuff in no time. My friend sews all her costumes, and they always turn out fabulously [not that it would look like a costume, but you get what I’m saying-they would understand what you had in mind a little better than your average seamstress].

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Also, how much were you wanting to spend on a circlet? I’m pretty boring, so I can browse around the internet and see if I can help.

    Ok, I think I found the site where you found that original circlet and goodness, that’s pricey at $130.
    I went to Etsy and found this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/95316805/silver-elven-medieval-two-in-one-circlet?ref=sr_gallery_32&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=head+circlet&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade%2Fweddings

    It’s not as ornate as the one you love, but I bet they could make one for you if you contacted the shop owner and asked for one like the one you love. Just a suggestion. HTH!

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    The second look is pretty but is sort of just “bridal”, you should go with the one that’s more you!

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Two different, yet equally wonderful looks!  I wonder if you could do a mashup: wear the lace bolero with a circlet/headband of some sort (maybe one with pearls–pearls and lace just “go” in my book).

    Post # 15
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    TBH, I’d probably go a little more for the first option if I were you, but toned down? I love the circlet & accessories idea (plus your hair could include whimsical touches, like a braid and some very soft waves?) but your dress is gorgeous as-is and I can’t confidently say: “Yes, add sleeves!”

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