(Closed) Help! What do I say??

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Well I think that the most important thing in finding a wedding dress is finding one that you are confident in! If she feels like that then great. If it really looks as bad as you say, could it be bc its a sample and its to big or to small? Can you post the pic?

Post # 4
662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

If she is that happy about it I would just reply with something like – Glad you found a dress you love!! and leave it at that. That way you’re not lying to her.

Post # 5
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I guess it depends how close you are with her, but it kind of seems like she doesn’t want anyone’s opinion. I think if she feels beautiful in the dress and loves it so much that she bought it, perhaps its best not to say anything. But again, it depends on your relationship with her and her personality/how she would react to something like that (which you would know better than any of us).

Post # 6
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Is she asking your opinion on it or just showing it off because she’s happy in it? If she’s asking your thoughts, maybe say it’s nice but offer to go dress shopping with her before she makes a final decision or something. If she’s telling you how happy she is with it then the best thing to do is keep quiet. If she feels good in it then that’s all that matters really. Plus if you tell her the truth she could end up feeling really hurt and self concious.

Post # 8
1037 posts
Bumble bee

@secondchances: Honestly, how would you feel if you got that exact response from you friend about your wedding dress.  Perhaps just imagine your dress and then imagine your friend saying negative things about it.  Would you feel happy that she told you?  or insulted because this was something you had fallen in love with?

By the way – I’m not being catty or picky.  I was just trying to put myself in that position with my wedding dress.  Would you rather be told it looked awful?  I honestly have no idea myself.

Post # 10
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

LOL one of my very good friends (who has AMAZING style) HATEs my dress… at first she was like umm…ive seen nicer but it is your choice….now she just kind of ignores my questions or any talk when it comes to the wedding! hahah. at first it realllly hurt me and effected me. I decided that is it im not getting it…but then i showed it to a couple of other good friends…they loved it just as much as I did.so I ordered it…when my mom later told me she thought my originally 3000$ enzoani dress looked cheap…it does not effect me AT ALL. I looooove my DRESS! haha. But…I am still hurt that my good friend is reacting and reacted this way…I wish she would just be supportive. I hated HER wedding dress, and I never said anything! looool.

Moral of the story…she bought, she liked it. if she has doubts and its not too late to change the dress and she asks you again for your opinion then tell her what u think…if it is too late…make the best of it! whatever it’s done and she loves it! :):) You are a sweet friend to care so much bout what to say!

Post # 11
4886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Be supportive – if she loves it, then that’s all that matters 🙂  We preach it everyday here in the Hive. 

Post # 12
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think if you want to say something, then you have to be careful about not hurting her feelings. Although, if she already bought it, then it may be useless to even bring it up. Most bridal stores don’t let you cancel an order without losing your deposit. 

Post # 13
1506 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I wouldn’t want someone to tell me they hated my dress, even if they did. I agree with @alicia1745. Just say how happy you are that she’s happy and leave it at that.

Post # 14
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

say congrats on your dress, and can’t wait!


that’s like saying congrats when I hate e-rings. They say I love it I say congrats!

Post # 15
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I only went shopping for my dress with my mom. I didn’t want a bunch of other people giving their opinions, because what I cared about was that I loved how I looked in the dress.

If she’s happy with how she looks in it and how it photographs, then that’s her vision of herself as a bride and it’s not your place to tell her it’s wrong for her.

So say whatever nice things you can without having to praise the dress (“You look so happy! I can tell how much you love it! Can’t wait to see you walk down the aisle!”) and let it go.

Post # 16
1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My best friend HATED the first dress I fell in love with.  She just hated everything about it- she thought it made me look heavy, it hid my best parts, she just hated it.  Haha.

Then I had dress drama and went with a different dress entirely.  The dress happened to be one she’d picked off the website for me months ago, even though I didn’t like it online (seriously, DB does their dresses no justice).  I had no clue she hated the first dress until I showed her the one I bought.  She never would’ve told me, and she put on a happy face and told me she was happy for me.

For what it’s worth, I still love the first dress and wish I could’ve gotten it, even over her objections.  But knowing she loves the dress I have now makes me feel better too, because her fashion sense is spot on.

I wouldn’t say anything to your friend.  She’s happy, don’t rain on that parade.

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