(Closed) HONEST Opinions please!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 61
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2734 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I personally don’t like it and I don’t think the backstory warrants enough sentimental value to settle for a dress like this. It’s not like it’s your mom or MIL’s wedding gown… your Mother-In-Law used to own a bridal shop and saved a few random dresses from old collections just in case one of her son’s bride’s would want a hand-me-down sample dress. That doesn’t scream sentimental to me.

I think you should go to other bridal salons and try on a bunch of dresses. If you still love this one after trying on others, then go for it. But don’t settle for this because it happens to be one of the few laying in storage from an old business your Future Mother-In-Law used to have.

Post # 62
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1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

My Future Mother-In-Law always tries to give me stuff she saved over the years in hopes her FDIL would love it.  I always accept and “donate” it because she forgets about it after awhile.  But If my FMIL offered this dress to me, I would actually have to say straight up no.  I mean I can’t accept it and buy another dress and try and pull it off as this one!

Anyway, this is your call, but you have to love your dress and if this isn’t the one, don’t be afraid to say so.  The story is great and it’s so nice of your Future Mother-In-Law to do that, but I hope she’ll understand that fashion does change and this dress is dated.

Post # 63
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969 posts
Busy bee

If it’s any help, this is my friend in the dress when it’s fitted properly:

Post # 64
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1241 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I’m not really a fan of this dress, but I think it’s mostly just a differnce in tastes. I think the straight neckline is what’s really giving it the 90s-2000’s vibe. I think if you changed it into a sweetheart it would totally bump it up a notch!

Post # 65
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1579 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

sevinsky2b:  I like the story, not the dress. Like others have said, it looks dated.  Maybe she has a veil or some jewelry she saved? That way you can wear something from her still but get a new dress if you want.

You look great in it though! The dress just isn’t doing it for me 

Post # 66
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99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

It’s an okay dress to be honest. It doesn’t even matter about us, your parents, etc. What matters is how YOU feel, and what dress YOU want! In the end, everyone else should want that too, right? Yes, it would be special, but I think you could do better. Maybe if you are on the fence about it, you could get alterations to it so it’s still your dream dress? Just some thoughts!

Post # 67
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3092 posts
Sugar bee

It’s okay…not Wow.

Post # 68
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511 posts
Busy bee

I agree 100% word for with with SoonAsYouCan:  who wrote:

I personally don’t like it and I don’t think the backstory warrants enough sentimental value to settle for a dress like this. It’s not like it’s your mom or MIL’s wedding gown… your Mother-In-Law used to own a bridal shop and saved a few random dresses from old collections just in case one of her son’s bride’s would want a hand-me-down sample dress. That doesn’t scream sentimental to me.

I think you should go to other bridal salons and try on a bunch of dresses. If you still love this one after trying on others, then go for it. But don’t settle for this because it happens to be one of the few laying in storage from an old business your Future Mother-In-Law used to have.

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At least try on others. I have seen current brides wear this style, so if you love it, then wear it, but I personally think it looks dated and cheap, I hate that word, I’m sorry, but I can’t find a more tactful way to say it, and I don’t really get that “sentimental” feeling here, it was THOUGHTFUL yes, but it’s not really like she picked it for YOU, she saved it for whatever woman he might marry.

Post # 69
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106 posts
Blushing bee

Wow! 

 

I love it, I’m looking at the same styles of dresses – you look like a princess! The train is beautiful, the embroidery is very romantic. Have it altered, and then try it on again, I bet that will make a world of difference!

Post # 70
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2691 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

elderbee:  The fabric actually does look very cheap… It looks like taffeta which usually isnt a luxurious fabric..

Post # 71
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47 posts
Newbee

sevinsky2b:  listen my dear. I love the story. but this day is about you and your man creating a new life together. the gown looks lovely on you, don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise. and who knows? maybe it is your gown. but don’t be robbed of the experience of trying on dresses! i honestly think it’s one of the most fun parts of the whole wedding planning process. sure can be a little stressful & confusing at times, but still fun! i would go get on pinterest, start looking at things you like, go to some bridal salons and try on several different dresses! you’re bound to regret not at least trying on some different, more recent styles when you get farther into the engagement and see other dresses you may have liked and would otherwise never know how you felt and looked in them! and if you can’t stop thinking about this one, then it’s the one! who knows maybe you’ll end up with 2 dresses =)

Post # 72
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229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

It reminds me of dresses from the early 2000’s.  The embroidery is pretty but that style is a bit outdated.

Post # 73
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175 posts
Blushing bee

Personally, I don’t like it and it does nothing for your great shape at all…. If you really feel an attachment to the sentiment behind the dress maybe wear it to marry your husband but also purchase a dress of your choice to change into for the reception? If you did wear it , I would think it would need a decent amount of alterations though which could cost a lot. At that rate, would it be worth it to then have to purchase another dress? Probably not. I just think if you don’t love it and you wear it for somebody else, you’d feel regret. I know I would…

Post # 74
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

One thing I can say about this style – my SIL wore ine kind of like this, and had a hard time with the chest fittings due to all the beading. That is something to keep in mind.

Post # 75
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Bumble Beekeeper

OK if you say so  louboutins . I just can’t see it , that’s all.

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