(Closed) I think my dress is a little over-the-top

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@londonchick:  LOL I agree… how much would it cost to take the pleats out of the skirt?

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m the type of person that would feel the same way, but honey, that dress isn’t too fancy.  It’s just the right amount.  You loved it at one time, don’t second guess yourself.  The pickups can be toned down, but the top is beautiful and classy.  Own it!

Post # 20
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Blushing bee

The dress is amazing.. and its your wedding day! But if you do find yourself feeling uncomfortable, do minimal jewelry (other than engagment/family heirloom) and minimal updo. that way the dress is the wow factor on you. 🙂

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If you could get rid of those massive pleats you will end up with one heck of a long train so you would need to shorten the length of it too. 

This type of dress I wouldn’t even consider as I would be constantly thinking the pleats make my bum look big and I wouldn’t want the hassle of having the pleats removed. Although its a lovely dress but I think you would have to be a real attention grabber to wear something like this. I think it would look a lot nicer without a veil, and like others said with jewellery that doesn’t stand out so much. 

 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I personally love the dress as is, and I wouldnt change it to make “simple”. Thid is the only day you can get away with being over dressed. BUTif are generally not comfortable in it then talk to the person doing your alteratiins.  maybe they can suggest something that wil not take away from the beauty of the dress.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@Amasmash:  I didn’t mean YOUR dress looks like a Christmas tree! I meant when the overall look of a bride  is OTT (I still think baked Alaska though …)

 

To be honest, it sounds like to me you’re not entirely comfortable with your choice

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - W Hotel Silicon Valley

You are the bride, nobody expects you to tone it down 🙂 The dress is very pretty–I would stick with simple stud earrings and an understated necklace and veil.

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I think it’s gorgeous!!!!!  Mine is a similar style, and yes, i find it a bit “BIG” too, but I’m toning it down with maller accessories (tiara, becklae, earrings)

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

This dress is beautiful and not too fancy, you are the bride! And don’t take others critical opinions to heart, every one’s tastes is different. That dress does not look like a Christmas tree or whatever else people said here. I think it is a beautiful and elegant dress, and you picked it because it looks amazing on you!

Come on, bees. Don’t bash a dress and call it names because it’s not your taste. There’s honest opinions, and then there is just plain mean.

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I went through the same thing! The dress I fell in love with was quite blingy, but I had an afternoon wedding and I was afraid I’d look stupid. 

The day of the wedding, though, I felt gorgeous, and no one made any comments about me being overly dressed up. I think it goes back to being the bride :). I’ve never thought of any bride as being too dressy for her venue or her time slot. 

Here’s what the bees told me waaaay back when if it makes you feel better to read it! 

V. formal dress for an afternoon ceremony? Will I look stupid?

(And your dress is gorgeous by the way! I don’t think it’s too over-the-top at all!)

Post # 30
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Bumble Beekeeper

Don’t try to tone it down, just rock it!  When can you be fancy if not on your wedding day?  🙂

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@ChemistryBride:  I said baked Alaska, not Christmas tree. I am entitled to my opinion and I don’t bullshit anyone. The problem is most of you lot are too busy being nice and making sure you say the ‘right’ thing and you can’t see there’s something fundamentally wrong in someone picking a dress like that and then saying they’re scared they will feel silly in it on the wedding day? OP should be excited about wearing her dress, not scared which suggests that she’s not entirely comfortable with it it. Nothing stands out more than someone wearing something they’re not comfortable in but all people can say is ‘oh that’s okay you’re supposed to stand out’ wtf?!

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