Post # 1
At first I thought I wanted a tea length dress and I’m ready to order it from Dolly Courture probably at the end of summer. Then while talking about things at my mothers house, she broke down and told me she wanted to see me in an actual wedding dress and she would pay for it. She said she only has three daughters and my older sister eloped and my younger sister is just too independent and enjoying her freedom right now to want a relationship so she’s not getting married any time soon. She said that she just wanted to see one of her daughters have a nice wedding.
So I went home and kept thinking about it and my inner princess bride was screaming very loudly that when I started this whole planning thing, I was looking at pretty long dresses. *sighs* My mom said that I should just get the dress I was looking at and she doesn’t care if I only wear it for the ceremony and part of the reception. Mr. Tattoo then speaks up and says he’s always envisioned me in a pretty ballgown. Yeah, thanks for speaking up now. lol
So I was thinking I could get a traditional gown for the ceremony and then the dinner part of the reception and then do the Dolly Couture for our First Look and the rest of the reception.
And here is the Dolly Couture.
Am I being crazy? Do I just need to shut up my inner princess bride and tell my mom that I won’t?
Post # 3
I think you should! I love tea-length dresses, but I think of Destination or Elopments when I see them!
I say spend the money on your Dolly for the Reception and get your gown for the ceremony! =) Hey if your mom’s offering, take her up on it!
And just a thought?! Have you tried on any Ball Gowns? Cuz I was set on one and hten I tried it on and about died! 🙁 Definitely NOT for me! But you might have the figure/body/porportions for it! Dont mean to discourage you or anything!
Post # 4
Hmmm… I’d do both, especially if my mom offered to pay for the ball gown!
If you think you will feel comfortable go for it!
Post # 5
You need to do what you want. Others opinions don’t matter.
Post # 6
I agree with PP’s if your mom is willing to pay for it, then go ahead and wear both!
I think you should essentially do what your heart desires though- but it seems you also like the idea of a ballgown…
Post # 7
🙁 How is it not a nice wedding if you were in a short dress? I love the Dolly… and I know you do too! I wonder though.. any chance you could have Dolly make a 2-in-1 dress? Something that can be snapped/zipped/tied over the top to look like a “ballgown” and then taken off for the reception and first look?
Post # 8
If you secretly want to, then go for it! I think it’d be a good compromise, unless you’re totally hating the idea.
Post # 9
I can’t see you in the first one at all 🙁 BUT hey live it up lady. I’d totally rock two if I could.
Post # 10
I wish I had worn a more unique dress, but ended up going with a more traditional wedding gown. It’s actually the only thing I regret about my wedding. Make sure you stay true to yourself no matter what you do!
Post # 11
Embrace the inner princess! There is always time for a cute short white dress imo (vow renewal, fancy non wedding summer dinner party etc) but not so many occasions for a white formal gown, unless you go to the oscars or something.
Post # 12
I would wear a ball gown. I love the tea length dresses too, and really wanted this one for my NYE wedding…but this is the only time in my life I will get to wear a big poufy formal dress, so I went for it.
Post # 13
It sounds like YOU really like the idea and if your mom/FI also like the idea and your Mom wants to buy it for you, BONUS!! 🙂 At least go try them on and see from there.
Post # 14
Have you tried on any long ball gowns? If not, go do that with your mom and see if they work for you. It could be that you’ve found a dress that is SO YOU (the tea length) and trying on gowns with your mom will hellp her feel your choice is right.
However, if you fall in love with a gown, why not take your mom up on her offer? It could be really fun to have two gorgeous dresses!
Post # 15
I agree, I mean if you are having douts now, and plus when will you ever be able to wear a big poofy white dress again in your life! It’s your wedding day you have to live it up!
But I agree with other bees to get your shorter dress as well for the reception, you will be a lot more comfortable also!
Post # 16
I think you should go try on some long dresses, but not necessarily make up your mind yet. I went back and forth between long dresses and short dresses, and it was only after trying on a LOT of long dresses I realized that none of them were what I wanted because I didn’t want a long dress.
Try on some ballgowns, try on some mermaid or fit and flare dresses. Try on some a-lines and some tulle and satin and lace. See how you feel in several different styles of long dresses. If you love one, then you have your answer. If you realized you feel silly or constricted in them all (which is what happened to me), then you have your answer. If you don’t feel strongly either way, you don’t have your answer but you had fun trying on dresses and you’re exactly where you are now.