(Closed) I'm wearing black to my own wedding! Any other non-traditional brides?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What are you wearing?
    A traditional style dress in a traditional color (white, ivory, champagne, light pink, etc) : (118 votes)
    72 %
    A non-traditional style dress in a traditional color : (25 votes)
    15 %
    A ball/prom/formal gown in a non-traditional color : (7 votes)
    4 %
    A non formal dress in a non-traditional color : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Something else entirely! (let us know what!) : (8 votes)
    5 %
    Still on the fence : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    9917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m wearing an ivory gown, but if I could have worn ANYTHING, it would have been something like this:

    Post # 4
    Member
    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @PetiteChicken:  I’m hopefully going to be wearing this. I gave up on going to bridal shops too. :/ They don’t listen and hardly have anything in a size beyond a 10.

     

    Hopefully that will work out otherwise, I will probably wear a giant red or green dress. We are having stormtroopers at our wedding, and it’s also Bioshock and Fallout 3 themed which are two of our favorite videogames. Goodness knows how much else randomness there will be.

    Post # 6
    Member
    5191 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @PetiteChicken:  I went along the same route as you. A line aqua/mint colored “prom” dress with elaborate yellow and gold beading. I’d rather spend $130 on an awesome dress in my fave color than (I don’t even know how much wedding gowns cost these days – $500 to $1000?) for a white dress in the same style/shape just because it’s white and labeled as “bridal” or wedding”. 

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    11238 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I wore ivory. But if I hadn’t i’d have liked to have tried this on at least

    Post # 9
    Member
    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I’m wearing this!

    Post # 10
    Member
    604 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    commenting to see other peoples ideas…I am wearing deep purple evening gown…silver tutu flower girls.

    Post # 11
    Member
    5191 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @Luayne:  I recognized your dress right away :). Wedding Dress Fantasy has the most A-M-A-Z-I-N-G  gowns. If I had a larger budget I would have gotten one from there (probably the same color as the one I already have though)

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    11238 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Luayne:  Wow! And just noticed you’re getting married on my birthday 😉

    Post # 13
    Member
    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m wearing a mostly traditional dress but put an accent of blue in the skirt (there is a layer of blue tulle under the lace). Blue is one of my colors and I’ll have blue hydrangeas in my bridal bouquet. I seriously considered getting a totally blue dress, but my fiance expressed that he wanted me to wear white, so this is my idea of a compromise. 🙂 

    If you really do want to wear a conventional dress, don’t forget that buying a used dress is an option. I would have happily bought a used dress if I could have found something I liked in my size.

     

     

    Post # 14
    Member
    1399 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Luayne:  that dress is FAB!

    I’m loving these colored dressed. I thought about going with color, but in the end I stuck with white/ivory.

    I had one ivory dress made for me, and my reception dress is white & from Macy’s. The two together cost me under $400. I couldn’t imagine shelling out thousands just because something has the word “bridal” on it.

    Post # 15
    Member
    656 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    If we were getting married in a slightly less heat, I would have worn black and not thought twice.

    Post # 16
    Member
    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @Aquaria:  The original designer is Sancta Carina from Japan. I don’t think Wedding Dress Fantasy has ever made this particular dress as she had no photos to send me and also lied to me in emails saying she was the designer (I found the original after that). I’m having it made by a local seamstress who does beautiful work.

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