(Closed) Is it weird not wanting the big dress for my wedding?!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2023

I think that dress is beautiful. Etsy is full of gorgeous dresses!

As long as you get measured correctly (go to a seamstress) then it should fit you fine.

If you love it, then buy it. It’s a very good price, and if it’s not as good as in the photo you can always sell it on.

ETA: Looking at her feedback, you would need to order it ASAP so you have time to decide what to do with it.

Post # 4
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

That dress is SO cute! Go for it!

Post # 5
639 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Doesnt look cheap atall! Its beautiful

Post # 6
3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I like it. It definitely still looks bridal.

Post # 8
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

You could always try on similar long dresses – ones with sweetheart necklines and natural waists. That’s a pretty universally flattering shape, but it could just help you feel more confident in your choice. 

Post # 9
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you’re based in Montreal try a trip down to David’s bridal in Ottawa- my dress came in from them yesterday (yay!), and customer service was great. I thin Galina has some yealength dresses which arbeautiful! 

Post # 10
551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

ahh! Love this dress, this is similar to the sunday rose or sv415 (what I’m wearing) only a shorter version. This is not cheap, it’s gorgeous, go for it. I think it goes w/ your theme well. (I would however suggest trying on tea length, as I thought I wanted one to, but when I put it on, it didnt work for me and I ended up doing traditional). But I love this dress and I love the details and fabric, and Love that you’ve personalized the look and made it your own on your wedding day. Hope you post pics in it when it arrives! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ooooooh! Love your style – this exact dress was one of my favorites for a while too!  Don’t worry, it totally looks bridal and gorgeous. ๐Ÿ™‚  I agree with a PP that the only thing is, go try on a couple tea length dresses FIRST, with a full skirt like this one if you can, to really get a feel for how it looks on you.  I was dead-set on a tea-length dress for my park wedding, but I’m relatively short and it ended up skewing my proportions quite a bit and making me look shorter and rounder.  I ended up with a longer empire dress to look taller.  So, make sure the silhouette is flattering on you and then you’ll be golden ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

no it’s not weird to not want the big dress. I didn’t want a big dress either. I wanted more of a flowy dress, not ballgown

Post # 13
9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@dirbyden:  I don’t think it’s weird – I’m the same way, I didn’t want a dress that looked and felt like a “bridal costume”, ya know? 

That dress is gorgeous and what a great deal!

I ended up with a $100 dress from Macy’s.  I just wanted something simple and I couldn’t fathom spending more than a couple hundred dollars.  (I’m fine with spending 2,000 on booze though! lol)

Post # 14
2734 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m from Toronto and I totally went for a short dress!! It’s way more me. It was a summer farm wedding so it was very appropriate. Also, I can wear the dress again as a cocktail dress with a different belt and accessories so it’s not a «one day» dress ๐Ÿ˜‰

I love the dress you posted!!! Vintage and classic.

Here’s my dress for reference:

 I actually used a flower belt similar to the one you posted:

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