(Closed) Kind of personal

posted 12 years ago in Beehive
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m 34 and I am also doing invisilign before my wedding, as well as eyelash extensions and coloring my hair!  Have fun!  Do what makes YOU happy.

Post # 18
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323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have thought about Invisalign what is the price range on something like that?

How soon in advance do you have to do it? I’d LOVE to have straightened teeth for my pictures, my teeth look perfectly straight from the front, but from one side you can see them trying to overlap and it bugs me.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Yeah, I think it’s totally fine.  I actually had a cyst removed from my arm before the wedding just because I didn’t want it sticking out in pictures.  (I wanted it out anyway, the wedding was just the kick in the pants I needed to do something about it)  So, I wouldn’t worry too much – you haven’t crossed over the crazy obsessed line yet.  I think that line lies somewhere around "liposuction" or maybe "boob job." *

*I feel for the sake of political correctness that I should mention, I do not think it’s crazy to want or get liposuction or a boob job… I just think it’s kind of crazy to do such extreme procedures SOLELY FOR A WEDDING.

Post # 20
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Blushing bee

I think that whatever you need to do to feel confident and pretty on your day (within reason) you should do. I’ve been spending extra money on certain cosmetic things but blaming it on being a Bridesmaid or Best Man 3 times in one season. 🙂 They’re all things I’d do anyway and nothing too extreme, but I figure my job is to stand up and be pretty. I want to do what I can to be as pretty and happy as possible (without overshadowing the bride). 

Post # 21
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Newbee

I got braces a couple days after my Fiance proposed. I always wanted to get braces and now sort of regret not getting them earlier. It all worked out b/c my Fiance wants to have the wedding after school ends and by that time, my braces will be off. I think you should do whatever makes you happy. If getting braces, invisalign, facials, etc. will make you more happy, then you should do it. However, I know several brides that did not do that sort of thing and it still made them happy. I guess it all depends on what you want.

For those inquiring about invisalign, my ortho quoted me about $7K+ in southern cal. You can now imagine my horror when I heard that. There was no way I can afford that. I had to settle for braces instead…

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

Ha! I don’t think it’s going too far at all, because I have invisalign right now and so does my FH! I had braces way back and my teeth moved a tiny bit and it was bugging me, so we decided to both get perfect teeth before the wedding.

Our dentist gave us free whitening as well to do at the same time. I think it’s fully worth it, plus our smiles and our wedding pictures will last forever!

FYI-7k is ridiculous, I can’t believe they quoted so high! Mine was $1500 and my FH (longer process) $3500. My dentist said he’ll give a deal to anyone I send in- it’s a new anti-aging dental spa in Southern California- it’s really nice;)  

 I think that anything that makes you feel better and more confident about yourself is great:) 

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Wow, I didn’t realize that I was so self confident, but I’m not doing anything at all, maybe watching what I eat just a month before the wedding or something.  I guess I figure that what I look like is what he fell in love with!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

baba, thanks for the tip! i usually don’t even notice my scars, but the flashes in photos definitely highlight them, so i’m happy for the excuse to do something about them. i’ll check out the MK kit!

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2001

I’m turning 29 next month and starting my invisalign aligners next month right after my birthday. I got all the records & impressions done last week. I went and got quotes from a few dentists and it ranged from $3999 to upwards of $7000 for a full invisalign case. There is also invisalign express which is up to 10 aligners and for people who only have very minor straightening that needs to be done and that’s quite a bit cheaper. I decided to go with a local dentist where I live who includes the cost of the retainers afterwards as well and I’m paying $4500. I wish I could have had perfectly straight, white teeth for my wedding almost 7 years ago but it just wasn’t in the cards at the time. I think brides should do whatever makes them feel their absolute best on their wedding day. One of my husband’s co-workers got breast augmentation done a few months before her wedding day! And she looked and felt fabulous!

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I am dieting, working out more, doing at home whitening and fake & bake spray tan and manicures…the usual. I also had PRK Laser Eye Surgery, but it was something that I have wanted forever, so the wedding / honeymoon seemed like a good excuse to do it now.

Post # 27
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153 posts
Blushing bee

You definitely did not go to far!  I know a lot of  people who have altered their appearance before the wedding, like a collagen injections into their lips and another one of my friends got breast implants. I think weddings give people the kick in the butt they need to ‘fix’ whatever it is that bothers them about their appearance.  But like it was said before, you are definitely your worst critic and your Fiance will love you either way!

 Also, a friend of mine has invisalign and she paid 4,500 for it.  She hates it because of not being able to eat/drink with them in, and i think she has had them for almost a year, but she said to look into this website if you are thinking about it b/c it tells you what you don’t really know before signing up for it.

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Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m taking very expensive exercise classes.  Good for you for taking care of yourself!

 

Post # 30
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596 posts
Busy bee

i don’t think getting invisalign too extreme…that’s something you can reap the benefits of even after the wedding and better for your dental health in the long run.  i chose to get invisalign two years ago before i was engaged, but now i’m happy to have done it and gotten it out of the way so that my teeth will be nice and straight for my big day.  a cool unintended side effect of wearing my invisalign for 9 months straight was that my teeth got whiter. 🙂  my dentist had the same experience after she started wearing invisalign too.

Post # 31
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383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

go you!!  good job!!  do what makes you happy – it’s nly one day, but the pictures last a lifetime!

while i am lucky with straight teeth – my eyelashes are so lacking in the length department – so i’m springing for eyelash "extensions" they last about 2 months i think

and natch – im working out and finally eating right -not just for the wedding, but we want to TTC soon after, so i want my body to be ready for that more than anything!

 

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