(Closed) Kind of stuffed my own plans, but I love my new dress. Now what do I do?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Your dress is very pretty and you look great in it!  I think a birdcage veil will go well with it and its hard to tell from the close up, but I think I like the fur shrug too.  Don’t second guess your dress, I love it!

Post # 4
1274 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Looks awesome! It really suits you! I think a bird cage veil will look great and suit the wedding theme/atmosphere. Anyways, what I really wanted to say was that your post was very entertaining to read- great storytelling! 🙂

Post # 5
6222 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I would do a longer veil with this dress for the ceremony, and wear a cape outside =) There’s a bee named DeathByDesign whose cape/dress combo was awesome, but she took her pictures down so I can’t show you. Sort of like this:

Post # 6
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza

I second the PP, I think a birdcage veil would look to pretty with this dress.  Also, I think many of us go in with our ideal dress in mind, but end up with something completely different.  I know I did!  (I also second another PP that your post was a nice read Smile )

Post # 8
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

Agree! What a stunning dress you look amazing!!! And totally birdcage veil. I don’t think a fur bolero is out of the question, maybe just one that’s a little sleeker? Of course it is a little hard to tell in the up close picture.

Post # 9
46670 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think you local fablous in your dress! I wouldn`t do the Etsy stole you showed us. This make the upper body, especially the arms, look chunky. l

I think a sheer linen or cashmere ballet wrap sweater would look great over your dress.


Post # 11
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Gorgeous dress. I think some kind of shawl or wrap on your shoulders would look nice with it, but definitely agree that you dont want to cover up the beading.  I actually think the one you tried on at the store looks better than the one on etsy would because the etsy one would cover the beading to an extent.

Post # 12
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

First of all, you look amazing in your dress. It’s funny that you say you’re ‘plus-sized’ and awkwardly-figured, because when I saw your photos I totally didn’t think that at all. You look really gorgeous and the dress is super flattering. I think there’s a tendency to want to cover up when you have curves, and most of the time lace sleeves/boleros just tend to add bulk if you have anything more than a B cup! 

Anyway, back to your dress..I think a fur capelet is still a good idea, really chic for a winter wedding. Have you tried vintage stores? I think rather than a snow white feathered bolero (which always looks a bit ridiculous, plus I can’t stand the fluff getting up my nose every second), you could look for a taupe/truffle/champagne-hued vintage or faux fur? I think that would work really nicely with the champagne-shaded beadwork on your dress. 

This bee had an amazing dove grey fur over her dress:

My Whimsical Fall Fairytale Oct.21.2012 (VERY, very pic heavy!)

And I love this one too, although I think a lighter shade would work better for your dress. 

Alternatively, I like the idea of tulle sleeves (like a soft bolero) like this, if you just want a little bit of coverage:


Post # 13
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Gorgeous! Birdcage veil would be so pretty.This was a very entertaining post to read!! You look much smaller than you say you are.

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