Post # 1
Well, after searching high and low for the perfect gown…I found one that I really love. The only problem is, I am disappointed that it isn’t more “unique”. My gradma, who is the ultimate style inspiration for me, wore a ice blue satin wedding gown in 1940. Even today wearing a blue gown would be eccentric! I can’t imagine what a huge splash that made in 1940! I just love the story of her blue gown and I regret not going out on a limb like she did. I mean, people still talk about her gown, and it’s 70 years later!
Is there anything I can do to still make a unique statement even though I have a fairly typical wedding gown? I was considering wearina an ice blue satin flower in my hair, in her honor—-but my bridesmaids are all in pink and I don’t want to look like a baby shower.
Any good ideas (other than shoes)!
Post # 3
What about a sash or special jewelry? Perhaps a colorful petticoat underneath that just *peeks* out from under? A statement bolero?
Post # 4
Oh my goodness, after google searching “Unique wedding gowns” I found this:
WHICH WOULD YOU WEAR?! I have to say, I love the octopus Queen! My goodness…..
Post # 5
I totally think you should add ice blue accessories somewhere!!! I actually really liked the flower in your hair idea. I don’t think that would make it look like a baby shower. It might make it that much more of a statement that it is a totally different color than your bridesmaids.
Post # 6
What does your current dress look like
Post # 7
OMG the one made of condoms is too funny!
Post # 8
is that a condom dress?? lol
Post # 9
I’m kind of in the same position, I bought a very (beautiful) traditional gown and it’s not very unique at all.. so I am going to dress up my dress, sigh. I’m gonna have really fantastic jewelry that makes a statement and add a bolero jacket made of lace (b/c I deep down inside wanted an all lace dress and it didn’t happen). I also made a hair flower out of lace and am planning on wearing my birdcage veil all night.
hopefull that will do the trick!
Post # 10
OMG, we are in the exact same situation (well, in that I really want to make a statement and I’m having a hard time finding a dress that does… and my bridesmaids are in pink). What I’ve kind of come to realize is that all wedding dresses are pretty safe and its really hard to get around that. I think the blue flower in your hair in honor of your grandmother is an AMAZING idea… and I defn don’t think it would look baby shower-ish. Plus, you’re supposed to wear something blue anyway. ;] As to modifying the dress, have you considered a belt? A giant bow (thats probably what I’ll end up doing)? Elaborate accessories (like a million pearl strands)? You could also stick with your more traditional dress for the ceremony and then buy something more high fashion or statement making for the reception, or maybe just the latter part of the reception or maybe for an after party (if you’re having one). Could you wear your grandmother’s dress for one part of your day? You said it yourself, it would still make a statement in 2010. If you’re against the blue flower for color reasons you could do a giant feather in your hair like SJP did in Sex and the City the movie (but white instead of blue). Also, I’m sure you know about etsy.com – they have a lot of cute eclectic stuff. Also, check into unique-vintage.com. Sorry I wrote a novel, I’m just in a similar situation and I know I’m gonna feel exactly how you’re feeling when I order my safe-ish dress soon (which I will inevitably do). Good luck girl! Keep me posted.
Post # 11
Maybe you can add details to your dress? I really like the idea of a colored crinoline.
By The Way…a condom dress?! lol
Post # 12
Can you get the dress you like in a custom color? My dress only came in Ivory and white till I asked them to ask the designer if she could make it in any other color. They never got a request like that so it excited the designer and I got my dove gray dress! Now I went to her site and her 2010 line has the gray that she is doing in my dress. You never know who you inspire, but I would say if you love your dress, call the bridal store (or designer) and see if they can’t get you a different color.
If you love your dress as the color it is, then wear it ,but you can always do something to it to jazz it up and make it a statment piece. you can also do unique bouquets or accessories or even decor.
Post # 13
What if you dyed the bottom of your gown a la Gwen Stefani… or if you have a train, then just the train… It would be unexpected and very different! 🙂
Post # 14
My grandmother has always been one of my fashion inspirations as well. I sincerely thought of her when I was choosing my gown. Hers was all duchess satin from head to toe and mine was too 🙂
I wanted to feel close to her on my wedding day and I was thrilled when she offered for me to wear her wedding veil. It was something that I will always treasure.
Is there a piece of your grandmother’s wedding ensemble that you could attach to your own? A veil, a piece of jewelry, part of her dress? Just an idea.
OR I was thinking you could have an ice blue jacket made to cover your dress for part of the day. It would be a really unexpected accessory and it would be reminiscent of your grandmother’s bold fashion choice as well!