Post # 1
I’ve been following an reading the post in weddingbee lately and it’s been of great help. I have been thinking about my own concerns and would like some advice. I have had a hard time deciding what kind of wedding dress I want. Honestly I still feel like I don’t know. I have try several but didn’t feel like a bride in them. I had originally picked an A-line lace dress and when it arrived I didn’t like how it looked on me. It was too “old” style for me. I tried a couple of other lace dresses and notice that the shape of the dress was not the problem but the lace itself. I ended up going with this simple crepe dress because I liked how it fitted me and it was cheaper (big regret) but I am now thinking that it looks too cheap and simple for my catholic wedding. I’ve been thinking about adding buttons on the back and cutting a neckline to a sweetheart to make the sleeves stand out and will look a little less plain BUT in the end this will end up costing me as much as if I would had picked a more expensive dress, yet I dont knowing I will like it (please tell me what you think about this alterations… I dont understand why I am so unsure about any of my wedding choices. PLEASE HELP.
I’ve been thinking of perhaps buying another more embellished dress will help. Thank you!
Post # 2
It looks great on you!! But, if you’re having doubts then it’s not the dress for you. This is the one time you get to do you. If you don’t have that moment, you won’t be happy. I have more brides come to me just a few short years after their wedding wanting to renew their vows. Sadly it’s not for the meaning that how renewal is for. It’s because they want me to actually give them the gown they wanted the first time. Everyday they look at their original wedding pictures and wonder why someone wasn’t honest with them. It’s sad.
If you like the fit AND the style/shape and the dress was a good price, you could always find a good seamstress and add lace, appliques, tulle, detachable skirt change the neckline etc. And make it more the gown you want.
Or you can dress it up a little easily with lace or appliques as I mentioned, as it’s a Catholic ceremony, then get a second gown for the reception. That is what many brides do more often than not
Look online and do research. The bridal industry is changing. Made to Measure and even Bespoke gowns done by smaller boutiques or independent designers are becoming the wave.
Some even do partial trades for photos if you want a gown they may be designing for a collection anyway and they are going out on their own.
It just takes a bit of time with Google. But the one thing I can promise. If you have any doubt at the moment, it’s not right for you as is and you will regret it down the road
Hope that helps some
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2020 - Las Vegas, NV
It is beautiful on you and perfect for a Catholic wedding but go with your gut because you don’t want to regret it on your wedding day. Also alterations could take awhile so make sure you leave more than enough time to have them done.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2019 - Country/barn
What about adding an overskirt? Are you set on that silhouette?
Post # 6
I don’t think you can alter the neckline to a sweetheart.
I would try on the dress with proper undergarments and dull on styling and see if you like it then. Make sure the dress is pressed when you do.
Post # 7
I think it’s timeless and stunning bee. I wouldn’t change a thing. And I really don’t think you can turn that neckline into a sweetheart. When you have shoes/veil/hair and makeup done it won’t feel too simple at all! Have you tried any veils? I think a simple but dramatic cathedral length veil would be perfect.
Post # 8
I read your post, expecting a cheap looking boring dress. Then I saw the picture – that dress is beautiful!! It’s very classy and I would not change a thing!! Try it on with jewelry and a veil and see if you feel differently. Honestly, it is lovely!!!
Post # 9
zl27 : full on styling, not dull!
Post # 10
I think it’s beautiful. I also think you should keep the neckline the way it is. I think a sweetheart neckline will take away from the cutout detail on the back of the dress. Also, once you change it you won’t be able to go back, which is kinda scary. I personally think it looks amazing on you and suits your figure very well.
Post # 11
It’s beautiful! If you are getting married in a church, I think the modesty actually works well. You can always dress up with jewelry, bouquets, shoes, etc.
Post # 12
I LOVE that dress! That crepe with the lace on the sides is gorgeous and very similar to what I wanted! (I couldn’t find anything like it and had limited time to shop). I think for a catholic wedding it’s perfect! I totally agree, a long veil and some nice jewellery will look stunning! I has such bad dress regret when I bought mine and fretted until it came in. Now I LOVE it! Could I find a dress I love more? Maybe, but I’m glad I didn’t get carried away and I’m feeling confident about how I’ll look on our wedding day. Maybe give it some time, you might realize it’s exactly what you wanted! I don’t believe in the whole “the” dress. You look stunning in it and when you are all done up for the day you will look like a stunning, elegant bride! 🙂
Post # 13
Your dress is so beautiful and looks perfect the way it is! It fits you perfectly!
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2019 - City, State
I don’t think it’s plain at all. That lace is beautiful and ornate! Perfect for a catholic mass.
Post # 15
I think the dress is beautiful. I think it will not look as plain as you think once you have your beil, bouquet and accessories. With that said, you should be over the moon with your dress. If you have any doubts now, maybe you need to try on something different. My sister regretted her wedding gown. She didn’t want to be “showy” and had gotten something that she thought was modest and everytime she looks at her wedding photos, she tells me she wished she had chosen a more ornate gown as this is once in a lifetime photos. I hope this helps. I totally think you should try it on with accessories and a fake bouquet to see how you feel. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!