Post # 1
Is anyone else getting any flak from anyone about not going with the more traditional poofy or a-line dress? I’ve fallen in love with a Mikaella mermaid-y dress, but my mom literally said “Eh, it’s not bad…” when I tried it on for her (after having teared up over other dresses). She said she prfers BIG dresses. Now I’m second guessing whether I’ll regret not doing the big full skirt wedding dress, something I can pick up and run with or spin around in circles. Has anyone else felt a similar panic or doubt?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
How many people really get those big poofy dresses anyway? Go with what you love and you won’t regret it later.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2010 - The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
You should go with what makes you feel comfortable, happy and beautiful! It’s not your mom getting married or wearing the dress – if she was, she could choose big and poufy. My mom really wanted me to wear something sparkly which I was not comfortable with and I had the same doubts (but I’m a bride! Maybe I should be sparkly!). In the end, I just realized I just wasn’t drawn to those kinds of dresses, I didn’t think they as ‘me’ as ones with more simple detailing. For the record, I LOVE the dress you posted. You should go with what makes you happy.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
Nah, I’m not a poofy-dress girl either, go with what YOU love and what makes you feel like the most beautiful, fabulous version of yourself!
Post # 6
Go with what you like, not what others like. A lot of brides don’t do big puffy dresses, including me. You don’t have to wear one to feel like a bride. You will feel great wearing what YOU want to wear!
Post # 7
- Wedding: January 2010 - Trinity Presbyterian Church/Harrison Opera House
Go back and try the dress on alone to see how you feel about then. Then sleep on it. Then get into a warm bath, close your eyes and imagine walking down the aisle. Imagine the music. The lighting. Your smiling groom. Then look down and see which dress you’re wearing in your daydream.
Post # 8
I think the ballgown is just what many people envision when they think “wedding dress” and probably was the style of dress that your mom has always pictured you in. Have you ever seen Say Yes to the Dress? Moms and daughters always have different ideas about what looks best!
I did not like the look of the poofy dress on me and chose something similar to the one you posted. The one you like is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
Post # 9
Your dress is gorgeous. Big and poofy is not for everyone. very stunning.
Post # 10
Rock your dress! It is fantastic and incredibly romantic and beautiful!
Post # 11
My dress is big and poufy – which is the exact opposite of what I went in looking for btw – but you just need to go with your heart! You won’t make everyone happy with your dress purchase regardless, so just make sure that YOU are happy with it!
Post # 12
my dress is form fitting.. i think about poofy dresses every now and then.. BUT then i think i would rather be sexy then have that princess look.. that’s just me tho 🙂
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
I like your dress! Go with what you want–don’t let anyone else try to tell you what you want!
Post # 14
I think it is stunning! Sometimes I miss the poses I missed out on not having a huge skirt and a long train, but I was so much more comfortable the day of the wedding, and it was more ME! Plus, I’m 5’10” and just felt those didn’t fit my large frame.
Post # 15
Your gown is gorgeous, and you should go with what you feel best in. I am a “poofy dress kinda gal”, so I will be wearing a ball gown on my special day
Post # 16
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I’m soooo not a fan of poofy dresses (they look great on others, but they completely swallow me). I went with a trumpet-ish style and I don’t think I’ll regret it at all!
I think that dress is absolutely gorgeous! If you love it, go for it!