Post # 1
Ever since I got my dress (the Maggie Sottero Monalisa Royale), I’ve been keeping an eye on wedding blogs to see what other brides in my dress style look like. But I have seen very few if any blogs featuring my style of dress: satin, heavily beaded, full-skirted. Most of the brides on wedding blogs seem to wear lace or mermaid-style gowns with very little beading.
Did any of you look for similarly-dressed brides once you picked your gown? Did you see a lot, or not very many? Do you think that having a dress that doesn’t seem to follow the trends of the moment is a good or bad thing?
For reference, here is a picture of my gown:
Post # 3
I didn’t see any like mine on the blogs, but then again, I wasn’t planning a wedding for the blogesphere, I was planning it for myself and Darling Husband. Don’t let the blogesphere take away something that you love, if you love your dress then love your dress. There are alot of Bees who have dresses like yours, I had a ballgown, and there are a ton of ones very similar to yours on here. If we all had StyleMePretty weddings, this would be a very dull world.
Post # 4
@All In: Your dress is beautiful and very traditional. I would imagine it would fit a large church wedding. Brides are doing all types of weddings now, many of them like to show their figure and be sexy on their wedding day. Your dress is classy and everyone will love it.
Post # 5
Your dress is gorgeous! I wouldn’t worry about it.
Post # 6
I never really saw my type of dress on a blog, either. I wouldn’t worry about it, though. Most wedding blogs have a very narrow focus, and it’s perfectly fine that your style doesn’t match theirs!
Post # 7
@tksjewelry: Haha, Stylemepretty is the exact blog I was looking at! Thanks for the reality check. 🙂
Post # 8
You can go to Maggie’s website and look at “Maggie’s brides” and there are a few girls who wore this gown :). BEAUTIFUL dress btw!
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
It just means the trends aren’t in line with your dress right now…but bridal fashion evolves. I love Style Me Pretty…but there is definitely a “look” that they go for. Branch out. There are many other wedding blogs!
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Op- Start looking at other blogs. Or just stop looking at wedding blogs alltogether. I think the wedding blog world is a source of great ideas, but it can really warp a person’s own uniquness and make one feel unworthy/not good enough/too fat/too traditional/etc.
Post # 11
I never really see my dress anywhere (Loretta, Sottero & Midley) so don’t fret.
I did see it on a Randy (SYTTD) TLC Top Weddings of 2011 special a few days ago. There lo and behold it was on a stand right behind him and I about peed my pants.
Post # 12
- Wedding: January 2012 - Wynn Las Vegas/Bouchon Bistro
I think that it’s most important to make sure that your dress matches your personal style, not the style of several wedding blogs! I think that the SMP weddings are pretty — but it’s definitely not a look that I want for myself.
I googled my dress when I first bought it; the only hits I got were from a woman who was selling it on oncewed, from two women who decided against it, and from my own weddingbee post!
Post # 13
I’m feeling the same way – I haven’t seen a dress that is similar to my style of dress at all… I am starting to worry that it is in as ‘perfect’ as I thought it was!
Post # 14
@mrsaponte: Yeah, it’s hard not to compare or to want the validation that you made the right decision!
Post # 15
@mole: Too funny re the google search! I will say there are a lot of brides selling my dress, and a lot of replica makers selling copies of it, according to google! So at least I know someone is wearing it, even if I can’t find pictures of their weddings!