POLL: If you had to choose…comfort vs wow factor for your wedding dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which one?
    The Comfortable Dress : (113 votes)
    50 %
    The Wow Dress : (114 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 2
    234 posts
    Helper bee

    I picked the ‘wow dress’ for my wedding and as beautiful as I felt, at the end of the night I was in so much pain! (think heavy 7ft tulle train and high heels + refusing to change into flats) If they are both beautiful, I’d choose comfort!

    Post # 3
    9588 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

     I feel like this question is tricky because it starts with the premise they are equally pretty but then moves on to say one of them would look better in photos.

    I took this to mean that I think I look as good in either, and just one of them is a bit more of what you think weddinggawker or whatever wants to see.

    Given that, I went for comfort–I don’t really care what other people think, so long as when I look at MY photos I love it just as much I’d go with being comfortable!

    Post # 6
    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Can we see pics of said dresses?

    Post # 7
    2181 posts
    Buzzing bee

    chachamaru :  Comfort. A couture dress will only mitigate fidgeting and grimacing (which will definitely be captured in photos) so much. 

    Post # 8
    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My one wedding regret is that I didn’t choose the less fussy and more comfortable dress. It even had pockets, for chrissake! Big mistake… 

    Post # 9
    929 posts
    Busy bee

    Comfort all the way. I am not trying to impress my guests, I am trying to impress myself and my groom. I would find a dress that makes me feel beautiful and that I am comfortable in so that I can enjoy my wedding.

    Post # 10
    3903 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    chachamaru :  when ever i have to choose comfor vs anything. I chose comfort. Life is too short and you should not have to suffer with something uncomfortable.

    Post # 11
    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    If I truly truly liked them both equally, maybe comfort… But if I primarily liked the comfortable one because it was comfortable, and otherwise it was like a 7/10 as opposed to the wow dress which was 9-10/10, I think I would go with wow dress. I usually never dress up and I very rarely wear heels because I prefer comfort in my everyday life, but I hope to only get married once and I want to make sure I’m happy with how I look — becuase if I feel like I look better, I’ll be more confident, and thus I WILL look better (regardless of what dress I’m wearing!). To me, being confident that I look my best and my photos will turn out awesome would actually provide me more comfort overall than constantly fretting that I might regret my decision and worrying about how I look. So that negates the physical comfort of the hypothetical comfy dress! Hopefully that made some sense…

    (Oh and also, I don’t dance, so I didn’t factor that in to my thought process at all. But if you’re super into dancing and want to have an awesome dance party on your wedding night, I definitely think that merits consideration. You might be really disappointed if you can’t enjoy your reception the way you would have liked if you pick a dress that looks pretty but isn’t functional for that purpose!)

    But yeah, I mean if you love them the same, go for the one you would also feel comfortable in, whatever that means to you (physical comfort vs confidence vs least potential for dress regret, etc). Don’t pick something just because you want people to be impressed, pick something because you love it and feel great it!

    Post # 12
    12127 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    What makes a dress a wow dress for others may or may not make it a wow dress for me. It might or might not be the same thing as something that would impress others. Photos may or may not do it complete justice. 

    For example, there are some gowns I love that are all about the quality and workmanship. They might wow me, while some people would see them as plain or boring.  In that case, I’d go with the one I personally loved most, not necessarily the one that would get the most oohs and ahs from others. 

    If one dress were the clear winner looks-wise, but was not comfortable, I’d either keep looking or see if alterations might make it easier to wear. Of course everyone has different levels of tolerance as to what they consider comfortable to wear for a few hours. 

    Post # 13
    217 posts
    Helper bee

    Comfort. Suffering for the sake of beauty went out with Scarlett O’Hara. 

    Post # 15
    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    If I really like I don’t care will make it work so I’ll def go with the wow dress 💁🏻

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