Post # 1
- Wedding: Fireman’s Pavillion
I bought a bridal gown I know I LOVE. However, it’s not white, and while it’s more than ok with me (not a traditional person anyway) some people will not be accepting or understanding of my choice (my father being one of them).
To those brides who wore untraditional attire, how did people react to your gown? Did you have to speak with some nay-sayers and defend your choice?
Post # 2
Can we see a pic of your dress?! I haven’t gone dress shopping yet but I’m looking for something non traditional too, I’d be really interested to see what you had.
Personally. I don’t think I’ll get any negative reaction to a non traditional dress. Maybe some surprise. I’m sure my future mother in law will comment something to my fiancé behind my back, but I don’t care. I’m going for something more me.
Post # 3
People will rarely say anything negative on your wedding day, so if you want to avoid unsolicited opinions keep the dress a surprise until the big day.
Post # 4
How unconventional is it? I honestly do not think anyone would cut it down on your wedding day!
Post # 5
- Wedding: February 2018 - UK
My best friend wore a bright purple wedding dress, it was beautiful. In the lead up to the wedding, I heard lots of comments about how odd it would be, and various negative things. On the day, however, all I heard were comments about how good she looked. Several people who had complained about it actually came out and said that they hadn’t liked the idea of it, but having seen it, they totally changed their opinions.
I had the opposite situation, I always wear bright colours and everyone assumed I’d be wearing a colourful dress. I had numerous people tell me how surprised they were that I wore white, my husband even referenced it in his speech!
If you’ve found something beautiful and colourful, I say go for it!
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2017 - France
I wore a red sweater dress to my “wedding”, we live in France got married here, we walked to the Mairie signed our papers and went home. It doesn’t really make sense to wear a big fancy dress for a couple of minutes.
Post # 7
My dress is blush, which isn’t anything *ground-breaking*, but no one has said a negative thing to me. I don’t really like white or ivory dresses on me (too pale…I look like a ghost), but I’ve always loved blush and rose gold underlays…plus they have always made my skin look a little more tan and healthy. My mom is camp wear whatever the eff you want, so shopping with her was really fun, as she never pushed me to go with a traditional color. I think maaayyyybbbbbeeee a few of my older relatives might be scandalized when they find out? They are deeply religious and may sort of look down on me for not wearing white…but even that I doubt. They love me and know I’m not a traditional person and I am pretty sure are stoked to see me get married, no matter my dress color.
Post # 8
- Wedding: Fireman’s Pavillion
michelleh0686 : here is a picture of the print on my dress. It’s a pretty big ballgown (I cant get the other pictures to show up at the moment). I’ve gotten it to post on some other threads.
Thank you bees for all your words! It’s much appreciated.
Post # 9
For me it really just depends on how unconventional it is. I’m not a fan of Halloween-themed goth weddings where the dresses are black and the decor just sad-looking. For me, weddings should be bright, happy, floral, and warm.
However, I do understand that these goth-themed weddings are just the couple’s style. I wouldn’t SAY anything, because I think causing a scene is way more unconventional than any type of attire, but I would silently wish things were different. That’s just me.
Your floral dress is beautiful. I would totally endorse this 🙂
Post # 10
I had to snoop around the other threads to find a better picture and WOW! Your dress is stunning! Let them talk if they want to, you made an awesome choice.
Post # 11
I had a grey ball gown. If anyone had anything negative to say they didn’t say it to me lol. I’m a huge fan of untraditional dresses. If it makes your heart sing, duck the haters!
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2018 - City, State
jellybellynelly : That sounds so interesting, I’ve never seen a bride in grey. Do you have pics?
Post # 13
OP, I adore the print on your dress! It’s so pretty!
My dress is fairly traditional, but an interesting sort of color… It’s blush but with a champagne underlay. And I cried (in a bad way) when my mom saw the dress for the first time, because she told me it was “too dark” (wtf? It’s not a dark colored dress!) and didn’t have a positive reaction at all. So… I’ve experienced some backlash already. Hoping there won’t be any more from the rest of my family!
My mom has come around a little bit since then, but she definitely didn’t have the type of reaction I would have wanted/expected my mother to have when seeing me in my dress for the first time 🙁
All that being said, I love my dress and it’s perfect for me and I refuse to let anyone else’s opinion take that away from me <3 And you should feel the same! 🙂
Post # 14
I wore a pink dress and both my Grandma and my Husbands Grandma freaked out!
Post # 15
I wore a dark gold ballgown and most people thought I was royalty visiting town for the day. Not even kidding! One lady did interrupt our photos (literally squeezed by me on a staircase while we were taking photos) and said “this isn’t for a wedding, is it?” And I said “yes… we just got married.” I was a little bit surprised she would even ask that because it was obviously a wedding dress with a long train and my husband was standing next to me… but that was the only strange comment. Everyone else loved it!