Poll: Unconventional Bridal Attire Reactions

posted 9 months ago in Dress
  • poll: Anyone have issue with your non-traditional wedding attire?
    No- comments were made : (31 votes)
    63 %
    Yes - My fiancé had issues : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Yes - Family has issues : (7 votes)
    14 %
    Yes- miscellaneous guests had issues : (6 votes)
    12 %
    Yes - other - please explains : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 16
    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    Just the other day I told my grandmother I was wearing converse sneakers under my dress. I know, some people hate the look, but I’ve lived in those sneakers from like age 12 on. They’re so “me”. Let’s not forget to mention I’m almost 6 feet tall and the same height as fiancé so don’t want a heel, and I wear a women’s shoe size US 12. Yes. A 12. I’m not a little lady haha. So for me to find cute shoes is always a huge, expensive, pain in the butt. So I thought for these reasons the converse were perfect. Poor grandma offered to take me shoe shopping. Oh well. She loves me and wasn’t too upset, just kindly asked if I was being serious.

    Post # 17
    377 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    Go with what you love and feel comfortable in. 

    Post # 18
    6382 posts
    Bee Keeper

     manylovesbee1 :  I don’t have a pic of me, but basically this. This one reads a bit purple/lavender grey while mine was more of a blue grey. 

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    Post # 19
    32 posts

    jaywalker7 :  Converse bride here too! My first wedding I wore them, and my ex Mother-In-Law made sooooo many comments. Even my ex-H wasn’t super into it. I was young and it made me self conscious about it but ultimately I went with the chucks on my wedding day.  

    When my now fiance proposed to me I flat out said to him “I’m wearing Converse, I was wearing them long before you and I dated in high school, long before I met my ex, and long before you and I started dating again.”  When I’m not in flip flops or boots I’m in my Chucks. So needless to say my FH didn’t argue with that, because he knows they’re basically glued to my feet. I also am wearing champagne, which is more normal now for bridal but still not super “traditional”.  It’s fiance’s first wedding and his family is pretty traditional so I was worried that me not wearing white or ivory would be frowned on, but his mom came dress shopping with me and ended up loving the gold one I tried on just as much as the champagne one I ultimately went with. 

    Wear what you want and rock it. OP, your dress is beautiful! 

    Post # 20
    2820 posts
    Sugar bee

    I didn’t wear an unconventional gown, but I had lavender hair. We don’t have a very traditional family and most people loved it, but I know of at least one guest that made a catty comment about it (my friend’s, dad’s shallow new wife I’d never met before).

    If you’re going to buck tradition you kind of have to accept that some people are going to love it, and some people are going to hate it. But the people that hate it are usually the ones I enjoy fucking with, so it was a win-win. 

    Post # 22
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    I wore a simple cream dress for the ceremony and a few pictures.   I changed into a black reception gown with a black veil.  When we entered into the dining room for the first time, our guests were cheering and pretty shocked.  They all loved it and I got tons of positive feedback.  

    Post # 23
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017 - Canvas Event Space

    I wore a dress really similar to yours but with a darker print (see my avi). I decided really early on that I wanted a floral print dress and only one of my friend’s wasn’t on board but as soon as I tried one on she said, “I’m on team floral print!”

    At the wedding, I got nothing but compliments. I don’t think it was necessarily expected, but as soon as everyone saw it, they knew it was what suited me best. Funny enough, it was mostly the guys that were that coming up and were like, “This is the coolest wedding dress I’ve ever seen!” 

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