Post # 16
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
Go with what you love and feel comfortable in.
Post # 18
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.
Post # 19
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
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 # 21
- Wedding: Fireman’s Pavillion
Thank you everyone for all of your comments! I appreciate the honesty and feedback. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that no one will say anything to my face (mostly worried about my dad, as he has made comments about when brides don’t wear white). However, I love it and I won’t be changing it. ♥️ Thank you all
Post # 22
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
- 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!”