Post # 1
I fell in love with this above the knee gorgeous lace dress – predictably, my mom hates it and is doing everything to make sure I don’t wear it. I’m 31, a designer, and tend to have strong opinions regarding things like style. I’ve also looked online and EVERYWHERE for a dress for 2 months already, and this is the only thing that I have found. I really have no desire for a long flowy gown at all – I want something pretty, but short. MOH loves it, Bridesmaid or Best Man loves it, I feel comfortable and beautiful in it.
She wants me to alter it, which I think would ruin it so that is not an option.
What do you think, stick to my guns, or try to find something else (which will probably also be short, and therefore run the risk of that getting rejected too).
Here is a link to a photo of the dress being worn at a wedding: http://www.twolittleowlsinlove.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/51.png
Post # 3
Stick to your guns. If you’re set on having a short dress, your mom is going to need to accept that no matter which dress you pick. It may be worthwhile to go on a shopping trip together and at least indulge her by trying a long dress, but I’d still keep the focus on what your vision is for the wedding. I think your dress is really pretty and I love the overall look in the other wedding pic you linked.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
If you’re a designer then I would think guests would expect you to wear a non-traditional wedding dress in the first place. If you love the short dress, rock it. The only concern I will voice is whether it is formal/informal enough for your venue so you don’t look like a guest at your own wedding.
Post # 5
I think it is adorable! I picked a short dress first until we changed our whole wedding plan and I switched to a long one.
You should wear this one. It is clear you really like it!
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
OWN it! I agree with the PPs. No one will be shocked by your dress, and if they are… it’ll be good for them!
Stick to your guns!
Post # 8
I think its lovely. Im a design person too so I get having a vision and wanting to keep to it.
I will say though: consider an updo, veil, nice accessories and heels. That stuff will make your look more formal.
If your mom is insistant, and you decide to go long: its great for the rehearsal dinner!
Post # 9
@kittiesandcookies: I say wear it. It’s beautiful. The link you posted to the other bride shows that it can look stunning in a wedding setting. Go for it.
Post # 11
@kittiesandcookies: I would say stick to your guns. If you love it, don’t let others force their opinion on you, even your mother. It’s really pretty! Very cute for a casual wedding! 🙂
Post # 12
@kittiesandcookies: I love this! Don’t forget it’s YOUR wedding and you can do/wear whatever you damn well please. Plus you look great – rock it!
Post # 13
@kittiesandcookies: it’s really cute! What type of venue are you having?
Post # 14
I am also doing a shorter dress.
Not sure if I’m doing this now (maybe not enough time), but for a while I had thought about making a long over-skirt for my ceremony to go over my dress. Just pop it on for the vows, and pop it off when it was time for the reception!
I think it’s a good comprimise, if that’s what you’re looking for.
So for you, I’d say something like this skirt, just over your dress. 🙂
Post # 15
I really, really love that dress!
If it had a long skirt it would look weird, because the top is so demure.
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
I say wear the dress. I think its too important to compromise on and you are the one who may have regrets years down the line not your mum. Mums will get over it. Also, mums have a way of insisting they hate something until they see it all together and get used to it then they change their minds. Dress it up and show her how it will work.