(Closed) Special occasion dress instead of wedding dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress is more approriate to wear as wedding dress?
    Spaghetti straps one : (36 votes)
    51 %
    Sleeveless V-neck one : (21 votes)
    30 %
    Neither, keep hunting : (12 votes)
    17 %
    Neither, I have better suggestions (Show me the link or pics) : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 17
    140 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I like the first one, the second one could be tricky with that deep neckline – but if you can rock that and not tug on your dress all the time, by all means, go for it πŸ˜‰

    In either case I think you should try the dress on before buying it.

    And don’t feel bad about not giving in to bridal industry – not even for a second – why pay for a nice dress more just because it is labeled “wedding” when you can have equally nice dress for much less πŸ™‚ I will probably wear a special occasion gown also – and one I have already worn several times!

    Post # 18
    5427 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Getting married in December – not the spaghetti strap one, go with the V neck one with a long sleeved bolero jacket.

    Post # 19
    23593 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think the first one is beautiful!

    Post # 20
    191 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Those both look nice! Its personal preference since I like some bling I went with the first once it looks more like a wedding gown to me

    Post # 22
    4350 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @happyface:  Getting married in December – not the spaghetti strap one, go with the V neck one with a long sleeved bolero jacket. That. Plus I think spaghetti staps are less formal. My only concern with the v neck is if you’re busty it might not be conservative enough. But its definately the more bridal dress IMO.

    Post # 23
    11381 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    They’re both gorgeous! I don’t think you could go wrong either way. Out of the two though I love the one with straps the most!

    You seem a bit bummed though. I can show you a bridal gowns from davids in the same price range, just incase you want to see them. πŸ™‚

    This dress is only $199!


    & They have many more on there for under 200. Some are even $99! Just showing you though because you seemed bummed about it. Otherwise I think the dresses you showed look very bridal!

    Post # 24
    9816 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I like the second one, it’s not overtly bridey which I prefer.

    Post # 25
    7682 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @LilytoMarry:  As long as you don’t get scammed or the fabric or dress are shoddily made, either would be appropriate.  And isn’t December summertime where you are?

    Post # 26
    9752 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    out of the two i prefer the first one, but i think keep looking, spaghetti straps are less wedding to me, perhaps thicker straps or strapless? otherwise that first dress is gorgeous πŸ™‚

    Post # 27
    1340 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @Sweet.Sugar.Rose:  DB is great, except that they don’t ship outside the US and Canada, so someone would have to purchase it for her in North America and ship it to her. πŸ™

    Post # 28
    39 posts
    • Wedding: December 2012

    For personally perference, the v-neck got my vote!


    Post # 29
    3361 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think this is a great idea ! I vote #1, I love the flowiness of it and I love trains πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 30
    30 posts
    • Wedding: December 2012

    It’s a good idea especially when it comes to budget wedding πŸ˜‰

    I dont think people will judge you for that, and even may not notice if it’s labelled ‘wedding dress’, although both are not my style, I’d like to give my vote to the #2 , the V-neck wedding dress.

    The topic ‘Special occasion dress instead of wedding dress?’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors