(Closed) The ubiquitous wedding dress?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
  • poll: The ubiquitous wedding dress... go for it, or find something unique?
    Get the dress if you love it! Who cares that millions of other women have worn it before you! : (38 votes)
    90 %
    Look for something more unique... you want to feel special and different on your big day! : (4 votes)
    10 %
    Other (please explain) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    if you love it, wear it and put your personal spin on it. years from now, the bridal mags, etc will fade from memory – folks will just remember you / your wedding.

    Post # 4
    28 posts
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m actually in the same predicament that you are. I’m leaning toward getting the Marisa 726 (knock-off of the Lia) even though soooo many other brides have worn it and it’s so popular. But, the way I look at it, most of the people that will come to your wedding won’t have ever seen the dress and, in the end, it should be about how you feel in the dress.

    Post # 5
    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I have had the same thought. I purchased a dress from David’s Bridal. Ultimately it’s my dream dress though. And even though my Moh keeps showing me pics of OTHER brides in MY dress…it doesn’t matter. And how many people at your wedding will say, Oh I have seen SOO many brides in that dress.  Most likely NONE. They will say how beautiful you look in YOUR dress 🙂

    Post # 6
    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I first found my dress via pictures of other brides rocking it.  Although it’s not nearly as ubiquitous as the Lia, it’s popular enough.  It’s the “Starlet” by Elizabeth Fillmore.

    I’m just going to try to look better in it than all the rest Cool

    Post # 7
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    If you absolutley love it, get it!

    Post # 8
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Wear whatever you love that looks stunning on you. Really when it comes down to it, your guests don’t keep up with what everyone else in the world who is getting married is planning so your wedding will be stunning to your family and friends. They don’t know what’s popular and what isn’t, nor should it matter. I honestly wouldn’t worry about what other brides are wearing, difficult as that may be.

    Post # 10
    186 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    its not the particular dress i would purposefully stay away from….it’s the style.

    the typical satin and beaded ballgown, the a-line with sash….just the everyday look that everyone seems to wear. i’m trying to find a dress with an element, at least one simple element that separates it from everything else.

    some of those looks are so staid and overdone.

    Post # 11
    3331 posts
    Sugar bee

    Personally, I think if you love the dress, who cares if it’s popular with other brides. I think because we all spend a lot of time with this stuff, the dresses might be familiar to us.  However, the average wedding guest will not have seen the same dresses that we have and might not have any idea what’s “popular” and what’s not.  I’d say just go with whatever you love and look great in!

    Post # 12
    6659 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I wouldn’t worry too much about the popularity of a dress. I mean, as long as your best friend didn’t just wear it or something and still, in that case, if it was your dream dress you could talk to her and work it out.

    Post # 13
    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I don’t think it matters who else has worn it or seen it already. If you love the dress and it fits you wonderfully, then go for it!

    Post # 14
    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

    I think the important thing to keep in mind is that virtually none of your wedding guests will be up-to-date on popular wedding dresses, color schemes, trends, etc. Those of us with wedding fever who read all the blogs and magazines all know what the popular things are right now, but 95% of your guests will have no idea. If you love it, wear it! Nobody’s going to look at you and think, “ugh, Melissa Sweet’s Lia again?!”

    Post # 16
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Honestly, I bought my dress because I loved how it looked on ME.  I had no idea who the designer was nor did I know how popular the dress was until I found WB.  Imagine my surprise when I stumbled on a thread asking who else was wearing Maggie Sottero’s Sabelle. LOL. 

    I look at pictures of other real brides who have or will be wearing the dress and although they all look beautiful, I don’t really care (I don’t mean that in a harsh way at all).  When I dream about the dress, it’s me I picture wearing it and nobody else.

    On a bit of a sidenote: of all the weddings I’ve been to this year, I say a silent prayer to the dress gods whenever I see the bride wearing a dress that isn’t mine!

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