(Closed) To each their own-peoples tastes

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
719 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

@techheather:  I often go “yikes” when I see dresses/etc on here, but it’s because I’m vain and am always thinking about myself! lol My immediate reaction is always thinking about a dress for myself, but then once I get past that, I can usually appreciate that something works well for another girl. But yes, it’s always “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all” – so I guess that’s why everyone usually gushes on threads, The naysayers are saying nothing at all. =P

Post # 4
4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I definitely see things or hear ideas on WB that are not my taste, but I know that others probably feel that way about my choices. I have crinkled my nose quite a few times, hah. To each their own, is right.

Post # 5
10450 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Yep, it’s bound to happen. If something isn’t my taste I just don’t comment. I don’t want to say anything mean and be a big jerk, but I also don’t want to lie. So I just stay out of it and keep my opinions to myself. 

Post # 6
8573 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yes, it happens to everyone.


I don’t post in threads where I don’t have anything nice to say though.

EDIT : Sometimes, if the picture that’s posted is awful, like really awful [let’s say a bride went for her makeup trial, and it turned out AWFUL], I might give a few ways to improve.

I really TRY not to be nasty or snarky, but I’d rather let a bride know that her makeup is too dark/light/awful, whatever the case may be. I would like someone to let me know so I didn’t look like a fool in my pictures!

Post # 7
954 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sometimes I would think that people on here would like to see some honesty.  


Sure, we’ve all seen stuff on here that isn’t our taste, but we’ve also all seen stuff on here that is just plain UGLY.  And looks completely ridiculous.  Yet we can’t say as such or a lovely moderator will promptly write me up for being snarky.


Which is really too bad– because if you are honestly looking for opinions on something, you may want to hear the truth and spare yourself embarassment on the big day, ya know?



Post # 8
481 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@jenilynevette:  I agree, if I think someone’s dress is ugly, I just move along

Post # 9
9948 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

For sure we are all different.

But for the most part… I genuinely like what others have chosen FOR THEMSELVES… be it a Dress, a Ring, their Colours, Decor etc.

I can only have one ERing, one Dress and ONE DAY… so it is ok to LOVE lots of other’s choices

And I let folks know that I like their selections… if I do

To be honest, it is really rare that I see something truly jarring… from a style point of view… but then I just chalk it up to the fact that that Bee must be very much an individualist and unique in their tastes / fashion sense etc.

Lol, now if we want to discuss Etiquette… that is a whole other ball of wax.

Never will understand the gals who post on the ETIQUETTE BOARD for help / advice, and don’t like the truthful replies they get (Etiquette being not a “style” but actually a hard and fast rule that is in place for a reason… you word things this way, so as to get this result etc)

Hope this helps,


Post # 10
4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@JaneyDcat:  I agree. Sometimes people are fishing for compliments, but other times they are just looking for honest opinions. I try to give constructive criticism when I can, but if its about a dress that has already been purchased I just stay out of it. If its already been bought I would feel bad making the person doubt their decision.

Post # 11
8469 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@JaneyDcat:  +1

Post # 12
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I generally don’t comment if it’s something I personally don’t like but the bride loves. For example, when someone is showing off their ring, I would never dream of posting anything other than, “Great!” However, if a bride is asking for honest critique, like “What would you change about x?”, then I would give my opinion honestly and politely. I occasionally preface it by saying “It’s not my style, however, I like blank but don’t care for blank because of blank.”

Post # 13
2733 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You bring forward a great point. I just love how different our tastes are on these threads. Keeps life interesting! By spending time on the Bee, I have seen my tastes grow and diversify, by being exposed to so many different styles. There isn’t much I don’t like when it comes to rings…I appreciate them for their unique traits each time. Of course I have my preferences, and I’m glad I chose my own ring to incorporate all my favorite elements in my ring. 

I completely respect and appreciate different tastes and opinions. 😉

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