Post # 17
I think since the dress is light blue, it’s totally okay. I understand how it is; I’m not super attached to white either, but I’ve never considered branching out because it’s just … people would stir so much. And I’m not overly attached to color either!
I think for the price difference, if this is the dress you love, go for it!
Post # 18
You know what? If you love the dress and you love the price and you can see yourself walk down the aisle then do it! It’s your wedding. Your guests are there to support your relationship and see you and your FH take the next step in your wedding. They are not there to judge your dress! You’ll be beautiful in whatever you wear.
Incidentally, I love OffBeat Bride where LabourOfLove got her link. And they have gorgeous short coloured wedding dresses 🙂
Post # 19
All that matters is that you feel beautiful – so if you see yourself in it, then go for it! But don’t try to talk yourself into it just to save money, because regret has a way of ruining any special day.
I love blush pink wedding dresses. If I didn’t look so awful in them, I’d wear one!
Post # 20
IMO, if you want to look bride-y you can change up one thing, either the color or the silhoutte. So you can wear a traditional wedding dress in blue (or whatever color), or you can wear a less traditional dress in white/ivory. Since you are looking at tea-length bridesmaid dresses it sounds to me like it is not a traditional bridal silhoutte. So I’d recommend you stick to more traditional wedding dress colors. I attended a wedding last year where the bride wore a red dress. Due to the cut and style of the dress there was no mistaking she was the bride. She asked her guests to wear only black and white so that she stood out even more, and so she didn’t run the risk of any guests wearing a red dress.
Having said that, what matters most is how you feel in the dress. So if you feel bride-y in the dress you tried on, then go for it. On the other hand if you are 2nd guessing the color, and it will make you feel self-conscious at the wedding, then it’s worth the money to get it custom ordered.
Post # 21
It’s totally up to the bride what she wants to wear. If she wants to wear something completely non-traditional, it’s no one’s place beyond her own to decide what elements of it she can change and what she shouldn’t. If the guests can’t tell who the bride is when she is at the altar exchanging vows with her new husband, then that isn’t her fault and her dress choice has nothing to do with that.