(Closed) Traditional Groom vs. Modern Bride – Dress Dilemma

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee

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californialovebirds: It’s very sweet of you to compromise. I wanted to a wear true gold or navy gown, but Fiance wanted me in white. We compromised with any light color (blush, light gold, cream, etc.) and in the end it worked out well and made him feel very loved. Perhaps you could go for a modern white evening gown. It says wedding through the color, but everything else says urban and current. Like or this. Take a look at Neiman Marcus, Shopbop, Net-a-Porter and Saks Fifth Avenue for white evening gowns. Good luck on your compromise!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I think you can easily find  a dress that would look like a bridal gown for the ceremony without going to a bridal shop.  You could also try pre-owned for dresses!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I’d look for a modern white gown that is similar. Maybe wear a chic white jumpsuit to your bridal shower… or the rehearsal. 

(Honestly…. jumpsuits are so “trendy” and I don’t find them flattering on anyone. If your wedding really is in 2018 like your profile says.. i wouldn’t be surprised if jumpsuits were “over”. ) 

Some modern white gowns that I think you might like?

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/theia-popover-column-gown/3946735?origin=category&BaseUrl=Dresses 

http://www.dillards.com/product/Adrianna-Papell-Strapless-Shutter-Peplum-Gown_301_-1_301_504099379?categoryId=664399&di=04031724_zi_ivory&facetCache=pageSize%3D100%26beginIndex%3D0%26orderBy%3D1%26facet%3D-11973118111114121%7C-11987104105116101 

http://www.dillards.com/product/Calvin-Klein-OfftheShoulder-Sheath-Gown_301_-1_301_505188757?categoryId=664399&di=04459558_zi_cream&facetCache=pageSize%3D100%26beginIndex%3D0%26orderBy%3D1%26facet%3D-11973118111114121%7C-11987104105116101 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I also like the idea of getting a tulle skirt that goes over the jumpsuit. I’ve seen them for sale a couple different places… bhldn used to have one.

Also… don’t forget about some other “traditional” bridal events like the garter toss… if your husband is set on doing that, how will you do it in pants? 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I adore that jumpsuit! That would look so amazing at a reception. I like Julie’s idea of a removable overskirt for the ceremony. That way you can have both! It sounds like your Fiance would really love to see you in a white dress, so it is definitely very sweet that you are willing to compromise. Good luck

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Removable overskirt is the way to go!  They look lovely, and it’ll go well with the top of the jumpsuit.  I also think jumpsuits are very trendy, and it’ll be outdated soon, but it’s your wedding!  I’m sure it’ll look nice on you either way.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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californialovebirds:  a short or tea-length dress for the ceremony and then the jumpsuit for the reception? 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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californialovebirds:  Where might I find this lovely number? It’s calling my name for the rehearsal!!!!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper

To me, wearing a jumpsuit is like saying it’s not a special day.  There are plenty of lightweight, comfortable dresses out there that have modern twists while still looking a bit more like you care about the day.  I’d be disappointed, too if I were your fiance.  Also, honestly, is there any way your chest (anyones chest) would stay inside that particular top?  I know I’d pop right out of there the minute I lifted an arm.  If you must, take the advice of others and put a removable skirt over the top.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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julies1949:  Into the cart it goes… Thanks!!

Post # 15
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Helper bee

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julies1949:  I love this idea.  You can party in your jumpsuit after you take off the skirt!  

Also, I commiserate with the groom expectations of the dress that don’t fit with your vision.  My groom has made comments about how bad he feels about how heavy my dress will be and how difficult to move in…I want to say, “honey, we are not going to Sondra Celli for my dress.  I’m wearing a sheath dress….”

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