Ugh. Feeling Too "Old" For My Dress. Help.

posted 5 months ago in Dress
Post # 16
1764 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

somedaymrsj :  

I was an older bride (girl I am 46 and it was my first wedding! Talk about feeling your age!) so I totally get you. 

And sure folks can say: wear whatever you want. And it’s true but if you aren’t feeling it, yeah, it’s a horrible feeling. 

So here is a bit of real, honest to goodness feedback, one older bride to another: the dress is stunning. It absolutely 100% does not look too young for you. It is a wonderful and lovely choice.

I love it I love it I love it! Please wear this dress. (And wear it with confidence!)

That is all. 


(p.s: I also wore a veil and I have no regrets. Yours is lovely and really makes the look complete if you ask me) 

Post # 17
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

Yes, go for it! It’s a beautiful dress, do you know the name of it?

Post # 18
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Oh come on. I am 42 and wearing a proper bridal dress. We don’t have one foot in the grave yet! I am slightly the same as you in that this is not my first wedding but it is my first proper excitement and planning wedding and I am bloody well doing it. You look amazing, the dress is beautiful and no-one will think anything like ‘why is she wearing that’, that is all in your head. It’s a wedding, anyone who is surprised you are in a wedding dress is an oddball.

It is truly beautiful and suits you – it’s going to be amazing. 44! Life is just beginning πŸ™‚ 




Post # 19
569 posts
Busy bee

This is a stunning dress, you are right it fits you amazingly, and IMO, you absolutely must wear it. 

Post # 20
2404 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m about your age, first of all.  The dress is beautiful and looks amazing on you.  I don’t think it looks too young for you.

Anither bee suggested a different veil.  I have to agree, I think a birdcage or  fascinatior or a veil that doesn’t cover the face would be better.  

Post # 21
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I’m approaching 50 and I think that dress looks great on you. The back is stunning. I would not hesitate for a moment to wear that dress at your age. 

Post # 22
10568 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

somedaymrsj :  

First of all, dear Bee, there is no such critter as too old for a dress. 

Second, your dress is amazing on you.  Wearing the dress you love and that makes you feel beautiful is what matters.

I was older than you are now when I went wedding dress shopping and I tried on whateverthehell looked good to me. No one batted an eye. Ok, they may have been a bit dazzled by my youthful appearance; that happens.

Nevertheless, I approached my entire wedding planning experience with the attitude that age was not going to be factored into the equation. We were going to have what we liked and do things our own way.

I mean, seriously. Are there really people on the planet with nothing better to do than ruminate about other people’s wardrobe choices?  How terribly sad for them.

Post # 23
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2000

It’s beautiful!!!

Post # 24
2500 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

somedaymrsj :  To quote Sassy411, I am dazzled by your youthful appearance! And I think your dress is perfect. Love the lace and tulle and the bow and the romantic feel. I’m 50/50 on the veil. But the dress is 100% fabulous. In case it matters, my best friend got married at 46 and wore a huge sparkly ballgown; she looked AMAZING! Wear what makes you happy! 

Post # 27
111 posts
Blushing bee

Hello fellow Tacoma bee! Was this from Brides for a Cause? That’s where I got my wedding dress. I think your dress looks stunning on you and totally age-appropriate. I was expecting a massive ballgown with a tiara or something, but this is so tasteful and timeless. 

Post # 28
1117 posts
Bumble bee

Sounds perfect. Do give us all an after photo and a day of shot too!

Post # 29
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

You look beautiful in your dress Bee! I think it suits you perfectly and you should have no worries about it!

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