Post # 1
Before I write my question I would like to say thank you. I’m new to this site and I feel I found a whole new group of friends. I was checking out the posts and all of you are sweet and supportive. Some topics are hard and still you don’t put one another down. It’s refreshing to see people offering loving and helpful advice.
Now for the question…
I have been told that brides over 30 should not do the big princess dress. This upsets me because I’m 30 now and chances are I wont be getting married until I’m 33. I have waited my whole life to wear the big dress and the last thing I want to hear is that I’ll look like an old woman in a young brides dress. What are your feelings on the big dress after 30? It will be my first wedding.
Post # 3
@ScenicRoute: You can wear whatever you like. Personally, I live by the motto to wear my clothing tight enough to show I’m a woman but loose enough to show I’m a lady. So obviously, I would never wear a ball gown. I have seen brides in their 40’s in ball gowns and they look fabulous. If you’re 50 in a ball gown with 4 grown children, that may be a bit much….30 is perfectly fine. Be happy and screw the nay sayers:0) I’m 32 By The Way.
Post # 4
Wear the dress you love! You will look amazing because you will be happy. Trust me as a second time bride you will regret it more if you don’t do it the way you want. The only opinion that matters is yours. I will be 35 when I walk down the aisle and I will wear whatever dress makes me feel the most beautiful. I hope you find and wear your dream dress 🙂 Oh and welcome to the bee!
Post # 5
Wear whatever you want! Just get a flattering dress that fits properly. I don’t know who is calling us 30 year olds “old ladies” but that needs to stop. You will look fabulous in a ballgown!
Post # 6
wear whatever you want to wear! I am 31 (and change), and I wore a big dress. Not princess, but long train, full skirt under dropped waist… and I’m a size 14 🙂 I felt gorgeous in my dress, and it was a dress I didn’t even want to try on, I thought I wanted a very simple aline and my aunt made me try this on and I fell in love.
Wear what makes you feel fabulous, and do not listen to anyone else. Seriously. People who have been rational your entire life go crazy over weddings!
(I just posted photos in a recap- you can check out my dress at http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/6912-recap-pic-heavy)
Post # 7
Who told you this?? 30 isn’t a magical age where suddenly you look like an old maid =) Where what you like! I’m sure it’ll be lovely on you.
Post # 8
@ScenicRoute: I have never heard of 30 being some magical cutoff. Maybe several centuries ago?
Post # 9
I wore a short dress because we were on a strict budget and wanted the things we spent money on to be things we could use again – and I can wear a cocktail dress again! We had a fun, cocktail party wedding.
Had that not been the case, I’d have worn whatever I damn well pleased. Those who call it a “princess dress” make it sound like something young. But it’s a ballgown, and you can wear a ballgown at any age.
And in what reality is 30 old?
This is Charlotte in Sex in the City, when she’s supposed to be about 36
Here’s Carrie’s when she’s supposed to be nearing, if not at, 40
And this from the show that DEFINED modern fashion.
Ignore the people who get all up in your stuff about your wedding choices. They’ll make you crazy.
Post # 10
@Soladylike I love the motto
@impatientlywaiting20 Thank you for the welcome and I think you ladies are right it should be all about what we want.
@kerensa I’m telling you it’s my crazy family. So old school and of course all my younger siblings are already married. According to my grandmother I’ll be lucky if I have a single good egg left! LOL SMH.
Post # 11
@ProfessorGirl You just made my day with those photos. Serious!
Post # 12
Wear what you want! I’m not a ball gown type, wasn’t even one 10 years ago at 21, but if it’s what YOU want, do it.
Geez, people act like 30 is the new 60.LMBO!
Post # 13
I am hoping to get married next year i will be 34 and i’m rocking a ball gown or a real poufy a-line dress its what i’ve always dreamed id wear on my wedding day! Age or other people should never dictate what you should or should not wear especially on one of the most important days of your life. If you want to wear a ball gown i say go for it 🙂
Post # 14
One of my very close friends got married for the first time at age 45 and she wore a big poofy, sparkly, princess dress. She looked INCREDIBLE and no one said anything about her age and choice of attire.
Also, I just recently got married for the 2nd time (almost 30 years old) and I too wore a huge princessy ballgown. Wear what you want! It’s your day to be the most overdressed person in the room.
Oh, and welcome to the Bee!
Post # 15
Welcome to The Bee!
I personally see NOTHING wrong with the big dress at any age, your wedding, that you’ve waited your whole life for, so wear whatever you want.
Wear whatever makes you feel special and like the beautiful bride that you are!
Post # 16
@ScenicRoute: you can wear whatever you like. i’m opting for an empire style as i have a tummy lol