Post # 1
I am recently engaged, and in the early stages of planning my wedding. I’ve never been the type of person who gets excited over the idea of buying a wedding dress, especially something overpriced that I will likely only wear once. I know that there are plenty of reasonably priced white wedding dresses out there, I mean, there are some you can get for $50 or less even, but I still don’t especially like the idea of wearing white.
The great majority of my daily wardrobe consists of dark purples, burgendy/maroon, navy, grey, and black, and I generally feel more comfortable wearing dark colors. There are a number of darker colored bridesmaids dresses I’ve seen online that I think look very nice, and could even be worn again after the wedding for a nice dinner party or night out, that I am seriously considering for my wedding dress. Our wedding will probably be on the small side (50 people max), and we don’t plan on having bridesmaids or groomsmen. So what do you think about the idea of a bride wearing a bridesmaids dress?
Post # 2
Wear what you feel comfortable in!!!
Post # 4
you could easily go with a light silver/dove gray and I think it could still feel “bridal” so to say. regardless- go for it!! I love bridesmaids dresses
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
Wear whatever the hell you want! A friend of mine got married in a gorgeous royal blue floor-length dress which she then had shortened to cocktail length after the wedding and has worn a lot since.
Post # 6
Just for fun I threw this together.. Now I want to wear gray 😂
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2015 - Los Patios
You are a bride no matter what you wear. The color of the dress nor the amount you spent does not define “wedding dress”. Wear what you want and enjoy your special day. And if you want to wear it again later, go for it!!
P.S. I will be wearing steel gray on my wedding day!!!
Post # 8
I previously possted about this, I am wearing Mori Lee 726 in ivory! adding a blingly belt, it will be perfect for my dw wedding
Post # 9
I feel like thiw is the only chance in your life that you will get to wear the white dress of our dreams. I think you should do alot of shopping around and find something you love in white 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
Wear what you want. The only thing that matters is that you are comfortable and happy in what you’re wearing. Blue dress, pants suit, whatever. If you like it, rock it.
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I’m very much considering finding a bridesmaids dress in white because I don’t want to spend more than a few hundred max. So do what you want! It’s your day, wear what makes you feel great.
Post # 13
Yes do it! I totallly thought about a casual dress or bridesmaid dress. In the end, I went with a bridal gown, but it is quite fitted, curvaceous, and not at all pouffy. When I first put it on, I said I looked like a McDonald’s ice cream cone (swirly!). I love it now, but had jokes on it in the beginning. My alter ego (in my head) is wearing a light gold fashion gown to the wedding. ;0
Post # 14
I’d totally wear a bridesmaid dress. When I was shopping around I considered all colors and styles, though I leaned towards longer/tea-length. Somehow I ended up with a white white dress though. It is gorgeous though and a steal at $90 so I couldn’t resist.
Post # 15
Go for it! Wear whatever you want and whatever you’d be most comfortable/happy in. Honestly I love it when brides choose not to wear white because, well, white is boring as hell IMO, and more importantly, the history and symbolism of the white wedding dress is disgusting. It’s supposed to symbolize the woman’s “purity” and “cleanness” aka virginity. Because she only has worth if she’s never had sex before and if she has had sex before she’s considered “dirty” and “used goods.” Ugh, disgusting. I could go on about this for ages, ha-ha, but I won’t. I know this isn’t your reason for not wanting to wear white but I think it’s gotta help strengthen your desire not to wear white, right? Also I love the idea of wearing a bridesmaid dress, they can be just as beautiful without the absurd mark up!
if YOU want to wear a white dress, that’s fine, that’s your choice. But it is presumptuous to assume that everyone else has a “white dress of (their) dreams.” Not everyone dreams of or wants a white dress. Or even a dress at all. I’m sure you were trying to help, but your advice wasn’t actually helpful because the OP explicitly said she wasn’t interested in white and you projected your own desires on to her. I know some people think that if a woman says she doesn’t care about things like big white wedding dresses that she must be lying but I can honestly say that even as a little girl the idea never appealed to me, even before I knew how sexist the symbolism of it is, ha-ha, I honestly wanted a tie dye dress! I could shop around for years and never find a white dress I would love or even like because, like the OP, it just doesn’t appeal to me.