(Closed) What does a wedding dress mean to you?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: I think a wedding dress should be..

    .. the most amazing/special dress I will ever wear

    .. just a pretty dress

    .. whatever, it's just a dress

    .. other.

  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Ellegee:  I also reeeeaaallly loved my prom dress.  Similar style I think…tea length.  But my prom dress was beautiful black, with a pink crinoline and I wore long black gloves.  It was gorg. 

     

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    @MeiFrancis:  +1 times a million. There are so, so many pretty wedding dresses out there, and I don’t think that there is just one dress for every girl. I loved my wedding dress, and it was definitely the most expensive dress I’ll ever wear – and probably the only dress with a train – but it was not the most important part of my wedding. It had more meaning than “just another pretty dress,” because it was the dress I chose to marry my best friend in, and something all of my friends and family watched me wear all day long…but other things, like our venue, photographer, and catering, mattered a lot more to me.

    Post # 19
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    To me it’s the dress my partner will see me in on one of the most important days of our life.  It’s what I wear at the start of becoming someones wife and its what other will see me in at the start of that journey too.  ๐Ÿ™‚  

    Post # 21
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @MeiFrancis:  I feel exactly the same… I’m excited to wear something so beautiful , but I’m not overly sentimental about it.  The process of choosing a dress and sharing that experience with my Mum, my sister and my friends is pretty special though. 

    Post # 22
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

      @anahappilyeverafter: totally agree.

    it’s gonna be the most special dress i’ll ever wear – no matter how much it will cost or how it will look, i guess it’s the occassion that matters.

    Post # 23
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    It’s a dress that I spent way too much money on.  I do have plans to turn it into a short cocktail dress after the wedding though.  Most important thing to me is the groom, then the wedding party and our guests/families, then the food and drinks, etc., so the dress is pretty low on my list of importance.

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’m somewhere between the two. It is definitely the most expensive dress I will ever wear. It is the most photographed dress I will ever wear. The dress itself doesn’t have meaning, and I didn’t cry when I found it or anything, but the fact that it is the dress I’m wearing at my wedding makes it more important than, say, the dress I just wore to prom. I chose “most amazing/special” on the poll, but I didn’t place too much emotional significance on the actual dress other than choosing one that I looked sexiest in so that I’d look good in pictures (photography, live band, and our music library venue were my 3 most important aspects…but at the same time my dress costs almost twice what my photographer did, lol)

    Post # 25
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    “Most special dress I’ll ever wear”= yes, because I’m getting married in it and its beautiful

    “Perfect”= no

    I found a crazy-beautiful dress that I love, but I stopped looking because I think there are other-beautiful dresses that could have made me feel just as good.  There is a lot of pressure on brides to find the perfect dress/be perfect, and its unattainable.

    Post # 26
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    Bee Keeper

    Meh. I dislike the idea of buying an expensive, one-occasion-only, dress.

    But, I will, because I want it to look nice since we’ll be looking at photos of our weddng on a regular basis for the rest of our lives.

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I wouldn’t say its the most amazing/special dress I will ever wear, but its a little more than just a pretty dress too.  I don’t wear dresses…ever. So for me it reflects our marriage and relationship.  It’s a special dress because I will marry my best friend in it, it’s also special because that will probably be the only time you ever catch me in one lol.

    I wanted a casual wedding, I wanted a dress that made me feel beautiful but at the same time I would look back at and think “If it wasn’t a white wedding dress I would wear it again”.  So I chose a lace, fit and flare.  It’s just formal enough for a wedding but casual enough to play lawn bags in Cool

    Post # 28
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    It’s just a dress. A lovely family heirloom that was falling apart and is being dyed and re-stitched within every inch of it’s life. But just another dress that I’ll wear for other things (it is neither white or long) I couldn’t fathom spending what is often an extreme amount of money on something that could only be worn once.

    Post # 29
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @atlbride2013:  could not have said it better myself ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 30
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    Busy bee

    @Mulan05:  +1. I was trying to come up with the right words to explain my opinion but you already nailed it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I wanted my dress to be beautiful and very much “me,” but I was through the roof with happiness when I found out it was only $300. It’s The One because I picked it, no reason for me to search the world over. No shame to other girls, that’s just the way I am!

    Post # 31
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @OnceUponATime:  “Out of curiously, say you bought one you really like, but it’s not special enough.. would you upgrade to make it feel more “right”? “

    I must have said something wrong because I DID find my “right” dress & it’s totally special. I meant that I had a hard time choosing & I was afraid I wasn’t going to get what I really imagined. But I did! ๐Ÿ™‚

    If I found something ho hum I wouldn’t be happy. I would not wear something I didn’t love but that’s my personality. 

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