(Closed) What type of wedding dress are you ladies wearing?

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Maybe get a beautiful non wedding dress?  Ultimatly, it is your wedding, wear what you want to wear, and ROCK it!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have a similar history:

1st marriage: nearly a courthouse ceremony in a chapel across the street, in a white skirt suit–cute, but marriage lasted but less than a year (young and dumb)

2nd Marriage: tea-length dress in a cliffside wedding, lasted 10 years.

Hopefully the third time is the charm–we’ve been together nearly 9 years already, and I want the gown this time because if the third time isn’t it–I’m done, lol 🙂

Wear what makes you happy I say 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m a first-time bride but I’ll be 44 at the time of the wedding. At first I was very self-conscious about wearing anything “too bridal.” I was worried about dressing too young and looking ridiculous … like I was trying too hard. As I started shopping, though, I discovered I really DO want my chance to look like a bride … just not an over-the-top bride.

Fortunately, most designers have “Informal” or “Destination” lines these days. Mon Cheri, Mori Lee, Eden, Joli, Alfred Angelo, Dessy, Venus, J.Crew and others all have simpler (but still fully “bridal”) interpretations of classic wedding dresses. In shopping, I stuck to the “informal” section and tried on only a couple of full formal gowns. Instead of having too few choices, I had enough great options that it was hard to narrow it down.

I’m with others who say wear what makes YOU happy (and makes your groom say “WOW!”) and don’t worry what other people say. There’s always going to be someone who has something to say about your wedding choices; if it wasn’t this, they’d just find something else to comment on. To which I say: LALALA! CAN’T HEAR YOU!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am wearing a green cocktail dress.  My first wedding dress wasn’t white either!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

The only thing you “should” do for a second or subsequent wedding is to develop the icy stare of death for anyone who tries to tell you the rules.  Wink

My wife and I wore long ivory gowns, veils with blushers, and opera gloves for our wedding (my second, her first).  I turned 56 on my wedding day, and she was 41.  And I wasn’t exactly claiming virginity, what with the fact that my son and daughter were our attendants.  So, wear something that makes you feel beautiful, whether or not it is a traditional wedding gown.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

2DBride – loved this! “The only thing you “should” do for a second or subsequent wedding is to develop the icy stare of death for anyone who tries to tell you the rules.”

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I got married for the third time last August. At the not-so-tender age of 50! I too wanted something special for this wedding because it really symbolized the beginning of a new life after lots of heartache after the unexpected death of my daughter in 2001 and then my sig other dumping me after 20+ years together. So I really wanted to celebrate the miracle of finding a good man who loves me! So here’s two pics of my dress.

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Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Although I didn’t plan to, I’m wearing a white, simple but traditional, wedding gown.

And I agree 100%, wear what you want!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

wearing an ivory long dress with a train. I won’t be wearing a veil though. Not much of a veil person though. This is my 3rd marriage, we’re just renewing our vows.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Looks terrific. Very debonaire is it?  I ordered some boots as such also from ebaby.. and I’m 55 getting married #3 and wearing off white dress, not long, no sweep, but not short, tea length.

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am getting married for the 2nd time in a sunset beach weddng in Puerta Vallerta. I am a widow and 61 yrs young!! I decided I am going to wear a long white destination dress. It has a short train. Might be 61 but you always feel 21 when you are the bride.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

BEAUTIFUL Patty. congruatlions. Smiles to ya.  Please do post pictures when it gets here:)  Love it..!!! yea us. 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Simple and traditional gown here too….FH had a courthouse ceremony the first time around so he wants his “big white wedding”

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am wearing a white sparkly dress with a huge train.  I know that it sounds rediculous that a 35 yr old Mom would dress up so much for her second marriage, but I didn’t get to do it the first time and really want the whole wedding experience!!

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