Post # 32
Wearing a short alfred angelo dress, but lots of lace and def not what I envisioned for my second time around… I am a firm believer in the dress picking you!!! I’m 31 years old, so I wasn’t so worried about trying to look too young, and really the dress fits our plans for the wedding (backyard!)
Post # 33
Wow. That is all I can say about that gorgeous dress. I wish I had found that during my search. It is stunning. I love the back. I haven’t seen that back on a lace dress until now.
When you have a photo of you wearing it, please post it!
Post # 34
I love this thread. Your dresses are all beautiful and I’m so glad to see everyone doing what they want. And @2dbride, I’m working on my death stare! Here’s the stock photo of my dress. Not a first wedding for either one of us, but neither one of us have ever managed to have a real wedding that we wanted, so we’re doing it on a small scale this (the last!) time. 🙂
Post # 35
would love to wear this… but don’t want to spend that kind of money… but i woudl like to find something like this. i’m 48yo… this will be my first wedding.
Post # 36
I found a white gown in the prom section of a large formal wear shop.
I had been looking for a greek goddess type in chiffon but fell in love with the beading on the bodice….and it hides ALL of my flaws and accentuates “the girls”.
this is the dress…only mine is white
Post # 37
The first time around, I wore a simple dress that I already had in my closet and had worn before, so this time I wanted it to be more dramatic. I wore a strapless A-line with rouching in the bodice. Pretty standard.
Post # 38
I bought this dress when we weren’t even engaged – 3 years ago! – but knew I wanted to be a beautiful second time bride. At the time we were planning on a “surprise wedding” – everyone showing up thinking it’s a birthday party – we walk in and we’re married. (We ended up not doing this and everyone knows it’s on NYE). So anyway – we were thinking about the wedding, and talking about wedding dresses and we found a bridal salon in Phila. I didnt know it is one of “the” salons in Phila – and they were having a sample sale. I tried on a bunch but my FI’s eyes lit up when I put this dress on. So I bought it and it’s been in the closet ever since. I got engaged in March and my friends were so excited to go dress shopping – but I had to tell them I’m already done! I can’t wait to put the dress on for real and walk down the aisle. I think in the end I picked a great dress – our wedding’s on NYE and our wedding is black tie.
Post # 39
Oh and yes, Fiance has seen the dress and me in it. And my friends think it’s wierd that he was with me when I bought it but I get to do this the right way the second time!
Post # 40
I had the same concerns, since I will be 45 on my wedding day (first time bride).
Here’s my dress. I am currently debating a veil. I think I am going to wear one, but not over my face!
You can’t really tell in the photo, but there are sequin lines wihere the ruching is.
Post # 41
I say wear whatever you want! It’s still your wedding.
Post # 42
Wear whatever you want! I’m wearing a green tea-length dress, tradition be damned.
Post # 43
Wear whatever you want. You could go a little simpler, but ultimately it’s your wedding and your money so do whatever you like.
Post # 44
well, not exactly engaged yet but will be soon enough (within six months i’m hoping)……. i do think there are a few “not set in stone” rules that older brides would be wise to follow – i don’t want to look like “mutton dressed as lamb” as they say….. i’m 44 currently and will likely be 45 or 46 when we finally marry so….. there are certain styles that i just don’t think are appropriate for someone my age…. my older sister was married for the first time two years ago (at 45) and i had to steer her away from a dress that had a VERY low neckline….. it was just not flattering on her at all i’m afraid…… i think in general that very “fluffy” dresses look a bit “off” on older brides…… huge tulle and chiffon skirts i think belong on girls under 30 – just my opinion…… i am looking at wearing a fitted ballgown (fit and flare) in a taffeta or satin…… i keep thinking most opera singers are older, right? an opera style dress would look amazing…… off white – oyster, silver, pale pink, etc….. bird cage veil……
there is a dress by la sposa called “fanal” that i just love….. will try to find a photo of it….. i think it would be very flattering for an older bride…..
Post # 45
I wore a short, above the knee, white, one-shouldered Calvin Klein dress for our wedding! It was perfect!
Wear whatever you like, what fits the place and style of your wedding!
There’s no limits!
Post # 46
Well, this may be my second marriage, but it’s the first time I’m marrying my soulmate and the love of my life! 🙂
I diid the Martha Stewart-wannabe wedding the first go ’round, and wore a dress that I felt fit the “look” of the wedding but was NOT my dream dress. In fact, I cried when I saw my bridal portraits but felt it was too late to change dresses.
This time, I was determined to find my dream dress, and I did! I’m so elated. During my search, though, it was important for me to include my Fiance in the process, because he’s my best friend and I love wearing things that I know he loves. It was also important for me to find a dress that I thought was appropriate for my age. I’m 33 and will be almost 34 when we get married, and I have two young children, so I wanted to wear something that made me feel like a princess without looking like I was trying to look younger than I am. 🙂 But that’s my own personal quirk…I certainly don’t feel matronly, nor do I think there’s an age limit for bridal gowns!