Post # 1
I hear comments a lot (usually from the more traditional sort) about how a bride is supposed to look on her wedding day. Her hair is supposed to be very flashy and fancy, she needs to wear a necklace, earrings, and a bracelet….her dress should be poofy, and she needs to feel like a princess.
I just don’t get it. I get told a lot how brides should have up-dos when I really wanted a half-do and a more romantic look. I feel like I’m supposed to wear lots of jewelry. My dress is an A-line and has some sparkle and lace, but the poofy ball gown thing is so not for me. I hate being the center of attention, and the last thing I ever want is to be a princess for the day.
My point is. You want to be extra pretty on your wedding day, but you should also stay true to who you are and what you want. If you want to feel like a queen and have a tiara and a tulle dress, that’s fabulous and you should have it. But if you don’t want that, you shouldn’t feel like you have to.
End rant lol.
Post # 3
@romanticone5555: i couldn’t agree more. But I think with our generation comes new traditions and sometimes people have a hard time letting go of the older ones.
Post # 4
@romanticone5555: I agree!
Post # 6
@romanticone5555: Wait…. I’m supposed to have a big poofy ballgown with my tiara?!?!?!?! DAAMN. 😉 Oh… wait… i’m going for “elvish queen” instead of “Disney Princess”. PHEW!!!! Was worried for a minute! LOL!
Seriously, though, you’re absolutely right. And the reason people think that way is because of the industry and what has been publicized in movies, games, books, magazines, and anywhere on TV it can be put.
Oh… and Disney. Can’t forget Disney!!!
It’s annoying and frustrating as hell because the industry keeps shoving certain themes (from the dress to the lighting) into a bride’s face and tries to shove it down her gullet.
For someone who loves fairy tales and hates the big poofy gowns (sorta… I love ’em, but I’d rather show off my figure, hehehehehe), I’m doing things MY way (and badgering my Fiance for his opinion all the time, too). Of course, I’m also the kind who will do the exact opposite just to spite someone I don’t like. Or argue them, depending on the situation and what it is. Which is why I only have two bridal magazines: one from my DB gown shopping trip and another from a friend who gave it to me. BOTH are hidden underneath crap in a drawer!
Post # 7
Well I think feeling like a Princess and looking like one are two different things. A wedding/ marriage is a pretty big milestone in one’s life, and I think people should have and do what they want.
I also think if you care too much about what other people think and might say about your choices, you won’t be very happy in the end.
Post # 8
It’s your wedding so do what you want. No one else has the right to say anything about your choices, especially if they are not paying. Everyone has their own individual style and that even continues when they get married. If someone doesn’t like their choices, too bad.