Post # 1
Hi Ladies 🙂
I found my ‘dream dress’ a long satin skirt with a lace corset and covered buttons, and for the past 18 months I have been growing my hair long – from a short pixie style – to have a glam up do. After trying on my dress again with my hair up I am feeling like it isnt ‘me’.
I am now considering a shorter tea length dress with some stunning shoes, and back to my white blonde pixie hair cut.
I think I am stuck between what I think i should look like as a bride and a wife, and what I consider to actually be me.
My hubby-to-be says he is sure I will look beautiful whatever- which is not a help 🙁
I love the top half of my dress, and if I were to get a short one, Im wondering if it can just be altered?
Our wedding, i am walking through our village to the church, and then having a large marquee in my parent’s field. My hubby-to-be is also very ‘rock’ looking with his suit choice and haircut, so we do need to match…
Has anyone else been torn between what the think they should look like and who they feel they are?
Post # 3
I thnik you’re beter to look like yourself!
Post # 5
@punkin83: Agreed we do need pictures.
Post # 6
Cutting the traditional dress you love to tea length might be an option, depending on it’s shape.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2012 - the Columns Hotel
Please look like you on your wedding day! And show a picture of the dress- altering it is a possibility!
Post # 8
Wear what you love that fits your style. It will show in your pictures if you are wearing something that is intended to please someone else.
Post # 9
Could you go with the traditional dress (since you loved it so), but the white-blonde pixie cut?
Kind of “the best of both worlds”
Post # 10
Ha. Yes I totally understand that feeling. My completely-true-to-me wedding outfit would be a tartan skirt-suit and yet I kind of feel like I have to do the white dress thing. I think it’ll end up being somewhere in between. Maybe a white dress with a tartan corset and bustle.
Post # 11
I say go with the style that is more “you!” I know I am making my non-traditional choices with the mindset that I’d rather be the best “me” there is than a so-so imitation of someone else.
Post # 12
I would say go both ways.. if you want to feel glam for the day.. you should do so! Maybe for the reception change into a short dress.
Post # 13
Do you think you could find a convertable dress? Or wear a different dress for the reception?
I think you should feel like yourself on your wedding. Your husband is marrying you because that’s who he loves. Your friends and family are going to the wedding to support you because they love you for who you are. Wear what makes you feel most comfortable. I also think wearing a dress that doesn’t feel like “you” might be something you are more likely to regret later on looking at pictures.