(Closed) Would you still buy a dress that has gone viral on social media channels?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ya, if it was the one I loved I’d still wear it. 

Most people (besides maybe woman who are planning their own wedding) won’t care or remember if they had ever seen this dress before, and chances are they wouldn’t have. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m guessing most of those people who liked it are brides. I don’t know anyone who looks at wedding dresses who isn’t getting married (or plans to soon). My guests go to maybe one wedding a year. They wouldn’t remember a dress. So yes, I’d wear it.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Even high end designer dresses are worn by hundreds and thousands of brides,  but 90% of your guests will have never seen it.  If you love it who cares what other people think or if they have seen it before? 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I would still get it if I loved it. What are the chances that that many people run out to buy it? Also, it’ll look different on each different bride. Now, if my sister/cousin/best friend decided to get the same dress first, I might not.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ah yes I’ve seen that dress 😉 hehehe

Seriously, who cares.. if it’s the one, it’s the one! Lots of people liking the dress means LOTS OF PEOPLE LIKE THE DRESS. That’s a good thing!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I tend to be one who strays from anything trendy or over done and while I think I’ve seen that dress before, I’ve never seen it on a  bride. To me, this is a lot less overdone than the full length lace gowns that all look the exact same. I’d go with it.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yeah, I’d still buy it. I think it’s beautiful and while thousands of people might like the dress, the chances that some of them will:

a) see it at two weddings and

b) realise that they’ve seen it at two weddings

are pretty slim. We think it’s huge but to be honest, I couldn’t identify the dresses that I’ve seen on various brides with a map.

Besides which, I’m slightly dismayed that no-one knows my dress, really. I’m not sure whether I’ve gone for something every other bride has overlooked!!

Are we ever fully satisfied?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Well, seeing as how the vast majority of the people commenting or liking the dress will never even try it on, I sure would!

It’s like not buying the ultimate dream dress you love simply because it’s been reblogged on Tumblr or repinned on Pinterest: dumb. I’d deeply regret not purchasing/wearing my dress simply because I tried too hard to be too nonconformist and anti-trendy.

Remember: being heavily influenced not to do something simply because it’s popular is no better than being heavily influeced to do something simply because ~everyone else~ is. (not directed toward you, OP; just putting it out there in the cosmos)

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If that many people like it, it just goes to show it’s a good design. I wouldn’t let that stop me from wearing something I like. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Even if that dress picture is all over the internet, the dress itself can’t even be tried on in the US because the designer doesn’t have stores here.  Actually having that dress in the US would be quite rare.  You’d be the envy of brides all over the country.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

So what if mass people have seen it, it is a wedding dress.  And wedding dresses are massed produced. All that matters is IF YOU like it…

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

That dress was my dream dress!!! If there had been any possible way for me to try on that dress (it’s not available in North America, to my knowledge) I’m sure it would’ve been the one (well… depending on how much it is). It doesn’t bother me when something is popular – what difference does it make on how it looks on me?

If you ARE worried about many other brides being seen in that dress – I’ve seen that dress on tons of social media, but ALWAYS on that particular bride (model?). I haven’t seen it on ANYONE else! So I don’t think many people have access to that dress, which means it would still be unique on you 🙂

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

With social media, everything has been liked shared, etc a million times. Believe me, when it’s on you, it will look completely different. it will be liek everyone is seeing the dress for the first time. Don’t worry about it!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Even as a bride and knowing all of the extremely popular styles, I wouldn’t think twice of seeing a popular dress at a wedding. I don’t analyze every little detail. Even if I attended a wedding of someone wearing that dress in particular, I would probably just think to myself “Cool! I always loved that one!”. I think some people put way too much thought into having a one of a kind dress. Chances are, 99% of people won’t even notice if its similar to something else they have seen!

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