Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park
I am a young bride, being only nineteen (20 at time of the wedding). Lately I have been second guessing everything I chose. I love my choices now, but I can’t help to wonder if i will regret my choices when I am older and looking back. For example, my dress. I am absolutely in love with it, but I can’t help but wonder if I will think I look like a little girl playing dress up in it. My dress really is my biggest worry right now, espcially because I have to order it in a matter of a few weeks. Has any other young brides felt this way? Does anyone have advice? Here’s my dress:
Here is the tiara I am going to get (I am wearing a cathedral length veil for the ceremony):
Post # 3
I’m 20 now and I’ll be 21 for my wedding. I used to worry about not like some of my choices in the long run and now it’s kind of my goal. I’m going super trendy and doing what I like, styles change all the time, just do whatever makes you happy.
My parents got married in the late ‘80s and oh my god it was bad! But what was considered classy then isn’t the same now, just let it go. Hearing my mom talk about her wedding makes me want to be the same way…. “Well it was popular at the time….” Haha that’s what she always says but she still thinks she had a beautiful wedding
Also, being young you can pull off more than an older bride can, like the tiara, so go for it!
Post # 5
i love your dress – but i think ALL tiaras are especially ‘little girl playing princess’. so if that’s what you’re looking to avoid – i’d axe the tiara.
i don’t mean to be harsh – that’s just what you’re hoping to avoid, and tiaras (to me) seem very ‘dress up’.
your gown is gorgeous though, and you look beautiful in it!
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2014 - EDD 06/12/2016
I am 20, will be 21 at wedding and I think the same sometimes. Like what if the look of my reception isnt sophisticated enough or something lol I think I’m just being silly though but now I know I’m not the only one!
Post # 7
Personally, I would skip the tiara, but I love your dress!!
Post # 8
@RunnerBride13: ^What she said! I think your dress is gorgeous!
Post # 9
dress is gorgeous, but I’d ditch the tiara to be quite honest. You can get a larger hair piece that sort of looks like a tiara but sits at the back of your head instead.
Post # 10
The dress looks gorgeous! I am not a fan of tiaras, I feel that they are very childish, so if you are worried about looking like a kid playing dress up, I would skip it.
Post # 11
EVERYONE looks back at styles and has a good laugh or cringe. That’s just how it goes whether you’re young or old. Just wear whatever makes you happy now!
Post # 12
I think your dress is beautiful and you will look gorgeous!!
I agree with skipping the tiara though.
Post # 13
No matter what age you are, your parents and older relatives will see you as their “little girl.” My SO is 34, and his older relatives still clearly think of the adorable 5 year old bookworm every time they see him.
Meanwhile, your friends will see you as the poised, elegant young woman you now are. The dress is beautiful, and so is the tiara. If you like the tiara, wear it! Tiaras are a nice hair accessory, and they look great. My sister has dark hair like yours, and her tiara looked beautiful at her wedding. She wore it like a sparkly headband with her hair down. As long as your shoes aren’t twice as big as your feet and you don’t smear makeup all over your face, you won’t look like you’re playing dressup!
Post # 14
Not really that into tiaras But….your dress is fab! Maybe do a blingy hair piece?!?
Post # 15
@AmyFarrahFowler: AFF is NOT a fan of tiaras???
Post # 16
You will always love your dress because it’s what you wore to marry your best friend. My mom’s wedding dress is so ugly but she loves it because it has so much meaning.