Post # 62
Don’t skip out on the tiara!!! I love your dress and your tiara! I wore a crown and was so happy I did even after people here tried to talk me out of it and I wasn’t sure of it myself (I was 26 when I got married). They look so beautiful with cathedral length veils. =)
Post # 63
Choose what YOU love. Honestly, I think it would be worse to try and go for a more “mature” look that doesn’t fit your current taste or style. You want to be as happy as possible on your wedding day and that is what will make you look at your wedding photos with happiness and nostalgia for years to come.
Post # 64
Almost all brides look like they’re playing dressup. Because they are! Nobody wears a veil every day, nobody wears a dress like that every day, nobody spends 3 hours and $200 on hair and makeup to go to the grocery store. I hope you keep the tiara. I thinks it’s completely silly when people say “a tiara’s too much!” but think 5-inch shoes with swarovski crystals hot-glued all over them are perfectly appropriate.
Post # 65
OMG I love your comment!! It’s so true!! I’m wearing two flipping dresses and I couldn’t give a hoot what awful people say! Memo: Don’t invite awful people to your wedding day! “blah blah it’s not about playing dress up” yes it bloody well is otherwise most women wouldn’t put themselves through the stress of it! Cementing your relationship rubbish most women on here already live with/have mortgages/kids with their fiance’s. The wedding is an amazing party where you are the centre of attention for once in a woman’s life. Tiara’s can look amazingly classy when they’re done right, and the whole “vintage headband” stuff is going to look soooo dated soon. Ps….for all those brides going with a “vintage” look….pick an era!! Because “vintage” isn’t an era!! It just means old! I’ve seen brides with art 1920’s style dresses and 1940 style headdresses, and that just looks plain crazy to anybody with any sense of style. Also, if the wedding wasn’t about playing dress up, this forum would be filled with women who are asking “will we be together forever” and “I can’t wait to marry my beloved” and whilst it’s true that there’s a few on here, most of the posts go along the lines of “which shoes should I wear?”
So, in a roundabout way, I’m saying to the OP wear your tiara and be fabulous in it! !!!! It’s the one day you can, and whilst there’s a fine line between fabulous and tacky, there’s an even finer one between understated and just plain dull. Your wedding day is the day you should look like classy, fabulous, and most importantly..like a bride.
Post # 66
I was also a young bride and I wanted a big poofy princess dress regardless. I didn’t end up with it for other reasons, but I still wouldn’t let my age deter me from getting a style I really wanted. I do think the dress is nice and I don’t think it looks too young. I would maybe not do the tiara, but that’s because I think it takes it to a princess level that is too over the top for me. I could also see that making you look a little younger than you say you want to appear. Perhaps something sparkly in the hair that doesn’t stand up like a tiara.
Post # 67
I’m a young bride too (22 on the day itself, been engaged since I was 16!) and am majorly stressing about my dress. Yours looks pretty and timeless. The tiara is entirely your call – if done properly it can look beautiful. There are plenty of vintage weddings with tiaras in, have a look at them for inspiration and ask yourself how well you think they’ve aged! x
Post # 68
ditto – Tiara’s always seem little girl playing princess (see The Big Bang Theory, Amy Farrah Fowler gets a tiara). The dress is gorgeous though! LOVE it
Post # 69
I personally think tiaras look juvenile and OTT delusional princess-y. If you aren’t royalty, why wear one?
Your dress is marvelous, on the other hand (esp. if you add a full petticoat/crinoline).
Post # 70
@mandyhartwell: i love your dress and it looks beautiful on you but i have to agree w ppl i would choose a diffrent tiara.