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Newbie Bride May 2022 Staffordshire

Non White Wedding Dress Help

Danielle, 26 July 2020 at 23:02 Posted on Wedding Planning 0 11
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Is anyone out there wearing a non-white wedding dress at all? I bought my dream dress in march and absolutely love it to bits, I'd seen in the shop window before we even got engaged and had commented on how beautiful it was so when we took the plunge I knew I had to get that dress! I have never wanted a big white wedding dress, I've been to bridal shops and tried them on and hated them, I always wanted to be very different from a typical bride and don't want our wedding to be very traditional. I've gone for a silver lace tea-length dress, however when I showed it to my best friend her reaction was less than pleased and she even commented 'why is it grey', this has completely thrown me off now and it seems like everyone else is wearing white, I need some girlies that have gone non-traditional to help me out, the last thing i want is people to be horrified when i walk down the aisle in my dress, it's really upset me cause I so wanted her to be pleased, I feel like I won't look like a bride now.

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  • HappyPinkHair15172
    Dedicated Bride September 2021 Merseyside
    HappyPinkHair15172 ·
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    Hiya

    I have got a blush ball gown, with train! It’s my second marriage and this is the dress of my dreams. I don’t give a stuff what anyone else says or thinks, it suits me and my adult daughters both cried when I tried it on.

    The only thing to take into account is how your dress makes you FEEL. Trust your own judgement and taste, you are the one wearing it, and will have to look at the photos in years to come, no one else!

    Our brains are wired to know what we like, so if that dress spoke to you from the shop window, and it feels amazing on, then she’s your dress!

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  • K
    East London
    Karolina ·
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    I wouldn't mind wearing some maxi dresses or sequin dresses - but I'm just bridesmaid at my friend's wedding, that's a slightly different story! Smiley smile Honestly - why wear a white wedding dress - if you feel brave enough to choose any different colour - then why not!

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    Dedicated Bride June 2020
    RomanticGreenStationery27135 ·
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    Wear what makes you feel beautiful and trust your own judgement.

    I went dress shopping with a friend and put a deposit down on a dress because she raved about how bridal it was. But it never felt 100% right to me. Then lockdown hit and when it was lifted, I didn't have time to get my boutique dress fitted, so had to order one by mail order - it's much simpler and those who saw it said it 'wasn't bridal enough', but I loved it. And I felt SOOOO confident on the day, and because I felt so good, it came across to everyone else, and even the people who'd said it wasn't bridal enough ended up loving it!

    So if that's taught me anything, it's that how you feel in a dress is the most important thing - everyone else can be raving about one, but if you don't feel right in it, it will show. And if you feel great in a dress, you are going to own that day and look amazing!

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    Newbie Bride May 2022 Staffordshire
    Danielle ·
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    Thank you so much for your help, every time i wear my dress i feel like a princess and i was so put off by my friends but i'm going to add an ivory veil to bride it up a bit more and stick with it, your totally right and i should wear what i want not what everyone expects me to wear!

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  • HappyPinkHair15172
    Dedicated Bride September 2021 Merseyside
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    Hi Danielle,

    Knickers to them! Go for it, you will totally look amazing!

    If you're dress is tea length, have you got some stunning shoes to go with?

    Ali xx

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  • ExpensivePinkFlowers63608
    Newbie Bride September 2020
    ExpensivePinkFlowers63608 ·
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    Sounds awesome! I wanted non-white, non-traditional but ended up with super traditional, massive trail and long veil. You wear what makes you happy.

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  • PhotographybyBillHaddon
    Leicestershire
    PhotographybyBillHaddon ·
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    As a wedding photographer I can say that it is not that common for me to come across an "actual" white dress, so much so that when I do it stands out to me so much as WHITE, because I am so used to seeing off white, vintage/ antique white, oyster ( pushing the white boundary here) - so everything and anything other than actual white it seems. When I come across stronger colours like yours I love photographing them as they come across so nicely on camera, basically it makes my life easier because full on white can be hard work.

    So yeh - Knickers to them "grey" Smiley surprise

    Non White Wedding Dress Help 1

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    Rockstar Bride June 2020
    HappyBlueCars582 ·
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    The idea of wearing a white dress absolutely terrifies me. I’m so pale and I always get light coloured clothes filthy. There’s no way I’m wearing a white dress. The darker the better for me!
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  • Charlotte
    Newbie Bride February 2022 South East London
    Charlotte ·
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    I am making my own dress: rose pink with a ivory lace overlay. I agonised over the colour up to the last minute, but as my mum said: 'no-one will mistake you for a guest or a bridesmaid'. If they don't know you're the bride, why are they there?!

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  • Alaister
    Newbie Groom February 2015 West London
    Alaister ·
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    Well don't need to be upset the best thing is to wear the dress which you like, After all it's your wedding so be Happy proudly wear grey.Smiley smile

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    Newbie Bride September 2021
    Dancing-Peanut ·
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    Mine is ivory with loads of huge hand stitched embroidered purple flowers all over it. I wanted a statement and that is it!!.

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