Beginner January 2020

Don’t Feel Like a Bride

Kasia, on December 23, 2019 at 11:29 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 3 51
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I picked up my gown the other day and it fits and it’s beautiful but every time I look at my fitting pictures, it just doesn’t seem that great. Has anyone felt like I do before the wedding?

I don’t feel like a beautiful bride just in the dress. I’m nervous but I hope that changes when I have my hair done, hair colored to my preferred dark brown, my makeup done, my veil, and my flowers.
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  • Noelle
    Devoted November 2019
    Noelle ·
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    Your dress is beautiful and fits you great. It is also very modern. Maybe that’s why you’re feeling the way you are?

    I think with the veil, flowers, etc you will definitely feel like a bride.
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  • C
    Super January 2020
    Cassie ·
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    Your dress is gorgeous, I love it. I think you’ll feel differently when you see yourself the day of with the complete package.
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  • Carly
    Savvy September 2020
    Carly ·
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    I think it looks beautiful on you! I think once you have your hair/makeup/jewelry/veil it’ll pull everything together. Imagine your FH’s reaction when he sees you during first looks or walking down the aisle in that gorgeous dress.
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  • Taylor
    Rockstar October 2020
    Taylor Online ·
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    It's GORGEOUS!!! I love it. I wanted a plain gown like this but crepe didn't become me. You look beautiful!

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Your dress is stunning on you & very unique! The veil will make a huge difference as will all your accessories & makeup/hair. I had a ballgown dress and once I tried on a veil I felt bridal.

    You’re a gorgeous modern bride! Your photos will also look timeless.
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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
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    In my honest opinion I think your dress is very beautiful but I want to ask are you going for a more Modern Bride look? I do feel once you have your hair, makeup and Veil on you it will look more Bridal. I guess I'm asking this because I don't want to make you second-guess anyting but what kind of dress where you envisioning? Every bride will have a different idea of what makes them look Bridal but I just want you to think does your dress make you look like a bride or more like a bridesmaid. When I was dressed shopping and dressed hunting I just knew that I did not want to like a bridesmaid. Can you return the dress if you decide that you want something else? I personally think since your address does not have a lot of detail going that if you choose a veil with a little bit of lace or something that'll really bring the bridal look together and make you feel more like a bride. What do you think? Accessories can definitely change the appearance of a dress.
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  • Mrs. Sarantos
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. Sarantos ·
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    You look like a movie star. I wouldn’t even think twice about it.
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan Online ·
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    I think your dress is very pretty. Have you put it on with a veil and your jewelry? I bet it will look completely different once the whole package is put together!

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  • Blair
    Expert October 2020
    Blair ·
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    I think once you accessorize the overall look will be exactly what you always wanted. The dress is beautiful btw.

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  • Vannesa
    Expert October 2021
    Vannesa ·
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    I think the veil and flowers would make you feel more like a bride. Don't get too down on yourself your dress looks amazing!

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  • Lindsey
    Dedicated January 2020
    Lindsey ·
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    I love the simplicity of the dress, its so gorgeous and you look gorgeous in it!

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  • Lauren
    Beginner September 2019
    Lauren ·
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    You look absolutely gorgeous! I think the most important thing though is how you FEEL when you are wearing the dress. You are only a bride once so if you aren't feeling your dress anymore, go find one that you love! You can always sell your dress on Stillwhite . com and get most of your money back from it. I have seen lots of new dresses on there for sale bc a bride ended up finding a second dress that felt more like "the one"!

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  • Kari
    Super May 2020
    Kari ·
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    I think having hair and makeup done and adding the veil will make you feel a lot more bridal. I think the dress looks super elegant, and it probably feels a little less bridal because of how modern it is, but I think adding a veil will make all the difference.

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  • Sexypoodle
    VIP October 2020
    Sexypoodle ·
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    You definitely look like a bride. Don’t get caught up in needing a big poofy dress to be a bride. Your dress is beautiful, classy and elegant. All those descriptions define a bride to me. But feeling like a bride won’t come from a dress… It will come from within yourself.
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  • Melle
    Champion June 2019
    Melle Online ·
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    Your dress is so pretty. I agree with PP that don't get caught up in it needing to look like a typical wedding gown. This is a gown that's unique and fit for you.
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  • Ingrid
    Super October 2020
    Ingrid ·
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    Your dress is regal and stunning. I think on the day you'll feel more like a bride.
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  • gratia01
    Devoted January 2021
    gratia01 ·
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    All those details will definitely help! i don't think you have anything to worry about!

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  • April
    Dedicated November 2020
    April ·
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    Those details will definitely help, I felt the same way when trying my dress on.. my dress is beautiful and I absolutely love it but it didn’t feel complete until I put my veil on.
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  • Aimee
    Expert July 2020
    Aimee ·
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    It looks amazing! I felt the same until I tried on veils with my dress and now I’m 100% on board.
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  • Earazona_
    Dedicated April 2021
    Earazona_ ·
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    I think you look Absolutely gorgeous in your dress! I think the simplicity of it makes it more elegant. Of course once you put all the accessories on, im sure you will start to feel a little better. 💖
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