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Just Said Yes October 2021

Grooms Opinion on the Dress???

Aleks, on June 23, 2020 at 8:24 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 25
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So I’m finally on the search for my wedding dress, and I thought I would get my fiancé’s opinion...just to see what he imagines me walking down the isle in! At first he told me he didn’t have one because I’d “look beautiful no matter what”, but later he explained that he visualizes me in long laced sleeves. I’ve been to two stores now and fell in love with an off the shoulder drop-sleeve gown, but I’m feeling torn because it isn’t what he said he imagines me in. I was actually originally looking for a dress with long sleeves before he had mentioned this because that is what I envisioned as well, but haven’t found anything within my price range that I love as much as the off the shoulder dress. Should I settle for this dress that I do think is beautiful and could be my dress, or do I keep searching to find something more along the lines of what my fiancé expects to see me in?

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  • Kerin
    Rockstar February 2021
    Kerin Online ·
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    Take his initial response to heart. He's saying nothing he can imagine you in will compare to how you will look to him when you find your dream dress and rock it down the aisle 😉
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  • Lucy
    Beginner October 2020
    Lucy ·
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    It your dress so you should pick what you feel most beautiful in. He’ll love you regardless and think you look beautiful in it Smiley heart
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  • Mrs. S
    Super November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    Pick the one you want
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Pick the one you want ! He Will think you’re beautiful in anything Smiley smile
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  • Kate
    Devoted August 2020
    Kate ·
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    You wouldn’t be settling for the dress if YOU love it. This is a once in a lifetime garment for you, and you need to get the dress that you love. Your groom will love it even more than a long sleeved dress once he sees it on his bride. This decision is yours, and you will always regret choosing something you don’t love as much in order to try and please someone else. (I am a bridal stylist and I give this advice all the time. 😉) Go with the dress that makes you feel beautiful.
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  • A
    Devoted October 2021
    Ashley ·
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    I agree with the other ladies who said to pick the one you want. Chances are, he's going to say that you look more beautiful than he could have imagined! Although he said he pictures lace sleeves, he probably hasn't spent a ton of time looking at wedding dresses, and he certainly hasn't seen that dress yet! He will like whatever you love, and I'm sure he wants you to wear whatever will make you happiest! I'm sure if he saw the dress and how happy you are, he would say to choose that one, regardless of sleeve length.

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  • G
    Beginner November 2020
    Gemma ·
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    If you love the off-shoulder dress, wear that! Nothing is more attractive than confidence. If you feel like a million bucks, he'll feel like you look more than a million bucks (because he already thinks you do). Congrats! Hope the dress is everything you want it to be and more!

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  • Marisa
    VIP May 2021
    Marisa ·
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    The dress I ended up with is not what I had envisioned at all, and that’s fine! I love my dress and only found out after trying on several dresses that what I had envisioned did not look or feel good on me. You do you girl!

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  • Makayla
    Savvy May 2021
    Makayla ·
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    At the end of the day, he’s going to love whatever dress you walk down the isle in. And at the end of the day, y’all are going to be married! You’re going to be beautiful in anything you wear, even if it’s the complete opposite of what he likes
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  • Anna
    Super October 2020
    Anna ·
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    I completely and totally ditto this!
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  • J
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    Judith ·
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    Let him see it . Maybe you should not have asked his preference. But now, having done so, choosing otherwise seems strange.
    There is no reason dresses need be kept secret. . If you are looking at formal gowns, you might try the dress with formal long evening gloves. Or be one of the 10% who add lace sleeves, a super easy alteration with an off the shoulder gown.
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  • Alisa
    Dedicated August 2020
    Alisa ·
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    I can relate. my fiancé said he envisioned me in some sexy and fitting that shows the booty. i initially wanted the same thing but when i actually tried on dresses those styles didnt feel "bridal" to me and i ended up buying a beautiful a-line gown. while i absolutely love my dress i am feeling a bit of dress regret and worrying that he won't like it. i know overall he thinks im beautiful when i feel comfortable and confident so im just going with what i chose. i wouldn't stress it too much. find something that you love and he will love it too.

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  • Kate
    Devoted August 2020
    Kate ·
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    Never regret picking the one that you loved and made you feel beautiful! Your fiancé will love it just as much, I promise! Good luck and congratulations! 💕
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  • Chelsea G
    Devoted March 2021
    Chelsea G ·
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    Definitely pick the one YOU want and fall in love with. Just because he’s imagining it a certain way doesn’t mean you should take it to heart. Plus lets be honest I doubt he knows how many options there are for a dress. So many styles, colors, etc.
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  • Aleks
    Just Said Yes October 2021
    Aleks ·
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    This is exactly what I’m experiencing and how I feel... Thanks so much!
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  • Toya
    Savvy December 2021
    Toya ·
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    Definitely get the one you fell in love with! Likely when you get to the wedding he will forget what he said earlier and will think you look beautiful coming down the aisle.


    My fiance and I don't like to hide anything from each other even if it's tradition, so after weeks of dress shopping I bought one I love, and when I came home we looked through all the photos of what I tried on together and I asked him to guess which one I got. The one he guessed because he liked it the most was one of my LEAST favorites. It was so plain and simple, no sparkle, no flow! We had a good laugh about it and he said he was glad I found something I loved and I would look beautiful in anything 😍
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  • J
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    Judith ·
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    Don't know about the dress, but he is a keeper!
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  • Martha
    Devoted October 2022
    Martha ·
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    I agree with everyone saying that he will love you in whichever your choose to walk down the aisle in.I've been meaning to ask my FH this as well, I feel he'll say full ballgown because when else can you get away with it than your wedding. Lol I am still planning on trying on as many styles as I can and choosing one that will work with my body (short stuff 5 feet) and going from there.

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  • Sarah
    Dedicated August 2021
    Sarah ·
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    I think if you love the dress then you should get it, but if you consider it settling then you should keep looking. You're fiance will think you look great whatever you wear, so you should choose something you feel amazing in.
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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
    Gen ·
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    Get the dress you feel right in! The dress my husband described as what he “imagined” I’d wear is probably as opposite as you can get from what I ended up getting 😂 but he LOVED my dress! It’s really hard to visualize what will look good without seeing it on you. Go with your gut, and trust his initial reaction that he’d love whatever you wear. He is going to think you’re the most beautiful woman on earth even if you’re wearing a trash bag! lol
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