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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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 😍
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.
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.
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