JenniferW
Savvy February 2008

Navy wedding dress

JenniferW, on January 22, 2008 at 1:01 PM Posted in Planning 0 11
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I have boughten a NAVY blue wedding dress. My thought was to have one of those floor length capes with fur in white, and a white veil. I am now having second thoughts about a blue dress. Our wedding theme is snowflakes and wintery, but I am afraid of looking like I am at a prom or a bridesmaid at my own wedding. Also having another problem with what to put my nine month preg maid of honor in... black, silver, cant be navy or white! HELP please.....

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Latest activity by ruth leroy, on March 26, 2008 at 5:28 AM
  • MindyTwirl
    Dedicated June 2008
    MindyTwirl ·
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    Oh dear, well first things first - if your truly unhappy with the navy dress, figure out what your budget is to replace it with something that you'll love. You know you could always find a simple white gown that you love, for the ceremony, and after dinner - before the cake you can surprise everyone by changing into the more comfortable Navy Gown. This way it doesn't go to waste and you get to show off how great it is! Good Luck!

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  • MindyTwirl
    Dedicated June 2008
    MindyTwirl ·
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    Oh also, CocoMyles does a Maternity Wear dress. You might want to look there, and order color swatches. Lengths go from knee length to long, starts at $120 to $125, and if your bridesmaids are purchasing their own dresses you can always just let them know where to go and what colors you would like!

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  • Karen Guyt
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    MindyTwirl is right (listen to the girl - she's got great ideas!)I love the idea of 2 dresses! I had a client who wore a navy dress for her (seaside, piratey) wedding & my caution to her was to make sure the style was sufficiently bride-y and different from the other so that no one would have to ask who the bride was. She looked beautiful & there was no question she was the bride. I created a larger trailing bouquet with opulent peacock feathers & seashells in it.

    Re: the MOH - what about a silvery smoky blue with navy accents?

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  • Daphne Simpson
    Daphne Simpson ·
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    I think the idea of two dress will work well.Target has great dresses under $150, take a look.

    http://www.target.com/gp/search/602-1509236-9080628?ie=UTF8&ref=tgt%5Fadv%5FXSJH1060&afid=yahoosspslp&lnm=bridal%20dresses&field-keywords=bridal%20dresses

    Best Wishes

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    Beginner June 2007
    Christina ·
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    First, let me say I LOVE the idea of 2 dresses. However, don't be discouraged from your blue dress. White as the wedding dress is actually a more recent tradition. Blue dresses were worn in mideival times and you can definantly still be the perfect bride in a blue dress. I am a wedding planner as well as a former bride myself not too long ago. Although my own dress was Ivory, I think one of the best dresses I have seen on a bride to date was a beautiful red wedding gown. Unconventional, yes, but soo dramatic. There are a lot of maternity dresses out there, and I am sure you will find something for your maid of honor.

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  • Carla Chenoweth
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    After reading your profile, my opinion is you should go with your initial thought of the navy blue wedding dress - it will be beautiful. (You can just feel the excitement of your words in your profile where you are describing your theme.) Just an opinion from someone who wore a black silk dress with our black and red themed wedding that ended up being the most beautiful and elegant wedding most had seen in a long time (as told to us). Congratulations and enjoy that wonderful day!

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  • Jolee Ferreira
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    My mother and father got married in the 50's. She wore a blue velvet dress with a white fur floor length capes. Through the years I have seen many many weddings, because of what I do. However I will tell you that I have NEVER seen a dress as dreamy as my mother wore. If you are doing a snowflakes and wintery theme, I think it would be perfect, since blue is a lovely warm color and would fit in perfectly.

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  • JenniferW
    Savvy February 2008
    JenniferW ·
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    Thank you for all of your responses. I found them very helpful. I have decided to go with my initial thought and wear the blue dress with the floor length white cape. I think it would look very timeless. Thanks again for all of your help.

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    Rachel S ·
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    I am going to get married in December of this year and I, too, am using Navy as my wedding color. It is stapless, elegant, and most importantly...what I wanted. This will be my 2nd wedding--so white was out. We are having an evening wedding which will be lit almost entirely with candles. To go with the Winter color scheme, I chose various shades of blues, silvers and bright white for accessorizing. There are 4 Bridesmaids plus the Maid of Honor so two of the Bridesmaids are in a light grey (more like a "matte silver") with navy shashes/embellishments, and the other two Bridesmaids are opposite. This was easily done by purchasing 2 dresses in the grey & 2 in the Navy then swapping the sashes/embellishments.So in the end...I am in Navy, My Maid of Honor is in the Grey (matte silver) and the 4 Bridesmaids are in both.

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  • Tammany kladis
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    I haven't personally done any of blue wedding gowns. I am a wedding planner and work in a bridal store as well and I sell colored gowns often. At first I thought it was odd and off tradtion, then quickly remembered what I tell all my brides, times have changed with traditions.. I would agree with your plans! They sound stunning. I would dress your bridemaids in Shimmering Silver w/white and bkl accents.

    Just ideas. Let me know how it goes..

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  • ruth leroy
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    I am a wedding dress seller, I actually make Bridemaids dresses in all shades.

    I think your maid of honour would be good in black. she can wear the dress again after your wedding if she wishes. Lots of people are buying Bm dresses that can be worn again. This would be an ideal colour.

    see http://stores.ebay.co.uk/BelleBrides

    and http://www.blissfulbridesonline.co.uk and look at the colour chart for different colours

    Check out http://www.gothicweddingdresses.webs.com for more ideas.

    best wishes, Ruth.

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