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#31 stefnicole

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    Posted 09 May 2008 - 11:25 AM

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    Originally Posted by Kishalee
    I too am in the short boat. i am 5 foot even, but my mom still argues me down that I am 4 foot 11 3/4...

    Hollow to hem, huh? Sounds like a good idea.
    I actually am 4 foot, 11 and 3/4 inches. I just bump it up to 5 feet to make myself feel better.

    My younger cousin tried to convince me that any adult shorter than 5 feet is legally considered a midget/dwarf. HA HA! It's not true, it's anyone under 4 feet 10 inches! I wikipedia'ed it.

    #32 bumbles

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      Posted 09 November 2008 - 08:02 PM

      Glad to come upon this post! When I stood on the platform in my dress, I was :) but when I stepped off it and saw my usual 5'1" self hehe. What veil length do you ladies have?

      #33 kevsgirl

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        Posted 09 November 2008 - 08:34 PM

        I've been having issues with the hemming of my dress b/c of my height. I'm nearly 5'3" and I want to be barefoot for the ceremony, but I have 2 pairs of shoes: one pair are flats with a mini heel about 3/4" and the other is about 1 3/4". When the seamstress hemmed to barefoot and then asked me to put on the 2nd pair of shoes you could totally see them... so she's going to hem to the shoe length. Now I'm worried about tripping while in the sand!

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Fanny
        Glad to come upon this post! When I stood on the platform in my dress, I was :) but when I stepped off it and saw my usual 5'1" self hehe. What veil length do you ladies have?
        Veil: I'm getting one that is about 30" long. It should end up about at my waist. Any longer and I was worried it would make me look uber-short!

        #34 bridetobe959

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          Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:26 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by stefnicole
          I actually am 4 foot, 11 and 3/4 inches. I just bump it up to 5 feet to make myself feel better.

          My younger cousin tried to convince me that any adult shorter than 5 feet is legally considered a midget/dwarf. HA HA! It's not true, it's anyone under 4 feet 10 inches! I wikipedia'ed it.
          Haha people would always say that to me as well since Im barely 5ft tall. As for a dress I went with a short option as well. I like the tradition long ones but they just seemed to over power me since im very petite all around. Im also having a barefoot ceremony but am going to buy some kick butt shoes to show off at the reception!heres my dress


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          #35 yamille

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            Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:56 PM

            Fanny I'm not doing a veil just a flower.
            FYI- I am going to go barefoot and then find a tiny heel I htink for reception. I think.. This is still tbd but I know I wann be barefoot. ughh.. more decisions!
            This was one of my 1st posts on BDW. You've been digging. :)

            #36 bumbles

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              Posted 11 November 2008 - 09:15 PM

              Haha I was hoping there was a thread for all the BDW shorties! This past weekend I tried on veils at a trunk show and found one that I like but it's almost fingertip length. I don't know if a longer veil makes one look super short or taller or no difference at all -- I have such a bad eye for these things. Gotta consult the other shorties on the forum! lol I think it might be too overwhelming, so I'm going to look for a shoulder or elbow length. It wasn't too hard to let that veil go as it was a few hundred dollars -- yikes!

              #37 yamille

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                Posted 11 November 2008 - 10:16 PM

                Fann yI would say go for the shorter one only cause you are petite and it might be overwhelming along with the dress. I think the shorter one would look lovely.

                #38 Mystic

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                  Posted 12 November 2008 - 04:35 PM

                  Another short bride here. I'm 5'1" and my fiance is 6'1". I always wear high heels so I don't look AS short next to him. When I ordered my dress, I had them measure me in 3 inch heels since that's what I always wear and I wanted to wear fun shoes on my wedding day. Now I'm starting to think I was crazy for doing that since I'll be getting married in the sand and my feet are probably going to kill at the reception but too late now... haha.

                  I was getting discouraged with dress shopping for awhile because I felt like I looked more "first communion" than a 25 year old bride since so many of the really pretty dresses swallowed me up.

                  #39 coppergoddess13

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                    Posted 19 November 2008 - 10:35 PM

                    I'm almost 5'1", so my dress is getting cut- I'm wearing 3" heels no matter what (I bought some Nomad flip flops that are nice and tall (Nomad Kiki Wedge - Teal - Free Shipping & Return Shipping). I'm planning to wear a chapel or cathedral length veil- I love the look and when I tried them on at the store, they didn't make me look really short or anything. Of course, my dress is really simple as well, so there isn't much to swallow me up:).

                    Yay for other short brides! It seems like all you see are glittering Amazons, and I just don't fit that look!

                    #40 bumbles

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                      Posted 19 November 2008 - 11:36 PM

                      Good find on the shoes! Are you having a beach front ceremony? I am planning on going barefoot for a beach ceremony, but now I am tempted to look for a pair of shoes that may possibly work for walking on sand if one exists! Barefoot would be comfy and fun, but I would like a little height and also to wear fabulous blue heels for the reception! :)




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