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#1 FatCracker

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    Posted 14 August 2009 - 03:24 PM

    So I'm going to start looking for my dress.
    Not really sure what I want, but was thinking something simple, light, and elegant.

    While going through bridal magazines last week, my FI was pointing out some very elaborate and beautiful dresses. He hasn't really had too much of an opinion about anything in the planning process, so I was shocked when he had such a candid response to my dress choices and would point out the most gorgeous dresses.

    So now I'm confused...do I want a "princess" dress, especially if that's what he's expecting? I was trying to keep it simple, but who doesn't want to be princess for their wedding day?!

    Did anyone else's FI's have a strong idea of their dresses? And much did you really consider it...lol?!

    Also for past cruise brides... Did you change, or wear the dress all day?
    Suggestions and opinons, greatly appreciated!!

    #2 Jocy

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      Posted 14 August 2009 - 04:43 PM

      My FI was exactly the same. It's still the only thing he has an opinion on!! (That and having a cigar roller!)

      I just started to pay attention to the styles of dresses he would point out in Magazines and like you i was rather impressed with his taste (thankfully!). He was keen on the simple, non-embellished, no lace, no beading style of dresses which is what i liked anyway. I thought i wanted something simple and less formal but when i started to try on more dressy, dresses i just got carried away!

      We've not had our wedding yet so obviously i have no idea if he likes my dress! (fingers crossed!)

      But i say when your trying on dresses just go with your gut instinct! If it feels like "the one" then go for it. If it's simple great...if it's princess...great!! But definitely try both types on. Your fiance is going to be blown away with how you look regardless of what your wearing!

      Have fun and post piccy's when you find it!


      #3 KittenHeart

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        Posted 14 August 2009 - 05:10 PM

        Originally Posted by Jocy
        My FI was exactly the same. It's still the only thing he has an opinion on!! (That and having a cigar roller!)

        LOL!!! My FI has only DEMANDED we get a $400 cigar roller for him... him and his best man.

        #4 violetvixen

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          Posted 14 August 2009 - 05:16 PM

          not to be too gender-biased here, but I think most guys ultimately are going to love the dress that YOU feel beautiful wearing. If FI points out dresses in magazines that he likes, which are totally different than your taste, I would trust your gut and go with what you like. Most women have a clue about what flatters them, more than their partners who pick their favorite from some random pictures.

          that said, it is a nice thing when the groom has an opinion about something. :)

          #5 islandbride317

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            Posted 14 August 2009 - 07:11 PM

            Your wedding is whatever you want to make it....you can wear a full scale ballgown on the beach and look as completely appropriate as someone who wears a lighter weight, less "poufy" gown. If you want a princess dress (and so does your FI), then I say Go For it!

            Or perhaps you could find something that is a "happy medium"? Get a modified a-line, or a fit and flare, that is more sleek and narrow at the top, but still more full and dramatic from the mid thigh down? If a marriage is all about compromise, then for you it might be starting with the dress of your dreams, as well as your fiance's!

            #6 FatCracker

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              Posted 17 August 2009 - 02:29 PM

              Thanks so much for the feedback ladies!

              Luckily he has amazing taste, so I will definitely be keeping his styles in mind...8 )
              I think I'm just getting anxious...and want everything to be perfect!

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