Any chance you might be daring and have some fun and try on a long dress maybe a little understated and see how you feel in it? There are so many styles and options it might be fun to try something and see how it goes. .....
@acw271011 I don't know why I'm feeling that way. I just wasn't feeling right about the dress and that was the word that popped into my head one day as I mulled it over. You are sweet Being a first time bride in your 40s feels old sometimes!
As for long vs short - good question. I don't know. I don't think I've ever had a "princess wedding" vision in my head. I'm sure I wanted a long dress at one point, but as soon as we started planning, even when we were thinking of doing something local, I wanted short. And then when we decided on a DW, short made even more sense to me, with the heat, the sand, etc. I don't really think I look at great in long dresses and I think my calves are awesome, so I like showing them off LOL That's the best answer I've got.
In the end, I guess we have to be happy with our own choices and damn everyone one haha. I'll sit on it a while longer and see how I feel in a month or two.
@Wafflesmom They knew I wasn't going for a long traditional gown, although they had seen photos of the "other" dress so may have been expecting something more like that. They had also seen photos of me in my dress, so it wasn't a huge surprise. I was talking to my mom a few days ago and I told her that I was having second thoughts and then asked her what she thought (thinking my confession would open the door to any criticism she might have). She said she thought it fit me well and that the shape was great, but she wasn't expecting so much beading (neither was I!). I did also try it on in poor lighting and without any shoes, accessories or anything. She said that all done up and on the beach in the sun, it could be beautiful. So I guess she likes it, but probably isn't what she would have picked for me. But it's also not what I would have picked for me haha
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