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Wedding Dress Dilemma

I got my wedding dress online at JJshouse. I will be including an image of me in the dress plus the wrap I'm intending to buy for it. I've always wanted a red wedding dress and was set on it, but I had changed my mind last minute. I just recently found a red ball gown that I adore. The problem is I have no idea if a ball gown would be appropriate for time and occasion of the wedding.

Background details of wedding: My wedding will be in Las Vegas at the Chapel Of The Flowers (an image in the collage will show what the ceremony venue looks like). My wedding will be at 11:30AM.

My wedding bouquet is white roses and sunflowers and my wedding dress is ivory.


Please be kind. I'm a short plus size bride (think plus size apple body type) and I've been back and forth between loving and also hating myself in my wedding dress. I don't know if it's just my insecurities and half the time thinking I look like a sausage.

Here's the burgundy ballgown dress. I'm getting in contact with the seller to if the ballgown could be made ankle or tea length to make it less than formal. However, my wedding dress has a train so in a way it is still formal.

Other interesting details: my fiance's favorite color is red (same as me). The dress actually posted for availability on his birthday on the 17th of this month. I'm huge on *signs*.

Any advice of which would be best would be great of preference and appropriate attire for late morning wedding.

Re: Wedding Dress Dilemma

  • CMGragainCMGragain
    10000 Comments 500 Love Its Fourth Anniversary 25 Answers
    edited January 28
    There is no rule about what color you wear as your wedding dress.  Red is fine!  The only exception to this rule is that you shouldn't wear anything that resembles mourning or funeral wear, and red doesn't suggest that at all.  Wear what pleases you!

    As I recall from your earlier posts, your wedding celebrations will extend into the evening.
  • Go for the red dress. It's gorgeous, and you'll feel fabulous in it. 
  • I think the white dress looks great on you but if you love the red go for it!
  • You look glamorous in the white dress!  But if you love the Red go for it :) 
  • Wear what you love! I think you look lovely in the white, but if you love the red go with that. 
  • climbingwifeclimbingwife NYC 'burbs
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    Wear whatever you want! Who cares what time of day it is. I got married at noon and I wore a fancy dress. 

  • I wore a ballgown for my 10:30am wedding, and it was a great choice.  I agree - if you can't wear the dress you want to wear on your wedding day, when will you?  I had so much fun in mine : )
  • with the white dress, have it steamed out or DIY this (look up the "how to" - it can be done, just need patience)...  That'll change the look and character of the dress (i.e. you'll look even more amazing than you already do!)..  Next - if you want the red dress - go get the red dress!
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  • MairePoppyMairePoppy Connecticut
    Moderator Eighth Anniversary 5000 Comments 500 Love Its
    You look lovely in the traditional wedding dress, but that burgundy dress is splendid.  I think you should go for it. 
  • I second getting the white dress steamed if you decide to keep it; personally, I'm not a fan of that style as it looks wrinkly even when it's not, but that's just me.  I also feel that, as a fellow short person (5'0"), the white dress does nothing to help you with any sort of shape or length.  The burgundy ballgown, however, has that beautiful detailing up top and will divide your body into upper body/waist/lower body, and I think that will alleviate some of your self-consciousness about height.  The burgundy will go well with your bouquet as well, I don't see it clashing at all. 
  • SP29SP29
    Sixth Anniversary 2500 Comments 500 Love Its 5 Answers
    Go for the red dress!
  • I love love that red dress. If you pick it please show us a picture. I am sure you will look beautiful in it. 
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