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What do I wear to my wedding?!!

(16 Posts)
Doreta2G Thu 16-Jul-15 14:30:28

Hello. We're planning a very quiet wedding, just us, our parents and our 2 little girls. We'd like it to be at the end of August if we can get ourselves organised but it may get pushed back to October.

We'll get married in a nice registry office and then to a lovely local posh pub for some lunch (hopefully in their garden if it's nice weather).

What on earth do I wear? I'm totally overwhelmed by the Internet and wander around the shops aimlessly!!

I'm pale skinned, kind people describe me as English rose, dark brown hair. I generally suit quite bright colours but love blues the best - all shades.

I'm 5ft6 and about a 14 but shrinking slowly! I'm generally quite in proportion, have boobs 34f, and hips.

I hate my knees though so it would have to be knee length or below.

Can anyone inspire me? I'd also want to get shoes and a bag to match.

I'm not sure I want anything obviously bridal as I would quite like to be able to wear it again. Budget - maybe £300 -£350 including shoes and bag.

I's also rather have covered arms a bit.

Thank you so much in advance for any ideas.

JanineMelnitzGlasses Thu 16-Jul-15 15:13:18

I really like This

You could definitely wear it again and it would be really easy to find matching bag and shoes.

How 'wedding-y' do you want your dress to be? John Lewis have lots in their sale like this but it depends if you like lace or not.

Congratulations too, OP.

BelindaAllWorkedOut Thu 16-Jul-15 17:08:40

Depends on your personal style, but this is charming and beautiful in RL

maybemyrtle Thu 16-Jul-15 18:01:04


I'm in a similar position, but I have a few months longer to get my head round a non-weddingy wedding dress smile

No idea what your style is normally, but...
def covers knees

fitted and lace

lighter blue

silk - but shapeless?


pale lace

Doreta2G Thu 16-Jul-15 19:07:54

Wow. Thank you very much. I particularly like the lacy ones. I actually have a black one fairly similar and felt lovely in it when I wore it to a winter wedding last year. Is it a bit naughty if I buy a few online then take them back? I find trawling round the shops a bit overwhelming.

My normal style is fairly bland. I either wear wrap dresses or suits for work or jeans and a top otherwise.

I'm emerging from 5 years of sleep deprivation so slowly starting to find myself again! Sorry if that sounds a bit silly. I don't really have much of an idea about style!

Doreta2G Thu 16-Jul-15 19:10:22

Meant to say congratulations to you too Maybemyrtle.

It's exciting and a bit overwhelming isn't it?!

We just want to be married really but also feel like we'd like to mark the occasion a bit!

burnishedsilver Thu 16-Jul-15 19:32:40

This colour is fabulous but it doesn't cover much of the arms.


maybemyrtle Thu 16-Jul-15 19:58:26

Yes we feel exactly the same! I think we'd both be happy to bypass the wedding day entirely and elope...and maybe we still will! smile

Absolutely, order loads and return everything that doesn't work. I prefer trying stuff on at home so that is exactly what I would do. The lacy ones are nice, especially the lighter one, really pretty. ...which was meant to be this!

Enjoy trying on the frocks flowers

maybemyrtle Thu 16-Jul-15 19:59:25

Oh that Coast dress is an amazing colour!

Doreta2G Thu 16-Jul-15 20:34:57

Thank you again. That coast dress is an amazing colour! I may have to try that on.

tethersend Thu 16-Jul-15 21:01:41

How about something like this?

tethersend Thu 16-Jul-15 21:06:18

or more unusual?

JanineMelnitzGlasses Thu 16-Jul-15 21:14:42

Not sure if this is an option for you OP but most retailers will do a complimentary personal styling service. I'm pretty sure if you rang ahead they'd be more than happy to help you.

Doreta2G Thu 16-Jul-15 22:34:28

Tether- I'd seen the first one when I was looking at some of the others recommended. Love it and the colour. The ones I like are starting to get dressier than I had intended!

Consultation is a really good idea - I guess House of Fraser and JL do that do they?

everygalaxy Thu 16-Jul-15 22:39:40

What about this? Saw it on a blog and the company had great reviews. Congratulations

JanineMelnitzGlasses Thu 16-Jul-15 23:22:40

All the big retailers do, JL and HOF included.

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