Hi, I am 51 yrs old and this will be my second wedding. The first, 30 yrs ago was very traditional. We are having a very private sunset wedding on Maui, just the two of us. I have selected a very sleek black floor length dress. I am getting a lot of flack from friends. Do you feel this color is unacceptable? Please help.


You know you can really where whatever color you would like. I think for many people black would be the very last color they would wear as a bride. Like I said it's your choice, but black does seem a bit morbid for a bride.
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Thsi will be a second marriage for both. We each have grown kids and i have been divorced for 20 years . Is it old for me to wear white and have a small wedding . He is a Doctor up in another state then where i live and i would like to marry up there since i might be living there. However, i would like a small wedding cause i feel like i am getting marreid for the very first time. We both are in out 50s. what is the proper thing to do .
1/3/2006 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
Our orginal plan was to go to Hawaii for the ceremony, then return home to MN for the reception. Due to changes in our financial situation, we are now having the ceremony the same days as the reception (July 29th, 2006), in a church. The dress I originally bought is a tea-length so it would not drag on the beach. I do not feel comfortable wearing it in the now formal ceremony. I would like to find a way to get at least some money for it in order to help pay for a dress I am happy with, but do not know how to do that. Please help! Thanks!
12/6/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
Can you tell me what a bride would consider as challenging her on her day to mean?

I saw a post about this and was wondering.

11/15/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
I heard there is a place to donate wedding dresses - do you have their contact information?
11/14/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
My daughter like capri pants sets and would like to have a formal set for her wedding. Could you please let me know where I could find one if you can?
11/7/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
I will be the bride in a morning courthouse civil ceremony in November, followed by a lunch. Only close family has been invited. I found a black, sleeveless, v-neck, silk chiffon dress that falls calf-length. Would black be inappropriate in this case? Other options are a teal v-neck jersey dress with a hint of velvet and a square neck eggplant satin dress. Both are sleeveless and mid-length. I have also heard of people wearing suits to courthouse ceremonies. What would be appropriate for a 25-yro petite bride in this case?
10/27/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
I am an artist and I really want a unique artsy dress, the problem is that I am an artist and therefore I can't afford an artsy dress. Where can I find a unique, "artist type" dress that would fit a low budget?
10/24/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
I am 40 years old, and about to be married. This is my second marriage. Am I allowed to wear white?
10/24/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
I bought a wedding dress that I want to sell because i found one that I love even more. I tried e-bay and posting it on but no luck. It is brand new, silk, never worn but there are no tags on it. Any suggestions for selling it? I need the money to put towards the new one asap!
10/2/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
I'm getting married in February on the beach in Florida. Where are the best places to shop for a very informal wedding dress in The Twin Cities.?
10/1/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
A similar question was posed about an overweight bridesmaid...but my question is special. My Maid of Honor is 5'5 and is considered overweight...but here's the bad part. Her bustline is HUGE. Is there a specialty shop or something I can visit. A website? I don't want her to pay large sums of money just to get the top to fit. Help!!!!!!
9/28/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
I will be marrying for the second time in October. I have found a stunning long black dress and am wondering if it is acceptable to be married in a black wedding dress. My two closest friends love the dress; whoever, my mother thinks black is only for funerals. This is not a "traditional wedding". Guest attire will be semi-casual and there are less than 50 guests with the wedding and reception being held at a country club. Please advise.
9/28/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
I'm getting married on October 29th and I'm wearing an A-line Jim Hjelm dress. My dress is on the formal side, but it is an outdoor ceremony (weather permitting). I have everything except stockings! What color is most appropriate? Nude or white? I have olive, italian-looking skin... I'm not doing the garter toss, so I don't have to worry about it too much, but do brides always wear white stockings? Thanks!
9/21/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
I having a Western Theme Wedding. I am having a hard time finding a dress to fit that theme. Do you know of any places or a style dress to go with? Thanks
9/18/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
I am thirty-five,size 12-14, getting wed in Oz. Help, I cannot find something suitable to wear, I don't really want a floor length dress, dislike my upper arms, a straight skirt doesn't suit me and I loathe my chunky legs. I have dark hair and fair skin. Now when you've got up off the floor from laughing at the impossible task I may have set you, would you please offer some of your expertise my way so I may still feel like a graceful lady on my special day.
9/13/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
Have liked multiple off-white dresses I have tried on--I am wondering if wearing an off-white dress really has the connotation of "impurity" or if it's just another choice in wedding dress color these days. Can't seem to find an obvious answer on-line.
9/5/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
We are getting married at an elegant B&B in the mountains, 4 days before Christmas, in front of large decorative Christmas trees, and the smoky mountain view through the window of an antebellum home. Only 2 friends are attending, and we are not telling anyone until we return. I am begining to wish more people knew b/c I am fashion and wedding iliterate, as is the groom.
I am quite confused as to what is appropriate for us to wear. He wants to skip the suit and go with khakis or dark pants, which is fine, however- does he need a colored shirt or white, push for jacket and a tie or save my strength?
And the only requirement for mine- (this sounds cheezy) timeless and casual. I don't want our pictures to reflect a trendy look, although I understand nothing is ever truly timeless. I've considered a cream or white pant suit with feminine blazer, or a sweater suit of the same colors with wool pants. However I just don't know, and more than that, I just don't know how to find out.
Also, announcements- is it taky for us to send these out without holding a reception following the event? Everyone who knows us would understand, we both have very demanding jobs, and time off, even for weddings and celebration of such- and more so the planning of one, is just out of the question for now...for some time. Do we announce as husband and wife or do our parents announce, or can we just keep mum until we see everyone next Christmas and let them put the rings with the rumors and be done with it ?(getting frustrated sorry.) Please help us...I'm getting afraid those wedding memories are turning into something we'll keep under the coffee table- not on it.
8/17/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
My daughter went to pick up her dress and the sales person had forgotten to order extra length; the dress is much too short. The wedding is Oct 1 and she is looking for an ivory/champagne dress that is not revealing. She is a size 18 or 20, where should we turn? The bridal shop thinks she should trim the dress with the bridesmaid material but thats a deep brown and will not look good. They did not want to return her money but offered another dress that is also too short. We would like to keep the cost under $1000. Help!
8/17/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
I have found the perfect dress. My only problem now is choosing the color. I can not decide between the ivory w/antique or white. I have chosen the alfred angelo blue jay color for my bridesmaids dresses. How will the color of my dress effect the color scheme of my wedding? I'm worried that I may need to pick a new dress color for my maids. Everyone says that it will be fine if I choose the ivory dress but will the groom and groomsmen have to wear ivory colored shirts or can they still wear white? The white dress would make things so much simpler but the ivory w/antique is more stunning. What advice can you give me?
8/14/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
I received a wedding dress from a friend of mine for free. It doesn't fit and she does not want it back. Any idea where I can sell it in the MN twin cities area?
8/11/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
Hello! I am getting married in two years but am on a tight budget. Someone recommended that I ask about doing wedding dress modeling in exchange for credits towards a dress. Where can I get more information on doing this?
Thanks so much!
6/30/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
whats appropriate for a bride 40's married for third time to wear. Fiance never married.
6/23/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
Is it appropriate to wear a strapless wedding gown for an September outside wedding in Maine?
6/16/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
I am getting married for the third time, however, this will be my second wedding. The dress from that wedding is BEAUTIFUL! Handmade especially for me...cost me a pretty penny, but its gorgeous.

I would like to wear it again and hopefully for the last time. Is it appropriate?

When I married in it the first time, only one member of my family attended the overseas ceremony, so it would be a first look for all.
5/19/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
My fiancé is very involved and I would like his opinion of the dress. This is a 2nd marriage for both, and a casual garden wedding. Is it ever appropriate for the groom to see the wedding dress? What about a photo of the dress? How about the dress on a hanger? What started that tradition?
5/17/2005 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
I bought a beautiful gown by Mon Cheri last Spring. My husband and I (due to family conflict) decided to romantically elope rather than go through the wedding ordeal. The dress has never been removed from the bag it came in and is still at the bridal shop I ought it from. In otherwords, its pristine and perfect. I would like to sell the dress and am wondering what the best way to go about it is. I'd prefer not to use Ebay. I'm wondering if there are any bridal consignment shops in the Twin Cities area that would give me a decent price for it. Any suggestions?
1/6/2003 - Bridal Gown View the Answer
I found a dress in Canada by a designer "Angelique". I've been looking for it here as
well. I found one salon - Angelique's Bridal - that carries that designer but they do not
have the dress that I saw in Canada for trying on. Can you tell me if there is another
store that carries this designer in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area or if this designer has a website. Thanks Donna
4/11/2001 - Bridal Gown View the Answer

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