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Lisa
Beginner May 2025 Gloucestershire

Too old for princess type dress?

Lisa, 18 of February of 2024 at 21:40 Posted on Wedding Attire 0 19

Hiya I've never posted on here before but I'm seriously having doubts about my dress choice. I've never been married before and I have 3 almost adult children I raised alone, I was single for 15 years before meeting my partner. He proposed after 6 months of us being together and so we set a date and I went out all excited and chose a dress. We have since decided to push the date back to May 2025. Because I now have a big gap to wait for the wedding I'm having doubts about the dress! I'm 44 and I just think the dress is too much for someone my age and the fact that my kids will be 22, 19 and 18! what do you all think?


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Latest activity by Lea, 3 of April of 2024 at 22:55
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    Savvy June 2024 Staffordshire
    Leanne ·
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    Hi Lisa , congratulations. You are not too old , that dress is stunning and very classy . I’m 44 now , and I’m getting married in June , I will be 45 in September . I know how you will be feeling , I was wondering if I was too old for a veil , as I decided to get one for pictures . I also had doubts about my dress too , but i genuinely do love it , as I’m sure you do yours . It’s a second marriage for me too .
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    Savvy June 2024 Staffordshire
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    I’ve just added the pics as I’m an older bride , and although our dresses are different silhouettes I was unsure of mine with the long train detail as I originally didn’t want one , but just fell for it .
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    Savvy June 2024 Staffordshire
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    My daughter is 21 too , she will nearly be 22 when we get married ☺️ . Something must have felt right to you when you decided to get your dress , it’s a beautiful timeless design you have decided for , I think you will look stunning in it , and are just having some perfectly normal self doubts , which we all have xx
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  • Lisa
    Beginner May 2025 Gloucestershire
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    Thank you so much for your kind reply, you look absolutely beautiful in your dress I love the classy style of it, I’ve never been married before so a bit worried that I’m having so many doubts but like you say it’s a normal part of getting married, I wish you all the best for your big day xxx
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    Beginner July 2025 Ceredigion
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    That dress is absolutely beautiful and no you are not too old for it. That is exactly the sort of dress I am looking for, I will be 40 when I get married.

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    VIP July 2020 Monmouthshire
    RomanticGreenStationery27135 ·
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    Totally not too old for it. It's a lovely dress and very classy.

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    Beginner September 2025 Argyll
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    Wear the dress! Age is nothing. Ill be 43 by time my day rolls in so i know how u feel, my bridesmaida will all be much younger (my sister and adopted nieces) but you know what, its you that makes it your day you and your partner and those attending are there for you. So you are the princess so you should have your dream dress xx
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    Beginner August 2025 Essex
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    Your dress is stunning! Your feelings are perfecty natural. I bought my dress last month and constantly second guess myself as to if i’m too old for it. Then I remind myself that age means nothing when you are a bride! You deserve to feel and look like a princess on your special day! Im also an older bride. I’ll be 47 when I wed next summer. I was a single mum for years and didn’t meet my fiancé until 9 years ago. He is the father of my 6 yr old. He’s been a wonderful step dad to my older 3 (26, 15 and 15). My nieces and daughters will be my bridesmaids ( there’s 7 of them!) and they are mainly teenagers. I always planned to have my oldest friends as the bridesmaids when I was younger but never met the one until later in life. Now my would have been flower girls are young ladies, i am honoured to have them as my bridesmaids. They will be escorted by their brothers and dads. Xx
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  • Ava
    Beginner December 2024 Lincolnshire
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    First, congratulations on your decision to marry and the wedding plans. It is completely usual to feel unsure or have doubts about the dress you picked, especially when there's a longer time before your special day. Age is only a number, and feeling comfortable and beautiful in your clothes is what matters most. If you have doubts about your outfit, perhaps try looking for different choices or styles that suit you better. In the end, it is your own unique day, so feeling sure and joyful about what you choose matters most. You might consider including your children in making this choice if that seems like it could assist. Trust your instincts and go with what feels right for you.

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    Savvy April 2024 West London
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    Hey. I'm an older bride and I got fed up with what's available in bridal shops. In the end I drew what I wanted and took it to a dressmaker to make. Do consider as an option.
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  • Michelle
    VIP July 2024 Cheshire
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    Absolutely not too old at all you look amazing x♥️
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    Beginner April 2024 Lothian & Borders
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    I’ve just turned 45, no kids and getting married for the first (and only I hope) time next month. Buy whatever dress you feel most beautiful in. It’s your day, wear what YOU want to and feel comfortable in. I couldn’t give a stuff what anyone thinks lol x
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  • Kate
    Beginner April 2025 Hertfordshire
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    I'll be 50 when I get married for the first time next year - yes, that does freak me out sometimes! But I have already got my dress. It's floaty, princessy and I love it! Wear whatever you feel comfortable in and don't overthink it too much Smiley heart
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  • Laura
    Beginner March 2025 Nottinghamshire
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    You are never too old for anything! 💜
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    Beginner March 2024 Co Londonderry
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    Don't limit yourself and do whatever you wanna do.
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  • Olivia
    Beginner August 2024 New York
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    Hello,

    Firstly, congratulations on your engagement! It's completely natural to have doubts and second thoughts about your dress choice, especially with a significant gap until the wedding date. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable and confident on your special day.

    Wishing you a beautiful wedding day filled with love and joy!

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    Don't doubt yourself, I'm sure you will look beautiful. I photographed a wedding before COVID where a 40+ bride was wearing something similar and it was stunning on her.

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  • Daisyconfetti1707
    Beginner December 2026 South Yorkshire
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    Love that dress!!! Defo go for it sounds like you chose because you loved it and your heads getting in the way a little - you’ll look classy and stunning in that dress! Go for it on your special day x
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    Rockstar July 2023 Kent
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    Hi Lisa,

    Congratulations!

    Your dress is beautiful. You are never too old to wear the dress that you want to wear. My husband and I both got married for the first time last year aged 52.

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