In a nod to the theme of ‘Bridezilla’, the bride of a bridal party is expected to wear a ‘wedding gown’ to the ceremony, according to a new survey.
In a survey of 3,000 attendees at the 2017 W.H.O. Convention, the bride is expected wear a bridesmaid dress, the wedding dress, a formal dress and a bris.
In all, the survey found that 92% of participants were comfortable with the style of their wedding dress.
‘A bride is very comfortable with her gown.
We have a great wedding reception and it is very, very beautiful.
It’s an amazing way to celebrate life, but if you don’t know what you’re doing, we have a few options,’ said one attendee.
‘It’s a great way to be a bride.
It is a beautiful way to dress and look, and it’s a way to reflect your personality.’
According to the survey, 78% of attendees said that the dress should reflect their personality.
‘The dress should be comfortable.
You should have a lot of space to put the dress on.
You shouldn’t be too revealing, and you shouldn’t show off too much skin.
There should be enough room to sit comfortably in the dress, and a couple of inches of space for the neckline.’
And you should be able to wear the dress when you’re not in the bridal suite, too,’ said another attendee, who requested anonymity.
The survey also found that 86% of guests said that they were not concerned about the appearance of the brides dress, with 92% saying that it had ‘a very feminine look’, and 78% saying they had ‘never seen a dress that didn’t look like it was made of cotton’.
The study also found a large proportion of attendees had ‘no problem’ with the wedding party wearing a dress with a neckline that matched their figure, with 67% saying this is acceptable, and only 9% saying it is not acceptable.
One participant in the survey noted that she didn’t know how she felt about the bride wearing a gown with a ‘dressing room’ to avoid revealing her figure.
‘I’m not sure I want to say I’m against the dress or against wearing a wedding dress to my wedding, but I am against the bris, I don’t like it when you are in the same room as someone else and they make the dress look so different from you, which is not what a wedding is all about,’ she said.
‘What I would like is if they were all wearing dresses that have a similar shape to their body, and not a dress made out of a bunch of cotton.’
I think it’s so much more fun if they had that choice and could dress the same way as me, and they did it.’
While the survey did find that 77% of respondents were willing to be more involved with the planning process for the brids bridal gown, it also found an issue of gender and ethnicity.
A majority of participants in the study said that while it is possible to be supportive of the bride for choosing the dress that reflects her style, it is ‘not necessarily an ideal solution for a woman’.
‘You should have the choice, and if it doesn’t fit with your style, you should ask for it to be changed,’ said a second attendee who declined to give her last name.
‘There is a lot to do about it.
You can do things to make it better, like choosing a different size.
Or you can go and get a different dress.
And you can wear it in a way that reflects the culture that you are a part of.
But the dress itself should be something that you can control.
You are not going to wear it to a party and then ask for a different one.’
As well as the survey finding that 77%, participants said that it is important for brides to have the option to wear something with a lower neckline, with 82% saying these are acceptable options.
Another attendee noted that it could be possible to ‘make up’ the necklines with other materials, like ‘silk’, but said that ‘it’s not the most glamorous thing’.
A second attender suggested that if the bride does not like a dress or looks a little different, they can choose to ‘go for the same size as you’.
Another attendee said that she thinks it would be more interesting if the brid would be wearing a different length gown, and that they could be more open to the idea of wearing a ‘lady’s dress’.’
It’s not just about the wedding, it’s about who is in the room, and the dress can represent the person that you want to be,’ she explained.
‘If you’re in a room that is traditionally masculine and you’re wearing a suit, then maybe the dress is going to be your default dress, or you can do something else