A bride has been left gutted after her ‘good friends’ criticised her choice of wedding dress when she revealed it was from H&M.
With the big day scheduled for next year, she said she had been “dreading” going wedding dress shopping as many of the stores in her area are “little boutiques where everything costs an arm and a leg”.
But while browsing online she saw a photo of a “lovely, fairly traditional dress” from H&M, which was off-shoulder and lace.
She said she never knew the shop did formal dresses – which range from £60 to £200 – and found the one she loved was on sale as it was sold out in almost every size but her own, as reported by The Sun.
When it arrived, she tried it on in front of her family and future mother-in-law, writing on Mumsnet : “Everyone agreed that the H&M dress was the one – it fitted really well and looked well made.
“I was so pleased and felt like it was sorted after that. But as others started to ask if I’d got a dress and where it was from, the reaction has been one of bemusement, really.
“I thought people would just say something vaguely positive and leave it there, but a number of good friends have asked if I’m definitely going to go with it, I’m not going to go to a ‘proper shop’ etc.
“Shall I take it that it’s hideous then and my judgement is way off?!
“Or shall I maybe just stop telling people where it’s from as that and the price seem to be promoting the reactions?”
Others told her to the ignore the comments, saying it didn’t matter what it said in the label as long as she loved the dress.
One commented: “It’s absolutely gorgeous! And you will look utterly beautiful in it. Please don’t fret about where it came from! Wedding dress comments are usually borne of jealousy.
“Be proud in the fact that you will look stunning for a more modest amount that will leave you with more spending money for your honeymoon or much needed home essentials.”
Another said: “People are daft. It’s lovely. Congratulations and I hope you have a lovely time in it!”