Disney Princesses Bridesmaids

by admin on November 11, 2012

This is a Pinterest pin of a Disney “Tangled” theme wedding in which the bridesmaids each represent a different Disney princess. See it here.     “Mulan” looks like she got the bad end of this deal (her dress being more costumey than a ball gown) and her facial expression appears to mirror this reality.

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Agania November 11, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Gaaaarrrrgggh! Don’t girls outgrow this fantasy when they become teenagers?? Along with heart shaped pink diamond engagement rings (my 12 yo niece – hehe!!) If I was a bridesmaid for this train wreck I would have backed out and headed for the hills. I’m obviously a party pooper – but puh-leez!

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German Shepherd November 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I was actually the other way around. When I was a kid and pre-teen, I hated Disney with a passion. It wasn’t until mid-high school that I became a die hard fan. And yes, I plan to wear Rapunzel’s wedding gown to my rehearsal dinner.

I wouldn’t have my bridesmaids be the princesses because there would be a fight over who got to be Belle ;)

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Agania November 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm

My daughter has the Rapunzel doll and the dress is fab. One thing baffles me about the picture. What’s with the amethyst strapless dress in the foreground. Who is that meant to be??

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German Shepherd November 12, 2012 at 11:18 pm

It’s supposed to be Jasmine. I think I may have seen Jasmine wear a similar dress, but I’m not sure. Definitely not in any of the movies or TV series.

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German Shepherd November 12, 2012 at 11:26 pm

This is why they chose the gown for Jasmine (from Bride’s DA):

“The original plan was that she wanted to be Jasmine (we were going to try making Jasmine’s purple dress), but she found a really pretty purple gown for a great price at a bridal show. Since we were crunching on time and I thought it complimented well with the other candle-lighter’s dress (Belle), we just went with it”

LovleAnjel November 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I would be so mad if one girl got to pick her own dress and I was stuck in a sweaty Halloween costume the bride chose for me!

Yasuragi November 12, 2012 at 6:06 am

Mulan isn’t a princess. >:-/ *grumble grumble*

The other dresses are lovely. Though I can’t for the life of me recognize the Jasmine dress. When did she wear it?

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Melanie November 16, 2012 at 1:48 am

Looks more like Megara to me.

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spyderqueen November 12, 2012 at 7:23 am

Unfortunately, Mulan is officially considered to be part of the Disney Princess line.

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Disney child November 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Mulan became a princess when she married the prince because the emperor was still alive (i think) at the end of the movie.

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German Shepherd November 14, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Mulan didn’t marry the prince, although she came close to at the end of Mulan II. She married Shang instead.

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Angel November 12, 2012 at 9:29 am

I would NEVER do this to my friends or family members. Eeewwww!

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Kendo_Bunny November 15, 2012 at 10:59 am

They’re all cosplayers, and they all agreed to do this willingly. Your “Ew” is very ungracious.

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Jones November 12, 2012 at 10:42 am

I followed the Pinterest link to the actual site, and love the men’s outfits. I’d have asked if I could stand up for the groom, if I couldn’t be the princess of my choice. Some of the princess dresses were definitely plum compared to others.

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Lo November 13, 2012 at 7:54 am

hear hear!

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Cat November 12, 2012 at 11:21 am

Most of the ladies involved in this Disney adventure look none too happy with their outfits. I feel for them.
My sister-in-law had blue bridesmaid’s dresses from a J.C. Penney catalog, pink bedroom slippers, and floppy beach hats for us to wear. I kid you not, they were truly bedroom slippers-slides at that. I have never felt a bigger fool. Sometimes you just have to endure and to say nothing.

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TylerBelle November 12, 2012 at 11:25 am

I’m a little on the fence with the theme. On one hand, I see it as sorta fun, different, and something you don’t get to do everyday, and with the other, no, probably would let the princess theme idea pass on by and wonder why it was considered in the first place. I like the bride’s dress, though, it’s nice to see it not being in the strapless style.

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Enna November 12, 2012 at 12:48 pm

True Mulan wasn’t a princess, I think they could have found a more flattering dress for that bridesmaid.

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Sarah Jane November 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm

To each his own, I guess. Maybe the bridesmaids were really into it…mine would have been. WHERE is Snow White??

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Jones November 12, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I was wondering where Cinderella was. I’d have picked her over Meg, personally (although Belle is my fav).

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German Shepherd November 12, 2012 at 11:27 pm

The bride’s baby sisters were Cinderella and Tinkerbell. Another friend of the bride’s came as Tiana :D

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German Shepherd November 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I don’t understand all the hate and judgmental comments this entry is garnering. The dresses are beautiful – not tacky costumes that had little effort put into them. Mulan’s dress is the best of the bunch since it looks exactly like her green dress in the movie. I would’ve chosen the matchmaker dress for a wedding, but I’m impressed with this green one. Belle’s and Aurora’s are spot on too. Can’t really see Megara’s and Ariel’s since they’re being blocked. Didn’t recognize Jasmine’s, but the gown is gorgeous. I’m not saying all of this because I’m a Disney nut; I cosplay and appreciate costumes that look exactly like the character’s outfit. Doesn’t matter if I like the fandom or not cause a good costume is a good costume. I’d love to know who made these costumes and if he or she does commissions :)

I know Disney isn’t everyone’s thing and some may not be keen on the dresses, but we have no idea how the bridesmaids felt about this. I’m guessing they picked their favorite Disney heroine and which of her outfits to wear? Also, facial expressions can often times be misleading in pictures.

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Bint November 13, 2012 at 6:08 am

I don’t see any hate going on here, that’s far too strong a word – and judgmental does mean for as well as against, incidentally. It doesn’t just mean being against it. Some posters are judging it as fun, cute and so on. Others find it pretty cheesy or silly making grown women dress up as cartoon characters for a wedding. Does it matter that not everyone likes the same things? Nobody is saying the bride is an evil witch.

If that were me I’d have thought it was hilarious to parade about dressed up as Aurora and would happily do it for a bride that into Disney, but then I like dressing up. I definitely would not ever have done this myself though. For me a wedding is a serious commitment and dressing up as a cartoon doesn’t fit into that. The sexism in the Disney films is another reason I wouldn’t want their characters associated with my wedding.

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Kendo_Bunny November 13, 2012 at 10:43 am

Several replies have been extremely negatively judgmental, and I would judge some of them as hateful. No one made anyone do anything, since the bride is a cosplayer, and if you read her site, it seems most of her wedding party is too. This is a serious part of her life, and dressing up as a cartoon is no different than dressing up as a runway model or copying her dress from a celebrity, which lots of brides do without being judged for it. I suppose it can be hard to explain for someone who is not deeply into the lifestyle, but cosplaying is a very deep and involved hobby. It’s an artform. So what’s not serious about incorporating every aspect of one’s art into one’s wedding day?

As for the sexism, films are a product of their time. They’ve progressed a lot as the years have gone on, and I think the last princess movie with a majorly problematic message was ‘The Little Mermaid’. They’ve updated to heroines who can take care of themselves, and while love is still the highest ideal, it’s the highest ideal for everybody, male and female, which is the way it’s been since ‘Snow White’.

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Bint November 13, 2012 at 1:58 pm

It would be hateful if someone said this to the bride or commented on her site.

Expressing the opinion on a totally different site that you think this is tacky is not ‘hateful’, any more than saying, “Eeeeeeuw!” at photos in a magazine. It’s just that: an opinion. The internet is full of them.

I don’t think her choice needs explaining or justifying to anyone. It’s her choice. The fact it wouldn’t be mine is my right, my reasons for this being as valid as hers for her decision. She thinks it would be serious; I would not. Some people love this; some people think it’s atrocious. What does it matter if the bride was happy and didn’t hurt anyone? Why do we have to agree? It’s not a faux pas for us to differ. Neither of us is wrong, any more than either of us is wrong because I completely disagree with you over the Disney films.

Calling other posters ‘hateful’ strikes me as massively over the top.

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German Shepherd November 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Kendo and I aren’t calling other posters hateful. Kendo referred to the posts as being hateful – not the posters themselves. I used the word ‘hate’ as a slang because I found the criticisms to be put downs.

It would have been one thing if a bridesmaid had submitted this pic along with a story about how the themed wedding had been a pain for her and the other bridesmaids. You know, a story with bridezilla-ness, dress payment stress, the usual horror and faux pas we read in stories here. Instead, the purpose of this post was to bash gowns? I thought eHell was above this sort of thing.

German Shepherd November 13, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Kendo_Bunny said it all for me.

Don’t get me started on the sexism. I’ve argued enough about this on another site. I’ll only say this: the princesses and heroines are strong female role models (and that includes Snow White and Cinderella who get put down the most).

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Silverlily November 14, 2012 at 11:33 am

“[T]the princesses and heroines are strong female role models (and that includes Snow White and Cinderella who get put down the most).”

No. No, they are not strong female role models. Their lives are transformed only via intervention by a man. They, themselves, do not have the power to change the unhappy predicaments they are in.

What year is this again?

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German Shepherd November 14, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Yes, they are.

Their attitudes, their kindness, and their determination make them strong role models. So what if romance is big part of their stories? I recognize the princesses and heroines for their independence, their intelligence, and their ability to change the lives of others. What about their interventions? Ariel saved Eric from drowning and Rapunzel saved Flynn from bleeding to death. Tiana inspired Naveen to work and be responsible rather than waste his money. And Belle. If anyone was in an unhappy predicament, it was Beast. Who helped him become a better person?

“Their lives are transformed only via intervention by a man.”
I really need to challenge this statement because it makes me very curious about something: what if their lives were transformed via intervention by a woman? How would that fact change this entire issue?

Kendo_Bunny November 15, 2012 at 11:05 am

Pretty much all Disney movies that revolve around adults rather than children are love stories. That’s the whole fairytale thing. Cinderella’s life is changed by the intervention of a woman (the Fairy Godmother) – the Prince is hardly a footnote. He barely has any lines, and it seems more sexist against him. He’s the trophy to be won for hard struggles, while Cinderella is the only character we’re truly called upon to sympathize with. In 1950.

Madeleine November 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Everyone, if you go to the website linked and then click on the picture, you will be taken to the brides deviantart with a better description of the outfits. I suggest you read before you judge, because each girl, aside from the brides sisters, the Aurora and Belle, made their OWN dress. Yes, thats right, the Mulan made her own ‘costumey’ dress. Looking at the brides deviantart, I’d guess that she really enjoys cosplaying, and her close friends probably do as well. I totally understand if this is something you would never want to personally do, but PLEASE do not put someone down just for having fun with their friends and family on their special day.

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German Shepherd November 12, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Thank you!

I’m going to check out her DA now.

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Dear! November 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Ha! Mulan’s attire actually looks least painful to me. O_______O The young lady to the right of the bride’s facial expression sums it up. Browse the rest of the pinner’s board. There is one of a group of, undoubtedly, lushed men who did it…..better? Funny stuff!

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The Elf November 14, 2012 at 9:32 am

That’s what I thought, too. I’d rather wear the “Mulan” than whatever that hot pink thing was.

And let’s just be grateful she didn’t go for the Mermaid-Ariel. Not many women can pull off a seashell bodice!

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Kendo_Bunny November 12, 2012 at 11:10 pm

I’m pretty sure I met this lady at a con a few years back. She’s huge into cosplay and is amazing at it. Costumes are her thing, and presumably they’re her husband’s thing too. It’s less about the ‘I WANNA BE A PRINCESS’ fantasy, and more about the artistry and craftsmanship of the costumes. Disney animators put a ton of effort into making amazing, beautiful, and memorable outfits for their heroines, so why not show off your skill in recreation on your wedding day, when costuming is obviously such a huge part of your life?

The purple Jasmine dress is only worn in one scene – when the Sultan is about to announce her engagement to Ali and Jafar takes over. However, it’s a pretty outfit, and it’s been used in a lot of merchandise since. She also wears a variation of the outfit in the closing scene (with pants and more embellishments) and was put in the outfit for the TV series frequently. For the girl in the magenta, she’s apparently supposed to be Megara (from Hercules), though I wouldn’t have picked that up from the picture. Megara wore a lilac chiton, draped specifically to increase her resemblance to an amphora. But no, I’m not a giant Disney nerd!

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Kate November 13, 2012 at 3:55 am

I absolutely hate Disney and would never do something like this, but I can appreciate the huge amount of effort that must have gone into it!

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Kry November 13, 2012 at 7:11 am

I am a Disney fan and yet I could only recognise Mulan and Belle by the dresses. The others I could only guess by colour. (Even so, Belle was ment to be in bright yellow or gold)
Good on this woman for trying.

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Library Diva November 13, 2012 at 10:53 am

I’m a huge sci-fi and fantasy fan, but I like things to have an internal logic, so this bothers me for a whole other reason. I admit, I only saw Tangled once, but I don’t recall Megara, Mulan, Belle, Ariel, Aurora or Jasmine having so much as a cameo in that movie. So how is this in keeping with a Tangled theme?

I think this is cool idea, however. There’s nothing wrong with doing something a little different, not sure all of these ladies were entirely comfortable with this idea, but sometimes there’s not a whole lot you can do about that. If you wait for all your girls to be 100% comfortable and in love with the dress, better prepare for a 5-year engagement.

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June First November 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Good point about the Tangled theme!

I must admit, while we were wedding dress shopping, my sisters picked out their favorite Disney princess wedding dresses. The shop had a display of them all together. I carefully avoided that area of the shop.

Meanwhile, if I’m going to pick a movie character, it’d be The Bride from Kill Bill. So you can imagine where I stand on this post.

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The Elf November 14, 2012 at 9:36 am

I understand your point, but if you are going to do a “theme” wedding it would only make sense to make sure your attendents are fine with it. There’s nothing inherently wrong with themes, but it requires more “buy-in” than a regular wedding.

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Library Diva November 14, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I don’t know, though…these dresses are more attractive than a few I saw on the racks at that big bridal chain last week. One of the dresses looked like a Flintstones dress: off-white, snakeskin texture, one-shouldered with a black sash right around the waist and a two-tiered knee-length skirt. My bridesmaid said they should buy it and get bones put in their hair. Another was a glittery purple taffeta atrocity that looked like it was designed by an 8-year-old for a princess party. Or how about the gold lame outfit described in “Bad Bridesmaids” as “something a gospel choir would wear to perform at an abstinence convention” that the submitter said caused two girls to quit on the spot? Disney princesses sound OK compared to that…

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The Elf November 14, 2012 at 9:34 am

What, no Leia? I suppose we have to wait a bit for her to show up as an official Disney Princess.

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Library Diva November 14, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Well-played. +20 internets to you!

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German Shepherd November 14, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Her and Merida.

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