(Closed) Am I too picky or is this hard to find a WOW! dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Don’t try on dresses outside of your budget. Bad idea. Never ends well.

Post # 4
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218 posts
Helper bee

Going out of your budget is not a good idea. Just be patient and keep looking. If you really feel like you need to look beyond your budget, you are going to have to make sacrifices from other wedding costs.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I say stick to your budget!  Do research on the internet!  Decide what you like about dresses and what you don’t like about dresses.  Make a list and set out looking with something in mind!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes, i can be that hard! I had the hardest time finding one. It took bringing someone who really pushed me out of the “idea” I had in my head into one that I would NEVER consider!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

WARNING – – do NOT go outside of budget Laughing

Aside from trying dresses on are you looking for a specific ‘look?’  Do you want lace not want lace – do you want bling not want bling – do you want strapless – do you want A line – etc….  Are you trying on a plethora of different styles fabrics and designers or are you staying within certain parameters, aside from your budget?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Fun – – – now lets help…do you feel comfortable sharing your budget? Do you like something along the lines of the below? IMO the below is gorg, I would ask them to keep the lace off the bottom, haahaahaa

 

Then I also think this one is awesome – both are very different Wink

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I was going to pipe up that I went outside my budget with no regrets and looked waay outside my budget and am glad I did… but with your budget I don’t think the budget is the problem.  🙂  I’d keep trying new places and new designers.  My experience was that I went into several stores and there was nothing I liked then I went to a different store and suddenly every dress was a contender.  You’ve still got time.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Going out of your budget is a VERY bad idea.  My advice is to narrow down your search to a specific designer then go from there.  Make a list of all of your wants in a dress and when you find something that has those wants then you’ve found it.  That’s what I did anyway lol

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am right there with you! Budget is more a factor for me, though. It’s weird because I have a very specific vision, yet I am really open to ideas. Do you have a style in mind or are you just randomly trying on in the hopes that something will hit you?

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i want to remind everyone that the dress isn’t the main thing. I had to tell myself that there were lots of dresses I could choose and I either go crazy trying to figure out which one was “the one” or choose one I liked and move on to other things. The wedding’s not aout the dress or the floewrs or rings or reception. It’s about the love between you two! I just wanted to point out not to get too wrapped up. It won’t make or break your wedding or your marriage. 🙂

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Try everything, in every style, WITHIN your budget. If you go over your budget, you’ll buy a dress that’s over your budget, and that’s rarely a good idea, unless you want to lower your budget for everything else and can easily do it.

I agree with @breezer: the dress is not the main thing. You will look beautiful in a dress that doesn’t make you say “WOW!” because no one else has seen you try 50 other great dresses to compare it to–it will make everyone else say WOW! anyway. 😉

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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