Post # 1
I happen to love reading about everyone’s experiences wedding dress shopping. Some have tried on hundreds, some want us to vote to help them decide, and some are dying to get one by a certain designer.
So. I wanted to pose the question that reflected my dress experience. After becoming an engaged lady I of course began looking at bridal magazines in ernest, and I do admit I went through a couple phases of “types” of wedding dresses and became familiar with certain designers I felt were within my price range. Then I stopped looking and thought about what I actually wanted to look like on my wedding day. My responses? Romantic, elegant, comfortable…a dress that has a little bit of everything but not too over-the-top. Then I looked again. At that point I came across Mon Cheri’s “Dion” (style #210271) and knew that would be my dress. I tried on 9 others to be sure and even was surprised by several of my other favorites – Shelby and Regina. But after putting Dion on once more, I knew that I would choose the one I fell in love with months before.
Did anyone know they had found “the one” before even trying on a single wedding dress?
Post # 3
ME!!!!!!!!!!! I found my dress online a full FOUR months before I was ever able to try it on.
I had gone one other time before to try on dress.. but really just b/c I could. lol
And I love your dress! It looks amazing on you!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 4
I had looked online and knew what my favorite was – based on pics on real brides from the ‘Bee and the reviews on the David’s website, since their ad photos for the dress are TERRIBLE.
It was chiffon, which I adore, casual and light… when I went to the store they pulled some other gowns for me but I didn’t bother.
I tried my favorite on and about 10 minutes later was out the door with the dress ordered and paid for 🙂
Sure, I may have found something else if Ikept trying stuff on, but I liked it, knew it was very ‘me’ and didn’t want to waste any more time.
Can’t wait to wear it – 25 days to go!
Post # 5
I tried on dresses and narrowed it down to Maggie Sottero. I went though all of her dresses online and picked my favorites. The Harlow was number 1 on my list. I knew it would be perfect. I call the shops in my town that carried her line and only one store had one of the Maggie Sottero dresses I wanted; And it was the Harlow. It was fate. Tried it on. No tears or anything but I knew!
Post # 6
I did! When we discussed getting engaged, I started looking online and began lusting over a particular Lazaro gown, #3819. The more I looked at it, the more IN LOVE I fell with it and when the boy finally popped the question, I chose the bridal salon to try on gowns based on what stores carried my Lazaro. She was the first one I tried on and it was everything I imagined but I did try on about 10 gowns just to make sure. In the end, I went with my original love and 2 years later, I am 11 days from wearing it down the aisle and I love it just as much as I do then!
@Miss Polka Dot Bride: I LOVE the silhouette on you and the lace is beautiful!
My lovely 2 years ago when I bought her 🙂
Post # 7
I saw the edge of mine sticking out in a sales rack, and then I saw the price tag – it was destiny. I paid $299 and looking at it now I am SO happy I didn’t splurge on the Claire Pettibone I originally wanted. On the fastest day of my life, I never want to wear the most expensive clothing I’d ever purchase.
Post # 8
I just knew that I wanted to wear a certain designer and I hunted down every sample dress in my budget. My 1st option didn’t fit and wan’t the One. My 2nd option was my Girl. It took the 1st fitting for me to almost cry but I knew when I opened the box, she was the one.
Congrats on finding your Dress. She’s gorgeous.
Post # 9
@thewheelsonthebus: Haha so true!!! I would have been open to trying on David’s dresses but a lot of their pics on the website simply stink. I appreciate the model-esque poses but I’d prefer to see the front of the dress, thank you. 🙂
Yay! So glad I’m not the only one! I watch Say Yes to the Dress and hear people going shopping many times, having dress regret, etc. I was the total opposite and felt weird, although lucky!
Post # 10
@mrsmurraytobe: WOWSA! Beautiful Gown! Can’t wait to see your recap!
Post # 11
Yes! That was definetly me. I fell in love with my dress when looking at the designer’s webpage following my best friend shopping for her dress and she had tried on one of their gowns. A year later I bought my gown, my first love and the one.
Post # 12
@CatyLady: i love this dress – benjamin roberts 930 i think… see, i have it memorised!
Post # 13
Yes, me!!!!!!!! Your dress is gorgeous btw 🙂
Here’s my story… sorry it’s kinda long, but I believe in this stuff!
I looked extensively at dresses online, nothing really appealed to me and I was worried I would never find something that I liked. Everyone told me it’s different when you go dress shopping, so we did. Still didn’t find anything I really got a feeling about. So I kept looking online, and there was definitely one that stood out to me finally! I went to a few bridal stores after that asking if they had this dress to try on, but none of them did 🙁 It was a 2010 dress, and by then, all the 2011 styles were out. So I went to this bridal store on my lunch hour even though the website said their location didnt carry that dress, thought I might find something else. I asked in the store if they had the dress, just to be sure, and they said no. So we picked a bunch out to try on. I go in the change room, and right away noticed the dress, one of the consultants had picked it out for me to try on! I checked the tag, and sure enough, it said cheyenne. So I told the lady, “this is the dress I was asking you about that you said you didnt have!!!” and she’s like, “weird, we’re not supposed to have it”… it looks like someone ordered it and then didn’t buy it, so they used it as a sample. I tried it on, LOVED it, and ended up ordering it, with the bees help too 😉 Funnily I went back a few months later to show my girls, and they sold the sample… so I feel like it was there at that perfect time for me to find to try on, like it was totally meant to be!
Here it is 🙂 It should be coming in soon for my first fitting!
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@mrsmurraytobe: You look stunning in your gown!
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@europomme: Such a cute store…and the dress is breathtaking!