Post # 1
Happened to me! It reminded me of that SYTTD episode when this one bride who had a vision of one dress but chose a completely different dress as her dress. Going into my appointment, I’ve already had Alfred Angelo 801 on my mind. But I wanted to be sure that was the dress by seeing if the grass was greener on the other side. Then I tried Casablanca 1918 and loved it, considering both dresses were almost identical (AA’s dress was more lace based while CB’s dress had more beading). I was ready to “say yes” when I felt I should try others to be sure.
Then I tried on THE DRESS!
For my figure, I thought this dress would not flatter me. I thought these dresses were meant for skinnier girls. Plus, I originally didn’t want a satin dress because of the weather. But when I put it on, I felt beautiful, glamorous, confident. I didn’t look like a girl who was having a sweet wedding. I was a woman, ready to take on the world with the man I love! The best thing about it, my mom (who constantly criticize about my size) loved it just as much as I do.
And for the record, that dress was Sottero & Bidgley’s Adorae!
Completely different, eh? Going from a lace A-line to a figure hugging satin fit-n-flare/mermaid! Did this ever happened to you? I know some people had a case of “dress regret”. If I picked the CB or AA dress, I would be regretting my decision. It would be too predictable and not “WOW, LOOK AT HER!” This dress was making a statement. I warned my FI not to get “too excited” (if you know what I mean *wink wink*) at the altar.
Post # 3
You should totally post photos! The adorae is a magical dress.
A lot of brides go the other way, myself included. I was totally in love with Pronovias Fina and Formentera, both are fit and flares with textured skirts. Even tried them on but totally wasn’t sold. I loved ruffle-y bottoms partcularly organza ones. I tried on so many but could never commit. Finally I tried on my gown, Puma, and was smitten. It’s a silk charmeuse sheath. No fit and flare no textured skirts!
Post # 4
Your wish is granted! Note the dresses are on a bigger sample so they had to clip me in!
Casablanca’s 1918 (the consultant pinned the neckline so it will look like a sweetheart, originally it’s a regular strapless)
Maggie’s Adorae! My mom took this pic before my consultant jacked me up! Most likely I’ll want to wear a cathedral veil instead of a fingertip one.
Now I need to do is tone up my body (esp. my upper body, which is the easiest for me to lose). I have 15 months to get that done!
Post # 5
Me! Reaaaaallly wanted a lace dress with sleeves, but couldn’t afford it. Ended up going with a very simple jcrew strapless dress…and I’m making my BM wear the lace dresses with sleeves :p
Post # 6
Happened to me too! I went on several appointments and trided on fluffy princess dresses. Then finally my mom and grandma had the consultant pull this ivory/champagne all over lace trumpet gown. It was perfect!
Also, that dress looks so pretty on you!
Post # 7
YUP. Thought I wanted an a-line or ball gown, actually BOUGHT, then sold an Anne Barge dress and purchased a mermaid style dress, which was the complete opposite of what I thought I wanted. It goes to show, that you really should TRY on ALL styles of dress before you commit!
Pronovias- Tried on
Anne Barge- BOUGHT & SOLD
Ended up with Jenny Lee mermaid!
Post # 8
@ddavila2001: I love the one you ended up going with! I prefer it much over the others!