Post # 1
Today I went to my first dress shopping with Mother-In-Law & SIL who is my maid of honor.
I tried on 8 dresses and I’m exhausted. I’m not a bridy-bride and honestly I don’t want to go dress shopping anymore. The problem is that I couldn’t decide on a dress today.
My mind was set on simple, organic, chiffon/ tulle, mermaid dress. After trying on various dresses though, I realized that dresses I really liked were huge ball gowns with ton of blings. I even preferred satin over any other fabrics.
I’m a little confused about this situation. Did you end up buying a style of dress that you thought you’d like before your first dress shopping?
It’s messing my mind. I liked ball gowns!!???? I didn’t even look at ball gowns online because I just hated the look.
Post # 3
I didn’t by the dress I thought I would, it’s the same shape, but different style! I don’t think it is unusual to like something totally dopposite once you try them on! 🙂
Post # 4
I got the exact dress I always envisioned. It’s a full ball gown, I didn’t even have an interest in trying anything else on. My Bridesmaid or Best Man made me try on mermaids and my mom tight fitting laces and I was bitchy the whole time, so I said at the next store not to put me in any of that.
Post # 5
I was pretty sure I wanted a blingy ballgown. I’ve been a performer all my life, even did teen pageants, and part of me thought this needed to be bigger than any of that. There was one I was seriously considering, but found myself nicknaming it “the beast” in conversations, and decided that seemed wrong haha.
I chose a totally understated lace A-line…which is probably more a reflection of who I am inside, though it kind of reminds me of Princess Kate’s dress a little, so it’s not dull or anything, just more of a quiet classic romantic look than I expected of myself. When I walked around the store in it, it was just so comfortable and simple but still very “bridal” and I could imagine myself walking around my wedding and greeting guests and dancing close to my Fiance, and once I saw that story in my head, I was sold on the dress.
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Post # 7
i felt the same way and i was totally determined to find a dress the first time i went shopping (it ended up being #12). i bought a totally different dress than what i originally wanted. my requirements were lace, a-line, a sweetheart or v neckline, and straps. i got the lace, but it was strapless, trumpet, and the neckline isn’t sweetheart. what i wanted just didn’t flatter my figure.
Post # 8
You are totally not alone. A lot of us feel this way. I thought I wanted an organza fit to flare/mermaid with tons of ruffles. I liked a lot of those but none of them did it for me. I got a silk charmuese sheath.
Post # 9
I am just like you! Not a “bridy-Bride” either. I actually hate shopping. I didn’t want to go through the process. The first store we went to I told my Mom and sister not to put me in anything “poofy”. I thought I hated ball gowns. I thought I would choose something simple with lace. I was wrong! I tried on all kinds of dresses and styles. I chose the one that looked the best and the one that took my breath away. It was an Aline type ball gown and tulle of all materials. Never thought I would have chosen it. I actually felt like I was going outside of my personality by choosing it, and had a split second “what did I just do” thought after I paid for it. But no other dress felt as good or looked as good. The pictures bring back that feeling when I look at them as well. Just like you knew this person is the one for you…you’ll know when the dress is right too! Happy hunting!
Post # 11
Only reason why I didn’t buy a mermaid dress online was that I had a doubt that it might not flatter my body type. I was right. It looked good on me but nothing special. For that reason it was great that I went to a store to shop.
Post # 12
I originally thought I was going to get a tulle princess gown and the gown I chose has no tulle! keep an open mind about the dresses and try to enjoy the experience 🙂
Post # 13
I ended up with a ball gown but always thought I’d wear a mermaid!
Post # 14
I forced myself into yesterday’s dress shopping. Totally didn’t want to go through this process too, but people said I need to start shop early and my Future Sister-In-Law is only back for now for her pre-Thanksgiving holiday.
On the way to the shop, the sky became super dark and it started rain heavily…..and we don’t have rain in LA!!!!!! The day before yesterday was sunny and today is super sunny as well. So WTH…? The bad weather made me even more discouraged lol.
I tried ball gowns only because my fiance wants me to wear it.
Post # 15
I thought I wanted a ballgown, but after 3 trips and about 5 hours of trying them on, I realized I need to deviate, and as soon as I did, I found my dress, that was nothing at all I had ever imagined!
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2015 - Diplomat Country Club
Not at all, i wanted mermaid sating no beading and in ivory, i ended up with tulle covered in beading and trumpet and in sherbert LOL. And i couldn’t be happier i always knew i wanted the bottom to be fuller but i thought i’ll add crinolin to the mermaid but something wasn’t clicking for me i had no idea what. i tried ball gowns hated it than the girl brought in this lazaro trumpet style dress love at first sight the beading was so light the tulle was covered with an overlay of beading gorgeous and it came in sherbert with silver beading PERFECT!!! lol I went over budget but i didn’t care instead of taking that vacation for spring break i’m paying of my dress with my tax return LOL
Post # 17
I never had a complete vision of my wedding gown. The little I imagined always was slightly poofy (not a ballgown, but a very obvious A-line), a halter top with thin sleeves that made a V over my chest. I always pictured it as silk.
When I finally went to try on dresses, I realized that sleeves made me look like a linebacker. I never saw myself in a sleeveless dress. I never saw myself in one that had a lot of design. And yet this is me and my gown:
One thing I did get right was the corset back. I’m pretty sure that one was non-negotiable!