Post # 1
I wasn’t sure how to word the title, but basically the dress I bought isn’t the dress I thought I would buy when I went shopping.
I wanted something very simple – but when I put them on, I didn’t feel like a bride. It just felt like…a dress.
I tried on one with bling and a bigger skirt and…wow. I felt like a bride! I would have sworn my dress would be simply and lacy, and instead it is taffeta with bling and a big skirt. And it is perfect for me.
Did your dress turn out to be what you expected?
Post # 3
not at all! i wanted simple. dropped waist. strapless. plain. no sequins or other do-dads on the dress. i looked everywhere and didn’t find what i was looking for. i ended up with a reem acra [hello do-dads!] and loved, loved it!
Post # 4
My dress is actually something like I wanted it to be. Well sorta lol. Getting married on the beach i didn’t want something too crazy, something plain was ideal. All the plain "beachy" dresses I tried on made me feel like I was just trying on a pretty white dress, not my wedding dress. The first time i tried on dresses I wouldn’t even look at anything that had beading or was more formal. The second time, my mom talked me into trying on some with beading, and I ended up leaning towards all lace with all over beading. I went a couple of other places, but I still couldn’t find what I wanted. The last time I tried on dresses, I was just trying on whatever. After you try on over 100 dresses you need to broaden your horizons a little. I tried on a dress that was hideous on the model in the catalog and ended up falling completely in love with it. Its a halter (which i wanted nothing to do with) with ruching and a band around the waste (whcih i also wanted nothing to do with).
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2009 - Catholic ceremony, reception at local armory
I knew I wanted something relatively simple, and that’s pretty much what I got. it does have a few sparkles and a little lace, but it’s plain for the most part!
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery
Not really, but I guess kinda.
I really didn’t want a corset back or gathering… but I wanted lace and something A Line but form fitting. So, it was half what I thought and half what I didn’t.
Post # 7
Not at all. I wanted my dress a little more blingy and the one I ended up with was more simple.
Post # 8
I wanted a totally plain and simple dress, but maybe mermaid or trumpet style. I ended up falling in love with a straight lace dress and then a Jackie-O type classic satin dress that just reminds me of something so elegant and timeless. I can’t believe I parted with that lace gown and picked the other! So no, not at all!
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2018 - Hotel Vitale
My dress was nothing like I thought it would be, but it was the hit of the party!! I loved it.
Post # 10
Pretty close. I knew I wanted something with lots of detailing and puffy. In the end, I got what I was looking for originally but with more detailing and puffier than I thought I would go for.
Post # 11
I didn’t have a specific idea of what I wanted, but I don’t think I ended up with it, if that makes sense. I thought I had to have straps, and didn’t like lace. So…of course I ended up with a strapless dress, covered in lace!
Post # 12
It was funny because I ended up buying two dresses because I really fell in love with the second dress I put on. But ironically, when I got the second dress back, it didn’t look the same as what I expected so I will be wearing the dress I initially chose the first time around.
Post # 13
I was fairly sure I wanted a v-neck, but that’s as far as I’d gotten! I swoon over lovely lacey gowns and tend to pass over the taffeta/pouffy/super traditional type things. In the end, I got an Alfred Angelo – v-neck, yes, but also taffeta and with a much bigger skirt and train than I’d imagined! And I had the same reaction as you – this dress made me feel like a BRIDE, and that’s what sold it to me in the end. (That, and when I took my mother to look at it, she got teary.) I didn’t even know I wanted to feel like a bride!
Post # 14
Nope! I wanted simple, no beading, no strapless, no ruffles. Bwah hah hah hah! Can you say antithesis?!
Post # 15
- Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's GrandparentsÃ¢Â€Â™ Ranch
I wanted a really tight one and end up making a puffy bottom dress. That was just the start!! I’m always thinking about re-doing something, lucky for me I still have plenty of time to play with it 🙂
Post # 16
Before I went dress shopping i made a binder of maybe 10-15 dresses I liked to show the sales consultant what I was looking for. The dress I chose was the first one in my binder and the first one I tried on (although I did try on almost 50 others over a few weeks).