(Closed) Dress Help!!!!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

you really really should try on dresses. the experience is worth it and you never can tell what the dress looks like until you have it on. 🙂 

Post # 4
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608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Personally I wouldn’t do it and here is why.   I found THE dress too and put it on and it was in no way flattering on me at all.  I went into the bridal shop and said “I don’t like strapless, I don’t like mermaid or trumpet, and I want lace”  and what dress looked the best on me?  The strapless trumpet without lace.  
I guess my point is you just don’t know till you try it on and get a feel for it.  If you do go for it, just don’t try on any other dresses and just stick with it

Post # 5
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3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I say go and try on some dresses. If you don’t love anything you try on then get the dress online and hope it’s perfect. If it’s not you can always sell it right back again. But at least you’ll have some experience in what wedding dresses look like on you. Try the same silhouette, the same fabric, etc. so you know you really like that style.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Hmmm… I know that used Maggie dresses generally sell really well on the Classifieds here, so if you bought it and it didn’t work out, I don’t think you’d have a huge problem selling it to another bride for what you paid for it.

Could you maybe try on some dresses with similar features and silhouettes to make sure it would be flattering? That way you could get the “trying on dresses” experience and feel more confident about your purchase!

Post # 7
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155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It’s a goregous dress, and if your wedding is a year away, it’s not too early to start looking (some dresses take 6-9 months to come in and you will usually need alterations). You could A) Go try on dresses, knowing you might miss out on this one, but at least you could try other styles and not miss out on the experience; B) Buy this sample and if it doesn’t work or you find something else, sell it.

For what it’s worth, I bought my dress in Nov 2010 and my wedding is Oct 2011. It was the sample and I took it home that day. I have had some dress regret, but I think I am finally at the place where I am happy I have my dress and got such a great deal.

If you do get this dress: STOP LOOKING. You will always find something else you like, and that could be trouble.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I’m kind of doing the same thing XD I haven’t been dress shopping officially but I stumble across a $200 gown on etsy that I fell in love with, so I’m ordering it.

I say go for it. If you don’t, you’ll probably always have this dress in the back of your mind when you’re shopping. And if you don’t love it afterall, you could always try to sell it (I’m sure another bride would love to buy it at half price)

What I would recomend though is that you go to a dress store to find out what size you wear in bridal, I’ve heard they run really different from your normal dress size.

Edit: I also agree with everyone else that you should try on some similar, and some different, gowns in person

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You should at least go try on something similar so that you know if it looks good on you.  Like others, I thought I knew what I wanted, but ended up with something way different.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I personally wouldnt do it, but if you are going to compair everything to that dress, and regret not getting it when you could have.. then I would take the chance! 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@FunfettiCupcakes: I have no way of knowing if this is possible, so bear with me.

Would you be able to send pictures on your phone to someone you trust? Or… this is a big IF… see if any of the bridal stores have wireless so you could hook up to Skype and have your friends and family there virtually! If I owned a bridal shop I would totally have everything set up for that… but I don’t so I’m not sure if that’s something that people do.

Post # 13
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780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yep.  Sorry but everyone is right.  It’s a known fact that a verrrry high percentage of us brides don’t end up buying the dress we cut out of magazines or print off websites bc they don’t look the same on us as they do on those pencil thin models. 

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