(Closed) Dress Searching Issues

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

My only advice would be to just go and try on anything and everything. Even if you hate something on the hangar or on someone else, you never know what you’ll love on you!!! 

I saw several dresses that I loved online, but when I tried them on, they looked terrible on me. You have no way of knowing until you try it on!!!

Post # 4
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6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i don’t have suggestions, but i was in your same situation. i was dreading dress shopping, and convinced i would never find my dress because i was being very picky. i went through a million magazines, and tried to find parts of dresses i liked and couldn’t even do that. then when it came time, we went to one store, tried on three dresses, and that was it. after all that worrying there it was, easiest purchase i made.

Post # 6
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1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Sunshine, I thought of this dress when I read your post.  I saw it Once Wed and they have many more pics.  

Post # 7
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1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oops the dress didn’t post.  Here it is now.

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Post # 8
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1044 posts
Bumble bee

I would try on a variety of dresses.  In the beginning, I wanted a ballgown dress with very little beading and no lace.  And what did I end up getting when I got married, an A-line dress with beading and lace.  You’ll just never know unless you try the dresses on.  So keep an open mind and take the opportunity to try all dresses on.  Trust me, I was super picky but eventually found something I really liked.

Post # 11
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47 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I also did not want strapless and had a lot of luck with Pronovias.  They’re more reasonably priced than they look and a lot of them have straps or cute one-shoulders!  Good luck!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yes! My advice is to be open to styles other than what you’ve ‘chosen’. I walked into all of my appointments saying “No Beading!” and ended up with a gown beaded from head to toe. I believe the gown chooses you more than the other way around. If you watch SYTTD a lot, then you know brides are often wrong about which styles and colors are best for thier shape.

Also, stay true to what you like, don’t let pushy consultants talk you into something if you aren’t 100% in love with it. It will still be there the next day, take the night to think about it. I have no regrets making myself wait a week to buy my gown even though I totally had that “Aha” moment when I put it on. And this is coming from someone who is incredibly assertive in general, but still felt guilty walking away without signing a contract almost every time. They do this for a living – keep that in mind.

Post # 13
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6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

One more thing – remember to have fun! The minute you feel stressed out or overwhelmed while dress shopping, you know you’re in the wrong store, working with the wrong consultant, or brought along the wrong people. You should feel like the one and only person to ever buy a wedding gown and like a princess. There are millions of gowns and countless outlets for buying them.

Oh, and once you do find ‘the one’ stop looking! Learn from other bee’s who have had serious dress regret, the #1 reason why this happens is because of our wandering eyes and countless options.

Good luck adn have fun!

Post # 14
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4024 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Look for dresses you like, or like certain things about and take pictures in with you. They can more than likely find a dress that has the qualities you like. Try on a bunch. You may be really surprised at what you like on you and you may find the perfect dress by putting it on, not just looking at it.

Post # 15
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1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I didn’t really like any dresses I saw in pictures either.  I didn’t even like the dress I chose!  I think once you actually try on some dresses and see what looks good on you, you will be able to find something you like.

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