Post # 1
I’ve seen a trend of bees who end up with a dress that’s nothing at all like they envisioned themselves in.
So, post one pic of the dress you had in mind before you went shopping and then post the pic of the dress you ended up with!
Let’s see how similar they ended up being.
I’d start, but I don’t have a dress yet. 🙂
Post # 3
Thought I wanted clean and simple….
and I ended up with everything I said I didn’t want (beading, pickups, corset back) and LOVE it!
Post # 4
Originally I wanted a big, poofy ballgown. Lots of beading, sparkle, THE cinderella dress.
This is a Lazaro gown that was my DREAM dress, or so I thought.
But after sitting on it for a few months, I went back with FI’s aunt and cousin and tried something TOTALLY different. Perfect for our beach wedding. I feel gorgeous in my dress, and I wouldn’t change it for the world!
Post # 5
This is the original style I thought I wanted and the dress I bought. Welllll then I lost 50 lbs and the dress would have needed huge alterations, and I just didn’t love it any more. 🙁
This is the new dress I got, which is totally not what I thought I would wear. I thought I hated tulle and the big skirts! (sorry, head chopped off for the sake of anonymity and I must have been fixing my hair, but you get the idea!) Funny thing is Darling Husband said it was exactly what he had envisioned.
Post # 6
I was originally going for something like this:
Then, since our wedding is sorta rustic, I thought I wanted lace:
Finally I fell head over heels in love with this San Patrick Eresma.
Notice how the Mermaid fit did carry on throughout!
Post # 7
Was sure I wanted a 50s-inspired A-line dress with lots of tulle and no train (possibly even tea-length):
These were my inspiration photos:
Ended up with a sheath, 1930s inspired dress with a dramatic train.
(That is the dress on another bride. Hope I look nearly as lovely as she did!)
ETA: I made the decision that my bridesmaids would definitely be in 50s and 60s-inspired dresses and gave them the go-ahead to do that well before I settled on my final dress. So now I will look era-illiterate. Ha! Oh, well.
Post # 8
Thought I wanted super fitted, simple, ruched satin with a beaded belt. This was my dream gown.
Tried on similar ones and just didn’t feel like me. Ended up with full beading, fit-n-flare with beaded lace on netting on the bottom. So not what I excpected.
Post # 9
@Puppy Love: OMG that is stunning on you! Great choice!
Post # 10
These were my inspiration photos
Here’s my actual dress, the hoop skirt will be much smaller
Post # 11
This is the dress I was swooning over for weeks…
This is my dress! As soon as I saw her in the salon, I stopped dead in my tracks and thought “OMG I have to try that on”. I did and haven’t looked back!
Post # 12
@RexManningDay: I love your dress! and your username. Great movie!
Post # 14
I ended up with the same!!! My dress consultant told me that this was very rare!
Post # 15
I liked this Nicole Miller dress online and it looked great when I tried it on, so I’m not going to bother trying on anything else.
Post # 16
@MayaBean: Thank you!! I can’t wait to try it on in my size! 🙂