Getting the Dress you love versus the dress you thought you wanted.

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you buy a dress from your original vision or something totally different?
    Original Vision : (56 votes)
    38 %
    Totally Different : (92 votes)
    62 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    30315 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Sherry-Lynn:  This was totally me! I always thought I wanted to wear the big princess ballgown, but once I got them on, they just so didn’t feel like me.  I ended up getting a fit and flare dress, and loved it! 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @Sherry-Lynn:  This was my FIRST pick, but I couldn’t locate a store that sold it in Ontario:

    I ended up with this:
     

    Post # 5
    Member
    133 posts
    Blushing bee

    I wanted either a mermaid or fit and flare lace dress. I ended up with a mermaid, but there isn’t a bit of lace on it. I’ve had to make myself stop looking at other dresses online, because I truly love my dress!

    Post # 6
    Member
    1118 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I wouldn’t say mine was totally different.. but I didn’t get the dress that I thought I would.  They had some similarities though

    Post # 7
    Member
    2962 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @sn2bmrsmntgmry:  +1. I was in the same area. I thought I would end up with a heavily beaded a-line gown and ended up with a more simple ballgown with a beaded belt.

    Post # 8
    Member
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    One of the first dresses I fell in love with (via pictures) is VERY similar to the dress I ended up buying – illusion neckline, fitted, lace. So I didn’t deviate too far from my original vision, but I made sure to try on many different styles just to be sure. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    2209 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I went in wanting an ivory lace dress with straps, similar to this::

    And I ended up with this!

    Not completely different, but stilll fairly different.  Especially the color!  And the fact that it’s strapless.

    Post # 11
    Member
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I basically bought a dress that looked exactly like the ones I was pinning (which I didn’t realize at the time), so I guess I knew what I wanted all along. It just so happened that I also liked it once I put it on.  I did try some wildly different dresses just to make sure, but nope that one was it.

    Post # 13
    Member
    402 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @Sherry-Lynn:  Ohhh, I can totally relate to this.  I was 110% sure that my dress would be a fit and flare or mermaid, all lace, and NOT strapless, with a to-die-for open back. 

    Lo and behold, the third dress I tried on is a fit and flare — but no lace, corset back, and actually COMPLETELY unembellished, chiffon, strapless dress.  I loved it.  My mom and my best friend cried.  But it was only the 3rd dress I tried on, and it was so far off from my original vision.

    I had three appointments after that, and only made it to two of them.  After that one simple dress, everything else paled in comparison.  I decided to cancel the third appointment and instead go back to the first shop and try on my dress–because it wasn’t even worth continuing to shop until I knew for sure if that dress was as good as I imagined/remembered.  And of course, it was even better than I remembered.

    What I thought I wanted:

     

    And what I actually got:

    Post # 14
    Member
    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @Sherry-Lynn:  Thanks!! I didn’t realize that satin was so heavy until I started trying on dresses and I’m definitely glad that I went with chiffon 🙂

    Post # 15
    Hostess
    30315 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Sherry-Lynn:  Also, I wish I could wear a different wedding dress every day. haha.  I see so many dresses (even now, two years after we got married) that I wish I could try on!  I’m so ridiculous, haha. 😀

    Post # 16
    Member
    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @LilySarah:  Oooh I tried that second dress. It was so comfortable! Great choice!

     

     

     

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