How did you find your dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

For all the zillion hours I spent online looking at wedding dresses, I found my dress at a bridal store.  I pulled it off the rack and fell in love.  🙂

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Aquaria:  Looked in bridal magazines, looked online at the brands local stores carried, got store recommendations, picked the one with the biggest selection of the brands I wanted, went and bought it!  The dress I ended up with is one of the ones I had picked out by looking in magazines and online before going to shop.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I looked all over the place for ideas on what kind of dress i wanted. Online, bridal magazines, ect.  I went dress shopping with a list of pictures of what I liked.  First dress i picked out was picked from the saleslady that helped me…it was AMAZING. Not something i would have picked or even looked twice at, but it was perfect for me 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Aquaria:  I started online. I called all the shops near me that were listed on the designer sites and I hunted every sample that I wanted to try on from every designer. Once I was able to see all my dream dresses in person and try them on it was down to 2. After that I spent a good 2 months deciding between the 2. LOL I was a little OTT but I didn’t want to have any regret.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i didn’t have a specific dress in mind. at my first appointment, i showed the shop owner what i liked and she pulled a few dresses. it ended up being the second dress i tried on.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I know I wanted lace. I went to David’s bridal and could’ve left there with a dress  and then perfectly happy with it but then my mom made an appointment at a boutique and I tried on more expensive lace dresses that were absolutely gorgeous and that’s how i found my dress! I am in love with it. Surprised I loooove the sweetheart neckline though. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

I knew I wanted satin with asymmetrical ruching. I looked at designers that stores around me carried and looked at their websites. I found designers that I really liked, that had lots of dresses that I liked and then went to trunk shows for those designers. Found a dress I loved that I hadn’t seen online but by my favorite designer and got it for 10% off since it was a trunk show!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I went into the salon with 3 dresses that I absoutely wanted to try on. I ended up not buying any of them and purchased a dress that the stylist pulled for me! In the end she really listened to what I wanted and was able to pull the perfect dress! 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I actually found mine when my best friend was trying on wedding dresses! I said nothing (and didn’t try it on at that time) but as soon as I saw it I felt like it would one day be “The One” for me. I wasn’t even engaged yet! Then 6 months later after my fiance proposed I tried it on for my mom and sister and it was perfect!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I did my research online but what I had envisioned in my head to be the dress did not reflect at all what I purchased. I thought I wanted something heavily beaded and I ended up with something more simple with a beaded belt but the silhouette I wanted was the same (ballgown). My advice to you is to go into salons with an open mind. Try on all silhouettes. Try on lace, ruffles, everything to narrow down what you like and don’t like.  The first time I saw the dress I ended up buying, I didnt like how it looked on the rack and passed it up. My mom saw it and urged me to try it on and when I did I was in LOVE! It may not be love at first sight so dont judge a dress just by looking at it on the rack.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

When I was a MOH (for the wedding I dropped out of) I helped the bride pick the salons she wanted to go to/arranged the logistics for the day.  I knew what budget and style she was going for, so during the research I googled a lot of the designers just to make sure they fit the bill.  That’s when I found Sareh Nouri and fell in love with the style of her collection.  So when it was my turn, I looked at her dresses again online and just fell in love with one of the dresses in her new collection.  Every time I went to check out a venue I just kinda pictured myself up there in this dress, without ever having tried it on. I still have nooo “vision” of what I want for my day.. except the dress.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I found mine on a link to the designer’s webpage on a Sydney wedding boutique’s website. I called the boutique to see if they had it but they didn’t! I made an appointment anyway and they surprised me with the gown! I freaking LOVEDit!!! Funny thing is though,  I went with another gown because of the price (I wasn’t planning on spending close to 4K for a dress!) but I was so upset and my FI told me that he wanted me to have the dress of my dreams and to go get it! Gawwww! So now my precious is on order.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Aquaria:  The lady at the bridal salon brought it out and I kinda liked it, put it on, everyone oood and aaaahd, my mom cried, and that was it. 

Never thought I would have ended up with a dress like that. Not what I had imagined wearing. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Mine was completely by accident.  I was visiting my parent’s in CO and my mom was in a really bad mood so I thought if we went and wandered through a DB (which she’d been bugging me to do for weeks) it might cheer her up.  We were just wnadering the racks (it was super busy) when I found it.  I didn’t want to try it on (“I’m definately not pretty enoiugh for a dress like that” I thought) and the store had closed.  The assistant manager stayed late and pursuaded me to try it on.  I couldn’t stop crying. When I returned home I waited until it went on sale and bought it.

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