(Just for Fun) Let's Play The Runner-Up Dresses Game

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was  tempted by a Jenny Packham ‘Aurora’ dress at the Sample Room in NYC.  But in the end I couldn’t justify it for the price (especially considering it was a slightly shopworn sample and would need substantial alterations).  So I walked away after agonizing: I even started a thread about it.

In the end I really truly fell in love with the fit and feel of my Modern Trousseau.  It’s in pristine condition AND it was over 1k cheaper than the JP.

BUT I’ll always have a little soft spot for that sparkly JP that got away.  🙂


Post # 4
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

this was my runner up dress.  pronovias grecia. 

pronovias dresses were my 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices.


Post # 5
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Pronovias Duende was my second choice- I ended up with a satin dress- the complete opposite of what I originallly thought I wanted.

Post # 6
11 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

This was my second choice dress, the Lazaro 3050. I ended up going with something completely different – the Casablanca 2051 – a beautiful beaded lace a-line gown. 

Post # 7
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Alfred Angelo Sleeping Beauty – it was the first wedding dress I ever tried on and I fell in love with the style. Unfortunately, it is only available in white or ivory and it cannot be dyed red Frown

Post # 8
1233 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I fell in love with the sleek sexiness of the Maggie Sottero Mia but once I tried my dress on (Mary’s Bridal Karelina Sposa) it was a done deal. I love the fun bottom of my dress and how it wasn’t as run of the mill. Plus, my mom said the Maggie looked like a straw wrapper on me. 

Post # 9
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I loooved Maggie Sottero Desia, but ended up with a different lace fit-and-flare because it had a sweetheart neckline – which I also love.  It was a tough choice, but no dress regret here :).

Post # 10
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

this is the dress i had lusted after and pictured myself in ever since i got engaged.  i hunted one down that was in a sample sale and went to try her on.

by this point i had narrowed it down to 1 dress in a local shop and this one (in ivory)…


even in the sale she was bloody expensive – especially to say i would have to have BIG alterations done and have her dry cleaned…

anyway – i went back to try ‘my’ dress on one last time and there was no question!! funny how we end up with something completely different to what we originally picture ourselves in!


Post # 11
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

This was my runner-up. It really is a beautiful gown and for awhile I did sort of regret not getting it (the train was to die for!). But then I would look at my dress and remember why I chose it. (and this one was tight around my ribs and that’s a huge issue for me)

Post # 12
3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

This was my runner up. I loved the lace at the top, but the skirt was taffeta and I’m having an outdoor wedding in August… I also felt like the movement of the skirt at the bottom was weird. I showed it to FI and he couldn’t stand the eyelash edging on the lace. I ended up with an organza ballgown.

Post # 13
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

The dress I got:

I went back and forth on this one for a loooong time but it was ultimately a no. 

Post # 14
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This was my runner up, Enzoani Blue Edson:

I ended up choosing a Demetrios gown. totally different! I loved the Enzoani, but it didn’t have enough bling and the bottom of the dress didn’t have any appliques or lace design that I wanted. So here is the dress!


Post # 15
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

This was my runner up dress:

I loved the sleeves and I thought the fit made my curves look fantastic but I ultimately decided on a tea length dress because I didn’t want to shred that fine lace on the bottom at our backyard reception.

Post # 16
917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

My runner-up. I still think about it sometimes, but definitely feel like I made the right chocie. I loved the fit and color. Maggie Sottero Cleo.

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