Post # 1
Yesterday, I had two hours to kill (well, not really, but I did anyways) and I sat in a bookstore looking at 3 wedding magazines (hiding in a corner so that no one would see me, as we are not officially engaged yet…a few more months away…I hope! hehe..). And then it happened—I came across an ad for what I’m pretty sure is "the dress." as soon as i got home, i went to the website, and there it was (http://anjolique.com/ourcollection/largeview.aspx?id=364&page=1&section=Favorites). i did some more searching, and it’s in my price range (totally was not expecting this one).
So, I’m wondering- Is it weird that I’m pretty much convinced that this is "the one" without ever having tried it on or seeing it in person? Did this happen for anyone else and work out to be true?
Also, does anyone know for how long a certain dress is sold? I’m worried that if I don’t try it on soon, it will become discontinued (especially since the specs on this picture from the website state that it was taken in June 2007 and one website has it listed as a discontinued sample). I worried that my little heart will become crushed if I don’t try to find it now, but on the other hand, I don’t want to miss out on the whole finding-the-dress-with-your-mom thing.
Post # 3
You’re not weird!! This totally happened to me as well within 5 minutes of looking online at wedding dresses for the first time. I saw THE dress and loved everything about it, and it was actually the one that I ended up getting for my own wedding. As for how long these dresses stay in season, I would try to call a local boutique that sells Anjolique dresses or a boutique that can order them, and just ask them about that particular style number.
One thing though, you’re only a bride once, so definitely have fun with dress shopping and try on some different styles. Even if this is THE dress, don’t let it be the only dress you try on =)
Post # 4
No… with a caveat. It’s definitely not wierd to look in a magazine, see a dress, and know it’s the one. I saw my dress on a mannequin and knew. However, before that I saw a beautiful Jasmine dress in a magazine. I went to a local bridal salon, and it was on a mannequin! Fate, right? Wrong. It was so, so, so bad on me. Try the dress on before you make a decision.
Post # 5
this happened to me too…
but when i finally got to trying on dresses, i picked something completely different from what i was looking at online. so have fun with it! and even if the dress above gets discontinued by the time you’re ready to buy, i can almost gurantee that there’ll be another dress out there that’s really close to it! after a while… dresses just start to look alike! haha. good luck!
Post # 6
I don’t think it’s weird. I’m not much of a "look ahead" kind of person when it comes to things like engagement and weddings, but because of my job, I had to start looking for dresses really early! In my case, the dresses I fell in love with in magazines turned out to be only okay on me in person. My dress, THE dress, ended up being one I had never even seen in advertising(It’s a Romona Keveza, BTW)!
I agree with Johnsbride09, though, don’t pin your hopes all on this one dress. You’ll find yourself falling in love with a different dress each season…I know I did! I’ve bought my dress and still looking at dresses! 🙂
I also agree with Emilie – try a bunch of dresses on…it’s the ultimate dress-up experience!
Post # 7
OMG. I cannot believe you are posting this. That is my dress. I have never seen a picture of anyone wearing it other than the magazine ad you posted. I bought mine in April 2008. I attached some pics of me at my wedding so you can see what it looked like in real life. The second pic is the best one I have of what the bustle looks like from the back. (There’s an iridescent quality to the fabric in the photo of the back but it didn’t actually look iridescent in real life, or in any other photo.) I loved the bustle.
I loved my dress. I put it on and my friend I went shopping with said, yep, that’s the one! Nothing else I tried on really compared. I do wish I had tried on more dresses, but I did love the one I got. In case they didn’t have it on the website, the style number is Anjolique 1010.
Post # 8
Aww, that’s my gown!! It’s so beautiful in person, truly!
I don’t think it’s weird at all to know the one when you see it, even if you haven’t seen it on yourself! I saw it in an ad and loved it, too. Granted, I didn’t know what it was when I was trying it on, but after looking back at my old favorites, I realized that it was the same ONE that I’d loved from the magazine! :)
That said, there was another Lazaro gown that I had seen in magazines and thought was IT until I tried on a similar silhouette and realized that it didn’t flatter me at all.
What area are you in? I know of a couple of stores around me (obviously) that still have this one for sale. I could direct you if you live in the South.
Here’s a pic of it on me, just for fun! :)
Post # 9
OMG that is beautiful!!!
I thought I found THE DRESS in a mag, but when I tried it on, it fizzled, not sizzled. I ended up putting a deposit down on something with a similar skirt, but after a couple months of wedding planning, I realize that it won’t fit the feel of my ceremony!! I got something with beading and organza ruffles, but I’m having a morning outdoor ceremony. Beading + morning wedding = tacky photos Now I’m freaking out that I put a deposit down on a dress I don’t want!! Hopefully the salon will let me put it toward a veil (or maybe they’ll have a better dress!)
It’s awesome you found a dress you love, but take everyone’s advice and try it on in person…it makes a huge difference. And also keep in mind that you can always look for it later on sites like bravobride.com, preownedweddingdresses.com and Weddingbee classifieds. There are always out of season samples for sale there!
Post # 10
I’m like MightySapphire. I was convinced that one dress was "the dress" when I was less than halfway through my first wedding magazine (and engaged for maybe 12 hours). I looked online, and it had an AWESOME price. Once I tried it on, I was soooo disappointed. I hated the dress; it was nothing like the picture. I agree that you have to try it on yourself before making a decision.
On another note, I did try that dress on when I was shopping, and it is gorgeous!
Post # 11
Here are my pictures of the dress, both front and back. I also have more info on my comment #6 above.
Post # 12
I believe that was the first dress I tried on. I forgot who the maker was but I remember the dress name as Constantine. I would’ve been fine with that dress except my mom wanted me to keep trying more dresses and I was in love with the 3rd dress I tried on.
Post # 13
I think its fine to fall in love with a dress, but make sure you try it on to make sure that you love it on you. part of the fun of dress shopping is to try on a bunch of different things. you never know what is truly going to look best on you
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
Not weird at all! It is an absolutely GORGEOUS dress! One thing to note is that if you are going to get married 1-2-3 years from now, remember that there will be SO many more dresses that come out between now and then… so many gals I know that bought their dresses early felt some form of "remorse" when they bought their gown way too early and ended up seeing one they really ended up loving. Keep this dress in mind, try it on, love love love it, and then wait to buy it 1 year-8 months before your wedding day… that way you won’t have much time to change your mind!