Show me your 'mistake' dress(es!), and your actual wedding dress!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee

I love your first dress but I love your second dress even more. 

Post # 3
Hostess
9831 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Rachaelemma:  love your first dress but that second one is STUNNING.  I have dress envy.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

love them both! I didn’t buy the first dress (luckily) but was set on it for 2 months and was going to order it once I tried on a dress in the other color options.

This was the dress:

When I tried on more dresses, I realized there was something about the front of the skirt that I wasn’t in love with. It seemed to fall flat where other dresses had some extra oompf/play in the skirt…

It was still my favorite in every other aspect, but I wanted to try the light gold color… I was visiting my mom and there was a bridal salon in her town that carried Mori Lee and had a mori lee in light gold, so we went specifically to try on the other color and order that dress in whichever color I liked better (they didn’t have the exact dress in light gold but still).. 

 

When we got there I fell in love with the light gold color, and tried on a Maggie Sottero Light gold dress, and it had everything I wanted in the skirt.. so I bought it (discontinued) and will have it altered to add beading on the bust like dress #1 🙂 

 

My actual dress

Post # 5
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535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mistake Dress #1 ^

 

Mistake Dress #2 ^

 

The Actual Dress ^ (sorry it’s blurry)

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Post # 6
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3322 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

Rachaelemma:  Your first dress is stunning but not very bridal. To many people, that wouldn’t matter. But I do love your 2nd one, the lace pattern is very very pretty.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

brinny04:  Your second dress has an edge becuase it fits you better than the first one, an dI LOVE LOVE LOVE the way the lace at the bottom edges a tulle (of is that chiffon?) bottom. That effect is stunning, and the heavy lace is fabulous, too.

But that first dress is pretty amazing.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I did almost the exact same thing, and felt terrible about it! As a disclaimer (and apology) neither photo below is me. 

First dress was Hayley Paige’s Paloma, but without the sparkly bolero:

And then I realized it didn’t fit the rest of the wedding I had planned! 

So, this weekend (nearly 2 months after selecting the first dress), I’ll be switching to Monique Lhuillier’s Candy in ivory:

Of course, it’s not official until it is official, but I think I’ve thought about it enough to be certain by now. Fingers crossed! 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee

First dress was Sophia Tolli Fabian. Its the one shown below. Bought it right after having a baby, mostly bc my mom liked it. Second dress was a simple gown by Stella York. Shown above. Both these dresses where from sample sales. I really just felt overwhelemened and not that pretty.

Third dress is MY dress. ALthough I definatly question it as well, I purchased it used from preowned. I loved it online and think I will love it even more once I either lose weight or have it altered to fit better!

THIS IS MY CURRENT DRESS-OLIVIA IN OATMEAL

FIrst Dress regret-Sophia Tolli Fabian. I liked the picture but the dress made me look old and no one I showed it too really liked it but my mom.

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Post # 10
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884 posts
Busy bee

Ok…i cant fix this. <br />First dress shown is my 2nd dress regret- Stella York-This ones for sale. <br />Middle dress is MY current dress-Wtoo Olivia <br />Third dress is my first dress regret. I have sold this one! Yeah!

Post # 11
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979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

FauxPas2012:  Thanks, the second dress (my actual dress) is actually huge, I’m having the corset back changed to a button down back and hopefully that fixes most of the size issue. I just hope the alterations go smoothly, I’m more than a little nervous about them. The lace ends assymmetrically and then it’s tulle underneath 🙂

The first dress was just a different silhouette completely, and in the end, I think I really do prefer the fuller look. I’m a tad disappointed my actual dress won’t have the gorgeous beaded back, but my fiance didn’t really like that look anyway on the pictures I showed him (of other dresses) so… I guess it’s okay. 😛 “My” dress just made me feel amazing, so it won.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

Rachaelemma:  So much heartache is right! But you’re right that I feel much more confident this time around, and haven’t had nagging questions in the back of mind about the new dress. So excited to get married in it! 🙂 

Your comment about the other dress is adorable! Hugs all around. 

Post # 14
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1224 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

“mistake” dress:

 

 

My wedding dress:

 

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