The dress… how did you find yours and are you happy with it?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Are you happy with your dress?
    Yes, love it. : (24 votes)
    89 %
    No, dislike it. : (2 votes)
    7 %
    Wish I had bought (type of style) instead of (type of style)....please describe in a post : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    2481 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Extraordinarylife:  You’ve got enough time to get a bespoke dress made so I’d jot down your general ideas and share them with a seamstress. 

    I would also say that fashions change rapidly so that when you get nearer to your date you might find rather more choice that suits you.

    Post # 4
    12262 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I loved my dress! It was an ultra-ornate ballgown. I just tried on dress after dress until this one stopped me in my tracks! I originally wanted a simple, tea-length wedding dress, so go shopping, try on some dresses, and you might really surprise yourself!

    Post # 7
    894 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Post # 8
    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I tried on a lot of dresses; many were to get an idea of what I liked and didn’t like.  I then had an idea of a style dress I wanted to try.  Well, I basically found it and it was 80% off.  I wasn’t completley sold that the style/dress was “the one”, but I couldn’t not buy it for that price.  Looking back, did I like the dress – yes  Did I love it – probably not.  Do I regret it – no.

    Besides the normal wedding dress locations, also take a look at Ann Taylor, Macy’s, Nordstrom’s, BHLDN, J Crew, etc.  Also, there’s website to buy pre-owned dresses (if you are ok with that) and consider a white bridemaids dress.  A bridemaides dress may not have the train, but there might be more off-the-shoulder choices.

    Post # 9
    11 posts

    I pictured a dress in my head and could not find anything like it online, then ononline just browsing David’s website I saw a Melissa Sweet gown that was only 70 percent of what I thought I wanted and knew it was my dress.  I never cried and my mom doesn’t even love it, but when I put it on even before I saw it on, I just felt a big weight off m shoulders and like a big stress was suddenly gone.  

    Keep looking and you will find something you love eventually.  A lot of things in person look totally different then online, and everything looks different on a real person than on a model, better in my opinion.  As you get farther along in the process your opinions may change a bit too,  and trying things on may shed some light.  Good luck and most importantly have fun, and don’t let not finding it right away get you down!

    Post # 10
    894 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    The one on top is mine. If I was yor age and it was my second time around I would wear something fitted

    to the body and not a white dress but not any less fab


    Post # 11
    7380 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i wanted a simple and elegant dress.  i thought i wanted one style and ended up with another. 

    i suggest trying on every style until you find one that suits you.


    Post # 12
    4664 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Found the corset on

    Found the skirt on etsy

    Found the blue (reception) dress on


    It came to me in pieces via my bff internet. 😀 So happy and what a bargain!!!

    Post # 13
    2626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @bbfyso:  Love that dress!

    Post # 14
    1685 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Extraordinarylife:  I think you should concentrate on trying on a dress that makes you feel beautiful and like a bride.  In terms of sleeveless, plunging backs, etc, you can just add a bolero:

    Post # 15
    5425 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    The good thing about today is that variety is really starting to be the norm.  And I mean this as being super recent.  When I was dress shopping in 2011 everything was strapless, sweetheart, ruching, pickups, bling.  It was almost the same thing over and over, which is why I went to 13 stores.  I purchased a fitted dress and I would again (tho I didnt think thats what I wanted).  Now you’ll have more options and you’ll never know what you fall in love with.


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