(Closed) Actual Dress vs. What You Envisioned?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I was exactly the same! I’d always really loved all-lace dresses, but when I tried it on it didn’t look right to me. My dress has VERY little beading, no lace, and just has some ruching/a few pick-ups. I love it!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I was adament against strapless, but ended up getting a strapless sweetheart. (Which really is my favorite, I was just afraid of it falling off while bouncing around. lol)

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i just knew that i would get a big poofy tulle princess skirt but ended up with satin pick ups!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I went in wanting a ballgown with no embellishment whatsoever, and I fell in love with a lace A-line number with a fabulous organza train. 

It just goes to show that you can look at pictures all you want, but in the end you have to try everything on and be open-minded.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I ended up getting the dress I had been stalking online.  Exactly what I thought I’d get!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i also thought i would get an all lace dress! i ended up with a satin one with absolutely no beading or lace, all the detail is in the fabric!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I wanted a dress with no beading. Just simple white dress. And ended up with a lace gown! lol Its funny how things work out

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I had a dress in mind (Alfred Angelo #1148) and was convinced it was my dream dress when I saw it in photos.  I went so far as to call the manufacturer and find a store in my area that stocked the dress, so I could try it on.  I finally put it on…and HATED it.  It made me look frumpy and weird and I just didn’t like it at all.  I was heartbroken.  The sales consultant asked if she could suggest something, based on my style with that dress.  The dress she chose was nothing like I thought I wanted–it was strapless, had lace and beading and a champagne colored belt.  I put it on and it was seriously the first dress that I actually liked on me!  I ended up loving it and it was the dress for me.  So, I guess you could say that my first dream dress was what led me to my REAL dream dress. 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I too thought I would be a lacy dress girl and it did look great on me but I ended up with a dress with no embellishments whatsoever to fit my vintage Hollywood 1940s theme

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I am totally with you – I thought my dress would be lacy and mermaid-ish. But my dress ended up with beading and an almost pickup type skirt. Who would have thought??

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yep, me too. I always envisioned a BIG princess dress, either satin or tulle.  Ended up with an all lace, fitted, mermaid-ish gown. I would’ve bet my life I wouldn’t have gotten a lace dress LOL. You never know!!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I knew I wanted a sweetheart strapless neckline and a full A-line skirt and I THOUGHT I wanted the heavy satin with LOTS of beading!

I ended up with a tulle skirt with absolutely NO beading and I love love love it!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I thought I was going to LOVE a halter dress, but after trying on 3 or 4.. HATED them.  I didn’t want to, but I’m succumbing to a strapless, I think 🙂

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I was positive I didn’t even want a real wedding dress. I thought I’d just find a nice white gown at BCBG or Nordtroms and call it a day. BUT when I went to go those types of dresses on, I just didn’t feel ‘bridal’ enough… so I ended up with a mermaid gown that laces up the back. I was also sure I didn’t want a strapless dress for the same reasons mentioned above… yet low and behold, I ended up with a strapless dress! You just never know…  

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