Post # 1
Anyone else having trouble finding a dress? Sheesh, I’ve probably tried on at least 50 dresses (maybe that’s my first problem, ha). I have several that I really like but none that WOW! me. I’m considering starting to look beyond my budget but I don’t know if that’s smart…
Post # 3
Don’t try on dresses outside of your budget. Bad idea. Never ends well.
Post # 4
Going out of your budget is not a good idea. Just be patient and keep looking. If you really feel like you need to look beyond your budget, you are going to have to make sacrifices from other wedding costs.
Post # 5
I say stick to your budget! Do research on the internet! Decide what you like about dresses and what you don’t like about dresses. Make a list and set out looking with something in mind!
Post # 6
Yes, i can be that hard! I had the hardest time finding one. It took bringing someone who really pushed me out of the “idea” I had in my head into one that I would NEVER consider!
Post # 7
WARNING – – do NOT go outside of budget
Aside from trying dresses on are you looking for a specific ‘look?’ Do you want lace not want lace – do you want bling not want bling – do you want strapless – do you want A line – etc…. Are you trying on a plethora of different styles fabrics and designers or are you staying within certain parameters, aside from your budget?
Post # 8
Thanks for the advice! I’ve tried enough on that I know I want a mermaid with a sweetheart neckline. I feel like all of them have too much ruching or are bedazzled too much. Nothing has been WOW! The hunt continues… I’m sure my boss loves that I sit at my desk looking at dresses all day long…haha.
Post # 9
Fun – – – now lets help…do you feel comfortable sharing your budget? Do you like something along the lines of the below? IMO the below is gorg, I would ask them to keep the lace off the bottom, haahaahaa
Then I also think this one is awesome – both are very different
Post # 10
oooh I love the first one. What designer is that? Trying to keep the budget under $2,500…Thanks for your help!
Post # 11
I was going to pipe up that I went outside my budget with no regrets and looked waay outside my budget and am glad I did… but with your budget I don’t think the budget is the problem. 🙂 I’d keep trying new places and new designers. My experience was that I went into several stores and there was nothing I liked then I went to a different store and suddenly every dress was a contender. You’ve still got time.
Post # 12
Going out of your budget is a VERY bad idea. My advice is to narrow down your search to a specific designer then go from there. Make a list of all of your wants in a dress and when you find something that has those wants then you’ve found it. That’s what I did anyway lol
Post # 13
I am right there with you! Budget is more a factor for me, though. It’s weird because I have a very specific vision, yet I am really open to ideas. Do you have a style in mind or are you just randomly trying on in the hopes that something will hit you?
Post # 14
i want to remind everyone that the dress isn’t the main thing. I had to tell myself that there were lots of dresses I could choose and I either go crazy trying to figure out which one was “the one” or choose one I liked and move on to other things. The wedding’s not aout the dress or the floewrs or rings or reception. It’s about the love between you two! I just wanted to point out not to get too wrapped up. It won’t make or break your wedding or your marriage. 🙂
Post # 15
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Try everything, in every style, WITHIN your budget. If you go over your budget, you’ll buy a dress that’s over your budget, and that’s rarely a good idea, unless you want to lower your budget for everything else and can easily do it.
I agree with @breezer: the dress is not the main thing. You will look beautiful in a dress that doesn’t make you say “WOW!” because no one else has seen you try 50 other great dresses to compare it to–it will make everyone else say WOW! anyway. 😉