(Closed) Did you end up with the gown you always imagined?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My dress was an absoluse surprise; I always thought I wanted a sort of empire waist gown, but I looked like a tent in them!!  Ended up with the polar opposite; a mermaid silhouette. 

Also…..as a gothy girl I always thought I’d get married in a black gown, but mum was ADAMANTLY against that. 

Post # 5
1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Not at all!! I had no idea though what I was going in for – but what I came out with was something I never though!

Post # 6
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I never had a dream dress but I remember many many years ago watching Stephanie Seymor in Guns and Roses’s November Rain video and thinking, if I ever get married, that’s the dress I want! Of course that would have never been allowed in the Church I got married…hehehe. When I started looking for my dress I said anything but strapless.  I liked a particular style: ball gown with spaghetti straps, but ended up with a ball gown with a strapless neckline, from the same designer and collection though. So it was half surprise!

Post # 7
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I never really had a dream dress. My vision was kind of all over the place. I didn’t think I’d end up with a dress with so much lace and beading, but I’m glad that I did!

Post # 8
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Nope, sadly, all the dresses where I said, "This is my dress" had a price tag of over $4,000, and I just couldn’t spend that much even though we technically could have afforded it.

After a lot of shopping, I realized I wasn’t going to find a gown-gown that I really loved with my price range, and ended up choosing a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress that came in white by Priscilla of Boston. I definitely had that moment of "I LOVE this dress" when I tried it on and I got teary, and I’ve never looked back. It’s knee-length with a vintage flair, and I can definitely wear it again (which I love). For me, it was the right decision, but I do sometimes regret not going for the beautiful Amsale gown I first fell in love with (not enough to pay $4K for it though!). I put the saved money into a killer pair of shoes for the wedding 🙂

Post # 9
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I never really knew what I wanted either.  I knew it wasn’t going to be strapless and would not be white–that’s all.  Funny my mom actually found my dress in a magazine!  She called me over to look at it and I was in love!

Post # 10
3332 posts
Sugar bee

Nope, my dress was nothing like I thought I wanted.  I always thought I wanted something with no beading/lace in satin or taffeta.  I didn’t want strapless and didn’t want a train.  What did I get?  Yup, strapless, beaded, lace, train.  I just didn’t feel comfortable in the heavier materials.  I did get the cut right–I knew I wanted a slight A-line, not a ball gown or mermaid.

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