(Closed) Did you settle. . .on your dress?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

well, maybe I’m a weirdo and broken in the head but the dress isn’t that important to me…? It’s not *not* important, it’s just nowhere near the focal point. Find a dress that makes you look amazing, doesn’t break the bank and that you feel really good in. I find that having too many options makes us doubt our choices, because there’s always something that you haven’t seen, right?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The first time I went dress shopping was at a sample sale.  Despite being a street size 10-12, I found a designer sample in excellent condition that fit very well, required very few alterations other than bustling, matched my style and the style of our venue, and was 60% off.  So I just bought it.  I didn’t care so much about finding the perfect dress.  I am glad I didn’t sink any more time or stress into dress buying.

Post # 5
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130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I tried on literally over 100 dresses before I found “the one.” It’s totally normal to take a while to find a dress you love, but definitely worth it.

Post # 6
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8487 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I definitely did not settle. I only went shopping one day, 2 stores. Tried on about 15 dresses. I knew it was my dress the second I saw myself in the mirror and I saw my mom’s face. It was just perfect.

Post # 7
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8461 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I didn’t have a dream dress, or preconceived idea of what my wedding was going to be, since I honestly never thought I’d get married.  Here were my priorities when it came to dress shopping: price (had to be within budget), comfort, look/design.  This made my dress-finding incredibly easy.

Post # 9
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172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

HI date twin! I had a difficult time choosing the dress as well.  Tried on many dresses and went to many stores.  BUT there was a great dress early on that I loved and kept comparing all the others too.  It took me a month to decide but finally I knew what I had to do! 

You WILL find a dress that has all the features you want! If a dress doesn’t have all of them, then there is one out there that will have 90% of the features and you will be able to see yourself walking down the aisle in.

Hang in there – you will find it!

Post # 10
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8461 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@infinity092813:  Good bridal consultants definitely make a big difference.  Also keep in mind that if you get the right seamstress, anything is possible.  I wanted a lace dress with a corset back (easier to gain/lose weight).  I found my dress with a zipper and had my seamstress put a corset back into it.  Best of luck with your dress hunt!

Post # 11
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350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wouldn’t say I feel like I settled, but if I had a lot of money I wouldn’t have made my dress and I would have paid to get the dress of my dreams

Post # 12
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319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@ElbieKay:  you sound alot like me. I liked alot of dresses but they were way over priced. I finally found one in my size, brand new, $299 that I liked alot and just jumped on it. Now that I’ve seen a ton of pictures of other people in it I am so freaking excited to wear it. It has been a gradual love but now oh yeah. It’s MY dress 🙂

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