(Closed) Did you settle?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

By thinking of the things you can have instead like a house or a honeymoon πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Perspective–I would have blown most of our wedding budget on a dress!  And I just kept on looking…and finally I found a dress that knocked my socks off AND I could afford.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yeah, there’s so much hype and build up about how we all need to find our one and only dream dress, but when it came down to it for me I realized that while my wedding dress is important, it’s only important because it’s a part of a really important day, and even without a multi thousand dollar dress, I’m still going to have my really important day.  It took me several trips to find a dress that I loved that was within my budget, but once I did find it I realized that there’s not one right dress for a bride, there are tons of beautiful dresses, and I felt so much happier picking one that wasn’t going to make me stress over a price tag I couldn’t afford.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

This is the exact reason that I’m not going to try on dresses outside of my budget! I know I would start cutting things from the wedding to get the dress, so I’m just going to avoid it by not trying on anything outside our price range πŸ™‚ 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My original dress was under my budget, but then I ended up returning it because the seamstress told me there was no way she could take it in enough to properly fit. When I picked out a new one, my parents paid the difference between the two dresses which was only about $500.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Nope. My dress was 1/4 of my budget but it had absolutely every single detail I was looking for.  I could’ve kept looking and I’m sure I would’ve found more that I liked, but this one is perfect for me.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I settled for other reasons- I fell in love with a Vera Wang at DB, but it was discontinued and only 8’s and up were available by the time I bought (I needed a 0/2).  I wasn’t willing to buy a used dress, so I had to give up the dream dress.

In the end it’s ok- I still regret not buying the first dress, but I know everyone around me likes the dress I ended up with better- it’s much more traditional, which is very important to Fiance (not that he’s seen it yet, but still).  And I do love it.  It’s closer to what I always pictured. The first dress was a departure from even what I always pictured, I just felt so good in it. I will feel that good in my dress once it’s fitted properly, and I know that.

Besides, I have a dress I love. There might’ve been 30 dresses out there that could’ve been it, but I love my dress, it came nowhere near breaking the budget, and it’s one day.  As long as I look pretty, the specific dress isn’t that big a deal.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I saw my dream dress, and was able to try it on (actually at Dobson and Guadalupe La Bella Salon)  It was Julietta (by mori lee) 3091.  It did NOT meet or exceed my expectations: here it is.  I was very disappointed because I was sure this was my dress:

 

then THIS Is the one I found out was the one I LOVED and it came in UNDER BUDGET.  It was 650 at STRUT Salon.

So, I was bummed that my dream dress wasn’t “the one” but I certainly did not settle:)  this on is lovely.

Which dress is your dream dress?  Now I am curious! haha

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’ve come to the conclusion that in dresses, unlike my fiance, there is no “the one” for me.  πŸ˜›  

I have such fickle tastes that what I love one day I may hate the next… and there’s always new dresses coming out.  I found a nice dress that I feel pretty and happy in, that I hope my fiance will like, and that won’t get laughed at… that’s good enough for me! πŸ˜€

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@BonbonBunny:  haha bonbon, you sound like me, until i found that one, I was sure I was gonna have to settle.  I am glad you found a dress.  Post a Photo! πŸ™‚ 

 

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was another one that refused to try on any dresses outside of my budget.  I wanted a dress that looked good on me, and that coordinated with a dress that looked good on my wife.  But beyond that, the dress wasn’t a big priority for me.  I was much more concerned about things like renting a house where all our guests could stay, so that we could spend time with them outside of formal “events.”

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Dresses are like men. There is no “the one.”

So need to find the one that works for you. All will have flaws, but some will make you very happy and you need figure out which one makes you feel special. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Nope. I went to Davids Bridal with a $500 budget. Only tried on Dresses in that budget. My dress was on sale for $449. After tax it was just under $500 and it was definitely my dream dress:)

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