(Closed) Did you suprise yourself with what you picked out (Wedding attire)??

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was set on buying a halter dress, but when I tried them on, I didn’t like how they looked when they were pulled in. I ended up with a strapless & will make it a modified halter!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

My dress was a complete surprise.  I went into shopping looking for something totally different!  I tried dresses on like the photos I had liked, but I just didn’t like them on me.  Instead of a white tank v-neck with no beading or lace without a train, I ended up with an ivory strapless dress with lace and beading and a train.  I was a little surprised that I loved a dress that was so different than I expected, but I guess that’s how it goes sometimes.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

When I started looking at dresses I was annoyed that so many were strapless because I woul NEVER wear a strapless.  Guess what kind of dress I fell in love with…..

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I knew I didn’t want a strapless dress, mostly because I knew I would be pulling at it all night, but I also “knew” I didn’t want anything with lots of beading or lace, just something simple.  Well I ended up with an all lace dress with a little bit of beading! lol.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I definitely did! I ended up with a dress with lace and a train that I would have never pulled off the rack. I did know that I didn’t want a strapless dress, and my dress has straps, so I guess I didn’t surprise myself on that one. Maybe part of me was being stubborn lol.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes! I ended up with strapless/pickups/slightly “poofy” while I thought I wanted the total opposite (v neck, more straight lined).  It turns out there are very few non-strapless dresses to try on in the shops in my area, so it would have been difficult to stick with that. 

Anyway, I was surprised to find what looked good on my body was pretty different from what I like in magazine pictures.

For those still dress shopping, you definitely should try on everything even if it doesn’t call out to you from the hanger.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The ONE thing I thought I knew was that I wanted anything but a strapless gown. And of course, I ended up with a strapless gown that I love. It’s so hard to know what you want until you have all the choices laid out for you!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I thought I would wear a v-neck, lacy, sheath or slight A-line (no poof), ivory, minimal to no train (I fell in love with Jenna Bush’s dress) and no veil.

The dress I ended up with was strapless, blush, trumpet style, cathedral length train with beading, sequins and lace appliqué and an elbow length veil! Thank goodness I listened to my boss from an internship who used to work at a bridal shop and tried on EVERYTHING!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I really thought I was going to end up up with something super pleated, but not beaded. BUT! I went wedding dress shopping with one of my friends last week and totally LOVED everything she tried on. Everything she tried on was SUPER girly, beaded and chiffon and so over-the-top elaborate. So now I have no idea what I’m going to end up with!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I was sure I wanted white with no beading and ended up with ivory with scattered crystal accents.  I have to say though, I ended up with the style I was expecting so it wasn’t a total departure.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

I wasn’t sure what style I’d end up with, but imagined something on the plainer side, since I’m not at all a girly girl. But once I got to the shop for my first time trying on dresses, my favorite dress was a strapless A-line gown with a lot of beading a split chiffon overlay. It had a long train and was very princess-esque.

After I tried on many more dresses over 4 more visits, I ended up with a chiffon dress with an empire waist, a band of beading below the bust and a sweep train. They look very different from each other, but I love my dress.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I was sure I wanted a mermaid Maggie dress… till i realized it was way too heavy. Then I thought I wanted a mermaid lace Pronovias dress but I couldn’t get over the scratchiness. I did not want a “big” dress. I ended up with a silk modified mermaid dress with ruching– I hate ruching but it looks awesome…with a 6 ft train… that is weightless. 🙂 freaking love it! I did end up with a birdcage veil– I wanted that all along.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was so sure I was going to end up with a lace dress, but I didn’t.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My dress is more formal than I thought it would be… I knew I wanted lace, but it has beading and a pretty big train. I am so in love with it though!

I thought I wanted a cathedral length veil but since I got this dress, I am going with a fingertip length veil so it doesn’t look over the top and to show off the detail.

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