(Closed) Did your dress choice suprise you?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012


I knew I wanted an all-lace gown. I agreed to try on other dresses to appease my mamadukes. The second I had the lace gown on, I wanted it OFF! I didn’t like how heavy it was (getting married in August), and it was so uncomfortable. I ended up going for a strapless chiffon A-line…wasn’t a total shock that I picked that, but it definately was not what I walked into DB wanting!


Post # 4
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yes, in a way!

I knew I wanted lace, A-line, classic, ideally with an open back.

I ended up with a mermaid (which I always thought looked a bit weird) but at least it was lace:)

Post # 5
6889 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Yes, completely.

The only thing about mine that didn’t surprise me was that it was unique and that it was strapless! Lol.

I thought for sure I woud like something lace, as it’s my taste. Mine had lace details, but also had pickups, organza, beading, all kinds of things I didn’t picture but I LOVED it!

Post # 6
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yup! I went in looking at more full, princess-y ball gowns.  I ended up with something sleek, which honestly, I shouldn’t have been surprised at because that really is more my actual style and taste.  I guess I figured I would want a big full ballgown because it’s the one day I can wear it! 

Post # 7
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes totally,

 I don’t like much of me so thought I wanted a fully sleeved A line dress no lace no fuss, these are the only kind of dresses I looked at pre to going dress shopping. I’m not good at being centre of attention so I didn’t want anything too WOW or shocking, I normally dress like a plain Jane and known as the cardigan queen! I’ve ended up with a strapless tulle ballgown dress with lots of beading and sparkle. I get to try it on again next weekend and at the mo I’m suffering a bit with dress regret in my head I’m sure I’m not going to like it again but me my Maid/Matron of Honor and mam all cried when I tried this dress on 🙂

Post # 8
5105 posts
Bee Keeper

Yes, 100% I thought for sure I was not going to get an empire waist…which is exactly what I ended up with.

Post # 9
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yup. I wanted something fitted with a fun bottom ( pronovios galante ) as an example. I bought something light and romantic ( sottero/midgley aurora) very different!

Post # 10
11161 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Absolutely! Even my best friend and family were suprised as well.


I went in wanting pick ups and a sweet heart neckline. I ended up with a slightly dipped bodice and typical skirt.

Post # 11
3072 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My dress ended up being exactly what I said I DIDN’T want in a dress.  I wanted something very plan, even kind of boring.  I absolutely thought I hated lace and didn’t want beading.  My dress is really lacy, has a belt with flower, and lots of beading.  I LOVE it though!

Post # 12
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012



plan: fit and flare completely lace dress with birdcage veil….hated the look of pickups


what i got: drop waist ball gown with no lace and asymetrical pickups/rouching and a cathedral length veil



Post # 13
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Absolutely! I am not a girly girl and I thought I would go with something sexy but I went with something completely girly!

Post # 14
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was convinced of two things: I would have a ballgown, the bigger the better; and there would be NO LACE to be found.  My dream dress was the Maggie Sottero Monalisa Royale.

I ended up with a small ballgown, closer to an a-line, with lace applique.

Post # 15
11050 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

What I got was the ONE I wanted, I saw it on-line as a result of looking at the designer’s dresses as my friend had just tried one of the dresses on – she was getting married the year after, I then got engaged two months after this

Post # 16
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

No…I fell in love with my dress online.  It was the only one I tried on, and it was perfect.  Lol. 

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