(Closed) Does your wedding dress look like you thought it would?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

not at all! i wanted simple. dropped waist. strapless. plain. no sequins or other do-dads on the dress. i looked everywhere and didn’t find what i was looking for. i ended up with a reem acra [hello do-dads!] and loved, loved it!

Post # 4
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2001

My dress is actually something like I wanted it to be. Well sorta lol. Getting married on the beach i didn’t want something too crazy, something plain was ideal. All the plain "beachy" dresses I tried on made me feel like I was just trying on a pretty white dress, not my wedding dress. The first time i tried on dresses I wouldn’t even look at anything that had beading or was more formal. The second time, my mom talked me into trying on some with beading, and I ended up leaning towards all lace with all over beading. I went a couple of other places, but I still couldn’t find what I wanted. The last time I tried on dresses, I was just trying on whatever. After you try on over 100 dresses you need to broaden your horizons a little. I tried on a dress that was hideous on the model in the catalog and ended up falling completely in love with it. Its a halter (which i wanted nothing to do with) with ruching and a band around the waste (whcih i also wanted nothing to do with).

Post # 5
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Catholic ceremony, reception at local armory

I knew I wanted something relatively simple, and that’s pretty much what I got.  it does have a few sparkles and a little lace, but it’s plain for the most part!

Post # 6
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

Not really, but I guess kinda.

I really didn’t want a corset back or gathering… but I wanted lace and something A Line but form fitting. So, it was half what I thought and half what I didn’t.

Post # 7
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Not at all.  I wanted my dress a little more blingy and the one I ended up with was more simple. 

Post # 8
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I wanted a totally plain and simple dress, but maybe mermaid or trumpet style. I ended up falling in love with a straight lace dress and then a Jackie-O type classic satin dress that just reminds me of something so elegant and timeless. I can’t believe I parted with that lace gown and picked the other! So no, not at all!

Post # 9
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Hotel Vitale

My dress was nothing like I thought it would be, but it was the hit of the party!! I loved it.

Post # 10
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Pretty close.  I knew I wanted something with lots of detailing and puffy.  In the end, I got what I was looking for originally but with more detailing and puffier than I thought I would go for.

Post # 11
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I didn’t have a specific idea of what I wanted, but I don’t think I ended up with it, if that makes sense. I thought I had to have straps, and didn’t like lace. So…of course I ended up with a strapless dress, covered in lace!

Post # 12
1044 posts
Bumble bee

It was funny because I ended up buying two dresses because I really fell in love with the second dress I put on.  But ironically, when I got the second dress back, it didn’t look the same as what I expected so I will be wearing the dress I initially chose the first time around.

Post # 13
1103 posts
Bumble bee

I was fairly sure I wanted a v-neck, but that’s as far as I’d gotten! I swoon over lovely lacey gowns and tend to pass over the taffeta/pouffy/super traditional type things. In the end, I got an Alfred Angelo – v-neck, yes, but also taffeta and with a much bigger skirt and train than I’d imagined! And I had the same reaction as you – this dress made me feel like a BRIDE, and that’s what sold it to me in the end. (That, and when I took my mother to look at it, she got teary.) I didn’t even know I wanted to feel like a bride!

Post # 14
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Nope!  I wanted simple, no beading, no strapless, no ruffles.  Bwah hah hah hah!  Can you say antithesis?!

Post # 15
999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

I wanted a really tight one and end up making a puffy bottom dress. That was just the start!! I’m always thinking about re-doing something, lucky for me I still have plenty of time to play with it 🙂

Post # 16
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Before I went dress shopping i made a binder of maybe 10-15 dresses I liked to show the sales consultant what I was looking for.  The dress I chose was the first one in my binder and the first one I tried on (although I did try on almost 50 others over a few weeks).

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