(Closed) Dress You Thought You'd Get vs. Dress You Ended Up With

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Thought I wanted clean and simple….

and I ended up with everything I said I didn’t want (beading, pickups, corset back) and LOVE it!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Originally I wanted a big, poofy ballgown. Lots of beading, sparkle, THE cinderella dress. 

This is a Lazaro gown that was my DREAM dress, or so I thought. 

 

But after sitting on it for a few months, I went back with FI’s aunt and cousin and tried something TOTALLY different. Perfect for our beach wedding. I feel gorgeous in my dress, and I wouldn’t change it for the world!

 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

This is the original style I thought I wanted and the dress I bought. Welllll then I lost 50 lbs and the dress would have needed huge alterations, and I just didn’t love it any more. 🙁

This is the new dress I got, which is totally not what I thought I would wear. I thought I hated tulle and the big skirts! (sorry, head chopped off for the sake of anonymity and I must have been fixing my hair, but you get the idea!) Funny thing is Darling Husband said it was exactly what he had envisioned.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I was originally going for something like this:

 

Then, since our wedding is sorta rustic, I thought I wanted lace:

 

Finally I fell head over heels in love with this San Patrick Eresma.

Notice how the Mermaid fit did carry on throughout!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Was sure I wanted a 50s-inspired A-line dress with lots of tulle and no train (possibly even tea-length):

These were my inspiration photos:

Ended up with a sheath, 1930s inspired dress with a dramatic train.

(That is the dress on another bride. Hope I look nearly as lovely as she did!)

 ETA: I made the decision that my bridesmaids would definitely be in 50s and 60s-inspired dresses and gave them the go-ahead to do that well before I settled on my final dress. So now I will look era-illiterate. Ha! Oh, well.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Thought I wanted super fitted, simple, ruched satin with a beaded belt.  This was my dream gown.

Tried on similar ones and just didn’t feel like me.  Ended up with full beading, fit-n-flare with beaded lace on netting on the bottom.  So not what I excpected.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Puppy Love:   OMG that is stunning on you! Great choice!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

These were my inspiration photos

 

Here’s my actual dress, the hoop skirt will be much smaller

 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

This is the dress I was swooning over for weeks…

This is my dress! As soon as I saw her in the salon, I stopped dead in my tracks and thought “OMG I have to try that on”. I did and haven’t looked back!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@RexManningDay:  I love your dress! and your username. Great movie!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

What I envisioned…

What I got…

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I ended up with the same!!!  My dress consultant told me that this was very rare!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I liked this Nicole Miller dress online and it looked great when I tried it on, so I’m not going to bother trying on anything else.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MayaBean:  Thank you!! I can’t wait to try it on in my size! 🙂

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