(Closed) Hated shopping for my wedding dress. Anybody else feel that way too?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

You’re my body spirit twin! I despised wedding dress shopping. 😝 Measurements 36-28-44. I was size 6-8 up top but 12-14 below plus I’m only 5’2 so every dress was ridiculously long. I felt like a child playing dress up and the clips didn’t make anything better. I ended up purchasing online listed under prom dresses and glad I did. You look amazing! 😄 I love that dress on you. Refreshingly different.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

For me it was the opposite. I normally hate shopping and feel I look terrible in everything. Except wedding dresses. I’d love to wear those everyday. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I haven’t had the typical dress-hunt experience as mine has been made by a local tailor. I’m just popping in to say that dress was made for you! Beautiful!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I didn’t like it (bought the second dress I tried on) but that’s just my personality. I’m a tomboy so I have little interest in clothing shopping, shoe shopping, purses, getting hair/nails done, etc. so no surprise I just wanted to get it over with quick. 

I will admit, for the first time in my life, I felt like a princess wearing this! A poofy ballgown was the last dress I thought I’d end up in. This is from David’s Bridal and was $500.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i wouldn’t say i hated it but it wasn’t something i would want to do again.  i went to a number of shops.  my mom said i looked great in everything. i never found “the one.”  i picked a dress when i got tired of looking and said this one will do.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I didn’t hate it but I was dreading it. I’m not a super picky person but I am really tall (6’1) so I thought that might be a problem. I first went to david’s bridal where i tried on 5 or so dresses but didn’t find anything I really liked. From there I went to BHLDN where I tried on 5 dresses and really liked two so I had to pick from them. I ended up with this gown. My wedding is small and in a vineyard and I feel like it actually made my long, lanky body look decent.

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Yeah, I was not a fan. I’m super petite (32-23-32, 5’1″) and have to get clothes tailored much of the time anyway, so all the sample sizes were swimming on me and looked pretty awful. And I just am not the biggest fan of wedding dresses, I came to realize. Anything with a poofy skirt or tons of rhinestones made me feel like a kid playing dress up. 

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mikaylaauel :  I love that dress! I actually bought it but I had to return because it’s definitely made for a tall person. I’m glad you rocked it! 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

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sieacox :  I had to order a size 15 juniors to accommodate my hips then the seamstress altered the hem, bust and sides to fit. Dress was $258, alterations cost $140 and it fit perfectly once altered. Not much of a dress fan but it was comfortable, I liked the way it hugged my curves and I didn’t mind wearing it. 😊 That was good enough for me.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

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browneyedgirl24 :  ha! that’s so cool! I actually have to have length added to it because I don’t want people to be able to see my feet lol 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I wasn’t a huge fan of dress shopping. I wasn’t a girl who grew up dreaming of a wedding. I’m petite with small breasts and large hips. So, that made it tricky to find something. I’m also older (40’s). I didn’t want to spend much money.

We didn’t spend much time in the bridal store, but I was happy with the final selection. I certainly wasn’t going to drive all over town trying on lots of dresses. 

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Looks gorgeous on you!!!! 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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sieacox :  Thank you! Your dress looks perfect on you <3

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