Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
When I started looking for my wedding dress, I thought I wanted it to have a few features:
- low back
- ivory, lightweight fabric
- A-line or mermaid
- some bling
I was only right on a few counts! I ended up buying Melissa Sweet’s Mila — a light, ivory, silk taffeta mermaid gown with (if you can call the floral piece "bling") some point of interest besides the beautiful fabric.
What did you set looking for, and how close were you with the gown you purchased? Compare and contrast pictures are welcome!
Post # 3
I’m still looking! I think its hard going in having a sort of "list" of what you want. Lets face it: No matter how hard you look, its highly unlikely that you will find a dress EXACTLY like you want! If your really picky (and have the money) you can always have a dress custom created just for you! I had a girlfriend who really wanted off the shoulder sleeves, and simply added them with some extra fabric. I’m just hoping to put my list to the side and try on any great dress that comes my way!
Post # 4
I wanted plain, asymetrical skirt, no train, and cap sleeves.
But what looked the best was a beaded princess style with a train and cap sleeves. It’s crazy how far off I was from what I thought I wanted to what I bought.
Post # 5
I just bought one from J Crew simply because it was super super sale priced. So, we’ll see.
Post # 6
Completely wrong! I wanted straps and a v-neck. I got strapless with a sweetheart neckline. I wanted silk, I ended up with satin. I wanted simple, I ended up with rusching, tulle and some beading…
And you know what? I couldn’t love a dress more! I’m so excited about it.
Post # 7
I was pretty off-base. When I started looking I wanted something that was pure white, satin, had no beading, no lace, definitely had straps or a halter, A-line/ball gown with no train.
I got Casablanca 1858–ivory, netting with beading, lace, strapless, A-line with drop waist and a ribbon around it and a chapel length train. I would have probably never chosen the dress myself, in fact, I went to the particular store looking for another dress (Alfred Angleo 1148), which I hated when I tried it on. I was totally heart broken, when the sales associate offered to make some dress pulls for me. This was the first dress she pulled and it was the first one I actually liked! I also loved that it’s lighter weight than a lot of the other materials I tried.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2007 - Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook IL
I was totally on-base! I wanted ivory, lace, vneck, trumpet cut and empire waist. I got everything except the empire waist!
Post # 9
I was about half right.
I wanted white, strapless, sweetheart, A-line (nothing fitting too close to my hips!), corset, relatively simple, and nothing resembling tule.
I got ivory, strapless, sweetheart, slim-fit A-line (hugging my curves and looking great doing so), corset back with lots of beadwork. I don’t remember any tule, but now I’m wondering……
Doesn’t matter…I loved it when I ordered it, and I’m sure I’ll love it when I finally get it!
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2007 - Ceremony at a cement and stained glass cathedral and reception at a boutique hotel ballroom
I was half off. I wanted lacy, mermaid, sweetheart, with no train and zero beading. i got satin, mermaid, sweetheart with a short train and beading across the bust. 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent
I just knew I wanted non-strapless, no-lace/beading, and a-line. I fell in love with strapless, alencon-lace topped, and drop-waist. Oh well 🙂
Post # 12
i was pretty off. i wanted a strapless gown a-line gown with ruching or lace. I got a v-neck trumpet gown with no ruching, lace, or beading.
Post # 13
I wanted a lacey, v-neck, a-line with sleeves.
I got everything but the neckline.
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm
I thought I wanted something without frills, v-neck, dramatic low back, straps, no train.
I ended up with 50% – My dress is v-neck with straps, the drama is actually in the short train that has several layers to it, while the upper back is just straight across, and it has lace all over!
Post # 15
I was pretty much dead on…although I waffled a lot in the middle and compromised (on strapless top). A couple of weeks ago, I called up my seamstress, told her to halt production and go back to my original idea, which was:
a-line skirt with a gather at the waist/hip
Post # 16
Hahah oh man, I was so off! I wanted something w/ as little beading and train as possible, and I ended up getting something big, corseted, heavily beaded and seriously trained. I had to compromise on a lot of things because my parents had problems w/ the dresses I liked, and I had serious problems with the ones they wanted me to try. They want big and glitzy, and I wanted understated! Anyway, here are pictures, the first two are pics of my real dress, and the last two are pics of the one I really wanted! [attachment=111864,2377] [attachment=111864,2378]