(Closed) How in the world will I ever find a wedding dress!?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was pretty picky and ended up choosing a dress that was nothing like what i wanted! I think you need to go in with an open mind and you’ll soon see the styles that flatter you, which can make choosing that much simpler. Good luck!

Post # 4
Hostess
23620 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Have you gone dress shopping yet?  I think these are GREAT requirements to tell a consultant!  They appreciate narrowing things down.  Have a look at Anjolique’s gowns, see if any of them strike your fancy.  I think they have a few that fit your requirements…

Post # 5
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2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Wow, for the most part, this is something I posted a few weeks ago, and I managed to find my dress this weekend. I thought I was too picky, but it turned out I just knew exactly what I wanted and felt picky for turning my nose up at everything else. You said yourself that you want strapless and lace, so that’s a start!

Just keep looking! Online galleries, magazines, and if something sticks out, tear it out and keep it. There will most likely be one or two gowns that you can’t forget about. If it’s not in your price range, post it on the board and these awesome bees will help you find a good alternative. 🙂

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I say go dress shopping and try on anything and everything regardless of your preconceived notions of what dress is “you”. There will be at least one dress that will make you well-up and have that “omg, this is it!” moment.

Post # 7
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136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Have you thought about having a dress made?
I knew exactly what I wanted and was pretty certain I wouldn’t find it in a store. I did go try on dresses just to see what looked good and bad.

I contacted my seamstress (I call her mine because is amazing and she’s made me a dress before!) and told her what I wanted and sent her some pictures. She quoted my $600 – $1000 depending on what fabric/lace I chose.
And the beauty of having your dress made is that it’s exactly what you want and the price includes alerations Smile

Post # 8
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1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Not too picky at all.  I think it actually helps to know what you want when you go in.  Makes things go faster.  I thought I was too picky, but I only had to try on like six dresses.  Still love mine!

Post # 9
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1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Not too picky at all.  I think it actually helps to know what you want when you go in.  Makes things go faster.  I thought I was too picky, but I only had to try on like six dresses.  Still love mine!

Post # 10
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10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

To get an idea of dresses you might like you should go to a site like preownedweddingdresses and click the boxes with things you are interested in and see what they show you. It’s a good starting point =)

Post # 13
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287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think Maggie Sottero dresses could offer what you are looking for. Here are two which match your criteria so far:

 

Paigely

 

Cooper

Post # 14
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5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Here’s the dress that was a strong contender when I was dress-shopping (the strap is detachable). It’s silk, I absolutely loved the material! And the price was good, $850. It’s Mori Lee 1201.

Post # 15
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336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was SO picky before I went dress shopping. I was expecting to have to risk it with a China custom dress as I was so picky that in my years of looking online I had NEVER found a dress that I was 100% happy with.

On my first and only day of dress shopping I found a dress that matched the sketch I had drawn of what I wanted almost completely, right down to the ruffley straps, which I had never seen on another dress before, ever. It was also the cheapest dress I had seen. And it looked awesome on me Wink

Admittedly, I got totally lucky. But I’m just giving you hope that you can find the perfect dress too! Good luck!

Post # 16
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66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My advice is to try on anything and everything. When I started looking for dresses I wanted a strapless one with gathering on the bodice, made completely out of chiffon, white with just a little beading. I chose a champagne colored one with straps made of satin with buttons down the back and beading around and empire waist. So try on everything! You will be completely surprised at what you like on yourself. And trust me, you’ll know when you find “the” dress! Good luck! 🙂

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