(Closed) How many times did you change your ideas for your "dream" dress??

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
8472 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I always knew that I wanted my dress to be tight and sexy.  I didn’t even consider trying on a ball gown or something that I knew I just didn’t care for.

You are at the right time frame to purchase your dress.  The one that brings you to tears is the one for you!

And have fun with it!  I tried on over 50 dresses!

Post # 4
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I originally wanted a drop waist with rouching. I ended up with with a ball gown! Yikes lol. I can’t say I changed my mind per say, I was just open to trying all styles and looks and loved this one most.

Post # 5
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

I found mine by accident. We were at the second hand store buying clothes and I saw it there when I looked at the formal dress rack! I was so excited that I almost danced around the store with it! It is hanging in the closet until I get to alter the length of the skirt.

And by the way, I never had the opportunity to go into bridal stores to try on dress after dress…

Post # 6
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think my problem is that I have several dream dresses and I don’t have the body to wear them. When I was looking for a dress I tried on a lot of different dresses. The A-lines looked the best on me. I knew I wanted some detail on the dress, but not over the top. The dress I still wish I could have tried on is Alfred Angelo 2123, the local store only had it in a size 4 and I’m a size 18/20…..so that just wasn’t going to work. 

Don’t worry too much about what you should or should get as far as a dress goes. Focus on how you feel in the dress and pick the one that makes you feel the best. If the dress you feel best in happens to have a cathedral train, then so be it! 🙂

Post # 7
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I changed my favorites a lot.There are so many pretty dresses out there that it was really hard!

Post # 8
2143 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I think 3, first I wanted a ridiculous huge tulle ballgown, then I wanted a 50’s style tea-length dress, then I fell hard in love with allover lace modified a-lines, then I cycled back to ballgowns, but a more understated style- natural waist, no tulle, no satin, no beading, and this is what I ended up with!

Post # 9
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I changed my ideas like 10 times and my gown 3 times lol … 

Post # 10
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013
Post # 11
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I always wanted a big huge tulle unique style ball gown. I found exactly the dress I wwanted.

Post # 12
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I had no idea what my wedding dress would look like before I got engaged.  I never thought about it, never dreamed of being a bride.  Once I became engaged, I knew I wanted something different.  I saw “the dress” as I was flipping through a magazine, texted a picture to my mom, made an appointment to go try it on, and bought it at the first appointment.  

Post # 13
511 posts
Busy bee

Probably too many.  I say that with complete honesty.

First, I wanted to get married under a tree in a park with just the two of us. We’re both second time around so I wanted minimal fuss and no stress, and for it to be done already.  I’m talking t-shirts, shorts and flip flops.

Then we talked about a destination wedding which seemed like fun until I realized that a) my son HATES travelling, and b) I’d have to get ready miles away from my own bathroom.  Thinking about all those silly things like the right set of tweezers and chipped nail polish did a number on my head. So, nix the flowy chiffon gowns and bare feet…

After coming to terms with the fact that my groom was way more invested in the event than I thought, I settled on an in-town evening wedding.  I would wear a Rosa Clara gown. After emailing Spain and around the world, having to explain that CA meant California and NOT Canada, I knew I was stressing over, of all things. a DRESS.  Far cry from shorts and flip flops 😉

I looked online ad nauseum and had a pretty good idea what I wanted.  I went to a little bridal boutique on a Thursday, alone, to make sure that the silhouettes I had picked out were right for me. Big shock… I found a dress that was totally me and ordered it.  Done!

Not so fast…. two days later I went to the bridal show with my best friend.  Saw some incredible gowns and acted pretty smug that I had everything all worked out and wouldn’t be tempted.  My guy said, “You know if you find something you like better, just go for it.”  I assured him that it wasn’t even a possibility. Then I grabbed a free bridal mag on the way out and threw it on the coffee table when I got home.

A couple of days later, during a rain delay at the US Open, I flipped through the pages.  Big mistake.  Now I’m going custom, and it’s pink.

This time, I’m really done.  Honest 🙂


Post # 16
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I fell in love with my dream dress before I got engaged. It is still the only dress I have seen that I am absolutely in love with. I am trying it on next month so hopefully it is actually all I have dreamt it to be!

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