(Closed) -POLL- Did you get the dress you always imagined, or something different?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you get the dress you always imagined?
    Yes - I stuck to my vision and got my dream gown! : (46 votes)
    43 %
    No - I found something I loved even more! : (62 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 16
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014


    Post # 17
    257 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I ended up with something completely different! I did try on the dress I THOUGHT I wanted but it didnt look anything like I imagined. The dress I tried on for fun-which my BFF and I jokingly called “the dancing-at-the-tropicana-ricki-ricardo dress” was the one I ended up with. Totally surprised me!

    What I thought I wanted: Maggie Sottero-Aurelie

    What I ended up with: Maggie Sottero-Jenna


    Post # 18
    3971 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    My original vision for a wedding dress was actually something I had conjured up in my head. I had never actually seen it before, but imagined I would like. 

    I initially wanted:

    • Tea length
    • Lace and tulle
    • 3/4 lace sleeves
    • pooooooooofy as all heck
    • covered back
    • champagne/blush/peach/barely blue or purple, or some type of color

    What I ended up with:

    I also thought I would love a tulle ballgown, but after trying them on, I literally felt like they were swallowing me. I’m very short, and they made me look like a floating torso half of the time. I tried on a few full length Allure gowns I had lusted after, and each looked more ridiculous than the last.

    In the end, I wanted the experience of going to find a dress in the store with my mother and sisters and I was more worried about purchasing a dress online. I searched online for close to a year before I even got engaged and I never once found ANYTHING close to what I had dreamed up. I also called around to all of the local bridal shops to see if they had anything close to it, and none of them did. A few told me I could *possibly* modify a dress, but I fell in love with the dress above. I thought it was stunning and so breathtakingly gorgeous, the type of dress I could imagine my granddaughters fawning over when they looked at my wedding photos fifty years from now. 

    • This reply was modified 7 years, 3 months ago by MrsMeowton.
    Post # 19
    5136 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    crisy003:  Originally I wanted a lace big ballgown with cap sleeves. Went to try on a bunch of dresses I had been stalking online and I looked like a huge cupcake, it did nothing for my figure. 

    So I went to another bridal boutique and I showed the woman a picture of what I was looking for and she looked at me and said “I know what you want, why do you want to hide your figure, you are a beautiful girl” She pulled a bunch of dresses and the first dress she pulled out, she said, “try it on, dresses are not made for the hanger, if you don’t like it, we will keep trying” In my head I was thinking,  I can’t pull this off, I don’t have the body for that. I always loved these dresses but never imagine wearing one because I thought very poorly of myself.

    I ended up with a trumpet (fit n flare gown) with beading from top to bottom and gave the illusion of lace. It was so beautiful and I felt beautiful. FOr the first time I felt like I had no flaws, it was an amazing feeling. 

    Post # 20
    1702 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I wanted this, but the bridal salon had just sold their only one the day before! I told the associate that I wanted something with lace detailing and minimal sparkle, and I did not want anything that could be described as poofy, billowy or “princessy.”


    But she talked me into trying this on (first dress I tried on, I might add), with much resistence from me, and I fell in LOVE:

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    Post # 21
    754 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    crisy003:  hmmmm, both?  I actually bought the dress I originally wanted online (store sample, great deal!)

    Sottero & Midgley’s Chantilly



    I started having second thoughts though because it is HEAVY.  I think it probably weighs 40 lbs.  We’re getting married 9/13/14, ideally outside, and I get overheated pretty easily.


    I decided to downsize the weight, and went with Allure 9068 ๐Ÿ™‚ 




    I still have the first dress, so I suppose I’ll try to re-sell it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 22
    1246 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014


    kortizi0:  Your dress is incredible, and you look absolutely amazing in it!

    Post # 23
    4539 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I originally wanted lace, some type of sleeves, A-line.

    I got a dress that didn’t have any lace, was strapless, but was still an A-line.

    It did have the sparkle and fit that I love but sometimes I regret not getting the lace I wanted.

    Post # 24
    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Before I was engaged, I thought I’d choose something like these:




    But I went with THIS:



    Post # 25
    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    When i went dress shopping, I imagined myself in something with lace and alot os sparkle with a big tulle skirt. I tried on many dresses like that and none of them gave me that wow feeling.

    i ended up with this dress, which still had the tulle skirt but was more of a trumpet style and with no beading whatsoever. As soon as I put it on I knew it was the one ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 26
    465 posts
    Helper bee

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    I don’t mean to threadjack…but your dress is AMAZING! What dress is it?

    Post # 27
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    MrsRevolutionize:  Thank u!!

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    plum_pudding:  that’s so sweet ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s a one of a kind Justin Alexander 

    Post # 28
    3797 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    This is going to sound super lame (don’t judge me), but my dream dress was always the on Annie wore in Father of the Bride (my favorite movies ever). I even tried it (or one exactly like it) on! P.

    Super traditional, but beautiful. It didn’t look right. Below was my wedding dress. It was part of Alfred Angelo’s Disney line and is one of the “Ariel” dresses. It had nothing to do with Disney (though I loved Little Mermiad as a kid) but the dress was more-traditional elements with a modern, romantic twist. 

     It was perfect. 

    Post # 29
    839 posts
    Busy bee

    When I first started looking for my wedding dress, my “don’t want”-list was much longer than my list of wants. I wanted something flowy, something I could move in without knocking small children over with a massive stiff skirt. I ideally wanted straps or sleeves (I tend to feel overexposed in totally strapless dresses) and I didn’t want too much beading on the dress.

    I ended up picking a strapless tulle A-line, which was somehow reminiscent of the Pronovias Denver which I almost bought after my first dress appointment. It’s not as glamorous as some of the dresses I tried on during the process, but in the end, I wanted to wear the dress, and not the other way around.

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