Post # 1
I am curious about what you bees envisioned yourself wearing on your wedding day and what you actually wore after lots of trying and shopping.
I know I saw myself wearing nothing else but a mermaid dress with either a high neck or a sweetheart neckline and that is all I tried on (and I tried A LOT of dresses). I liked the look of a neat simple mermaid gown. My absolute dream was the Carmen gown by Badgley Mischka (the one with the sweetheart) as well as the Patricia one by Pronovias (high neck), but I could not find anything similar. Then I saw this new arrival at a store to which I had already been several times – an A gown with a halter neckline. I loved the fabric so I decided to try it on. Long story short, that’s what I ended up wearing – everything I though I liked the least.
I would love to hear your stories and see pics of what you imagined vs what you ended up wearing 😀
The Carmen gown
The Patricia gown
Myself and my gown 😀
Post # 2
Gotta say, of the trio, your real giwnnis the one that made me gasp out loud. The drape, the fabric, the neckline… it’s all absolutely stunning.
Post # 3
hah, thanks, I agree (obviously :D) that there is something special about that dress.
Post # 4
- Wedding: February 2018 - UK
I always imagined I’d wear a knee-length 50s style dress. After trying on several, I somehow ended up with this one instead (obviously not me in the picture…)
I never wanted anything big or traditional, I think I just got a bit carried away in the bridal shop!
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard
I imagined a cute knee length white sheath type dress with a birdcage veil and a fitted bolero and we would go to the courthouse (This is after I accepted i would never be one to have a temple marriage and a sealing )lol. My husband and father decided they wanted the whole white wedding shebang so I sucked it up and wore a plain ivory mermaid type silhouette 99 dollar DB special because poor lmao. It was okay.
Post # 6
Struggling with this now!! I always imagined a ball gown or poofy a-line would swallow me because I am so short… but it’s down to that and a dramatic mermaid, and I have to pick by Monday! It’s crazy how stuff looks on each individual body… I actually thought most dresses were prettier in person on the hangers than on the models!
Post # 7
What I imagined: An open back lace sheath gown with cathedral train
What I really wore: An open back lace sheath gown with cathedral train
Post # 8
Mine was pretty much as I imagined – floor-length, white, a-line with round neck. The only difference is I imagined short sleeves and it had 3/4 length. I did try other styles on, but they just didn’t work on me.
Post # 9
I first wanted something ethereal and whimsy like a Claire Pettibone dress.
then I wanted something very minimalist with a sleek silhouette and a thick material like this Rosa Clara dress
ive decided to go 180 and I have bought the dress below because I love the texture and modern retro crochet design
Post # 10
I always imagined myself wearing a poofy, Princess Belle-esque gown with lace all over. But I’m so skinny and petite, I just drowned in it.
I ended up choosing a mermaid silhouette to elongate me and show off my figure. This is the one I ended up wearing 🙂
Post # 11
I really thought I would wear a dress like this:
But I looked horrible in them. The shape and cut of the dress looked really bad on my frame. Plus the more intricate lace it had, the more it looked like I was wearing my grandma’s kitchen doily. Was really sad about that since I love lace.
In the end, this is what I wore. It turned out to be my dream dress.
Post # 12
I had an elopement ceremony and was never really into weddings, so I thought I’d get something tea length. I ended up getting a full-length dress. It wasn’t a super fancy one, but it was still more “wedding-like” than I thought I would buy.
Post # 13
I love the middle dress – it’s gorgeous! Though the one you have chosen is stunning too!
Post # 14
I went through a few different ideas of what I wanted. At first I thought I would like a slim, old holywood-esque draped off the shoulder gown
I then decided I only get to wear the fairytale big gown once so screw it why not go for an aline to ballgown with long lace sleeves, still loved a plain skirt though
I eventually went with a combination of the two very different styles I had imaged. Off shoulder but not draped, lace torso, clean A-line skirt
Post # 15
This is a fun thread! I always imagined myself in a form-fitting, probably mermaid-style dress with really intricate lace or some other kind of intricate detail. My dream dress was something like this:
But when I tried a couple dresses like that on, I felt like they sort of swallowed me up and almost distracted from me. Here are a couple I tried:
Instead, I ended up with a very sleek plain satin dress, although it was in the silhouette I imagined! I adored my wedding dress, it felt like it highlighted me on my wedding day instead of the other way around. Here are a couple pictures!