Post # 1
I just bought my wedding gown and I absolutely love it. However, it’s completely different from what I thought I wanted originally. I thought I would buy a lace gown that was fitted, either mermaid or trumpet style. What I ended up buying was a taffeta dress with a full a-line/natural waist gown. The only thing that stayed the same from what I originally wanted was strapless and sweetheart neckline.
I guess I was just surprised because I had a vision of what I thought I wanted in my head, and when I tried on lace dresses, I hated them! And the first thing I said to the consultant before I tried on dresses was that I didn’t want a fuller skirt, and that’s what I ended up with. 🙂
Did anyone else end up with something completely different than they thought they would? I added a poll, too 🙂
Post # 3
I always knew I would get a fitted trumpet/mermaid style dress but I NEVER thought I would get a dress with so much tulle!
Post # 4
Before I actually tried on any dresses I thought I’d end up with a slinky Claire Pettibone dress (or something like it), but everything I ended up liking/feeling “bridal” in was soft, flowy, a-line.
All along, I had a much clearer idea of what I didn’t want. I didn’t want a poofy cupcake dress or lots of bling.
Post # 5
i got EXACTLY what i thought i wanted!
Post # 6
I knew exactly what I wanted, and that is exactly what I got. And I don’t just mean the overall look–I had a favorite dress, and that is the dress that I got. But I also did a ton of research before going dress shopping, and I’ve always had a really good sense of what I like and what looks good on me. So I wasn’t at all surprised that my wedding dress shopping experience went the way that it did.
Post # 7
I ended up buying a style which is exactly what I pictured I would wear. 🙂
Post # 8
I bought exactly what I had pictured. My only suprise was that I fell in love with a cathedral length veil when I was very anti-veil at the beginning of shopping.
Post # 9
@DTF1983: LOVE your dress!
Post # 10
I looked through hundreds of pictures and never saw anything that was really me so I thought, oh no, I’m never going to find one! So I went to this little shop and just tried everything on and told the consultant what I liked and didn’t. Then, she left for a bit, came back and goes how about this one? And that’s what I picked! It was everything I said I liked from the other dresses! This is it, but that’s not me in it, mine’s not here yet:
Post # 11
I had always envisioned myself in all-over lace, definitely something with straps, not too poofy, and covered buttons down the back. Allow my to introduce my strapless satin ballgown with a cathedral train. At least I got the buttons
Post # 12
This is the dress I first fell in love with and it’s the dress I got, though after a bit of a journey 😉 Mine is in ivory.
Post # 13
I fell in love with a short bridesmaid dress that another Bee (iheartnerds) had ordered. I was dead set on a short dress because I love my legs. But when I went into a boutique to see it, they only had the long version. The second I tried it on I was in love and ended up ordering the long version of the one I saw here on WB.
Post # 14
I thought I wanted A-line, the consultant put me in a mermaid, and I was in love.
Post # 15
I said I would not buy a sleeveless dress! I wanted cap sleeves. I got a sleeveless dress. 🙂
Post # 16
I also bought the exact dress I pictured myself in. I knew I wanted no beading/bling, fit and flare, with a sweetheart neckline.
I can’t wait til she comes in! 🙂