(Closed) What you thought you wanted vs. what you got?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll:
    I had a certain style in mind, and my dress matched that style. : (96 votes)
    44 %
    I had a certain style in mind, and I bought a dress completely opposite. : (91 votes)
    42 %
    I had no idea what kind of style I wanted, and didn't find out until I tried on different dresses. : (31 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    84 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    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
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i got EXACTLY what i thought i wanted!

    Post # 6
    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I ended up buying a style which is exactly what I pictured I would wear. πŸ™‚

    Post # 8
    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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 # 10
    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    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
    2808 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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 Tongue out

    Post # 12
    11110 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    This is the dress I first fell in love with and it’s the dress I got, though after a bit of a journey πŸ˜‰  Mine is in ivory.


    Post # 13
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I thought I wanted A-line, the consultant put me in a mermaid, and I was in love.

    Post # 15
    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I said I would not buy a sleeveless dress! I wanted cap sleeves. I got a sleeveless dress. πŸ™‚

    Post # 16
    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I also bought the exact dress I pictured myself in. I knew I wanted no beading/bling, fit and flare, with a sweetheart neckline. Photobucket

    I can’t wait til she comes in! πŸ™‚

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