(Closed) Who did NOT buy their dream dress

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you buy your dream dress, or stay within your budget?
    Yes, it was totally out of my budget, but I bought it and have never looked back! : (6 votes)
    8 %
    Yes, it was totally out of my budget, and I sometimes have regrets about the cost. : (5 votes)
    7 %
    I tried on my dream dress, considered buying it, but in the end I stayed in my budget. : (18 votes)
    25 %
    No, I didn't even try anything on that was out of my budget! : (43 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 3
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    1371 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I purposely did not go anywhere or try anything on that was outside my budget.  I would never have bought it, but I would have made myself sad that I couldn’t.  I was sad just even looking at dresses that were too expensive on blogs!  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    Member
    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I don’t set myself up to fail – I tried on dresses in my price range and made a sound decision. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I saw my dream dress in a magazine…it was only $6500. (yes that was sarcastic.)  but I took what I loved about it and managed to find a dress that was on the low end of the budget that I adored.  The two don’t look anything alike but I think I captured the same elements and vibe. 

    In case anyone was curious – the dress I didn’t get/even try on…

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    Post # 6
    Member
    1288 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

    I couldn’t vote because you didn’t have an option for dream dress being inside the budget ๐Ÿ™‚

    I found the dress, the original price was too high, so I started watching sample sale sites. Sure enough, it appeared. I think if you’re comfortable with samples, you can usually make the deam dress work. But I definitely understand women wanting a brand new dress.

    Post # 8
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    941 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    my “dream dress” changed a lot throughout the coarse of looking. in the end, i found a dress that in my mind couldn’t be better. all the dresses were in my price range and i probably would have splurged if i needed to, but i didn’t need to!

     

    the first photo was my original vision, the second photo i was dead set on later when i couldn’t find the first dress, and the third photo is the dress i chose. turned into a dream!

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    Post # 9
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    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Like others, I didn’t want to be tempted by something that was out of my budget.  I was happy shopping at David’s Bridal because I am one of those people that can’t justify spending thousands of dollars on something you will wear for a matter of mere hours.  And I am very happy with the dress I have.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
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    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I had a “preferred budget” and a “max budget”, and so while I tried to stick to dresses that were closer to the preferred budget, I didn’t try on anything at all that was over my max budget.  The one I ended up picking was right between the two numbers, which was prefect because it left a decent amount of money for alternations.  There was one dress I saw online that I LOVED, but it was three times my max budget, so I made a really strong effort not to look at it anymore and refused to try it on.  I was having a hard enough time finding a dress without putting more obstacles in my own way… But in the end I’m really happy with what I bought.

    Post # 11
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    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I definitely didn’t even bother trying on anything that wasn’t within the budget I set for the dress.  I knew that if I fell in love with a dress that I couldn’t afford, I’d do whatever I had to to get that dress, which would be bad.  In the end, I’m really happy with the dress I got.  I think its beautiful, although its a style of dress I NEVER saw myself wearing.  And I think for the money I spent, its my dream dress.  Because it looks expensive but it wasn’t.  That being said, I definitely did buy another dress first that I thought was nice.  After awhile I realized it wasn’t for me.  So its sitting in my closet and I’m hoping someone else will decide its their dream dress! 

    Post # 12
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    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i didnt vote, but my dream dress was actually in our budget even though it was my second dress.. i might still alter the reject dress and use it for “the dress trashing photos” my dream dress was 900 dollars i had tried on dresses up to 2000 dollars and i stopped liking them when i tried on this dress! 

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    Post # 13
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    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I split the difference. If I bought it new, the gown would’ve been nearly 4$k. I looked for it used but couldn’t find it and in the end I bought the sample.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1135 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I wanted a Lea-Ann Belter dress (ethereal! amazing!), but instead I bought a Jasmine dress with the same feeling, but different style. I’m really happy because I think the dress I bought fits a lot of the criteria I liked about the Belter dress and it was a 1/4 of the cost!

    Post # 15
    Member
    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    my first dress… likely to be used for trashing as mentioned above

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    Post # 16
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    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m with the other bees who said their dream dress was in their budget.  I saw a dress that I loved online but it was nowhere near where I lived, and I wasn’t going to buy a dress I couldn’t try on.  Wouldn’t you know the salon where I bought my dress started carrying the line a few months after I brought in all those photos….and I saw her when I went to try on my dress after it arrived.  So far I have been able to avoid the try it on temptation, but its really hard!

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