(Closed) who else was surprised by their wedding dress choice??

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Im surprised but in a different way! i first started my search and wrote down 5 dress numbers that i liked online. then i went to shop and fell in love with a plain lace fishtail with modern twist. i went back few days later to buy asnd it had gone. so i tried on a few other lace ones but they were more traditional lace than modern style and didnt suit. so i went to a different shop and recognised a dress i saw online i tried it and bought it. turns out it was the first dress i ever saw online is the one i ended up with!x

Post # 5
5980 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Me! I tried on tons of fit and flares and mermaids with lace and lots of beading (kind of like you). Then I found a tulle ballgown that had glitter on it (I kind of love glitter) and thought I would try it on just to see how it fit. I kept coming back to it (trying it on) and just knew it was right for me. I had always pictured myself in a lace gown like my moms.

So the first one is the one I bought and the second one is similar to tons of other lace ones I tried on!

Post # 6
4539 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I went into shopping wanting an all lace dress with an illusion neckline. Wasn’t really sure about what “fit” would look best on me but I knew I didn’t want a mermaid. This was a dress that I was drooling over…

I tried it on and hated it. I tried on like very lace dress in the first store I went to and nothing really stood out to me, they all had something I liked, but something I didn’t like.

Went to the second salon and as soon as I saw my dress hanging on the rack I knew I had to try it. Funny that when I would see dresses like the one I chose on TV I never liked them, but mine was literally love at first sight ๐Ÿ™‚

So yes! I was surprised by my choice but I couldn’t be happier

Post # 7
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

What I thought I would get



My dress sonsie by veromia





I’m not the only sonsie bride on here ๐Ÿ™‚




Post # 8
1364 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I can’t post pics from my iPad, but I totally thought I’d end up with a beaded/blingy ballgown, and ended up getting a satin plain fit and flare/mermaid. 

The only thing I told my consultant was “I hate satin, mermaid styles don’t look good on me, and I like lots of bling!” LOL, so she pulled me a dress that was the exact thing I said I hated, and it turned out to be exactly the one I loved. 

Post # 9
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was totally surprised by the dress I fell in love with. When visiting a couple friends in another state, we decided to go dress shopping trip just for fun. I saw a dress with a feather bust and half jokingly asked my friends if I should try it on. One laughed at me, but the other said “why not.” Anyway, the end result is obviously that I fell in love with the feathered dress. So, while I had originally said I wanted a dress that was “different” I had been thinking “with straps, instead of strapless like everything else.” Instead, I ended up with strapless, but definitely very different!

What I ended up with (Pronovias Uncia):

What I thought I was going to end up with:

(I did end up trying this on when I was attempting to make myself fall in love with something other than the expensive feather dress, but it just didn’t work for me.)

Post # 10
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

whentho when I first started dress shopping, I had big poofy Cinderella ballgowns in my head. But every poofy dress I tried on, I looked and felt ridiculous. Like I was trying to play dress up or something. So I tried on a dramatic mermaid, and fell in love. But my conservative sister and mom hated it and pushed me out of it.




BUT! I came back the second time and tried again with ball gowns, and had one trumpet style gown and loved it. I felt sexy, mature, and so happy!




The lady who was helping us saw how much I loved trumpets and mermaids and brought over A bunch of amazing dresses, and from there I just ignored my family and picked the one I loved. ๐Ÿ™‚ In the end my family loved the one I picked so it all worked out.




Post # 11
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had visions of ballgowns in my head, thinking as a curvier girl, that would be the best bet for me, hiding my hips and giant thighs.

I ended up with Grecian style, flowy chiffon natural waist A Line gown, with a beaded strap. ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 12
616 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Totally thought I was going to get a full lace dress, maybe mermaid, but every single lace gown I tried on made me feel like a grandma. I ended up with a sleek Nicole Miler dress. 

Post # 13
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I thought I was going to get a simple, fairly plain a-line or empire waist (I’m a curvier girl and wanted to hide my middle fluff). I envisioned myself in a simplistic, garden-wedding stylle dress. But, I tried this one on? And it was done. I almost cried. My Maid/Matron of Honor did cry and my mom and sister screamed when they saw it. I felt so comfy and confident the moment I tried it on that I knew it was the one! <Br>

Despite picturing myself in a simple, plain dress? I wound up in a beaded, lacey, trumpet style with ruffles and a huge train – this is me in the dress before alterations:

Post # 14
2973 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was. I saved a ton of photos of drop waist, sweetheart neckline gowns. I ended up in an A-line gown and a straight across (there’s a name for this) strapless neckline WITH PICK UPS! I abhored pick ups in other pics of dresses but simply loved my dress.


What I THOUGHT I would end up with:


What I actually bought:


The drop waist gown looked and felt like it was falling off and made me look like I had a pouchy tummy. lol 

Post # 15
315 posts
Helper bee

I always knew I wouldn’t go too formal. I thought I would wind up in something like this (’50s short, poofy dress):


Or like this (hippie maxi dress):


And instead I ended up buying this (Grecian chiffon gown):


Buuuut, I did buy this for the welcome dinner from the Limited, which sort of echoes that ’50s vibe:

And this for the reception/party, which echoes the hippie vibe:


So I guess I got everything I wanted, just a more realistic version of it. And a big wedding dress surprise, to boot!

Post # 16
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I lusted after this dress for 2 years BEFORE we were even engaged:

I bought this dress, picked it up, the fit was horrible, had major dress-regret:

This is the dress I wore for our wedding last summer (completely opposite of my first choice):

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