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#3961 DiamondGirl

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    Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:26 PM

    I think this dress looks great on you. Adding the sweetheart neckline will definitely look fabulous!!


    Originally Posted by Pucca 


    Kristen, I agree with the other ladies here. You look beautiful in this dress as it is! If I could look like you in a strapless I would have considered a strapless wedding dress! I think with the sweetheart neckline it will look absolutely gorgeous! And I don't know why you'd want to lose 20 pounds, unless you're thinking of your health like jmastr05 said! You have a great figure! I think sometimes we go into wedding dress shopping with too many ideas in our heads, especially when all the models in wedding dress magazines are thin and tall (I'm stocky and short with broad shoulders). The dress I wanted from pictures I'd seen ended up looking awful on me. And the dress I ordered was definitely not what I envisioned purchasing but it had all the elements I wanted and things I didn't think I'd like. It actually was totally me, my friends said, despite the fact that it was nothing like what they thought I might purchase. 


    But I definitely had my doubts after ordering my dress. I ordered it in December and didn't see it again till May. Halfway between December and May I went and tried on this other dress (at a party dress store) because it just caught my eye and I thought it was beautiful and perfect for a beach wedding, not to mention something nontraditional which I wanted. The fabric flowed more, there was color in it which I had always thought would be fun and it fit me perfectly. I was in agony for days, so much so that I decided to go back to the bridal salon with a friend (who saw me in the other dress) to try on the sample of my dress. Since she had seen me in both she was able to give me an honest opinion about both dresses and she LOVED the original dress I had chosen hands down over the other one. Of course I still stared at the picture of me in the party dress for the next week but I put it out of my mind eventually, especially after my fiance told me to go with my gut instincts and stop thinking about everything else (I even showed him the dress so that I would not be tempted to buy it, since he hasn't and won't see my wedding dress till the big day). But the day I went to try on my dress that had finally come in I knew I had chosen the right one. It needed some alterations but overall I absolutely loved it. I didn't cry or anything (I didn't even cry the first day I said yes to that dress; I just left the store grinning like an idiot); my friend said I just glowed. I can tell you now, after all my alterations have been done, I am sooooooo happy about my dress, and so happy that I put the other one out of my mind because it doesn't compare. 


    So remind yourself why you chose the dress and what you love about it. If you need a physical reminder, go back and try it on again. Maybe it'll help you with the doubts. 




    #3962 jmastr05

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      Posted 21 September 2011 - 05:04 AM

      I love the antique-y, romantic details of your dress!


      Originally Posted by Emily11386 

      I'm so excited that I found my dress!  I went to Priscilla of Boston just to look because I love their dresses and they are going out of business.  This dress was the first dress I saw and I fell in love with it. It's 2 sizes too big and way too long right now but here it is!



      #3963 jennaba3

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        Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:06 AM

        WOW!! This is amazing on you!! I actually found my dress today and its quite similar with the ruffles at the bottom.. I wanna go back already and put it back on!! You look gorgeous :) xxx

        Originally Posted by CdnBeatPrincess 

        Okay ladies, it's finally my turn to post my dress.


        It just came in, but I wanted to sneak a peak before my Mom came into town. Tell me what you think.








        #3964 geishagyrl

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          Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:39 AM



          Your dress is beautiful! It reminds me a lot of the one I ordered. If you don't mind sharing, where did you get that veil. I've been searching for a veil that will look good with the dress. Unfortunately, I purchase a Spring 2012 that's not out on the market yet so I've been having trouble pairing a nice veil. Thanks in advance!

          Originally Posted by Espejo2be 

          I plan on having 2 dresses (one for my DW and AHR) and one of TTD (which i still have to find)

          1848.jpg dress3.jpg


          Me in my dress:


          Dress dress2


          #3965 Brenners

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            Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:42 AM

            I got the call that my dress arrived today! Excited and nauseous at the same time!

            #3966 Bride2012

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              Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:47 AM

              YAY!!! cant wait tosee it!!! You're getting married 3 days before me :) :), I have my dress already and probably wont try it on again until December...okay November

              #3967 JoanneIreland

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                Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:15 PM

                How exciting!! I felt the same, I went last Thursday to see mine for the first time. I was so nervous on teh run up to that day, but was so relieved once I had the dress on me. I'm sure you will be very happy!

                Originally Posted by Brenners 

                I got the call that my dress arrived today! Excited and nauseous at the same time!


                #3968 hatfiehm

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                  Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:17 PM


                  Davids is available in Scarborough and Mississauga now if you are GTA... prices are a little more but not that much different when you factor in gas!  (if you are GTA)

                  Originally Posted by Peach 

                  Do you mind if I ask why? I am considering going there, but I do not want to drive down to the States if it is not worth it....




                  #3969 YWS2012

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                    Posted 21 September 2011 - 05:34 PM

                    your dress is beautiful

                    Originally Posted by jmastr05 

                    Thanks! It's actually a no-name dress, but it may have been modeled after a Jim Hjelm. The owner of the little shop where I was trying on dresses is also a dress maker. While I was trying on the dress, she told me that she had made it! It was originally a halter, but she made it into a sweetheart for me.




                    #3970 YWS2012

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                      Posted 21 September 2011 - 05:42 PM



                      you hit the nail on the head!!!!!! 3 Cheers for you

                      Ladies, my 2 cents on your body and dresses...


                      I tried on over 60 dresses before finding mine. I am utterly convinced that it's not all about weight. It's all about your body shape: boobies, waist, hips, height, proportions (emphasis on proportions), etc. My very first time shopping for a wedding dress, I saw a girl who was probably 300 lbs find an amazing dress! She seriously looked great. It was all about the cut and style of the dress working for her body. I also tried on dresses that looked better on me than the model! Trust me, I do not have a model body (I'm 5'3" and 135 lbs). But those dresses were obviously made in such a way that they better complimented my body than the model's body.


                      So ladies, you go ahead and loose weight if you are concerned about your health. But please don't make the mistake of thinking that you need to do it to look good in a wedding dress. Just like all each us, dresses come in a rainbow of shapes and styles. It's all about finding the right match for YOU. It's the same as how each girl here had to go through different partners before finding the one that was is best match for the unique mix that makes her the person that she is.


                      Now I am stepping down from my soap box!




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