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#6411 elissae

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:28 AM

Originally Posted by EVKnowsitall 

 

I have to tell you- I have never seen your dress but see your comments on other ladies dresses and you are so complimentary and sweet. Now its our turn to allay your fears. Your dress is gorgeous and fits you very nicely. I love that there are different fabrics at play. It's really just a matter of taste. Some people like a classic chic look, some people like a little wow factor. My comment is coming from group B. I think it looks great with the sash and I agree with your friend. The bow gives it a soft, whimsical feel, while the bling in front gives it a little something extra. You really cant go wrong- because both looks are beautiful. It's about what you feel great in. It's tough when there are other people with you to react and there are conflicting opinions. But honestly, honestly- I love the dress either way. If you took away the sash- would you add a hair accessory or veil and jewelry? Maybe seeing it with those things would change your mind about wanting the sash. There are other ways to add bling and wow factor if you are concerned the belt is detracting from the elegant beauty of the dress.

 

I haven't had my first fitting. I didn't really need alterations because on the size chart, my proportions fit perfectly within one of the sizes, so they just ordered it. But when I did the inspection (no trying on) I had the same feeling you're talking about. I felt regret. The dress didn't look the way I had the picture in my head. And I almost cried. And my mother saw it written all over my face. I'm sure I'll struggle through my next few appointments. I think brides feel that way because of the pressure to be perfect. I know the day of your wedding you will not feel an ounce of regret- and neither will I. Everything is going to be fine! You have a fantastic dress, a great figure, and you're marrying your great love. In other news- you have one of the largest guest counts I have seen lol I had hoped for that many guests but we have just a small tally. In my opinion- you're all set for a fabulous day!

EVKnositall - can I just tell you that you made me cry!  Thank you for being so sweet !!!  You all have made me feel so much better about my dress - this forum, I have to say IS THE BEST support a bride-to-be can ask for!  LOVE YOU LADIES SO MUCH!!!!  I am with you, I love a classic chic look, however, I like a bit of a WOW!  That's kind of my personality...classy but fun!  So after reading through everyone's thoughts, I think I will keep the sash with the bling.  Perhaps keep the bow, however, shorten it slightly).  I am hoping to find a big bling bracelet/bangle and some dangling earrings....then a tropical flower in my hair.  My shoes are a navy bling sandal (Caparros Zorro).

 

I feel relieved to hear that you, too, had that same feeling I did when inspecting your dress.  I was the same way...doubting the dress and looking at the sash initially saying, is this the one I ordered?  I remembered it somewhat differently...you kindness and empathy have put me at ease.  Thanks for taking the time to make me feel better (all of you for that matter!).

 

Yes, I cannot believe we are at 60 guests (62 counting Bill & I)....we have a few more couples who "say they are coming" so I am hoping we tap off at 70!  LOL !!!  Although no complaints - we are blessed to have so many who want to come and vacation with us and share in our day.  It's my FI's 2nd wedding and my 1st.  I am 43 and FINALLY getting married.  HaHa - No longer a spinsta!!!  JK!!!

 

Thanks again - hope I can return the favor to you sometime!  


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#6412 elissae

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:38 AM

Originally Posted by Kay6356 


The dress looks so stunning on you, I love it! As for the belt, I deffinately like it with the belt.... :)

Thank you Kay6356 - I appreciate your input - THE BELT WINS!!!!  xoxo

Originally Posted by Dazeydawl 

Thank You soooo much Ladies. Unfortunately now i think i am going through my dress regret. I loved it when i tried it on.. but now going back through the pictures... its making me sad :( Im thinking now its too much. Maybe i just need to go try it on again

Ohhh noooo, do not have regret, Dazeydawl!!!!!  I was so taken back by your dress....it actually gave me some regret on mine!  Try it on again if you need to, but I think it is so princess like - eloquent ...unique!!!!!  I think a lot of us brides are thinking too much about our choice of dresses!!!  This must be normal!!!  LOL...follow your gut/intuition - she will never steer you wrong!!!!!

Originally Posted by Dazeydawl 

This is beautiful.. and i definately agree with the other ladies and say that you should wear the belt... the bling it add just gives it that something special.. i know you already bought this belt but i almost think that going with a sash in a heavier fabric.. like a thick satin would make the bow in the back more substantial and look a bit better... but it still looks great

Thanks for the comments on my dress/belt.  You will be happy to hear the belt has won!  Although, since it's paid for I will stick it out with this one!  If it wasn't as pricy as it was I'd maybe buy another and try to sell this, but I will follow my initial gut instinct when I picked it out.  :-)

Originally Posted by olive0y1 

I say go w/ the belt. Just tie it so you can take it off later on if mother wants a photo of you w/o it. Either way, you look fabulous in the dress and just remember tha you have to be happy with it over all. It is about YOU after all no matter how hard we want to please folks :)

Thank you olive0y1!!!  You are right!  It's what makes the bride happy no matter how hard we try to please our moms and nanny's.  ;-)


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#6413 heather1214

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    Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:10 AM

    After reading the posts the last few weeks, I have noticed a lot of dress regret.  There are so many gorgeous dresses on this thread, but am I the only one who still absolutely 100% love love loves the dress I picked out?!

     

    I haven't had any regret and there are some pretty amazing choices on here!  Anyway, all of you ladies 2nd guessing your 1st choice... put it back on and hopefully all of those wonderful emotions will come rushing back!



    #6414 CourtandMatt

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      Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:13 AM

      Originally Posted by heather1214 

      After reading the posts the last few weeks, I have noticed a lot of dress regret.  There are so many gorgeous dresses on this thread, but am I the only one who still absolutely 100% love love loves the dress I picked out?!

       

      I haven't had any regret and there are some pretty amazing choices on here!  Anyway, all of you ladies 2nd guessing your 1st choice... put it back on and hopefully all of those wonderful emotions will come rushing back!

       

      I have no regret as well!!  LOVE my dress!!



      #6415 uhura526

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        Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:14 AM

        Originally Posted by heather1214 

        After reading the posts the last few weeks, I have noticed a lot of dress regret.  There are so many gorgeous dresses on this thread, but am I the only one who still absolutely 100% love love loves the dress I picked out?!

         

        I haven't had any regret and there are some pretty amazing choices on here!  Anyway, all of you ladies 2nd guessing your 1st choice... put it back on and hopefully all of those wonderful emotions will come rushing back!

        So far I have no regret but my dress is not done yet so I don't have it in my hands. lol  So far I am loving it from the progress photos I have seen of it. I am hoping I will feel the same once I try it on again :)



        #6416 heather1214

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          Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:14 AM

          Stunning!!!!!  Your other dress was beautiful, but this dress is amazing on you!!!  Your FI is going to love it!!!  Did you tell him you got a different dress?

           

          Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

          So I officially cheated on my dress, and quite frankly, I’m happy I did.  Long story short I was watching an episode of SYTTD with my Fi and my dress happened to be featured (no he didn’t know).  He tends to freely voice his opinions about the dresses in the show and my dress was no exception… “That’s an interesting dress, but it doesn’t look suitable for a wedding.  If it wasn’t white you wouldn’t know it was a wedding dress”.  You know what, he was right.  While I love every detail of my dress and think it reflects my personality to a ‘T’ it never gave me a bridal feeling which is a pretty important factor to overlook.  And after having this conversation and trying my dress on again I knew I couldn’t were it on our wedding day.  Any-who, here’s dress #2, not sure about the veil or the sash, but the dress is a definite keeper…



          #6417 CourtandMatt

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            Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:16 AM

            Originally Posted by heather1214 

            After reading the posts the last few weeks, I have noticed a lot of dress regret.  There are so many gorgeous dresses on this thread, but am I the only one who still absolutely 100% love love loves the dress I picked out?!

             

            I haven't had any regret and there are some pretty amazing choices on here!  Anyway, all of you ladies 2nd guessing your 1st choice... put it back on and hopefully all of those wonderful emotions will come rushing back!

             

            Originally Posted by CourtandMatt 

             

            I have no regret as well!!  LOVE my dress!!

             

            I should have said though that I fell in love with my dress in October 2011 and didn't buy it until July 2012 - so I also gave myself time to make sure that it was 100% the one! I also tried on A LOT of other dresses to be absolutely certain. 



            #6418 Sleepngbeauty

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              Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:22 AM

              I really love this gown. Who is the designer? I would love to find it :)

              #6419 ChocoTaco7568

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                Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:53 AM

                Originally Posted by heather1214 

                After reading the posts the last few weeks, I have noticed a lot of dress regret.  There are so many gorgeous dresses on this thread, but am I the only one who still absolutely 100% love love loves the dress I picked out?!

                 

                I haven't had any regret and there are some pretty amazing choices on here!  Anyway, all of you ladies 2nd guessing your 1st choice... put it back on and hopefully all of those wonderful emotions will come rushing back!

                Although I got a second dress, I actually still love my first dress, just not for my wedding day.  During my first round of trying on dresses I never had a "bride" feeling, and  I thought it was something that most women experience but not all. And i was okay with that since I never considered myself the type of person to get emotional over a wedding dress unless I was actually putting on the day of my wedding. So i went with the dress that I loved and felt fantastic in and thought that was sufficient.  But when my Fi saw this dress on SYTTD  and said it wasn't a great choice for a wedding, it bothered me and created a mental disconnect...I realized I want him to see me as his bride and if I don't feel like one then then there's a problem.  Honestly, if it weren't for this moment, I don't think there would have been a dress #2.

                Originally Posted by heather1214 

                Stunning!!!!!  Your other dress was beautiful, but this dress is amazing on you!!!  Your FI is going to love it!!!  Did you tell him you got a different dress?

                Thanks for the compliment.  Yes, my Fi knows. No, he's not very happy about it, but he understands (he is now a silent observer when SYTTD is on, which really doesn't matter becasue they don't carry the bridal line anyway).  But I agreed to hold off on my TTD dress until i get my frist dress sold. And the more I think about it, I might not even bother with the TTD dress and will just use this one.



                #6420 jennaba3

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                  Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:30 AM

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Hi Ladies, I can finally share my wedding pictures and my dress with you!! Ive tried to pick the pictures that show my dress the best.. Its San Patrick - Eresma.. And I loved it!! So happy I got to wear it twice!! xxxxx






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