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    • JoanneH4
      CommentAuthorJoanneH4
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 19th 2015
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    Hi everyone, I was wondering how many wedding dreses you had to try on before finding the dress you want. I tried about six dress and I was torn between two dresses which should be in my photo albums if anyone wants to look at them. But my dress that I've chosen is the first one in the album (the one with a blue ribbon by my waist)
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    • CommentAuthorNicolaB7220
      Posted: Oct 19th 2015
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    Hi Joanne - I think it's probably very different for everyone. Some people already have an idea about what they would like, try it on and know straight away and that's what they go with, others probably take longer. Personally, I visited 4 shops, trying about 3 dresses in each shop, I found my dress in the final shop and it was the 4/5th dress that I tried x x
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
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    I never tried on any, I found the one I loved, ordered it and loved it even more. It was a huge gamble to honest, but it paid off.

    I love your dress, I much prefer the one with the blue belt rather than the brown.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
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    I probably tried on around 6/7 dresses but fell in love with the first one I tried on and my mind just kept going back to that one - nothing else could compare to it. It was actually the one I'd seen online initially and fell in love with, and was actually the one I ended up with so I think I'm probably one of the few who didn't end up with something completely different to what I thought! xx

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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs Jones
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    Over 20, but being petite it was never going to be easy. Ended up trying a fit n flare and it was the one, despite it being the opposite to what I thought I would end up with.

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
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    I tried on around 20 dresses, 4 bridal stores and some high street.

    My mind kept going back to the 6th dress I tried on in the first bridal boutique so I knew that was the one. I even tried on dresses I'd fallen in love with in pictures but they just weren't right.

    Everyone is different. Main thing is you will know when it is the one, you just fall in love with it.

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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs Jones
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    Just seen the photos - can't remember which one is which, but I prefer the one with the brown belt.

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    • JoanneH4
      CommentAuthorJoanneH4
      Got married 3 years ago
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    The two dress that is in my photo album is the third and the fourth dress I try on. I knew that out of the six dress they were my favourites and only then I was able to choose between the two after having the veil and the tiara to go with it.

    Glitterfairy- it's the blue dress that I'm having, the brown dress was my second favourite.

    Every time I look at the photo of my wedding dress I can't help but smile. My H2B always say to me everytime I see the picture of the dress I start glowing.
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    • KerryBolderson2be
      CommentAuthorKerryBolderson2be
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    I looked at 3 before choosing mine x

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
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    I tried on about 15/20 before trying my dress on. Was the last one I tried

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    • StephanieM158
      CommentAuthorStephanieM158
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 20th 2015
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    I think that dress is wonderful.
    I get married in 10 months and I still havent found one I want.
    I tried on a veil and that made me all weepy and i'm not even having a veil. So I've tried on a fair few and still dont have one I like.
    xx

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
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    I know someone who tried on over 100 dresses and didn't find the one until about 4 months before her wedding.

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    • JoanneH4
      CommentAuthorJoanneH4
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    That's a load of dresses to try and thank you StephanieM158
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    • LadyC
      CommentAuthorLadyC
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Gorgeous dress sweetie.

    I looked at millions online. Found someone that stocked my favourite and tried it on to make sure I loved it as much in real life, which I did. I suppose that means I only tried on one!

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    • StephH96
      CommentAuthorStephH96
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Lovely dress :) I've not started shopping yet, but I do know that I have no idea what I'll end up with! Originally I wanted a mermaid style dress, then I found something online that was A-line, then I was toying with ankle length or even a shorter dress as we are getting married abroad. I suppose when I try it on I'll know!
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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
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    I love that dress, a proper sparkly princess :-)

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    • NatalieS200
      CommentAuthorNatalieS200
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 20th 2015
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    I went to 2 stores and tried on about 12 overall, my dress was from the first shop that I went to, I knew quite quickly but wanted to try on some more to double check. I tried on some at the next shop but didnt feel anything the same as the first one so went back to the first shop and tried my dress on again and went for it :) xx
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    • FutureMrsW
      CommentAuthorFutureMrsW
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 20th 2015
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    I thought I had chosen 'the one' online already, but when I went to the wedding show as bridesmaid for my sister this year I saw so much variety and potential choices that I can't wait to start trying them on now! I won't limit myself but instead try a few different styles I'd not considered before. Going to have to wait a while yet though, will probably start looking next spring/summer.

    Oh and I meant to say the dress with the blue ribbon is lovely :)




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    • JoanneH4
      CommentAuthorJoanneH4
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      Posted: Oct 21st 2015
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    Thank you ladies. I instantly fell in love with my dress as soon as I put it on but I wanted to have a look at other dresses just in case but they didn't compare to that dress. The dress with the blue ribbon is very princessey which matches me perfectly because my family has always called me princess and sort of treated me like one.
    StephH96- when you find the dress, you will know it. Where are you getting married aboard?
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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 21st 2015
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    I tried tonnes of dresses on and something of all different styles ... I loved most of them so I found it a really difficult choice!

    I took photos of them all and shortlisted the dresses from the photos at home which helped narrow it down to about 7/8 dresses but I had two favourites that were extremely difficult to choose between

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    • JoanneH4
      CommentAuthorJoanneH4
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    Becci93- Can you share them with us please x
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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 21st 2015
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    I spent a lot of time looking online at ideas, and then spent a day going round four or five shops trying on three or four dresses in each. A lot were really nice but none were the one. I went to another shop a couple of weeks later, saw one and went 'wow'. When you know you just know.

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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs Jones
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      Posted: Oct 21st 2015
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    I agree Elinor and it's usually the one that makes your mum cry too!!

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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      Posted: Oct 21st 2015
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    My mum didn't cry which I was shocked at. She agreed the dress I chose was 100% the one though... maybe she will cry when I actually go to try MY dress on, one that actually fits this time!

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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs Jones
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    I know it's such a pain when the sample isn't the right size - it's difficult to really see how the dress would look on you. I can't wait to try mine on when it arrives - have got to wait until April though.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    Whilst the other ones I tried on were too small, they did at least do up to some extent, but the one I chose was really too small and wouldn't do up at all... so it was really tough as I looked like a heffalump in it but I LOVED it. I tried on dresses in the same style so I knew that was the style that suited me, so I just bit the bullet and went for it in the end. I can't wait to try it on when it comes in but I am also quite nervous about it! Mine should be coming in in November, eeeek.

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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs Jones
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    Eeek - exciting indeed :-) I've taken a bit of gamble with mine too as it was too big and too long, but just felt right. My only concern with mine is the back as it's a bit more daring than I would have liked as would have preferred an illusion back like yours, but the dress felt so lovely on that I thought sod it, everybody is going to expect me to be in a demure dress, you only get married once!!!!

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    Too right!

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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs Jones
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    It was between the 1959 and the ML 5370, which was the one I thought I wanted all along as it had everything I wanted, but I just felt a bit plain in it.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    Just G00gl3d it, I definitely prefer the one you have chosen. It has a bit more about it.

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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs Jones
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    Thanks - thats exactly what my Mum & Aunt said.

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    • JoanneH4
      CommentAuthorJoanneH4
      Got married 3 years ago
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    I just hope that the gamble pays off for you :) with my dress it actually fit me so it was the perfect which I was very happy about. The dress with the brown ribbon didn't fit me so the seamstress had to try and clamped the dress the best she could. That's why it look big on top
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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
      Got married 4 years ago
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    Yeah I'll just get a screenshot of my short lists for you :)

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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
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    Here's a few and some are a bit muddled but you get a good idea of some of the styles .. Mum has a lot more on her phone
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    Hope you get an idea from these :) shall try and get some of the others from mum later in the week

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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs Jones
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    Which one is the one Becci?

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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
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    The first one :)

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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs Jones
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    Looks lovely on - you have an amazing figure - really jealous!!!

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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
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    I have no boobs at all though lol look a little bit child like in my dress at the moment!

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 3 years ago
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    So many pretty dresses- not surprised you found it hard to choose as they all look fab on you, the one you chose looks stunning and really shows off your figure :-) xx

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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
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    I couldn't choose so I went more off my bms and mums reactions lol

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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
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    Can't wait to see it a couple of sizes smaller and fitting properly .. Just want it done now but need to be patient lol

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    • JoanneH4
      CommentAuthorJoanneH4
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    Becci93- all those dresses are gorgeous. I agree with everyone else that the first dress suits you better x
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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
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    Thanks Joanne ! Was a very hard decision

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    • StephH96
      CommentAuthorStephH96
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    Joanne- I m getting married in Vegas so it will be hot, but we are having a helicopter ride straight after so decided against mermaid as couldn't be doing with the faff of getting in and out of it in a tight dress!
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    • JoanneH4
      CommentAuthorJoanneH4
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    Becci93- your welcome and I can see why it was a hard decision for you.
    StephH96- what about having a short wedding dress or having a flowy wedding dress.
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    • StephH96
      CommentAuthorStephH96
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    Yes, I'm thinking along those lines now, saw some 50s style dresses the other week that looked nice. My problem is that I would like to incorporate some purple - picky I know!
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    • JoanneH4
      CommentAuthorJoanneH4
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    I hope you find the dress you are looking :) x
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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
      Got married 4 years ago
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    Most bridal stores can add coloured belts to dresses if you're wanting a splash of colour I wouldn't necessarily go out looking especially for a dress with purple already on it as there won't be many .. Easier to find a dress you love and have purple put on it

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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
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    Although alfr3d ang3l0 does do a rather impressive gown with colour of your choice all in the train but it's quite a big dress so probably not great for the helicopter

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    • Ticamis2be
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