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Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play!

Pirate & 60s Bride, on November 29, 2018 at 6:55 PM

Posted in Wedding Attire 200

Which dresses didn't make the cut, and why? Share pics if you got 'em! (I wish I kept pics I didn't really like because my "unhappy" faces were pretty funny.) Post a pic of "The One" if you found yours already and tell us why. I REALLY wanted a fitted bodice with sleeves & a ball gown skirt--so...

Which dresses didn't make the cut, and why? Share pics if you got 'em! (I wish I kept pics I didn't really like because my "unhappy" faces were pretty funny.) Post a pic of "The One" if you found yours already and tell us why.

I REALLY wanted a fitted bodice with sleeves & a ball gown skirt--so hard to find in 2016. Finally, when I tried on a Hayley Paige (way out of budget), I had the idea of trying separates to create the look I wanted.

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YAY. Martina Liana "Blake" bodysuit + Morilee skirt.

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  • MrsV1027
    Master October 2018
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    No one took a picture of me in the first 2 dresses.

    This was the first one I tried on. I looked like a sparkly stuffed sausage and SO glad I didn't get it since I was SUPER bloated on the wedding day

    nope dress #1Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 1

    This is the 2nd dress that I was ready to buy. I only tried on the 3rd dress to make sure because 3 is my lucky number and I really wanted to make sure. Once I put on the 3rd dress we realized the 2nd dress while looked great on me looked like a dress I'd wear to work with a cute sweater lol

    Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 2

    This dress was the one basically as soon as I put it on!

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  • MrsV1027
    Master October 2018
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    Yay team tea length! I love the dress you picked! I also bought the 3rd one I tried on and tea length Smiley smile

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  • L
    Dedicated September 2019
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    Thank you- they’re honestly all incredible and my iPhone photos don’t do them justice! The one I picked has some similarities to #1 but suited my figure better. The designer is INCREDIBLE for the more boho kind of girl! I was dreading trying on a stack of fluffy white dresses until someone pointed me in that direction. I tried on one white ballgown to make my mom happy, and when I came out in it even she laughed at me. I looked ridiculous!
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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
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    So fun! I only have pics of 2 other dresses and the one I bought! I knew I wanted a flowing skirt, a fitted top, straps, and something simple but beautiful. The hardest part for me was picturing how they'd look when they fit, because nothing did at the store!

    Dress #1- I actually purchased this dress, went home, woke up crying the next day and went back to cancel the order. This is the dress everyone cried at when I walked out. The day I bought it, I showed 2 friends and didn't get the reaction I was hoping for like my mom and FMIL gave. Actually, they were very underwhelmed, and later told me they thought it was ugly. That hurt my feelings a lot because I thought it was beautiful but not the one.

    Dress 1Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 5

    Dress #2 I kept going back to, I put it on twice, and it was arguably my favorite from the first round of try-ons. I loved the shape on my body, the only two things that kept me away were that it didn't come in white, which I wanted and it was strapless which I did not want. It was so light and flowy and the shape was perfect but it was too blush for me.

    Dress 2Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 6


    The one! After I bought dress #1 and immediately had regret, I went back to the store and tried on this one! I saw it online on the website in the car ride to the store (I wasn't driving!) and immediately asked to try it on. My mom didn't cry at this one, but the top was perfect. The skirt wasn't quite the shape I wanted and I ended up buying a big tulle overskirt to wear for the ceremony. I plan to take it off for the reception to dance and party! Best of both worlds!


    Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 7

    bad bedroom lighting........

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  • MrsV1027
    Master October 2018
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    I'm glad you went back! The one you picked is amazing on you! I would have been so crushed if I showed people pics of my dress and they were underwhelmed. Every time I second guessed my dress I found someone I hadn't showed it to and they were always like omg awww that dress is so cute and so you so it always reassured me lol

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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
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    Thank you! Yes, I was so let down! I thought I was an easy-going bride when it came to dresses. Honestly, they all had their beautiful qualities and I would have been happy in any of them. I was surprised when it became a bigger deal than I anticipated, lol!

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  • Sam
    Master August 2024
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    Wow, the dress you chose was PERFECT for you! It's stunning! Smiley kiss

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  • Sabrina
    Savvy October 2019
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    So I went to 2 different stores the first being David's Bridal (I personally had a horrible appointment and won't post those pics as they just weren't any good) but the Second was Caela Scott's Bridal. I tried on so many dresses and have all the pics except maybe 2 dresses...... now going thru them, I'm second guessing hahaha......

    This one was a no but I did love it, it just wasn't THE dressWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 9Side viewWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 10

    Still a no but gorgeous dressWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 11Front viewWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 12

    Still a no lolWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 13

    Loved the top of this dress but not the bottom (my maid of honor decided to be a goof haha)Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 14

    I didn't like how the train just kind of ended....Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 15

    GorgeousWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 16

    I loved loved loved this one......Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 17But the straps kept coming unsnapped around my arms and I would've had to do my own altering for it to work......Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 18


    Second choice and very close runner up......Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 19Only thing that made me say no is it wasn't tight fitting thru my sides and there was alot of extra and it was a discontinued and alters would've pulled the dress and made it look horribleWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 20

    Loved itWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 21

    Why didn't you fit right Smiley sadWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 22Starting to wonderWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 23But I love the dress I chose......Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 24

    Isn't it beautiful?!?!?!Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 25

    Shh I didn't post these Smiley winkingWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 26Ugh LOVE my dressWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 27All the Details and uniquenessWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 28


    Don't tell my Fiance I posted these Smiley winkingWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 29


    Yep I said YES!!!!Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 30


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  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
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    Here are my rejections, 2nd choice, MY DRESS, and my veil inspo! It was a REALLY tough choice for me between my 2nd choice and the one I ended up choosing. Overall, I felt the one I chose went more with my country rustic theme with the all over lace detail.


    RejectedWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 31Rejected, but more like what I originally thought I wantedWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 32Rejected, that back though...loveWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 33Rejected, pretty but felt self conscious around the tummy areaWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 342nd choice....it was a tough decision between this one and the one I chose...VERY TOUGH!Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 35RejectedWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 36RejectedWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 37The type of veil I plan to wear (that is my dress I am wearing too)Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 38My Dress!!!Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 39


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  • S
    Dedicated December 2018
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    I really love your chosen dress and the over skirt looks great as well. I ended up choosing that blush dress($99 sale) as my back up dress in case I get too hot in my first dress.
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  • S
    Dedicated December 2018
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    You have some beautiful rejects but your dress is gorgeous ! It looks amazing on you. I love the train.
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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
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    Thank you!

    I loved that blush dress, I kept looking at pictures of it because the fit is awesome! you'll look great on your day!

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  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
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    Thank you Smiley smile

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    This is so fun!! Smiley heart I had to do some major digging and couldn't find pictures of the total rejects, but I did find my 3 "runner ups":

    Wedding Dress Rejects: Runner Up!Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 40

    This was the first dress I tried on that I was obsessed with and felt like "the one" (as I'm sure you can tell by the smile on my face Smiley shame ). I didn't love the back and wasn't sure how much I wanted to wear a purple dress, so I started looking at other Hayley Paige dresses which led me to my wedding dress! Smiley heart

    Wedding Dress Rejects: 2nd ChoiceWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 41

    I believe this dress was by Allure!

    Wedding Dress Rejects: 3rd ChoiceWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 42

    Nearing the end of the shopping trip, as evidenced by my expression!


    And the winner is... Lennon gown by Hayley Paige!Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 43

    Photo Credit: Samantha Laffoon Photography

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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
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    You look great in all of them! I can see how it was hard to choose. I love the one you picked. The straps and all the details are just perfect.

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  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
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    Really thought I loved this one. Looking at pictures, I can not understand why. ( I was 30 pounds heavier) Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 44

    I learned I loved ball gowns with this dress. But hated this dress was so hot and heavyWedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 45

    The winner! Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play! 46


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  • Sabrina
    Savvy October 2019
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    All of those dresses are beautiful. I love the one you chose and your veil is AMAZING!!

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  • Sabrina
    Savvy October 2019
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    Thank you Smiley heart It was so hard to choose especially when it came down to the last 2 but I love my dress

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    I tried on SO many dresses with illusion necklines and thought I would love them, but something just didn't translate well on me - especially in pictures!

    I love your final dress pick!! It looks amazing on you! Smiley heart

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  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
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    Thank you! I loved the dress the moment it was on me. It's amazing how when you find the one you just know.

    You also looked stunning!

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