Post # 1
After 4 stores and about 20 dresses, I think I’ve found the one. It looks great on, has what I’m looking for, can alter off the parts I don’t want, and it’s way below budget (woohoo!). I’ve gone back to try it on again, took better pictures (even a video) and my friends all think it’s stunning.
I’m about….95% sure that this is my dress. What gives? I’m trying to myself that once it’s fitted, I’m all beautified and accessorized that it’ll be perfect, but at the moment, I’m not feeling 100%.
Is this normal? Anyone else who is/was nervous about buying their dress??
Post # 3
To tell you the truth, I didnt know until the day of the wedding, when there was really no other choice.
At a couple of dress fittings, I was pretty bummed and wanted to change, but couldn’t afford to buy the dress I originally wanted.
BUT, the day of, once I was all prettied up (and a little tipsy), the stress and the dress drama (usually) goes away!
Do you have a pic of your potential dress?
Post # 4
@alai678: I tried on at least 20 dresses, and I put mine on and I just knew. I didn’t cry or anything, but there was a moment after my consultant put the veil on, where I was standing alone infront of a mirror, and thought, “this is the dress I am going to marry FI in.” And that sealed it for me.
And, in your case, %95 ain’t bad! Just remember, you’ll have your hair done, makeup done, the dress will be fit perfectly, and you’ll have all your accessories. If you love it, buy it. If you’re not sure, then don’t. You have a while before your wedding, so sleep on it, try some more on, and if you keep going back, that’s “the one.”
Post # 5
The dress I got is the one I felt the prettiest in. And my mom, FML, and MOH/best friend all agreed that, that one looked best on me too. =]
Post # 6
I didn’t cry or have the moment. I narrowed it down to two dresses that I felt amazing in. I had to look at photos of me in them to know that the dress I picked was it. I chose it because it fit my personality. My friends and family liked the other dress better but all agreed that I’d have regrets if I didn’t get the one I loved.
When I realized I would seriously regret not going for that one, that’s when I knew.
Post # 7
@scqt13: I do! It has a single shoulder strap that I’d have altered off, but in the photo it’s tucked into the neckline. I’ve looked for other dresses that have a bit of sparkle but nothing that’s like this design. Or in my budget for that matter. And I still dont know what I’m doing with my hair, nor if I’ll get a veil. Hard to take the plunge when I don’t have a complete picture.
Post # 8
@BlondeBee: There’s one other dress that blew me away but I’m not letting myself go back to try it on because it’s over budget, and that’s before tax, alterations and accessories.
I do keep finding myself staring at the photos I took in the store. Maybe that itself is a sign??
Post # 9
It’s beautiful!!! It looks great on your figure, I say go for it!
Post # 10
I didn’t cry, but when I put it on and looked in the mirror, I saw myslef walking down the aisle in the dress. I also had my awesome MOH with me, who almost fell out of her chair when I walked out with it on. This was after I found what I thought was THE dress earlier. I loved it and it looked great, but everyone kept saying it was me playing bride, not me being a bride, if that makes sense. The dress I bought is me…totally me.
Post # 11
@Sloaner: Great point about the dress being you. I’ve asked my fashion friends for input and they think this style is very me and I agree.
You ever jump off a boat into water or do the rope swing thing? You know it’s fun, you know you want to, you’re just building up the courage to do it? Yeah, that’s me.
Post # 12
I went to 6 places, yes 6! And looked and looked. When I tried the “one” on I knew I liked it, knew it looked great, but wanted reassurance that there wasn’t anything better. When I went to 2 more stores after it I knew. I went back to the “one” and this time cried 😉 I guess I needed to let my head catch up with my heart! But definitely didn’t have that “OMG YES” moment that I thought I would have.
Completely in love with the dress btw 😉
Post # 13
@alai678: The dress is very pretty! And flattering!
I didn’t cry when I tried on my dress… I was just kinda like “I guess this is it?”
My bridesmaid who was with me was like “YOU HAVE TO GET THAT DRESS”, and I tried on some others, and none compared, so I was kinda over the whole process and said “Fine, ok.” LOL
A very underwhelming moment for me… but again (as stated by others), when you’re in the moment of the day and your hair and makeup and shoes, and EVERYTHING comes together, you’ll be blown away! 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I had dress regret and got a new one! My second dress I was also sometimes unsure of, 95%.
The thing is, there’s *always* a better dress out there. You just have to go with it, trust yourself, and forget about the rest. Kind of like boyfriends and/or husbands.
Post # 15
I picked the one that looked most unforgettable in the pics taken of me during try-ons.
Post # 16
I felt the same way with my dress. I still wasn’t sure after I bought it until it came in and I tried it on and then I knew it was my dress. I didn’t have that “moment” so thats why I wasn’t sure at first. It sounds like its you dress. 🙂 I hope everything works out for you.