Did you get "that feeling"? (a little long, sorry!)

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you get that "THIS IS MY DRESS" moment?
    Yes totally! : (35 votes)
    37 %
    Nope, but I loved my dress anyway! : (51 votes)
    54 %
    No I didn't AND I had dress regret. : (8 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 4
    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted yes, but my story is slightly different. As soon as I saw the dress in an ad I knew EXACTLY that it was the one. So when I tried it on(sample was huge) I still knew. But I’m like that though. When I go shopping I  know exactly what I want from where and get it lol. No browsing for me haha. I didn’t have an envision crying and shaking, but I guess relief that it looked perfect on me. So I just knew 🙂

    Post # 6
    9856 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @FutureMrsKelly2014:  I fell in love with my dress as soon as I saw it on the mannequin.  I’d seen it online, didn’t love it, went to the store to look at a different dress and saw this one and had an OMG moment.  It took me 3 visits to the store to get up the nerve to make an appointment to try it because I was afraid it would be awful on me.  When I have it on, I don’t want to take it off.  It makes me incredibly happy.  I didn’t cry, I wasn’t overly emotional, but I never wanted to take it off (even though it was a size too small).  I think ‘that feeling’ is different for everyone.  I voted yes – although I’m kind of in between your answers. 


    and that dress is STUNNING on you!


    Post # 7
    2694 posts
    Sugar bee

    @FutureMrsKelly2014:  I think the dress looks beautiful on you and it will look even better on your wedding day.

    I did not have “that feeling” but I wasn’t looking for it. I think these bridal shows make us think that we need have it but we don’t. They give us high expectations which are not always met.

    It looks like you will not regret purchasing Divina though. If you really want that dress, buy it and stop looking. Regret comes when you continue looking.

    Post # 9
    871 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @FutureMrsKelly2014:  looks great on you! 

    I did not get that “feeling” either. I tried on the dress I lusted after and everyone was like “thats it its perfect” and I was all “meh”. I decided to try on a few more and the 5th one I put on everyone FREAKED and I think my mom and MOH were gling to cry. I was super happy with it and definitely knew I felt like a bride but no special “moment” per se. Looking back at photos of me in it makes me happy and I cant wait for alterations in Jan! While my two FSILs cry all of the time when they get happy I giggle so I think its like that everyone reacts differently! 

    Post # 10
    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Congrats- it looks great on you!

    I didn’t cry or anything, but I’m not really a crier. My mom did, but I expected that! I had been to three salons before going shopping with my mom, FMIL, and FSIL. When the consultant brought five dresses in the room, she asked me to pick which one I liked best on the hanger. I pointed to the one I ended up buying! I tried on several more to be sure, but that was the one.

    I felt very happy and comfortable in it, and I could easily picture walking down the aisle in it. I can’t wait until it comes in- it should only be a few weeks before I get to see MY dress!

    Post # 11
    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I voted that I didn’t have that feeling because it definitely wasn’t a big emotional moment when I saw myself. However, it was the dress that I just felt super pretty in. I didn’t want to take it off, and when I was trying others on after it, I wanted to put it back on. I think that’s what really matters.

    Not everyone is the type of person to get really emotional about what is ultimately a piece of clothing. I’ll even admit that when it’s hanging in the closet I have moments where I think about whether or not it really was the perfect dress. I then remember it’s not about the most perfect dress it’s about the feeling that I had when I bought it and the amazing feeling I had when I picked it up. 

    Good luck! That dress is really pretty on you!

    Post # 12
    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @FutureMrsKelly2014:  TOTALLY DID NOT.

    i chose my dress analytically. tried on dress 1, then dress 2. decided if i liked dress 2 better than dress 1. tried on dress 3. decided if i liked dress 3 better than dress 2. tried on dress 4, decided my favorite between 2, 3, and 4. etc etc. i tried on a total of 13 dresses I think. i kept going back to dress 2, and once i had my mom, FMIL and my bridesmaids there it was an easy decision between my two favorites. i never went OMG THIS IS MY DRESS and started bawling, in fact i didn’t cry at all. my mom and two of my bridesmaids and even a stranger in the store did, but not me. lol

    i did say, “this is the feeling, shape, etc that i was looking for. it is comfortable, bridal, romantic and within budget. and it is ME.” it made sense for my personality and our wedding, and i knew it avoided the one thing FI said he hated (ballgowns). but i never had that fairy tale meltdown moment, and that is FINE.

    i just saw it as the most important shopping trip of my life, not this googly gaggly thing i was going to do then float up into the clouds and explode with joy. haha

    Post # 13
    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    i got the “i don’t want to try any more on” feeling. i didn’t cry with my dress (i did cry with another dress, but then i went to sit down and i couldn’t… so that dress was out. even though i loved it, and still do). but i got the “i don’t want to try any more” and the “this is me” feelings.

    Post # 16
    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Not at all. I was just going to wear my grandma’s dress (all lace, she made it in 1961), but I still wanted to go dress shopping. I looked at some dresses and loved the really flowy ones, but also loved the dramatic skirts on some, mermaid shapes, etc. Those looked pretty awful on me, and I tried on a flowy sheath and it looked great so FMIL bought it for me. I DID have dress regret, but I got over it.

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