Post # 1
I’m about to start trying on dresses for my May 2014 wedding and am curious how many of you acctually got that lightning strike when you found THE dress?? Should I hold out for that feeling, or go with something that I just think is nice? Also, if you didn’t feel it, did you have any dress regret?
Post # 3
Yes – actually when I first saw “my” dress it was in a sample size a bit too small for me to squeeze into. I adored the dress. It took a bit of searching to find a sample I could get into – the one I hope is pictured in the link here to another thread (hope it works!!) is a size 12, and I am a street size 14.
I knew. I fell in love!
Best of luck finding your dress!!!!
Post # 4
@law985: I didn’t feel overly emotional or anything when I bought it. I had dress regret at first for like a few weeks, but when it came in and I put it on I knew it was the one for me! My family all said it was made for me when I first tried on The sample. They all cried. I thought I should have cried as well and that’s why I felt dress regret at first, but not everyone has the moment right away I guess. Mine like I said wasn’t until I put my dress on the first time when it came in. Don’t wait for the feeling. As long as you love it go for it. 🙂
Post # 5
I hated everything I tried on at the bridal salon (plus the selection was total crap) so I hit the internet.
I saw so many thing I liked but had no idea how they would look on my body.
I finally found a dress that was very simple but just so pretty. It reminded me of innocent charm. I picked it up at a super good deal. When I got it in the mail & tried it on, it was too big, I had not yet gotten to my goal weight, & it was just “okay.”
Took it to the tailor & lost 15lbs. Bam! Tried it back on & it was beautiful. I didn’t necessarily have fireworks because of how I went about getting the dress, but I definitely know I made a great choice for myself.
Post # 6
No, I wish had gotten it though! It would have made me a lot happier. I worked as a bridal consultant in the past and I tried on wayyy too many dresses. I put the one I bought on and decided enough was enough and just purchased it to be done shopping.
Post # 7
No…I just bought a dress I thought looked nice and i’m sticking to it! I’ve tried on many dresses in the bridalstore but it’s just not for me, I hated to whole shopping thing and I just wanted it to be done! I bought my dress for a total bargain price and now I can’t wait to put it on and finially show my FI the dress!
Post # 8
I was in between those options I think. I loved it! And I felt really pretty! And it accentuated the right spots and suits the venue! The shop lady found it for me, seemed pretty sure she would see me back for it, but DIDN’T push it. I really appreciated that.
But I still had another dress in my head that I had to go try again before I pulled the trigger, so drove all the way there and then decided. I think I would have been really happy in any of the last 3 contenders. The one I chose was the most girly and youthful.
So magic moment? No, but excitement yes.
Post # 9
I went in with idea of looking for a dress that was the same as the red dress of my dreams from the internet, just so i could get a feel for the weight and stuff…. well i found the ivory version of my red dress and it was awful it was heavy and scratchy and just not right.
So saying i was in a bridal store i tried on a few moe even though i was still set on red.
The lady had pulled a few out for me and although they were lovely they weren’t the one, anyways the last one she pulls was a one i saw and i thought looked pretty (even though it was ivory) and i put it on and just got this feeling…. i didn’t cry or anything i just knew it was the one for me it was just a gut feeling.
Good luck dress shopping don’t get stressed out!!
Post # 10
I unfortunately had to go with what fit me and was in my budget…. so no I didnt get that feeling. My dress is ok…
Post # 11
Yes i did! I was originally looking for a different dress than the one i bought. However, as soon as i put it on, i knew it was ‘the one’. Hehe!
Post # 12
I didn’t have any sort of “magic” feeling when I found my dress, but I really really liked it at first. So I tried on a bunch of other dresses (12 or so?) and narrowed it down to two that I loved. Then I took a few weeks to think about which of the two I was going to pick, and went back and tried them both on a few times before making my desicion. In the end, I went with the one that felt more in line with what I had always imagined I would wear, and it was definitely the right desicion. I ordered my dress a year in advance of my wedding, and I never ever had any dress regret and I loooved wearing my dress on the day – I didn’t ever want to take it off!
Post # 13
Thanks ladies! I don’t know why I’m so nervous about dress shopping. I guess I just don’t want any regret. Knowing how picky and indecisive I am I doubt I’ll get that “This is it!” feeling. It helps to know not everyone does and that I can still love a dress that doesn’t bring me to tears 🙂
@Astra – That dress is amazing!!
Post # 14
I found a dress that stood out as my favorite, but I wasn’t overwhelmed with some sort of magical feeling/crying/emotions. I’ve tried on so many dresses, and the upside is that I think I could be happy in almost any dress. The downside is that there’s no such thing as a perfect dress where I just “know” that it’s my wedding dress. It has given me the confidence to go the custom/”inspired by” route.
Post # 16
No, I definitely didnt have that super emotional moment that TV shows us we’re supposed to have. Then again, I’m really not an emotional person. I only tried on a few dresses because I knew exactly what I wanted. The dress I purchased was the first dress I tried on. I really really loved it, but wanted to try on more just to be sure. After trying on a few dresses, I came back to mine. The consultant “jacked me up” with a veil and jewelry and I finally felt like a bride.