Post # 1
I’m new to the site and excited to be part of the community. I’m getting married in June and still haven’t found a dress. I may have tried on over 150 dresses! I know it’s a lot and I’m exhausted and frustrated. I have found very pretty dresses that I’ve liked but nothing that I have loved. Am I being too picky? In the store I think this could be it but when I look at the pics, I’m not impressed. I want a sweetheart strapless and something fun, I like how the modified A-lines fit, I don’t want the dress to be too tight around my hips and butt. Here are my top 3, if I choose one of these I kind of feel like I’m settling. Any suggestions?
I really felt comfortable in this one, I love the top but I wanted more on the bottom, it’s a little too simple…
Alfred Angelo – Sleeping Beauty
My mom cried at this one and I even said yes to it, luckily I didn’t put a deposit down because I feel like I need to add something to it and the dress on the model shows that the back fits tight over the butt
This one is really pretty but I’m not sure if I look like a bride or a showgirl, I think I would like something a little fuller, maybe I could wear a fuller skirt under?
Christina Wu 15417
I’m so confused and tired of shopping I’ve been to 4 states and debating about driving 2 hours to go to another store this weekend, I never thought I’d be this girl
Post # 3
Honestly, I think the Alfred Angelo fits you the best and you look really happy in it 🙂
Post # 4
I like the second of third best, I don’t know if it’s just your posture in the first one but I think the other two are slicker and more expensive looking
Post # 5
I think they all look beautiful on you, so no matter what you won’t go wrong. My favorite is probably #1. It compliments your figure so well!
And I am sorry you are going through this, but have you ever considered that maybe you aren’t one of those girls that is going to have that WOW moment? I wasn’t. After the third store I realized it wasn’t going to happen and picked the dress that looked best on my figure, my family liked best and matched the theme of my wedding. And then I Stopped! That’s the key. You have to stop looking or else you will always second quess your decision.
And remember no matter what you wear your soon to be husband is going to think you are the most beautiful woman in the world 🙂
Post # 7
I know the feeling, but I didn’t try as many as you. It’s really hard to pick just one! You look great in all of those pictures too so yah, how can you decide? FWIW, I really like the last one on you, there is a picture in the gallery of another bee in that dress and its just stunning with a crinoline to puff it out.
Post # 8
I think the alfred angelo looks amazing on you, though the ella looks pretty darn awsome too! Go for whichevever make you feel amazing, When you dont want to take the dress off and you cant stop smiling its the one
Post # 9
I think they all look amazing on you, but the 2nd is my favourite 🙂
Post # 10
I personally think the Sleeping Beauty dress looks AMAZING on you!
Post # 11
I love the Alfred Angelo Sleeping Beauty on you! Gorgeous! You should add a poll.
Post # 12
They’re all pretty. I really like the second, followed by the third. The second would be really nice with an added sash.
Post # 13
I think at this point you’ve just tried too many dresses on to make an easy decision. However, I think you should check out these threads, it took away my dress regret to see how beautiful they all photograph on the day! (and, honestly, how they all look pretty much like big white dresses no matter which one you choose).
Post # 14
You should try on Mori Lee 1802. It reminds me of the alfred angelo one (which I love by the way!) but may have tht extra something you are looking for!
Post # 15
I would have to say none of them. They all look good on you but none of them have that “wow” factor. And I don’t think that it would be a good idea for you to get any of them because you will be “settling”.
You aren’t being too picky, you just know what you want. I think you should hang in there and keep looking for the one that you love. The one that as soon as you put it on you think, “yup, this is the one.”
Post # 16
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I hear you. It took me FOREVER to find my dress, and now that I have it, I keep second guessing if it’s the right one. The thing that makes me feel better about my choice is that it does look great on me. Everyone says so.
I have only shown the dress to very few people: my mom, my best friend/MOH, and one other bridesmiad who is basically my best friend too. They all had amazing reactions to my dress and said things like, “When you walked out, the whole store stopped and stared at you. There was another girl next to you in a dress and no one paid her any attention.” “This dress is really YOU. It’s so Christy.” etc. I have a bad self body image and was overly concerned with what other people thought. My friends helped me a lot when they told me that the dress was very ME.
It’s a big decision, so you don’t want to make the wrong one. But your guests are never going to know what you DIDN’T choose. No one is going to say, “Oh man, she really should have chosen that OTHER dress.” And same thing with your fiance. He’s going to think you’re the most gorgeous girl on the planet no matter what (or you shouldn’t be marrying him in the first place).
Pick whichever dress makes you FEEL the best. Which one can you imagine yourself getting married in? Which one makes you feel like a bride? Sometimes it can help just to have the right accessory. I wasn’t 100% sure about my dress but then they found a veil that PERFECTLY matched the dress and a belt that took it to the next level. Without that belt, I couldn’t say yes to the dress. And the veil made me go from like to love.
But truly, I think it helps to have someone with you who really knows you, supports you, won’t lie to you, and who you trust. Don’t let them make the decision for you, but they should be able to help you not overthink it and go with your gut. At one point I just thought, “I’m never going to find something I like MORE than what I have on right now.” And that was it for me. I hope this helps.