- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
WARNING :This is a long post, but I need some advise
I am feeling VERY discouraged because I can not make a decision on a dress! I have been dress shopping 7 times at 5 different bridal shops and I can not commit~ I am upset that I can commit to such a huge decision such as getting married but I can’t to a stinkin dress 🙁 I have found several dresses that I “loved” and thought was the one, but didn’t buy that day because I wanted to think it over. Each time I thought I had found “the one” I would wait a week, and then pull out the pics of me in the dress, and each time I have found out that I am not in love with it. My maid of honor is telling me that I am overanalyzing things and will never make a decision if I keep doing so.
I just can’t let go of the fact that every bridal consultant has told me when I find the one I will just know it. And each time I look at the pics I think to myself, “If I had bought this dress would I be disapointed?” and the answer is always “Yes! It’s just not right !”
I just don’t know what to do bee’s , I need to order a dress soon so it’s guaranteed to be in by the wedding date, and I need to get my bridesmaids dresses but I can’t until I have the dress! Please give me your thoughts bees , am I being too critical of these dresses ? What should I do? O ya, and my budget for a dress is $600.
Keep in mind that I am having a small wedding of 100, with 3 bridesmaids, it is a garden wedding in August.
This was the first dress I fell in love with– I felt beautiful in it and thought I had my “aha!” moment. But it was the first time I had been dress shopping- it was a small bridal shop and I wanted to look elsewhere before I jumped to a decision, and both people I brought with me , said it was too simple and plain for me.
This second dress also loved , the detailing is gorgeous and it fit me like a glove! I felt glamorous in it , but it was hot and heavy, I felt like I was being strangled in it lol. Since I am getting married outside in August and want to dance the night away I decided this is probably not the right one for me. Also , even though I felt like a model in it, I didn’t feel like a bride, it felt more prommy to me.
This is the last dress I fell in love with. I loved the modern and young look, and I suprisingly loved the ball gown look. Talk about feeling like a bride! But looking at pictures I feel like it may be gaudy and the ruffles are a tad to much. I really don’t want everyone looking at those ruffles all day and I am afraid it draws too much attention to my face, also I hve very full curly hair and I will have big hair for my wedding day, since I look most like me with curls. I am afraid it will be too much going on at top. Also I think it gives me a short waist, and since I m 5’7″ that is not something I want!
Ladies help me out am I being too critical? And if I am not what should be my next step to finding “the dress”? I really don’t want to become the bride that makes dress shopping a hobby 🙁