Post # 1
Hello hive! I’m just curious — how did you know when you found YOUR dress?
I’ve heard so many stories about how people cry, get emotional, very giddy, etc. I’ve tried on a ton of dresses and have gone back and forth on a few, but I found one the other day that is COMPLETELY different from what I thought I wanted. I always thought I wanted an alencon lace-y mermaid dress, and that’s what I had had been looking for for months. This new dress does not have one bit of lace on it, it’s silk, and it’s nothing like what I thought I wanted! But I could just *see* myself getting married in that dress, if that makes sense, and I did not want to take it off! How do your experiences compare? Do you think I should continue to look, since this is pretty much the first dress of this type I’ve tried on?
Post # 3
I went back and forth so many times too….I knew it was the dress for me when I felt the most like myself in it, if that makes sense! I felt like me, only a little bit better, and not like a dressed up doll.
It’s always a good sign when you don’t want to take it off! I would definitely sleep on it if its a big departure from what you thought you wanted. I tried the dress I bought on 3 times before I bought, and I loved it more each time. Maybe you should take a break for a few days or so, and then try it on again?
Good luck, I can’t wait to see it!
Post # 4
I didn’t have a sobbing emotional moment or anything. I had gone shopping with some friends before, and never found anything that I loved. When I found my dress, it was at a random girl’s house (she was selling her unworn gown on the cheap), and FI was waiting for me in her living room. I just knew it was for me… even though it was a little big on me, the length was perfect and there was already a sewn-in French bustle. And honestly, I couldn’t pass on the amazing price! I’m like you in that I totally thought I would pick something with lots of lace, but my dress has zero lace on it. It’s all a beautiful silk satin.
The moral of the story is: not everyone will have an emotional breakdown at Kleinfeld’s surrounded by 12 girlfriends, their mama, their FI’s mama, etc… and that’s perfectly OK! If you FEEL like it’s right, then it probably is! 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I did cry a little bit when I tried my dress on but I cried at a bunch of other dresses too! However, what set my dress apart was from the others was that, like you, I literally had a flash of myself walking down the aisle, which hadn’t happened with any of the other 20 (!!) dresses I had already tried on over the past month…Once that happened, nothing else compared and I went back 4 days later with my mom and walked out of Kleinfeld’s with it (it was a sample)…Go with your gut!
Post # 6
I tried on 10 dresses of what I thought I wanted and they were all just wrong and I would pick them to pieces even though everyone around me loved loved loved one of them – I just picked it apart and hated it!
The next store we went to the lady pulled a dress because I was asking about the colour “diamond white” and she said this is the only dress in diamond white we have – when she pulled it everyone in the store gasped at it and then I tried it on and everyone was wowed by it including me! One of my friends started to tear up when the lady put the veil on me which made me go and I started to cry. (I had veils on before with the last dresses and I had no reaction) I had a hard time actually saying that that was my dress because it was the first day I went out shopping and it was very different from what I was “looking” for but I loved it, didn’t want to take it off, could picture myself walking down the aisle in it, and for the first time felt like a bride. And then when I got home and found the dress online I cried again when I saw it and knew it was the one!
I haven’t bought it yet because I wanted to be sure and loose a couple pounds before I get measured.
Your reaction was a good one – I think you found a winner but you can always try on more dresses on in that style to be sure! Once I had found “my dress” every other dress I tried on just didn’t compare!!!!!
Post # 7
I picked my dress because I liked it alot. It was comfortable. Then the price was right! I don’t know, I just liked it! I debated between 2 dresses, and eneded up with the cheaper one, from the store that was closer to my house with more friendly sales people.
Post # 8
I didn’t cry or get emotional or anything like that. An ad in the magazine attracted me to the dress in the very beginning of my engagement and I set out to try it on. I wasn’t very sure because it was so early in the shopping processs but after going to several bridal shops trying on many many dresses and comparing them to the dress, I realized just how much the dress is better than all of them. And it was funny because I tried on the dress in every bridal shop that carries them in the area and each time I go, the price would get lower (one of my concerns). It was like the dress was calling out to me.. lol Also, definitely a good sign when you don’t want to take the dress off. I was like that with this dress every time I tried it on. lol
Post # 9
Why do people think they need to cry in order to know they have found the one? Not trying to be a hot poker but curious. Has everyone just watched too much “say yes to the dress” or am I really just an emotionless bit*h?
No crying. The hive here can attest I went back and forth on two very specific dress and very specific styles. In the end, I felt great in the dress I chose, it was great in the vision I had of my wedding. And it was ultimately something I didn’t think I was going to look back on my wedding photos and go “what the heck was I thinking?” like my mother does. 😀
Post # 10
I didn’t have any emotional moment and didn’t go dress shopping with anyone, including my mom. I didn’t want anyone elses opinon and when I found the right dress it just felt right. I loved the way I looked and then I didnt’ want to take it off. That’s when I knew.
Post # 11
I agree. I did not cry and didn’t expect too. I found one that made me feel like myself, instead of playing dress up (which I did feel like with most of them – plain jane here). And I didn’t even like it on the hanger, but it looked great on me after I tried it on. When I wish I could have taken it home that day, I knew that it would be a good choice.