Post # 1
Ladies… I am having the most confusing time picking a dress. I didn’t think that this would be so challenging, but my mind changes every day. I keep over analyzing. I am so close to just pulling the trigger on a dress just to rip the band aid off and never look back! haha
So… how did you know which dress was the right one for you? Is it supposed to be super obvious, or should I just pick a darn dress already!
Post # 2
I couldn’t stop thinking about it and compared every other dress to that one!
Post # 3
I found my dress at the first place I tried after being engaged like a day. My mom insisted. So I fell in love with it but I thought I had to go to other places. Month or two down the road I went to vows and the dress was more then half off. I was still scared because I’m like I have not found anything else. I put it on hold and went to davids and I hated everything but my dress and I pulled the trigger. I thought I needed to go to a ton of places but the dress kept finding me. Lol I think you just know.
Post # 4
freshflowers: i just picked a dress. i didnt even try it on and ordered it online. crossed my fingers!! even then when i got it in it was huge. so it wasnt until i got it taken in did i really see it on me. and i loved it. first i was worried but it ended up being perfect! i had ordered a previous dress and didnt like it for sure. sent it back and ordered this one. i asked me whole family and friends on the dresses i looked at also. so their opinions helped big time.
Post # 5
As soon as I tried my dress on I felt excited and emotional. That’s how I knew I tried on the one.
Post # 6
freshflowers: I went to something like 4 or 5 stores in one day. My dress was at the first one and I just kept comparing everything else to it.
The majority of your guests will only see you in one dress. They won’t be thinking oh, she should have gotten that dress from the third store! All they will see is a beautiful bride!
Post # 7
Didnt want to take the dress off! I am like you, i overthink everything. I was even trying to find the bad in this dress and tried to talk myself into “this isnt the one” But i feel amazing in it. My mom and sister cried(sign of a winner) and they are brutally honest!!
Post # 8
freshflowers: I waited until I had my venue, colors, and an idea of the overall “theme” before I went dress shopping. I’ve always loved lace gowns with an “antique” feel but once I had setteled on the other details I realized that type of dress wouldn’t make sense with my venue/ color scheme.
I also looked on pinterest, in wedding mags, and checked out friends dresses on their facebooks for what I liked/didn’t like.
When the day came for dress shopping I only invited my mother and sister– too many opinions could muddy the waters. I also trusted my instinct. I think once you find a dress that looks great on you, is in your budget, and fits into your overall look for the day then thats THE one.
It’s like with any other detail of the day you have to know when to STOP searching or else you’ll drive yourself crazy. Ask me how many photographers I checked into….
Post # 9
i didn’t wanna try any more on, and it just felt like me.
Post # 10
I know from the moment I put it on. It was perfect and evey dress I tried on after I kept comparing them to it.
Post # 11
I didn’t want to take it off 🙂 It was the only one I could actually envision myself walking down the aisle in and only one that I felt like a bride in – not just a girl playing dress up wearing pretty dresses.
Post # 12
Girl, I was in your same boat. I was so undecisive! Nothing felt just perfect. I finally pulled the trigger and bought a dress that I later hated because I’m crazy. Then I bought another dress that I wasn’t entirely happy with either. My poor mother had to fly out here and work on changing my dress for 5 days. I was happier with it but never truly ecstatic like it was “the one”. Sometimes you don’t get the princess fairytale moment.
Post # 13
After looking at other dresses I ended up finding my dress, by chance, on Craigslist before x-mas. The bride had posted her wedding pics to show the dress. Which helped at lot. The dress was lace which I liked but though I couldn’t afford. When I tried it on I couldn’t beleive how well it fit! The colour, champange, was perfect with my very pale skin. And the matching veil was included. I just remember saying “I want it” and I bought it.
When I got home I did think “WTF did I just do!?” I was alone when I bought the dress and it was kind of on a whim. Think maybe I was worried because “hollywood” says you have to have that bridal store experience with everyone there. But this is real life and often things don’t happen like that – at least not for me. The doubt went away after I realized I needed to trust myself. I went with my gut feeling. I have no regrets. Everyone loved my dress.
I think after any major purchase some doubt is normal. I bet the dresses your choosing from all look incredible on you! Consider practical points about the dress as well. i.e if you don’t like/want to spend a lot of time putting on your dress do you want the one that takes 30 min to lace up? (as much as you might love it). But yeah, you might just need to pull the band-aid off lol
Post # 14
I tried on tons of dresses before i found mine. I knew mine was the one because it was the only dress i had tried on that i smiled instantly when i looked in the mirrior, i just knew! 🙂
Post # 15
It was the first one I tried on and my Dad teared up. I tried on some others that were meh…. and when I put the first one back on he full on had tears running down his cheeks.