(Closed) How do you know it’s THE dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011 - The Viceroy

I just bought my dress today!  I didn’t cry or anything… but that wouldn’t be normal for me.  I tried a lot of dresses and narrowed in down to a few favorites.  Then I went back and tried on the favorites again, which helped a lot.  Then I spent a week thinking about it and it turns out there was one dress I just kept thinking of… so I went back to the trunk show and bought it!  I’m so excited!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I didn’t cry.

I tried on about 9 dresses (I’m not crazily into dresses) and while lots of them made me smile and swirl around because they were so pretty, the one I eventually chose made me stop, take a breath and go quiet. It felt ‘serious’.

The dress shop ladies told me later that while my second choice dress made me look pretty, my dress made me look stunning. I also knew that my FI would like it because it was sophisticated and made my figure look amazing, while still being rather modest (no cleavage in sight!).

It was odd because I ended up choosing a strapless, satin A-line dress, when I thought I was all for a strappy, lacy sheath.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hey – no you don’t need to cry lol 🙂  I’m usually quite emotional and I was the only one (including the bridal lady!) who didn’t get teary eyed :-p  I knew it was the right one instantly though – I got tingles!

Although my actual dress is due in the 20th, so I might be different then!  I’ll keep you posted, but as long as you feel extra special in it, it’s probablly “the one”.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I didn’t cry. I knew it was the one because I couldn’t put it out of my mind and compared every other dress to it.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I tend to be very logical and organized. I told myself that I absolutely WOULD NOT buy a dress until I had visited all 4 dress appts. I tried on 5 dresses at my first appointment. They all felt nice and pretty and the last one I told myself “Well, if I don’t find a dress at the next 3 stores, I’d be happy with this one” (Not the greatest reaction to a dress, but I thought maybe I just wasn’t the “emotional” type). The second appt, the consultant was awesome and never threw out an insincere “wow.” Towards the end of the appt, she pulled a dress I never even looked twice at on the hanger (Enzoani Dakota).  When I put it on, everyone went “wow” and I got a little bit excited. The consultant asked what I didn’t like about it, and my reply was “well, there isn’t anything I don’t like, but I just really really want to try on the XYZ dress on the window mannequin”  When I tried that one on, it just paled in comparison to the Enzoani. I tried on one more dress, but just could not get that Enzoani dress out of my mind. I begged to get it back on and I just knew.  I didn’t cry, but I also could not stop thinking about it, picturing what I would look like in it, figuring out which pair of Louboutins 🙂 would go perfectly with it…etc etc etc. I still have 5 months to go before the dress gets here, but not a single day goes by that I don’t pull up pictures of me in that dress.  Needless to say, I cancelled the other 2 appts for the day and bought the dress on the spot (So much for being logical and methodical!)

Crying isn’t for everyone, but you know your dress is “it” the same way you know your fiancee was the one–it’s hard to describe to everyone else, but you are damn sure you’ve got gold!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Oh, that’s a good point–the dress I ended up buying was chosen by the saleslady as well. I wouldn’t have picked it from the rack. Some of them have enough experience that they can just look at you and know what will look great on your particular body shape.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Oops, double post!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I did cry, well when I bought my second dress.

My first dress I was never 100% sure about but everyone kept saying that it was beautiful so I bought it. At every fitting I never had that “wow” feeling and at the 3rd  fitting I could not stop crying because I knew I had made the wrong choice. Yeah it was a ok dress but it wasnt “the dress”.

I dont think anyone should buy a dress unless they are 100% happy with it.

 Dont listen to what other people like, you need to LOVE it yourself and if you dont feel that “OMG WOW ” feeling, then I think you should keep looking.

 I spent a whole lot of money on a dress  I will never ever wear and spent months stressing, worrying and crying over it. My second dress made me feel so amazing and such relief because I knew it was the one, and Im so glad I didnt settle for my first dress coz I LOVE my new dress!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I didn’t cry or anything….on either dress. haha. Well, I got slightly emotional when I bought my second one, but I was extremely pms’d and tired. No one else really cried either, but none of my friends or family are really emotional like that…

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I didnt cry, I don’t know any one who has cried in real life.

I knew it was the right one because I kept going back looking at pictures after I tried it on (and bought other dresses) And it made me look really good.

One thing I can say is do not get the dress that other people love, get the dress you love!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

No, I don’t know anyone who cried either. I don’t think that really happens. I hear more about mothers of the bride crying. Although I’m not even sure if that happens in real life either.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I didn’t cry either, but I knew because I didn’t want to take it off.  I was so quick to get out of other dresses that I didn’t love so that’s how I knew.  I also did the serious face thing…like I got real quiet and serious (idk why because that is not my personality at all)!!  Like I was just speechless I guess…but I knew it and so did everyone who was with me.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I didn’t cry but I had a “That’s IT!” moment.

I think THE dress comes when your style and your budget come together. I tried on a bunch of dresses but nothing I really loved, a few were pretty close but were more than I wanted to spend on something that would still need some reworking.

When you find THE dress you’ll feel comfortable in it, you’ll have a limited amount of changes and you won’t feel uncomfortable spending the money on it. When I say that I mean if you find a dress that is just OK you’ll have a hard time justifying the money for it, but when you find one you love you’ll think it’s worth the money.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I knew it was the dress just by the way I felt in it…but I also knew when I had 2 different people that were there for another bride look and me and say “oh yeah! that’s the one!” 

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