- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
how do you know the dress is ‘the one’
how do you know the dress is ‘the one’
I just started liking the dress I bought last September so I am not the best person to give advice but I just wanted to say that for me I don’t think there was “the one” I loved lots of different dresses on me and lots of completely different styles. I wish i could get married every year and pick a new one!
I never had that feeling. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) I live in an area where there are a TON of bridal salons. I went to about 6 and at each one I found a dress that I loved. I couldn’t make up my mind so I picked the least expensive one.
I dont’ know if there’s any sure way of knowing…but I think if you feel “stunning” in it…that’s the ticket.
I think there is way too much emphasis on finding “the one” when it comes to a dress.
I saw something on SYTTD yesterday….. treat finding your dress like finding your man… when you find the one you like STOP looking! You don’t go out on more dates to see what else is out there.
Something like that…. I liked that idea anyways!
I didn’t break down in tears, but I did get butterflies in my stomach. After I first tried on the dress, I waited about 3 weeks for the salon to have a trunk show. As soon as I saw it hanging in the dressing room on that second visit, I felt like I was seeing an old friend. Now, I still had dress regret, but I agree with what mrsc630 said. Once I bought that dress, I stopped looking.
I had it narrowed down to 3 dresses. I decided it was the one because when I thought about my wedding it was the one I would envision myself wearing.
However, I wish I would have seen the episode on SYTTD that a PP talked about. We pushed back our wedding because of a few things, mostly because of his mom passing away. And now our wedding has taken on a completely different vibe. It went from funky and fun to more romantic and rustic and while I love my dress I don’t think its the “one” anymore. I found another dress a website that I fell in love with, I should have stopped looking when I bought my dress. Same maker as my dress but lace.
So my advice is don’t dress shop too soon. You’ll find a dress you can’t live without and will buy it only to decide a year later that it isn’t the dress that fits your new vision of your wedding. While certain elements of my wedding have stayed the same (colors, certain flowers, reception site) the feel of what I want has dramatically changed. I bought way too soon.
Its the dress I could see myself getting married in, all the others were nice but just didnt feel as special
You get a “OMG, this dress is amazing!” feeling.
MOH and I analyzed the 20-30 dresses I tried on before finding “the one” in a very logical way. It flatters my figure, it doesn’t flatter my figure, I don’t want to have to walk like this, this isn’t the kind of bride I want to be. They all felt like pretty white dresses, nothing more. Like prom dress shopping in high school, sort of. There was one dress that we both loved, but it was waaay over my budget, and it still just felt like a beautiful dress that happened to be white.
When I found “the one,” I finally felt like a bride. It was flattering and comfortable and everything else, but most of all, I looked in the mirror and finally saw myself looking up at my man on our wedding day, holding his hand, crying and hugging him, having our first dance. It was everything I wanted to be on my wedding day, and in that dress I finally saw myself as a bride and a wife.
I’m not a crier, but I did find myself overcome with emotions. Like, every emotion. And I didn’t want to take it off. I just couldn’t stop staring at it or at the mirror. It was very clear for me and I don’t regret it at all! 🙂
However, agreed with some of the earlier posts – I’m staying farrrr away from looking for new dresses. I love this dress and it’s heart-wrenchingly perfect. No need to torment myself.
I very nearly cried, and I was giddy all at once. When I brought it home to show my fiance and call my friends, I couldn’t stop dancing and jumping around LOL
Like your man, ya just know!
Well, since I got engaged… I knew I wanted a Pronovias and picking one wasn’t an easy task because they were all beautiful, but I knew when I couldn’t see myself wearing any other dress!!
I started crying when I walked out in it. And I had tried on about 13 RIGHT before it and had ZERO emotional response to any of them. Pretty clear sign. 🙂
I really never believed “that feeling” about the dress existed until it happened to me. I didn’t cry or anything, but I did get the weird butterfly feeling of yes, this is MY dress! I probably tried on 20 dresses and found mine in the last place I thought I would.
I got the OMG I love this dress, feeling & I knew it was the one. I haven’t had one ounce of dress regret and I ordered my dress 15 months before my wedding! 🙂
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