How do you know when you have found "the dress?"

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@nerdybee:   I fell in love with my dress the moment I saw it on the hanger.  I knew, no matter which dress I bought, I would always wish I had that one.  There simply was no second best.  Martina Liana, #423.  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I compared every dress i tried on afterwards to it, and didnt like any as much. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@nerdybee:  I didn’t want to take it off! 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@nerdybee: I knew I had found the dress when I put it on and all I could think about was how badly I wanted my FI to see me it. I then cried, my mom then cried, and then my wedding planner cried too. He then grabbed a veil and accessories and we all cheered with glasses of champagne in hand! This is the one I picked and the veil I purchased too.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I liked my dress the first time I tried it on (it was the second dress I tried), but I didn’t have a “moment” with it, but every dress after that, I compared to it, in my head.  After trying on about 5 more dresses, the consultant said “I think you keeping thinking about that White by Vera Wand fit and flare, let’s try it on again”  I am surprised that she could tell, but something must’ve shown on my face with that dress that I didn’t completely recognize.  I tried it on a second time and couldn’t stop smiling.  I hate the picture of me in it, but here’s the stock photo.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@GretaMae316:  That dress is awesome and so is your figure!

 

 

 

I had my eye on the Nicole Miller Taryn dress so I tried it on, liked it, bought it. It was figure flattering and the price was right, and that’s all I needed!

 

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MeghN:  Thanks, girl! Your dress is gorg too 🙂

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I liked almost every dress I tried on but had no strong emotional reaction to anything. Then when I tried on “my” dress and saw myself in the mirror I had a big grin on my face. I knew nothing would top it, so I bought it! I went to 3 boutiques, tried on probably about 20 dresses.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

1 store, 15 dresses, and I ended up getting a dress I didn’t even want to try on.  I wanted flowy organza or lace….I ended up with a heavy satin mermaid lol.  I knew it was the one because both my mom and I couldn’t stop smiling when I had it on 🙂

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mine is really long and emotional because it’s really about so much more than the dress…There was a dress on the DB website I admired for a few years. Then when I actually got engaged, I thought it was gone. But it wasn’t, they had just updated the pictures of it. I was so happy it wasn’t gone. It just seemed like me, and was in my price range. I went dress shopping alone (my family is all very far away) and had been sick all week. I had to wait a while because the appointments before mine were running over. I didn’t have a good feeling about the whole thing. I actually thought about walking out. It didn’t feel special at all. But then I met my consultant, and she was nice. I told her I what I liked and didn’t and she pulled three dresses, I believe. I tried them all, and there were elements to each one that I liked. Then I mentioned the one I had been stalking and she knew exactly which one I was talking about. She went and got it and brought it back. As I was trying it on, the song “This Year’s Love” by David Gray started to play. I thought about the times I had listened to that song, hopeful but cautious, at the beginning of a relationship. And then getting completely crushed. A few times. But always going back to it. Back to the hope. Sorry this is such a long post. Here is the song:

This years’ love had better last 
Heaven knows its high time 
And Ive been waiting on my own too long 
But when you hold me like you do 
It feels so right 
I start to forget 
How my heart gets torn 
When that hurt gets thrown 
Feeling like you cant go on

Turning circles when time again 
It cuts like a knife oh now
If you love me got to know for sure 
Cos it takes something more this time 
Than sweet, sweet lies, oh now
Before I open up my arms and fall 
Losing all control 
Every dream inside my soul 
And when you kiss me 
On that midnight street 
Sweep me off my feet 
Singing aint this life so sweet

This years love had better last 
This years love had better last

So who’s to worry?
If our hearts get torn 
When that hurt gets thrown 
Dont you know this life goes on?
And wont you kiss me 
On that midnight street 
Sweep me off my feet 
Singing aint this life so sweet

This years love had better last 
This years love had better last 
This years love had better last 
This years love had better last

I could literally see myself crying on the floor after every broken heart like a bad romantic movie listening to that song. And then I remembered that cautious feeling at the beginning of my relationship, and throughout it, with my fiance. How I had to fight myself every day to trust him not to use me or hurt me like others had, and how I had to learn to trust my own feelings again. And I thought of the incredible challenges we had faced together. I thought of my fiance, less than a year into our relationship, holding my hand and kneeling to pray with me beside my daddy before we had him cremated. And I was overwhelmed with how great (not perfect, but really great) of a man my fiance is and how blessed I am to have him.I realized that every bad moment in my romantic life lead me to that moment in time, including my challenges with my fiance, helped form me into that woman looking at me in the mirror in that beautiful dress. And I liked her. Not just what she looked like (which I did like, sick and all) but who she was, what she stood for. And especially after fighting years and years of depression and self- doubt, that felt amazing. As if that wasn’t enough, I realized I wasn’t alone at all. I wear a little heart pendant every day with some of my dad’s ashes in it. And I could feel him there with me. And I knew he would love that dress. So you damn well better believe I got that dress. It’s not the most expensive. It’s not the flashiest. Lots of other people have it. But it’s my dress. And I definitely had a moment. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I wanted to try it on again.  The 2nd time I didn’t want to take it off.  

I went to 2 stores, tried on about 9 dresses.  This as dress 7. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I expected a city hall wedding with a tea length reception style dress but I was able to do much more than that. Because my expectations weren’t high I was very flexible about my dress, my only requirement was that it had to POP out to me, I had to feel as though it was the “the one” whether in person or online. I chose the online route since I kept hearing horrible stories about the boutiques in NYC (where my family/friends are) and where I am right now I was not willing to go to any shops alone. I was in love with Davids Bridal dresses and knew that was the affordable route before I even got engaged, but when the time came I Wasn’t interested. I explored many different avenues for asthetic and price and found “her”, my Maggie Sottero Monica dress by just browsing online. That was the only dress I tried on and I knew it was IT when I did.

Now I just have to maintain my weight so that it still fits me in May >_<

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