Post # 1
I have been going to wedding dress shopping these past couple weeks, and I think I have found ‘the one’. But anyways, maybe I have been watching too much ‘Say yes to the dress’ or what … but I didn’t seem to have this crazy emotion or anything when I saw myself in the mirror! What’s up with me? I just know I look good in it and the price is right – it’s practical!
I’ve been going to 4 bridal shops so far, should I be looking a little longer till I find a dress that makes me all ‘teary eyes’ or what? I mean, I don’t even know if this is normal … I saw a girl last weekend who literally was in tears when she saw herself in the mirror …
Sumthing wrong with me? Or is this normal?
Post # 3
I didn’t cry. I didn’t jump up and down. I just knew I loved it. Period. I think all of those shows are so staged as to what the “typical” reaction is.
Post # 4
I started a poll about the you will know it is your dress because you cry myth a couple months ago.
Raise your hand if …
Over 70% of those who answered didn’t cry
You are fine, SYTTD girls are crazy or hormonal or something!
Post # 5
If it makes you feel any better, I stared at myself in the mirror for about 5 minutes (literally) and was like “ok this is the one, yall ready to go home now?” My family was shocked that I was so nonchalant about the whole thing.
Post # 6
I haven’t found “the one” yet, but I don’t think I’ll cry/be emotional. I’m not much a crier in general, but I can’t see myself getting emotional over clothing- maybe because I don’t put as much symbolism in the dress as the girls who end up crying do?
Either way, if it’s your dress and it’s awesome, then you’re all set. No need for tears.
Post # 7
I wasn’t emotional at all. I tried mine on, liked it and went home that day. When I went back to the dress shop a few weeks later just to make sure that was what I wanted, they had sold their sample, so I just went ahead and had them measure me and order it. I love the dress and it’s gorgeous, but to me, it’s just a dress. d have easily grabbed something on clearance somewhere for 50.00 if it
Post # 8
i didn’t cry and i had tried so many dresses at that point that it was hard to tell right away. most of the ones i liked, i would no longer like that much when i home and looked at the pics. when i found the one, it was just that i could never find anything wrong with it, every dress i tried on after it i knew i liked mine better, and also i liked it MORE after staring at the pics. so it took me a couple of days before deciding it was the one (no instant moment there!). i was just relieved when i finally made a decision.
Post # 9
I agree that just because you dont have that tear filled moment, doesnt mean that the dress isn’t for you. I am going to try on dresses for the first time in a couple of weeks at a Maggie Sottero trunk show and I am mostly scared that if tears fall from my eyes it will be because WON’T find anything I love!
Wish me luck…
Post # 10
I got engaged on New Year’s Eve, and only had three days with my mom to find a dress before I had to head back “home” on the other side of the country. I knew I wanted to at least try on some dresses with her, so we went to a bridal store about 6 hours before my plane was leaving. I tried on 12 dresses, then put the 10th one back on and said, “This is it!” and we were done. No crazy emotions or tears for me! I knew I loved it and I never tried on any other dresses after that.
I did get a little emotional at my 2nd fitting though, because it all seemed so real once I had my shoes and veil and the dress actually fit me. So, don’t worry about it! You might get your tears later 🙂
Post # 11
Didn’t happen for me, either. I went to a particular store because they had the Maggie Sottero Reese. I tried it on and liked it a great deal. Then my sister told me to try on the Geneva. I tried that on and realized I was torn between the two. They both were so different but so great. I finally went with the Geneva because it seemed more traditional to me. Although I loved the sexy Reese! But in the end, there was no crying, no jumping up and down, more just a happy feeling that I found something that I will really enjoy wearing on my wedding day. That’s about it.
Post # 12
I didn’t cry! I tried on three dresses. That’s it. The third one I loved, so that was that. Didn’t care to try anymore on, didn’t cry. I was happy with my decision, paid and went home. 🙂
Post # 13
I found a dress that I thought was “the one” and I didn’t cry. I was happy and it was exciting, but I didn’t get that emotional response.
We had one last store to visit and my mom wanted me to try on a few more different dresses “just in case,” so I did and guess what!? Thats when I really found “the one!” I got all teary eyed and that’s so not like me so we knew this dress was 10x more special than the one I almost bought. Now I am so so happy that I waited and bought the one that gave me this emotional response. I think what really got me going was that I could 100% see myself walking down the aisle in this dress and just knew my FI would love it!
Post # 14
No crying here either. I pondered about it for a second and couldn’t believe that this was the “one”. I did get butterflys in my stomach though but I think I was just picturing myself walking down the aisle so it made me nervous. But I do know that the other dresses were not the ONE because there was always something about the dress that seemed to bother me. My sister told me if there is anything that bothers you about the dress, do not get it because you will focus on that the whole time.
Post # 15
I don’t think I even had the “it’s the one!” moment, let alone crying. I didn’t get overly excited. I just came out, saw how I looked in this one compared to the rest and I said “I think I like this one the best”, and then ordered it lol. I was still unsure in my decision (because I’m so indecisive) but it was definitely a practical decision because it was within budget and I felt that it was flattering on me.
Post # 16
I didn’t cry – I’m not “one of those” either. But I did get very, very happy and couldn’t stop smiling – it was a stronger emotional reaction then I expected. I think you should look for a dress that makes you smile and feel happy and pretty. That’s a good expectation for anyone, I think.