Post # 1
I have a question for everyone. I am currently looking for my dress. I found one I love but would never have pictured myself in. I always thought I would end up in a ball gown but when I tried any one they were not flattering at all.
The Mori Lee 1862 was one my sister picked out. I promised I wouldnt say no to anything and I put this one and I love it. Its flattering and I feel beautful. Its also on sale and fits me almost perfectly so it will need little to no alterations. I love it but I didnt instantly know it was that dress. Everyone keeps telling me I will just know but Im terrified that I wont get that feeling with any dress.
Im really worried about losing out on this amazing dress but Im also worried Im settling when I could continue looking for the one that will give me that moment where I just know
Post # 4
Eveyone keeps saying you will know. You say:
I put this one and I love it. Its flattering and I feel beautful.
I’m confused at what more you want?
Post # 5
@brianne.blight: that’s a very pretty dress! For me and most people I talked to there’s no real moment per say. I personally think people just hype it up so much and it makes it disappointing. If you feel good in the dress get it! The more you think about it the more stressed youll be.
Post # 6
Mori Lee 1862 in my top two dresses. I absolutely love it, and when I put it on, it was just the style I had always imagined and it looked flattering onme. There were no tears, no breakdown. I was like, this is exactly what I was hoping to find. The price was perfect, the lace was awesome! I think you should get it.. you look amazin!
Post # 7
For some people, it’s real. For others, it isn’t. I would suggest that you keep looking a bit and if you can’t stop thinking about that one, or if you’re comparing every other dress to it, then maybe you should go for it. Hopefully it’s on sale long enough to give you a chance to do that 🙂
In all, I tried on about 45 dresses. The one I eventually bought was probably the fourth gown I tried on. I liked it a lot, but I didn’t hear angels and see fireworks and start crying. It was also slightly out of my budget. But for the next few weeks, I kept looking at the pictures of me in it and I didn’t love any other dresses I tried. My budget increased because of a family member’s generosity, and I tried on dresses at a pricier salon. I still didn’t love any other dresses, and I kept thinking about the other one. I ended up getting it, and it was way below my new budget. Still no huge “moment,” but I was happy with my decision. It came in a couple of weeks ago, and I’m still happy 🙂
Post # 8
@brianne.blight: I think you may need to just try on a few more dresses. I tried probably 25-ish dresses split up on about 4 visits to different places. I did find dresses that I loved how they looked on me but kept going. The last time I went I tried on dresses for about 2 1/2 hours. It was exhausting and when I got down to 2 dresses I put them both back on and in one of them it hit me that I was really getting married. I didn’t cry (FMIL did) but it was that realization that was the “dress moment” for me.
Also, that dress is beautiful, for what it’s worth. 🙂
Post # 9
These made-for-TV, “say-yes-to-the-dress” moments are lovely and all…but you have to understand that the tear-filled, giddy, WOW moment is often a fairy tale, perpetuated by television shows.
I love my dress, it is the dress for me. I adore it…but did I cry or get a “feeling” about it? No: it was a great dress, at a great price, and I went for it.
Post # 10
That “moment” is a made up for TV thing I think. The majority of brides don’t have any speciall moment besides loving the dress and wanting to buy/wear it. At least I didn’t!i just thought I looked great and said yep, that’s the one.
Post # 11
Thank you guys for replying. Seriously you are all amazing you all knocked some sense into this nervous bride to be 🙂
Post # 12
I didn’t have that “moment” like everyone says and that’s why I questioned ordering my dress, but when it came in and I tried it on I knew it was the one for me and I’m so glad I got it.
Post # 13
I didn’t have any kind of emotional moment. I looked amazing in it, and I didn’t want to take it off – that to me said volumes. Sold. I had my “this is it” feelings with my man, I don’t need them with the dress.
Also, you don’t have to try on a million. I tried on 6. I’m pretty rational.
Post # 14
@brianne.blight: I never had the moment. Not everyone does
Post # 15
I’m actually going through the same issue now. I’ve just started trying on wedding dresses, and while I’ve found one that I really like, there was no “moment” or crying involved. It made me feel beautiful and like a bride, but I had no emotional response. My mother has been watching too much Say Yes to the Dress and fully expects that she will know what dress is right for me when she begins to cry after seeing me in it. Needless to say, wedding dress shopping with my Mom so far has been less than ideal.
Post # 16
It was for me! I put it on, and I just knew. That was just me, though! I think a LOT of girls don’t get that feeling!