Is there really such thing as "THE DRESS"?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Do you believe on "THE DRESS"?
    Yes : (47 votes)
    45 %
    No : (57 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
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    266 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    As soon as i tried it on, i knew it was my dress – I had no idea what i wanted, but it was the second dress i tried on and have everything i could ever imagine. 

    Everyone’s different though. We all expect different things and different reactions. I didn’t have the crying moment, but i had the “oh wow, this is realy cool” moment

    Post # 4
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    3432 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I am mystified by the brides who seem to think that the dress is the most important aspect of the wedding.  Your guests are more likely to remember good food, good drinks, and fun much more than the details of yet another white dress.

    Post # 5
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    18 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I tried on at least 15 dresses and was ready to settle for one that just looked good. I just figured that I wasn’t going to have “THE dress” moment. I went to sleep that night anxious because I felt like it was the wrong dress. We went to another bridal shop the next day and the bridal consultant was amazing. She kept narrowing down what I was asking for and when I put on THE dress, I just knew. My stomach clenched (in a good way), I couldn’t stop smiling, I wanted to dance around the room, and never take off the dress. I even stopped worrying about spending money and just accepted it. I didn’t want to try on another dress. I still look at pictures of it a month after buying it and get butterflies. It is the ONE! 

    ETA: the dress was not super important to me but I did not want to spend money on a dress that didn’t wow me. I want to feel beautiful in my photos and, like my mom said, we are paying so much for photography that I wanted something that I would look back on with fond memories. 

    Post # 6
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    457 posts
    Helper bee

    I’d like to think so. I feel that when your looking at dresses, it’s all about aesthetics–this belt here, a flower there, lace, sweetheart etc.. But when you start trying on, it’s more of how the dress makes you feel: romantic, whimsical, glamorous, bridal etc…which is why some brides fall in love with dresses they may have originally overlooked on the hanger. 

    Post # 8
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    1311 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1994

    Nope! Didn’t happen in my case. I like lots of things, like you!

    Post # 9
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    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I don’t believe in “the dress” same way as I don’t believe in “the ring”. I think there will always be a number of options which are good ones. Let’s be honest, no bride tries on every dress in the entire world. Usually, she stops shopping when she finds one that makes her heart sing. That doesn’t mean that if she tried on another 30 dresses she wouldn’t find another dress that is also lovely. But there comes a point where you are ready to stop looking and get the gorgeous one you’ve found. It makes me so sad when I see brides on here tearing their hair out over whether they picked “the one”. In my opinion, once you’ve chosen it and loved it, it becomes “the one” because it’s your wedding dress.

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    It didn’t happen for me. I found lots that I liked, a few that were flattering and then bought the one that was on sale. I didn’t have any regrets. I’m pretty laid back and practical though. Some people want to have that dream dress experience and that’s fine. Just don’t stress yourself out! 

    Post # 11
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    2581 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    Man, I could have been totally happy in just about any of the dresses I tried on. I spent a lot of time thinking we should just Don’t Tell The Bride it and get my FH to pick my dress for me.

    Post # 12
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    6013 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Eh. I loved my dress and stil do. I had zero doubts on the day of the wedding. That said, I still see other dresses and think “man, I wish I had worn something like that”. Tastes change over time, so you might love your dress now and be so happy that’s what you wore on your wedding day, but love something else more later on. It’s no biggie

    Post # 13
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    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I definitely didn’t have a “the dress” moment in a store (and I tried on at least 50 dresses, from $100 to $7000).  I bought a dress that I had liked in the store super cheap on ebay.  It came, and it fit perfectly, and FI and I loved it, and then it was “the dress.”

    Post # 14
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    1028 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I gotta say I didnt think I’d have the “OMG this is THE dress” moment but I did and it was confirmed even more when my chance to have the dress was ripped away from me because it was discontinued. I really knew it was the dress when I couldnt stop thinking about it and did a serious search to find it and I did! It doesnt happen for everyone but it made me happy to have that moment.

    Post # 15
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    8425 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think it depends on the bride.  I didn’t have “the dress,” but I’m not the kind of girl that has dreamed about a wedding all her life.  I had a dress that didn’t break the bank and that my groom loved, and that’s close enough for me.

    Post # 16
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I DEFINITELY had “The Dress”! It was absolutely perfect in ever single way!

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