Post # 1
I am new to the wedding bee site and I hope you all can give me some advise. I am feeling really wedding dress shopping overwhelmed. My wedding isn’t until 2012, but I have started looking for dresses…(actually, I put money on a dress Symphony 2518) and I’m having second thoughts. I really like the symphony, but I want something that has more volume and flows. So I look around and came across the Mori Lee 1606. I really like this dress, but some have said that it has a bit of a Spanish feel and that isn’t my theme. My theme is country romance, outdoor ceremony and tented reception.
I wanted to get you alls opinions. Have you ever been stressed to find “the dress”? How do you know when you’ve found “the one”? Do you think Mori Lee 1606 is has a Spanish flare?
Any advise would really help?
Mori Lee 1606
Post # 3
Ok let me just say not everyone has that “this is it moment” and you’ll see it all over the bee. I didn’t. I had to walk away to realize it.
I tried on Mori Lee 1606 and its a very pretty dress, but as a latina, it does NOT have a spanish flare. That’s my personal opinion. Spanish flare is much more dramatic then that. The symphony looks like its more figure flattering.
There’s nothing wrong with shopping now. I already purchased and I’m uber happy about it. I think a year is a good time frame to purchase and your right at that mark.
Post # 4
I think the Mori Lee gown looks SO pretty! It’s so much more flowy and elegant! My gown is Mori Lee too 🙂 I didn’t have that “moment” either. I was happy to get a gown and have my family there. I didn’t have that teary eyed moment. I suppose my feelings are saving that for when I see my dream come true at the end of the aisle waiting for me.
Post # 5
I actually like the Symphony dress better — but that’s probably because I’m not a fan of ruffles like on the first dress 🙂
I didn’t have an immediate “moment” either but I was between two dresses for the longest time. My first dress shopping trip I thought I had found “the one”, my second trip I tried that plus one other dress on, ended up LOVING the way I felt in the other dress, but it was strapless and I didn’t want strapless. So I left that appointment feeling very confused, but in the weeks that followed every time I thought about the two dresses I got a little flutter in my stomach when I thought about the second dress.
Ultimately I went back a third time to try on the 2 dresses again, this time with all my accessories, and the first dress just couldn’t compare — I knew the second one was it. I just did not want to take it off!
I think it’s a good idea to take your time shopping, don’t decide anything on your first trip or two, and take the time between trips to really think about how you felt in each dress and how you want to feel on your wedding day. Eventually you’ll narrow it down and get a gut feeling about one dress in particular, and next time you try that dress on, you’ll know if it’s the right one.
Post # 6
Don’t think you are going to have a TLC Say Yes to the Dress moment where you, everyone with you, the consultant, and store owners are going to cry all over your dress.
I knew because when I found the dressed I loved, everything that went on my body after was compared to that dress. Even when I left the shop to sleep on it, I still thought about it.
I even went to a different salon and tried on 10 more dresses. It’s funny because the last one I tried on was actually the dress I loved! I knew right then and there that this was it. I didn’t want to take it off and I did not want to try on anything else. I haven’t even looked at wedding dresses since.
I knew because I could visualized the whole wedding in that dress. No tears at all.
Post # 7
I had the moment… I went to the bridal store and had 3 dresses I wanted to try on.. the cocky girl brought me 12 dress I hated, none of which were the 3 I wanted.
Finally I said, look I want this one next or another girl.
She brought it and I knew it was the one when I didnt want to take it off and had no desire to try on any more (yet at the same time no longer felt frustrated by the past 3 hours of BS I put up with with that girl).
Post # 8
When you see it on the hanger and you say that’s pretty. Then you put it on and suddenly you love everything about it, how it feels, how it looks, how it makes you feel. That’s when I knew it was my dress, I just loved every single thing about it.
Post # 9
i didn’t really have the “YES!” moment. I went to 2 different stores, tried on about 15 dresses. I honestly could have said yes to probably 5 of them. However I could just picture myself walking down the aisle in the one I got, and I would compare the others to it. AND WORD OF ADVICE-one you have one, and you are happy with it, STOP LOOKING! honestly there are so many beautiful dresses out there that would look good on someone and that will just drive you crazy.
Post # 10
@imbeautiful2c: First off, don’t stress. Both dresses are absolutely beautiful, and I can totally see you in your pictures….an outdoor setting with a beautiful landscape and whatever else you liked in your pictures – a rustic fence, train tracks, horse pastures, a covered bridge, etc.
Plus, remember, it all depends on the rest of your look too. The Mori Lee could have a Spanish feel if you were to have your hair in a side pony up-do with a red flower and red lipstick. That would be a much more glamorous look. But if you were to choose flowers that reflect your country romance theme and go with loose curls and subtle jewelry, it would totally work. Plus I’m not sure which color you prefer, but I think ivory seems a bit more ‘country’.
As far as your questions for ‘when you know’, I think the best thing to do looking back is to know what look you’re going for, browse extensively, but don’t try too many on. I looked at a lot of dresses online to get a feel for price points and my overall style before I truly realized what look I wanted. I ended up with the dress that was my original favorite. That doesn’t happen for everyone, but it did for me. I’m an indecisive person too. I was between three dresses, but this one just felt like ‘me. I felt like a beautiful ‘me’. I made the decision and have not allowed myself to second-guess the choice.
I do still love the dress posts on here and love oggling over people’s choices. I just refuse to have any dress regret.
Either choice is beautiful, but if you feel the need to browse a bit more, do so. Good luck and let us know which dress you end up with!
Post # 11
You know when you can’t stop thinking about it! I tried on a dress and really liked it, but didn’t necessarily think it was “the one” at that moment. However, when I continued shopping for other dresses and my mind kept going back to that dress I just knew. Plus, my friends and family said they could see on my face that I loved it, even before I knew I did!
Post # 12
I think to know that the dress is YOUR dress you do need some kind of moment…. it doesn’t have to be at the bridal shop but what if the option of not having that dress went away… for example if it was discontinued… would that put a knot in your stomach, or as one bridal consultant told me, If you go home and dream about the dress then it is your dress!!!!! I had the moment with the dress that eventually became mine, I cried, my sister and my bridesmaids cried the second I put it on with my veil. I tried to ignore it because it wasn’t what I had in mind when I had always started looking for wedding dresses ( I wanted the whole princess dress). So I went home that night and couldn’t stop thinking about it. Went back the next day, tried on all of the dresss that I always thought that I wanted but they just didn’t give me that feeling. Then I put on my Maggie Sottero Ericka again and bam ….it just made sense and I had to have it. My advice is to just go try on every single dress that you think you might want instead then try on the dress you bought. It is so easy to forget how that symphony made you feel when you put it on but if you try those other dresss that just arn’t you and then you put on your dress you will realize why you put money down on it, if not you still have to keep looking:)
Post # 13
love the symphony! Looks a lot like mine!
Post # 14
You ARE beautiful2c! You will look fantastic in whatever you wear! It’s your night.
On the other hand, I think you should go for the spanish looking one.
Post # 15
Both dresses are gorgeous! I don’t think the first one has too much “Spanish flare” at all.
I’m still searching… I found 10 I liked after trying on many many dresses, went back to narrow down, and am thinking about looking some more because I just don’t know if I’m happy enough with any. I don’t think I’ll have that “moment”. Half the dresses I tried on I hated on the hanger but loved on me, or loved on the hanger but hated it on me. Maybe give it a month, go back and try them both on, and see if you have a different perspective. Seeing more dresses and thinking about other aspects of your wedding can help narrow it down, trust me 😉
Post # 16
I knew when I tried on my dress because my heart fluttered and I had a vision of me walking down the aisle in it. I didnt want to take it off! It perfectly matched my venue and the sort of feeling I wanted for my ceremony, it wasnt the most figure flattering dress that I tried on because it was a sheath with no corset or ruching or anything that helps your figure, and I am am shaped like a boy, but somehow it just looked right, like it made me look beautiful with my own figure and not pretending to give me curves where I dont have them. It just felt like it was perfectly my style and made for me and my wedding, I smiled every time I thought about it and I couldnt wait to show it to everyone at my wedding. I was infatuated with it like one would have a crush lol!