Picking a dress: How do you choose?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

Not everyone cries and gets all emotional about their dress. I didn’t. I say make a list of your top three and then try them on again. Make a list of things you really want in a dress and know your budget and pick the one that is closest. Then do not try on any more dresses. 

Honetly, on your wedding day, the dress will be less of a big deal than it seems now. 

Post # 4
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244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@DC_ChicagoBride:  take pictures (if they let you) and compare.  Seeing the dresses side by side (even for model pics) really helped me.  I was SO confused, but once i put the pictures side by side it couldnt have been any more clear which dress was the best choice for me!

Also, I really took the feel of our reception into consideration.  I was totally torn between 2 dresses, but one was a little more crisp and modern, while the other was softer and romantic.  When I pictured myself wearing each dress at our venue, I knew the more romantic choice would be the best.  otherwise you might look out of place in pics

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had a moment. I didn’t think I would, but I did. All of a sudden, after I put on the dress, I saw myself getting ready with my girls on the day of and getting married. 

But before that moment, I really struggled. I also was afraid of dress regret and finding another one I like better. I would pick the one you think is most flattering and if you see another prettier dress, just remember that the one you picked looked best.

I’d take a break from dress shopping (I did for a week) and then go back and try on only dresses in that silhouette that you liked the most and keep thinking about. Then, stop looking at dresses once you’ve made that decision. 

Also, I’m 6 months out from the wedding and just placed the order. Honestly, I don’t have the time to change my mind and I’ve been looking at dresses for so long, I know I found the one because it looks the best on me. 

Are there any really big salons that carry tons and tons of dresses where you can go and say that you only want to try on a certain silhouette? How certain are you that you want that silhouette? Perhaps you haven’t had your moment yet because you are looking at the wrong style? When I was looking at only ball gowns, I couldn’t get “the moment.” 

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