Post # 1
I bought my wedding dress yesterday………on a whim! They say that when you put on your dress, “you will just know.” I’m not a whim kinda gal…..I’m an accountant.
It all started about 3 days ago when my wedding coordinator sent me an email that said a boutique bridal store in town was getting rid of about 20 gorgeous sample dresses to make room for new space. They were on an incredible deal and there were a couple there that matched my previous descriptions. My wedding is not until May 14, 2011 so I was waiting to try on dresses, but I went b/c I trust my coordinator.
It was the first one that I put on. It was perfect. A Marisa, all over lace with slight beading and just enough sparkle. It was a simple A-line that I am planning to have the seamstress turn into a slight mermaid (it needs alterations anyway – it was a sample). I loved it! Didn’t want to take it off.
I did try on about 20 dresses though in all shapes and sizes. FYI Solutions Bridal in Gainesville FL is AMAZING!!! I can not imagine nicer, more caring consultants. They made it a wonderful experience. The whole time I was thinking about that 1st dress. When I put it back on at the end with the veil and the bouquet – I knew. It made me cry, it made my mom cry, I did not want to take it off. The consultants popped champagne for me. It was great – I never felt more confident about making a decision.
But this morning, I woke up with incredible anxiety! I keep thinking it is too simple. Is this normal?!?! Do other brides go through this????
Another problem is that my fh is all about the poof! He has been excited about seeing me in a wedding dress for a while and he envisions this ball gown with long gloves. So not me, so not the wedding, and so not him for that matter!
Is anyone else’s fh a bit misguided on this matter?
Post # 3
I understand!!! My FI doesn’t want to see my wedding dress or anything until the day, but I did show him some pictures of ones I like, and he told me what he liked, then I bought a different one! AND mine was on a whim! I haven’t even tried dresses on, and saw this one on the internet and bought it!!! But, you have to remember, since you knew that this was the dress when you bought it, then your FI will LOVE it on you!!!! And he will think it is the best dress that you could have bought 🙂 POST A PIC THOUGH!!!! WANT TO SEE IT 🙂
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Post # 5
I can’t believe you bought a dress without trying it on! You’re so brave! Kudos!
Post # 6
You look SO AMAZING! No really. Nothing to worry about. It’s perfect on you. Now you just have to stop looking at wedding dresses until your date or else you will get even more anxious
But I am lol-ing @ “I’m not a whim kinda gal…..I’m an accountant”
Post # 7
you look amazing in the dress, and so happy! your smile in the pic i think says it all 🙂
Post # 8
That dress is so beautiful and it fits you *perfectly*!! I love the low back. It’s totally normal to have anxiety, especially since you bought your dress so far out. The key is to stop looking at dresses. You’ll just torture yourself if you don’t. Again, great purchase and congrats!!
Post # 9
You look absolutely beautiful! It looks like the perfect dress to me–I mean, obviously I don’t know you, but you have such a beautiful glow and smile on your face, and it fits you great. I don’t think it looks too plain at all–it’s got all that sparkle and such a pretty train. Maybe your FH says he likes ball gowns but he is going to be like, “Ball gown? Whaa?” when he sees you looking so perfect walking down the aisle.
Post # 10
Looks liek that’s your dress! It’s beautiful and bridal and you look like a million bucks 🙂
Post # 11
I totally had anxiety the next day after buying my dress. It was the first one I tried on and it was just too perfect that I couldn’t believe I had already found my dress – literally the first one I picked up and tried on!
My suggestion? Put it in your closet. Don’t look at it for a couple weeks. In a few weeks get some time to yourself and pull it out again and look at yourself in it. In the meantime don’t get wistful about other dresses – that’s just asking for trouble!
Post # 12
Your dress looks gorgeous. Anxiety or not, you definitely picked a winner. You probably are feeling it more so because there is so much time but if you “step away” for alittle while and come back, you will probably feel much better.
Post # 13
That’s a gorgeous dress! I think it looks great on you! I bought my dress already too, I am just trying to not look at any other dresses 🙂
Post # 14
That’s a beautiful dress! You chose really well, don’t worry about it!
Post # 15
That dress looks gorgeous on you and it is not too simple at all. A lot of brides get the anxiety after buying the dress but keep reminding yourself of how happy you were in that dress. You look great!
Post # 16
I had anxiety too. In fact, I still am, somewhat because I am adding sleeves and a little poof (not full on ball gown) to mine. So I’m nervous I might hate it when I am done!
your dress looks fab on you!