(Closed) Right Dress???

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Stacyleeleigh: I didn’t instantly get the “This is the dress” feeling.

I tried on over 60 dresses.

I found one I really liked but it was SO far away from my vision of MY wedding dress that I didn’t know if it was the one.

I tried on some others and found 2 more I also really liked.

I went back and visited the 3 “contenders” with my family in tow.

After trying on the 3 dresses again back to back I realized that the first one, even though different then what I imagined, was what I wanted.

Finally went back with just a bridesmaid and purchased it.

I still think about the other dresses I liked, but I do believe that this one really is “the one”.

Post # 4
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I tried about 15 dresses in total, and knew what looked great on me, but never had *that* feeling.  I really thought I would, but in the end I went with my gut that told me that my dress was the one I felt the best in.  I could have kept looking, but to be honest, I was kind of tired of looking!

Post # 5
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@KatNYC2011: Your experience sounds a lot like mine! I also tried on around 60 dresses, and had several that I liked, but just wasn’t sure they were “The One.”

Though I found my dress at th last store I went to, just when I was starting to think I would just have to make a decision. I didn’t buy it that day, but had them measure me, then went home to think it over to make sure it was what I wanted, and ordered it a few days later.

I don’t think you have to have that moment, I didn’t! It was more of a process for me, figuring out what I liked and didn’t like, etc. The types of dresses I tried on in my first couple appointments are very different from what I was trying on in the end. And don’t be afraid to think about it!

My advice is to be open with your dress, try things on that you didn’t picture, you may be surprised!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I only tried on 5 dresses before buying the dress I loved. I didn’t really get “that feeling” either, but I knew I wouldn’t because I’m not the type to get all emotional over a dress. However, as soon as I put it on I just knew I could see myself walking down the aisle in that dress… and it helped that my mom cried as soon as she saw me in it!

With the other dresses, I didn’t really have any reaction.. they were pretty, but they just didn’t feel “me”

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve tried on probably 50+ dresses, I had tons of time (and still do) but last week I felt like I was exhausted from looking, and from waiting. I walked into one of the last stores in town that I was going to visit, and saw a dress that took my breath away. Even though it’s differet than what I had in mind, and it might not be 100% venue-appropriate, it was the first dress that made me super excited to try on. So even though I still have more than a year left until our wedding, I bought it. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I tried on 2 dresses.  Both purchased online via yourdreamdress.com.  Since my FI and I decided to get married in 3 months, I knew the designers and dress styles I would be interested in.    I always dreamed of wearing a Badgley Mischka dress so I was excited when I was able to find her via yourdreamdress.com. I knew I found her when my gf almost cried.  I’m happy that I didn’t have to travel to New York cause that was my next stop.  Yes, I was going to New York to buy my dress if need be. 

My suggestion is look @ various designers, dress styles, and pick what would look best on you.  Take your time.  You’ll know.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Sometimes I feel like this whole “that feeling” thing about a dress was something that was created centuries ago and is this lingering thing that makes brides think they HAVE to have that feeling! It is a dress…yes a special dress…but a dress. I tried on more dresses than I can remember, in the end…yes my dress made me SO HAPPY, it was the prettiest and everything I wanted. I was excited and happy with a lot of other dresses too though! i think us brides put to much focus on “getting that feeling” and that is all we wait for. The dress should be about how you feel in it, what looks good on your body and fits your idea of your look and of course it is exciting. The important thing is to get those feelings towards your fiance’ and the whole wedding! 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Stacyleeleigh: I’m with you. I’m not sure if it’s because I am so calm/laid back, but I did not have the SQUEEEEE! I FOUND IT!! feeling. I didn’t cry, I didn’t squeal, I was just like, ‘hey I’m tired of looking, this one fits the bill and is affordable’. I was relieved to check another thing off the list. I don’t think I’m the type of person who would have that OMG response anyway.

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