Post # 1
Hey Bees. I have been dress shopping now for a few months. I was pretty sure I found “THE ONE” at Davids Bridal but my MOH (my sister) insisted we try another place. So this past weekend I went to another place and found another dress I love! I didn’t love it when I tried it on (i put it on following a super blingy dress so it didn’t pop considering it is plain) but when I got home and saw pics, I thought it was so flattering and pretty. I showed pics to my family and everyone loevs it but my mom. She told me to keep looking. My concern is, everywhere you go, you are going to find another “ONE”. It is like a never ending cycle. So what do I do? Keep looking or say I found a dress I am happy with and go with it?
I hate how much family influences us. LOL
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2011 - The Viceroy
I say go to one more bridal salon, if you still end up thinking about the other dress you will know it’s the one.
Post # 4
Go to a couple of shops on your own. I was alone when I made the final decision on my dress, and I think it helps.
When my mum came to see it, she wasn’t as immediately wowed as I’d hoped, but by then I knew it was my dress, so she came round pretty quickly.
You’ve still got some time, and going alone can help you to focus a bit more. Then if you still love this dress, go back and buy it, safe in the knowledge that it’s the one you love.
Post # 5
@WhiteRoseRed: I think you hit the nail on the head. When I shopped with my mother, I was really influenced by what she liked. Looking back at those pictures, I really didn’t like those dresses. I had to go alone to “keep out the background noise”.
@Tswife4ever: You still have several months before you have to make a decision. I would recommend you keep looking. You will probably find lots of dresses you really like, but one will call out to you. I had a lot of indecision too, but when I found the dress, nothing else could turn my head.
Post # 6
I feel the same way! I’ve gone twice, once with a friend and once with my mom. Both steered me towards things they like and away from things they didn’t. I’m going shopping with FI’s mom (and maybe sisters) in a couple of weeks. I’m sure the result of that will be the same… My first two trips resulted in me finding dresses I really like but not “the one”. I think for final decision time I’ll go alone, that’s really good advice!