Post # 1
I am becoming extremely anxious because I have been looking at/trying on dresses and have not felt a spark for any of the dresses (maybe a little warm fuzzy feeling on some of them, but none of them have screamed to me, "I AM THE ONE!").
I am starting to get really nervous because I am down to the wire, I need to get a dress ordered within the next week or two (wedding in November). ACK! Am I the only bride who has not found the dress of her dreams?
Post # 3
I don’t know if my dress is "the dress of my dreams". I love it, but there are many others out there that I love. I kept referring to this one as "my dress". That’s how I knew. 🙂 You’ll get there.
Post # 4
I felt the same way. I only did one day of dress shopping (mind you, it was a marathon day!)… but every dress I tried on was just "eh…". There were a couple on the internet I found that I really liked, but one would not match my colour scheme, and the other was out of my price range. One dress that I tried on, I fell in love with the style of the skirt, but hated the bodus (oh, and it was like $6,000!). I decided to combine the things that I really liked about the dresses I had picked out, and have one custom made. I am only paying $800 for my gown, and won’t have to pay any extras for alterations! I would defintely reccomend contacting some dress makers in your area 🙂
Post # 5
You know, I never really had a "The One" moment when I was trying on dresses. I kept waiting and waiting for it, but it never hit. When I tried on my dress, I think the first thing I said was "I kinda like this one". As I wore it more, I started to feel comfortable and happy and picture myself wearing it at the wedding. I never had the big crying, emotional moment, but I definitely got a great dress. I really loved my dress, it was one of my favorite parts of the wedding, but I just didn’t experience The Feeling the way other people do.
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, you may not have that major moment. However, that doesn’t mean that the right dress isn’t out there for you. You’ll find it!!
Post # 6
I made the mistake of trying on way too many dresses and giving myself too many options. To my surprise, I actually look pretty good in a lot of them so it’s really hard to decide since one didn’t really flatter more than the other. I finally forced myself to weigh the plusses and minuses of each style, then choose a designer who is willing to custom make the dress based on my measurements (some of them actually do that!). My problem is I a kind of have an extreme hour glass shape so most dresses get wrinkly around my waist where there is a ton of extra fabric. I also put price into the mix: Yes, I love some $8,000 gowns, but really not much more than $3,000 gowns so why spend so much?
I’m ordering my dress tomorrow and not allowing myself to look at any others!
Post # 7
Do you know generally what shape you like and what looks best on you? Go from there and only try on those dresses to narrow the search!