- 5 years ago
I didn’t want to ever take it off!
All the other dresses I was like, “Aw, this is pretty..NEXT!”
@CollegeBee3: My grandmother crochets pretty lace trim onto tableclothes and towels and things.
My gown had a gorgeous lace trim (well really it was all over lace, but the trim extended past the satin)
It made me think of my grandmother (She’s all the way over in Greece and I’m here in the US.)
I just started crying. It made me think of her and in that moment I missed her so badly.
I don’t know if people have similar stories or if they have a feeling and “just know.”
My experience was probably a little different.
When I made the bridal shop attendant tear up before I even left the dressing room to show my mom and grandma, I had an idea that it could be. It was a dress I didn’t even have on my radar to try on but was a suggestion from the attendant because we had previously discussed what I thought would be flattering, comfortable, and ultimately make me feel beautiful in the curves I inherited.
When I walked out (I still hadn’t seen myself) there wasn’t any squeeing or loud eruptions like with the others that were nice, it was just gasps and silence for like 5 seconds. THEN I turned around to the mirror and my brain went off like a Las Vegas slot machine jackpot win.
My mom LOVED it. I thought it was nice, but it was in the budget so I pulled the trigger. There was no magical moment.
@jackieee: Same here!
I didnt have a big moment or feeling. I tried on a few before my dress and nothing felt bridal, i just felt like a girl in a pretty dress. I tried on quite a few after my dress, and kept saying “this is really pretty and if i hadnt tried on that other one, this one might be it” I thought about it for a couple weeks after and just couldn’t imagine buying something else. It would have felt like adultury 😉
The price was uncomparable. I bought it pre-owned at 200$ (original price was around 1200) and my budget was already 400$ so that was a major challenge, and this dress fit very well and had pretty much all the details and shape I like (but no lace, which would have made it the perfect dress). Is it my dream dress ? No. Did I cry or something trying it on ? No. I’ll just try to make it more to my taste, with accessories and all, when I get married. My fiancé and my mom LOVE my dress though. They both think it’s the one, no hesitation.
I had a list of fairly specific requirements which my dress checks all of. It was also the most flattering of the dresses that I tried on. My mom gasped when I came out in it, I liked it, and I knew it would be a huge hassel to arrange another dress shopping trip (my parents who were both there at the time live in another state) so I went with it. to be honest it was a bit out of character because I usually think really carefully prior to making decisions that involve lots of money but I haven’t had any regret.
On my first shopping trip, it was on sale off the rack, and my dressy senses tingled, and its polka dotted and everyone with me said, “that’s so yooouuuuu!” and it was the simple fit I was looking for with NO poof, and I knew if I left and came back and it was gone I’d be crushed. So… I guess all of the above! 🙂
All other formals I’ve ever bought have been, “This is it. Let’s buy it and leave.” type deals. That’s how I make decisions. So I’m sure I panicked the family that was shopping with me, but I did warn them I wouldn’t shop around much! I tried to tell them!
I found the dress a year before getting engaged. I bought the dress the day I got engaged.
@CollegeBee3: It had to fit in the budget, foremost. I search online a ton & when I came across “my dress” it just felt very *right*. Then, when I got it in the mail, it didn’t fit just right & looked sort of awful lo. Once I had alterations done though, I really loved it 🙂 & soon, another bee will be wearing it down the aisle!
The ebay pics that stole my heart lol:
On me at the final fitting & on the wedding day! I loved it & the price was right 🙂
I couldn’t take it off! I kept petting it, and I just couldn’t stop staring at it!
It was the first dress I tried on. I didn’t want to take it off, and when I tried on other dresses, I couldn’t wait to get back into my first dress. I just knew it was the one!
I tried on a dress that I loved except for all the changes that needed to be made. So I looked online at the designer and found one that looked perfect, except the bridal salon couldn’t get it in store. So I called around and another shop told me about a similar designer and that they were getting in some samples and she would order one for me if I saw one I liked. Anyway, I looked, found a very similar one that looked pretty much perfect, she got it in the store, I put it on, and my Maid/Matron of Honor and I were like “yup. That’s the one” and I took it off, sent pictures to my mom who loved it, and called the shop and bought it. It wasn’t super emotional, but I think I was getting tired of looking and not finding what I wanted, and this one fit that and made me look good, so it was like a no brainer.
I did a lot of twirling. Then kept thinking about it and comparing other dresses to it. Then mentally accessorizing it. Finally, I bought it.
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