Post # 1
My wedding is in 8 months, and I have been to COUNTLESS wedding boutiques trying to find my dress. However, every dress I try on just isn’t doing it for me! At this point I feel like I’ve tried on everything, exhausted all my options and I’ll never find the right dress for me!
Anyone else go through the same thing?
Post # 4
I’m sorry to hear that. I’m going thru the opposite I’ve got plenty of dress choices but they’re becoming extinct! I’m running to DB on Saturday bc its the last Vera Wang and its in my size!!! The consultant said she put it aside for me with my name on it…so I’m crossing my fingers! Two of my other choices are discontinued and I’m not able to order them anymore. If that falls thru then I’m going to order my 2nd choice online bc I’ve already seen myself in it and I love it. All I can say is keep trying, keep looking it’ll happen for you. Try out different styles, keep an open mind. U might love a dress that you’d probably never consider by just looking at it.
Post # 5
Maybe you’re waiting to have “that moment”. I’ve loved so many dresses and I still do. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted and everything I tried on looked good! I never had that moment where I teared up and finally pictured myself as a bride. So I went to a sale and bought a dress I loved and was cheap ($500) without compromising on quality. I think you should pick the style of dress you want and go from there.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room
Go through preownedweddingdresses.com and here on the Bee and see how wedding dresses look on real brides’ bodies. And when you go to the bridal shop (if they’ll let you) have a friend take pictures of different styles (mermaid, a-line, etc) front, back and side to see what best suits your figure. Pictures will help you get a better side-by-side perspective.
You may start to find a trend of things that you like on yourself and what you like on other people. Hopefully that helps you narrow it down!!
Post # 7
It sounds like you probably have unrealistic expectations. There aren’t always fireworks and tears and “Oh my GOD this is the perfect dress!!!!!” I didn’t have any of those. I found lots of dresses that would work and picked the one I liked best. I love it and am very excited to wear it. But I feel like a lot of brides are so set on this huge emotional moment when they first try on their dress and it just isn’t like that for everyone. But I guarantee you’ve tried on dresses that you like. Just pick one. And then stick to your choice. You’ll look beautiful. There are probably many dresses that would work and you would look beautiful in them all. Don’t let it stress you too much!
Post # 8
Thanks for the tips Bees! I don’t know if I am looking for that “aha” moment or not, but I just haven’t tried on any dresses that made me feel special. I will most definitely NOT settle but maybe at this point I am being too picky. I just feel like it’s my wedding dress – I only get to wear one, and I want to fall in LOVE with it!
Post # 9
Why don’t you ask your Fiance what he thinks would look nice on you? I did this and ended up buying what he chose even though I was adamant I wouldn’t like it! He has no idea that what I’m wearing is what he chose!
Post # 10
@Mrs_H_To_Be: Awww! That is such a cute idea! I have asked him actually, and we’ve gone through bridal magazines (he likes fashion, lol) and pointed out which styles he think would suit me. Luckily we are both on the EXACT same page with what styles we like, so I’m not too worried about that!
Post # 11
I went through this as well. Have you at least narrowed it down to a certain shape ie ballgown, mermaid? or fabric satin or lace? Sometimes it becomes more of a process of elimination
Post # 12
I actually bought a dress…had a sorta moving moment lol then 8 months later realized I didn’t like it.
Reason being it didn’t give me that feeling…and for me the best way to describe that feeling was, it didn’t make me feel the way Fiance makes me feel. I wanted a dress that reflected *us*.
My first dress was very fun, beautiful but simple in a lot of ways.
My new dress has sparkle, lots of antique looking lace and I FEEL like a bride in it.
I looked at dresses for 4 months before I found it thinking I was just addicted to dress shopping (true….not gonna lie I love dresses/clothes shopping period lol)
but I’ll tell you I am no longer tempted to find another one even if I look at one I observe its beautiful, but its not *mine* if that makes sense.
I think you need to narrow down exactly HOW you want to look/feel first, this will help you at least narrow down the sillouhette.
Oh and btw…i swore and was adamant no ball gowns the first time around….I bought a fit and flare. Guess what I ended up with? yep…ball gown lol