Post # 1
I ordered my dress.
I find it interesting how different women react to finding their dress. Its a different experience for everyone; some cry, some glow, some are just sure, some are never sure. I think a lot of women feel pressure from outside influences like shows like “say yes to the dress” to think they will have a magical moment when they find their dress. Mine was not.
Mine was more of a rational decision, I’d tried on 20 or so dresses at 3 stores and I liked this one the most. yes, I said liked, not loved. I didnt even want to try this dress on at first but I luckly did. My reasoning for the dress was as follows…
A. Is it in budget? – Yes
B. Do you like any other dress you have tried on more? – No
Therefore, this must be the dress.
Perhaps that sounds cynical or cold but I knew I wasn’t going to get married in a dress I couldn’t afford or in my second favorite pick. So each dress I asked myself “is this your favorite?”. If I said no, I moved on. I liked a lot of other dresses but not as much. I know there are a lot of other factors women think about like “does this fit my venue” “is this the look I want to have on my wedding day” but none of those questions were as important as “is this your favorite?”
I think the tricky part to that questions is known or deciding when you have tried on enough dresses to really determine if it is your favorite. For me, the more I tried on the more confused I got, the more the dresses ran together and it became overwhelming. Do I think there is a dress out there somewhere that I’d like more? Probably, but at some point you just decide to stop looking, pick your favorite and stick with it.
So that is how I picked my dress and here it is!
Post # 3
It’s lovely! I only wish any dress looked that good on me!
My reasoning is basically the same, though there was one dress that made me grin like an idiot and twirl around a lot. It looks better on me than the models (and I hated it on the hanger), which is something I thought was impossible.
Post # 4
@cyneswith I feel the same way! I don’t like the model picture of this dress at all! and I didn’t like it on the hanger (hence why I almost didn’t try it on). That would be an interesting post “who likes themselves in their dress more than the model” and compare photos. I bet most women probably look better than the catalogue.
Post # 5
That’s how I picked my dress too 🙂
Post # 6
I made my decision in a similar fashion. There was no crying or falling in ‘love’, just smiling in the mirror and thinking, this looks good, feels good and is within my budget. (well it was $40 over, but I am fine with that)
Your dress looks beautiful by the way.
Post # 7
Love the dress and post. You make some good points about picking a dress.
Post # 8
That was kind of how I did it…I couldn’t think of anything I didn’t like about the dress, so I figured I should probably buy it 🙂
Post # 9
I love it! I had a similar experience. I knew I wanted to spend as little as possible. I won’t even candy coat it, I’m a cheap person. I am super excited for my wedding, but I am frugal frugal frugal and would not be happy if I had a $$ wedding. I narrowed my choices to three but ended up choosing the one that would require the least alterations because it would cost less in the long run. It also made my mom cry in a good way, so I knew it was going to be a good choice.