(Closed) Did anyone NOT get “the feeling” when they bought their dress?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
8 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have had extremely mixed feelings about my dress… it is currently being altered (AGAIN) and my wedding is in less than 2 weeks!!! At times I loved it and at times I simply hated the way it fit me. I honestly think that I ended up getting it because all of my family and friends thought it looked fabulous on me – I had tried on numerous dresses and no one liked them (including me), and when I stepped out in the dress I purchased every single person loved it. I didn’t buy it immediately; I went to several different shops and tried on dresses without success. I am extremely large busted (34J) so it’s been a struggle to find a dress that fit properly. Good Luck!

Post # 33
4 posts
  • Wedding: November 2010

I had the moment but it didn’t happen after I narrowed it down from 60 to 10 to 2. I had tried on my dress 4 times before finally knowing it was the one. And honestly sometimes I still wonder if its the one and was there one out there that I would have immediately tried on and had that moment. But I think everyone is different in how they react.

Post # 34
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I never had ‘the feeling’ I mean, I was excited to be getting a dress…but to me it was just a dress. The price was good, it looked good, and I liked it.

Then, a few months later when I went to pick up my dress I was trying on veils. I had originally picked out a shorter one and decided on that. But my mom and my finance’s mom was along and wanted to see a cathedral length veil on me.

I tried the cathedral length veil on and had the ‘ahhhhhhhh’ moment and got really excited and for the first time felt 100% like a bride. So it wasn’t the dress that made me have the moment, it was the veil!!! But I do love my dress and wish it weren’t too long still (haven’t altered yet) so I could prance around in it when no one is home 🙂

Post # 35
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I never had “the feeling” and it makes me doubt my dress.

My dress is sooooooo pretty and I love it and it fits perfect and i took my bridesmaids and future hubby with me to pick it out and they were gushing and it so pretty….but sadly no magical feeling

Post # 36
1128 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

No magical feeling for me, either time– I wish I had gotten that feeling. It would have made it so much easier. I bought one dress, changed my mind and am going to exchange it for another. I know which one I want now, so I’ll order it in the next week or two.

But no, “the feeling” did not come to me. How annoying!

Post # 37
45 posts
  • Wedding: December 2010

I didn’t have “the moment” since I really don’t have any family and had to take the Fiance to dress browse with me. I tried on a million dresses and found a few I liked. I saw him tear-up on one and went back to purchase it later. I guess he had “the moment” for me Smile

Post # 38
500 posts
Busy bee

I didn’t get the ‘feeling’ either. I still think I made a good decision, though. 🙂

Post # 39
4554 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I didn’t have that moment about my dress, but tbh, I didn’t have “that moment” with the guy, either!

Come to think of it, I haven’t had that ZOMG! feeling about…anything. With the possible exception of Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake, which doesn’t count. I think for some people, love has to blossom over time, and I’m that way to the extreme. Maybe you’re like that with some things, too.

I picked out a dress that had all of the elements that I liked, that I knew would complement me well, and that I knew my friends and family would love to see me wear. And I didn’t compromise. Not even when I realized that the sort of gown I wanted would cost *a lot*. 

Just do yourself a favor: if you DO find a dress you have that “moment” with, DO NOT settle for buying another dress. Dozens of brides on here will vouch for the fact that you’re probably just going to go back and get the one with the wow-factor anyways. As for me, I stopped looking altogehter once I placed order for mine. It’s probably the best wedding present you can give yourself 😀

Post # 40
25 posts
  • Wedding: December 2010

I didn’t get that feeling either. My sister, Maid/Matron of Honor, actually bought my dress for me…weird I know. She was in the PA at the time (im in Jamaica) getting her dress and saw my dress on sale at DB. We have a similar body type so I asked her to try it on for me and if she liked it then I would as well. Each time i see it i get a good feeling about it…just not tears and all that stuff.

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