(Closed) Did you have an “Ah ha” moment with your dress

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had more of a slow-dawning-on response.  I really didn’t expect an “aha” moment, between how trying on a million dresses was going and my personality.  The longer that I stood there, the more it was like “ya, this works, that part’s good, that part’s good.”

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I feel the same way as you. I have tried on many dresses and thought I found “the one” many times and now at this point I am tired of looking. I just want to be done! Please click on my name and help me choose. I made a poll with 5 dresses.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I went to David’s Bridal a couple of times..and left each time thinking I had found “the one.” Then, I went with my mom to New Natalies, in Atlanta, and found my dress. I knew it as soon as I put it on! My sister wasn’t with us though, or my Future Mother-In-Law (who invited herself) so I had to go back up to the store later and try on dresses. I didn’t even care about the other dresses I just couldn’t wait to get mine on. It was everything I was looking for..and I would definitely say it was an AH HAH moment. 

 

Supposed to arrive next month and I cannot wait to try it on again 🙂 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I didn’t have that “this is it” moment either.  I felt like I kept seeing the same thing over and over again.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

No “Ah ha” moment for me.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my dress and have no dress regret at all, but I didn’t break out in tears like you hear about people doing.

For me, I tried the dress on, loved it, but knew there were still thousands of other dresses out there so I kept looking.  But, whenever I would try on other dress that I liked, I would keep comparing it back to the first dress I loved.  When I realized I was comparing all the other dresses I liked to the one dress (and not to the other I thought I like just as much) I realized that one was my dress.

My family played a big part in helping me realize as well.  When I finally had it narrowed down to 2, I immediately tried on one and then the other.  My family said they could see in my face that the one was the dress for me.  They knew it before I even did!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I didn’t have a “this is the one” moment. I tried on a lot of dresses, I went to 5 different stores in 2 states. Most were “this pretty but not for me” and a few were “oh I guess I look/feel like a bride but I’m not in love”. Eventually I knew I was running out of time and running out of new stores/dresses to try. I tried on my dress and mentally categorized it as a “maybe”. I realized that out of all of the other dresses I’d tried on I liked this one the best. I figured my dream dress could still be out there but I knew I’d be happy in the dress I chose. I wished I’d have had that “ah ha” moment but realized I hadn’t and I wouldn’t and I didn’t feel like I’d be sacrifing by picking my dress. That said my dress should be arriving in the next few weeks, I’m nervous it’ll be way too large and I’ll need major alternations, but I’m still hoping that I love it just as much or even more when it comes in.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It’s good to see how many of us are out there. Now i don’t feel so alone and yeah I will totally vote and help you pick the one! Just let me know when. 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was dreading shopping for a dress because I hate pushy boutique salespeople.  I also didn’t want something overdone and fussy looking, and I was worried that most of the dresses would be too over-the-top and ridiculous for my tastes.  Yes, it’s my wedding dress, but it’s just a dress for one day.  I really did not want to drag it out and obsess over it.  I had plenty of other stuff to take care of for the wedding.

Luckily, on my first trip I went to a sample sale and found something that I liked and fit almost perfectly.  So I just bought it so that I could move on.  I still like it, and I’m happy with my purchase, but it was not a big loaded OMGithastobetheperfectone decision for me.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I went from store to store looking and couldn’t find anything that was really IT.  I had had my eye on a dress that I saw online since we had gotten engaged and hadn’t been able to find it at any other store so I finally decided to find a store that DID carry a sample of that dress.  So I went to that store and she already had a bunch of dresses for me pulled in the dressing room.  While I was waiting for her to come in, I was flipping through each of the dresses and came across one of them that I was like “oooh this is really pretty!” and I was so excited to try it on….. I didn’t realize until a minute or two later that it was the dress I had been waiting to try on!  That kinda sealed the deal for me that it would be “THE DRESS” since I loved it twice without even realizing it (plus I loved it again once I tried it on, so that helped!)

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I didnt really have an ah-ha moment.  I was hesitant about my dress and had dress regret right up until I got it altered to fit.  Even afterwards, I regreted that I only went on one shopping experience, running of the brides.  But by then it was too late to try to get a new one.  Even when shopping, I was most drawn to my dress, but thats only because all the others I tried on were AWFUL, so I settled for the best one there.  When I brought the dress home after the final fitting, my dress doubt finally went away and I came to terms that this was going to be my dress love it or not.  Now when I look at the pictures, I am even happier with my dress.  So really, my ah-ha moment didnt come till now when I see the pictures.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I did. I tried on a ton of wedding dresses where I thought “Oh this is pretty” and I assumed that’s how I would eventually feel about whatever dress I chose. But when I put on the sample of my wedding gown, I was actually confused at first because I felt really strange. It wasn’t at all the style I was going for, so I wasn’t ‘seriously’ trying it on, I just thought it looked pretty on another girl in the shop so I asked to try it too.

I experienced about 2 minutes of confusion, then I thought “Wait, I could actually wear this dress at my wedding!” and it was over. I was so excited and couldn’t stop thinking about it, I never had a minute of regret.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Nope, although I fully expected one going in.  I realized my dress was “the one” when I tried on another one that everyone else really liked, and my heart was kind of breaking at the thought of not getting my dress.  It was the first dress where I didn’t want to change anything, and I had no doubts about. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

I had more of a glowing, warm fuzzy feeling that you get when you take your favorite pair of sweatpants out of the dryer on a cold, rainy day and put them on still warm. I was comfortable and at home, I  felt like myself and everything just fell into plac with my dress!

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