Post # 1
I am having such a battle with my dress… I have a tiny budget for this wedding so this might sound crazy, but I bought THREE wedding dresses. Two from Craigslist (I was alone when I purchased them and did not have a full length mirror when I bought them. Both were 70-80 dollars each). The other one I bought at a consignment shop and am having altered right now. I dropped it off two months ago and do not get it for another month. Naturally, I keep swooning over dresses because they are so gorgeous. I never “loved” any of the dresses, but have more so thought “It is pretty and doable” Another problem I have is that I am 5’2” and 95 pounds. I always saw myself getting married in a dress with sleeves, because I prefer how it looks in photographs, but when I tried them on I didn’t think they were that flattering on my body.
SO, did any of you brides have this happen? Each woman I ask they tell me they knew when they found it right away, is it normal to not really LOVE any dress?
This is the dress I am having altered right now. The back is getting lowered and spaghetti straps are being added and the neckline will be a semisweetheart.
And this is more of what I imagined myself getting married inhttp://www.bhldn.com/shop-sale/avery-gown/productoptionids/fbcaeb8b-b90b-4e9a-9313-32da085940dd
Post # 2
That dress is beautiful! I think reality tv plays up the notion of having an “ah ha moment”. I went to one store, tried on 4 dresses…and decided on my dress. It was simple (no beading no lace) and lightweight which is what I wanted, but I didn’t shed a tear over it.
Post # 3
I love your dress! I did not have an emotional moment about my dress being the one. I went to two different boutiques and liked two dresses at the first (but not enough to commit) and one at the second. I wore it around for a while and decided it was my dress. There were no tears, no OMG! emotions, just “hey cool, found my dress.” I wish I’d gotten some feels, but I’m not a very emotional person anyway. I think that finding a dress you like can be enough. I see gorgeous dresses here and on Pinterest and think “ooh pretty!” but have never had legit dress regret.
Post # 4
brizz822: I totally did have a super emotional moment…every single time I tried my dress on. Veil too. This was the 6th dress I tried on, and I just knew it was mine. Cue red face and tears….
Post # 5
I think your dress is beautiful! My cowokers and I talked about that at work one day and not one woman had that moment. One was also on a tight budget, she went to David’s Bridal during the $99 sale, they had one dress in her size for $99 that’s what she got. She said “it was fine”. Another woman was planning her wedding during grad school and went to DB and got the dress that needed the least amout of alterations. Some women are more practical and that’s okay.
Post # 6
I am a firm believer “the one” is a myth and I think a lot of bees would agree.
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
Can I tell you a secret? I felt like an imposter when I went dress shopping! Like a kid playing dress shopping!
That said, when I tried on my dress I felt really pretty. I didn’t have my moment until I put on the veil. THEN I felt like a Bride.
I don’t think there’s only one dress for everyone though. I liked most of the dresses I tried on. The one I chose was the comfiest, but that’s not to say I wouldn’t have found something better somewhere else! I just stopped looking! 🙂
Post # 8
I didn’t have that a-ha moment until I had a couple days to sleep on it. Hahah. I always need to sleep on ideas before committing to big stuff in my life. It also helped taking pics and sending it to my sister and close friends. It was fun without the stress factors.
Post # 9
I didn’t really have a “moment”. My dress was the second one I tried on, and after trying on another one, I asked if I could have a look at the second one again. I was like, yup, this is pretty and I really like it.
That dress you are getting altered is beautiful and it looks great on you in the pictures. I’m sure with the tweaks you’re getting, it will be stunning.
Post # 10
I think finding “the one” is just not true, in all aspects of life. Unfortunately, many people believe in this and then stress out when they don’t get that magical feeling.
My dress was not at all what I pictured but it was very flattering, my mom loved it and the price was right so I bought it.
FWIW, I really love your dress and think you look gorgeous in it.
Post # 11
brizz822: Why don’t you get a bolero to put on top and a blingy belt to achieve the look of your dream dress? It’s very doable especially after your alterations.
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider
I didn’t think I’d have a “moment” in a dress. I’m pretty analytical by nature, and not prone to picking anything via reaction. I tried on several gorgeous dresses, felt “bridal”, but hated how I looked. . .and then I put on a dress I didn’t think I’d love, and BAWLED.
it was kinda just like finding my Fiance. not really ready, not really expecting it to work, but then I just knew it was perfect. 🙂
Post # 13
I did not have a “moment”, but I tried on a consignment dress than was half my budget, fit perfectly, and was even hemmed right to my 5’1″ frame. I love it not only because it fits and I like the way it looks, but because it is easy and convenient that I don’t need to order it or get it hemmed. Sounds weird, but I value that convenience and it’s part of the reason I love it.
Post # 14
I shook, burst into tears and visualised myself walking down the aisle to Fiance. Totally unexpected as I’m pretty sensible and unemotional normally.
I tried on plenty of dresses that would have been fine though, and that would not have been the end of l the world.
your dress is lovely by the way 😊
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2016 - A View West
brizz822: I DID! I totally cried 😀 I just had a feeling that I had not felt with any of the other dresses.
HERE IS MY DRESS, mori lee 3184