(Closed) Did you know your dress was the one?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I tried my dress on 3 times on 3 different shopping trips before I knew for sure it was the one. Something just clicked in my head and I felt like a bride in it. I didn’t start crying or make a big display. I just smiled and knew that it was the one. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

When I started comparing all other dresses to the one dress, I knew that was my dress.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had similar a similar experience as Bichon_Frise.  I tried on my dress a couple of times and liked it.  But not until I was down to 2 dresses and I realized I wanted to alter the other dress to look like my dress, I realized I actually liked my dress more.  And then it was just the logical choice from there.  And I love it!!  But it definitely wasn’t a love at first sight moment.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My problem was that I found a dress I absolutely loved at every bridal salon I went to and I went to 4. I just picked from one of those 4. Any one of them could have been my dress I loved them that much and they were all different sillhouettes. I actually had my mom, sister and one of my BM’s choose for me. So don’t worry, not everyone has that “BINGO” moment.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Agreed. I was worried because I literally tried on probably at least 100 dresses. I was convinced that my “dream” dress didn’t exist, and that I would never have that “I put it on and cried because I KNEW it was THE ONE” moment. (I never did have that moment).

Well, the dress that I purchased was a dress that I probably wouldn’t have looked at twice. My consultant picked it out. I thought nothing of it when I put it on. But then when I stepped out and onto the pedestal, something clicked slightly, and I found myself wearing it longer than any of the other dresses. It was a strong contender, but I kept looking for something even better.

A few weeks passed and I realized that I couldn’t stop thinking about that one dress. And the final thing that happened, which a PP mentioned, is that I went to one last store, and I just kept looking for that ONE dress on the racks. Nothing else compared.

That’s when I knew. Sometimes it’s subtle. Eventually, you’ll figure it out! 🙂

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I didn’t cry, and I actually didn’t even really know.  I was down to 3 dresses, and felt comfortable enough in them all to let my dad make the final choice!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I just got this huge grin on my face that wouldn’t leave. Pretty simple.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@honeymead: Same. I came out to check it out and I told my sister, “I think this is it. Yeah. I like this one. A lot!” My Maid/Matron of Honor cried when she saw me in it when I made the final choice to buy it, and I didn’t cry at all until my mom saw me all dolled up in it with the veil and all. So sometimes you feel the dress, but you don’t get any fireworks, it just grows on you 🙂

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t really beleive that finding ‘the one’ that you will worship til the day you walk down the isle in it…really exists for everyone. I certainly knew mine was very special…I felt very beutiful in it and I just had a sneaking suspicion I wouldn’t find anything I would feel as stunning in. In a nutshell…that’s how I knew.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had basically the same experience as honeymead. I actually found my dress after I tried on a few that my consultant had pulled and didn’t love and she was like “Just walk around and see if there’s anything, I don’t think we’ll hav anything that fits what you’re looking for” so I pulled a few dresses, specifically a couple that were tucked away in the corner because they couldn’t be ordered anymore, only the sample for sale. Tried on a few and then changed into my clothes and was ready to leave when I noticed one that we had forgot to try on one of the dresses I pulled. As soon as I had it on I knew that it was perfect, it even fit perfectly lengthy and everything. It certainly didn’t fit every item on my checklist but the “feel” was just perfect. And as soon as I reliezed it was a sample on sale I was sold sold sold. I think you just have to keep trying (I think I tried on 70+ dresses before I found the one I bought lol )

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I knew my dress was the right one because:

– I tried on a whole bunch of dresses, but it was the only one that made both my mum and my sister cry.

– After I’d picked it I realised that it had everything that I’d been saying I wanted in a dress: 50s shape, lace, not too low cut, etc…

– I slept on it and went back to the store the next day and tried it again and still loved it just as much, in fact it looked better on than I’d remembered.

– I kept comparing all the other dresses to it and it was the only one that I couldn’t find fault with.

:-]

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I liked it on my body, the price was reasonable, and it made a statement.

It was a pretty unemotional event really, even though I loved my dress!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I didn’t know immediately.  I knew after some time passed.  No one cried or got emotional.  I just concluded I found what I was looking for.

I refused to settle.  I kept looking until I felt like I didn’t want to look anymore.  It took 14 stores.

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