(Closed) Did you stop looking at dresses after you picked yours?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t look at dresses anymore other than the ones the at the bees post.  I still have not found a dress that I liked more than mine.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think I still looked the following day after I ordered my gown, but after that, I quit.  I do look at the dresses posted here, but I haven’t seen a dress anywhere that I like more than my own!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

I looked at some of the Fall 2010 collections that just were released online – but not in hopes of finding a different dress.  I do like comparing dresses to mine and identifying what I do and don’t like about them… or what I now know looks good on me (vs. what I thought looked good on me – prior to the whole dress experience).

I see dresses in a WHOLE different light (post-ordering).

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I did NOT stop looking at dresses but I should have, lol. It caused me a lot of unnecessary doubts and worries. If you’re the type of person who can look but still feel confident in your choice (or if you love your dress so much that nothing could appeal more to you) then I think it’s okay to look. 

@oracle: seems like you have the right perspective on it!

Post # 10
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134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with a lot of the other bees, I have looked at other girls dresses but I still love mine the most.   

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You just have to stop.

 

Just like men, there will always be other dresses.  beautiful, wonderful, stunning dresses.  You can appreciate and admire them, but that doesn’t mean that they are YOUR wedding dress,

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

No offense meant at @Mermaid10, but I hear that analogy so often “there will always be other men but you’re marrying your fiance, you have to stop looking” and I find it lame everytime. What about those of us that never found that dream dress? Some of us buy a dress out of time crunch, family/peer pressure, budget constraints, bad decision process or whatever. It’s ok to change your mind and look for something better when you realize you made a mistake. Just like you shouldn’t marry your fiancee doubting if he’s the right guy. I know the OP said she’s happy with her choice, but I’m saying you can’t generalize and say people shouldnt keep looking. I for one will be walking down that aisle knowing I could’ve done better (in terms of dress, not the man) and that feeling sux.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Oh no, Meliss, I thought you had the Vera gown all sorted out???? I think you will look lovely whatever you wear!

 

Strangely enough for me, the obsession with looking at other dresses started once I had ordered mine! I guess for me looking at other dresses and other brides in their dresses is just an affirmation that I made the right choice. There are so many wonderful looking brides on this forum, i have really learnt from looking at them that the special feeling you have when you wear your dress makes it perfect, no matter what your size and shape.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Thank you @cherryshake ! So you’ve been following my saga πŸ™‚

I like the fit and silhouette on the Vera but it’s not the dress I would’ve picked if I could start all over again and had a year or so to go. I was so dead set on white for example and the dress is latte.. Doesn’t really match my veil..It doesn’t have the beautiful embroidery my Lazaro has (looking at that dress still kills me, its so beautiful when I’m not in it)..And I barely had time to have the Vera sized down four sizes and didn’t have time to do any of the modifications I would’ve wanted to make it more special. After looking at sooo many dresses and analyzing so much, in the end I feel I failed in finding the perfect dress. The only thing about my wedding planning that didn’t quite work out right.

Hopefully when the day comes and I put it on I will feel special.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Heck, I got married back in August 2009 and I STILL love looking at wedding dresses!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I stopped looking at dresses for myself.  I can still admire a dress and even wish that I had been able to try it on, but I trust my judgement and the feeling I had when I purchased it.  No need to torture myself by looking further.  I spent too much money to keep searching!

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