Post # 1
I’ve been to 3 different salons, tried on a total of about 15 dresses and have yet to had the feeling of “ah yes, I have to have this dress!” And I’m starting to worry I won’t have the feeling. Thers’s been a few I’ve really liked, and can see myself wearing, but none are screaming out to me. I think I’ll be the type of bride that just gets sick of looking and just buys one to get it over with. I never thought in a million years I would be like this. Did anyone else feel this way? Any advice? Should I just keep plugging along and try dresses on?
Post # 3
It will take alot more than 3 stores to find the “one”. Some women don’t even find them in a bridal shop but may find something they love elsewhere. Keep an open mind and try on everything. If you still don’t find something you absolutely love, look into designing your own and having it custom made by a local seamstress.
Post # 4
I didn’t have one of those SYTTD moments. I know I tried on way more than 15. I will be wearing the one that was my favorite at the first store I went to. The second store was a flop. The third had a few contenders, but I never really found exactly what I was looking for. So I went back to the first store and put the dress back on. I remember feeling not so much the “yay! This is it!” feeling… it was more, “Well, I guess this is the best of the options”. So I bought it, then it took forever to come in and I had dress regret, and then it finally came in and I’m growing to love it.
So that’s my story. I was on a time and budget crunch though as well, you have more time to work with.
Post # 5
I replied in the other one… didnt realize you had another thread haha
Post # 6
It took me over 11 salons and most likely over 100 dresses but I found one. Don’t worry yet, some of us just take longer to find one/make a decision.
Post # 7
It took me 9 salons and over 100 dresses too. Don’t give up, be open to everything- you’ll find the one!
Post # 8
My dress didn’t scream out to me. I didn’t cry. There was no moving “IT’S THE ONE!” moment. I REALLY liked about 3 of them. Ended up going with the one that was the most comfortable and the most unique. I kinda feel like having that tear filled “the one” moment is about just as required as having an orgasm. Just because you don’t have it doesn’t mean you don’t love it or it isn’t right. One question I have is are you trying on similar styles over and over again? Are you trying styles you never thought you’d like? I only ask cause I could have sworn I would have been the full tulle skirt couture chick. Turns out I’m sleek, slinky lace. But I tried one of each style just to make sure.
Post # 9
@risingsun. That’s what I think is going to happen to me. There won’t be one that screams out to me, but I think one or two will stand out and that’s how I’ll choose my dress. I hope it doesn’t take 100 dresses, I don’t know if my mom and Bridesmaid or Best Man can handle that!
@claireos. That’s one thing I have narrowed down, the style I like. I tried on all the different silhouettes, and discovered I most like the empire waist with a full skirt and I like the fit and flare. So that’s helpful, I know what shape I’m looking for.
I guess I just always thought it would happen so easily, but I guess not. Luckily I have plenty of time and patient friends and family.