(Closed) Do you know when it was the dress ? Tell your dress stories!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I knew from the very start that Maggie Sottero Sabelle was my dress.  I had been tearing things out of bridal guides waaaaaaay before I got engaged and when I finally compiled everything I realized I had torn the dress out of the magazines 3 times.  I fell head over heels for it until I saw the price.. ugh I was crushed.  I tried on dresses recently and I didn’t even bother looking for it.  I tried on a similar style and made a comment to the consultant about how it looked like sabelle.  Well she said it’s right here want to try it on? It was in my dressing room!! That was my sign.  Tried it on and the rest is history.  I have taken a gamble and ordered a copy.  Crossing my fingers it will live up to my hopes.

Post # 4
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I pulled my wedding outfit from my closet in under 5 minutes.  It was my favourite skirt and top. 

Post # 5
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

so i went to try on dresses with my Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man and i found some that i thought would work if i didn’t find anything else. We were at a boutique and a girls next to me started balling when they had found their dresses. i rolled my eyes at the thought of crying when i found my dress. i didn’t even have any feeling of joy when i had those other dresses on. well a few weeks later i went with my mom to another boutique and i tried on the dress in the window and when i walked out of the dressing room my eyes filled with tears. i just knew. i felt beautiful. i didn’t let myself cry just because i had made so much fun of the other girls that cried. but YES i totally did know when i found my dress. i thought everyone was kidding when they said you just know when you find it. but honestly you will know!!!!

Post # 6
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

First I went dress shopping with my mom and I thought I found the one, yet she didn’t really have a strong reaction towards it. She thought it was nice but not perfect. Then I took a friend and tried on that one and a few others. I tried one one that my friend, the sales lady and random customers said “you have to get that dress!’ So I got it. Oddly enough I still miss the dress that I loved from the beginning, it was a beautiful dress, but I’m just going to trust everyone else’s opinion! 

Post # 7
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I fell in love with a dress after a spontaneous dress-shopping outing. I’d just spoke on the phone to my grandmother who was ill in the hospital, and she was so, so excited about our wedding and convinced me to take a little time that day to try dresses on. I found the dress….but it was too expensive. That night my grandma passed away. On the day of her funeral, out of the blue, some family friends offered to lend me the money for the gown I loved. So I called around and found out only 4 were available from the designer, and none in my size. I gave a last ditch call to the store I’d tried it on in, explained that I had found out it was discontinued and asked what they could do….they offered it to me at half price! I told them I was out of town for a funeral, but they said since the sample fit so well and they remembered how I’d loved it that they’d hold it until I got there. 

I went and tried it on with my Matron of Honor when I got into town two days later. She cried, I teared up, and I remembered how excited my grandma had been and how she encouraged me to go that day. That makes me smile the most. 

Post # 8
11110 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@AlishaKay: ‘If you have dress doubts then I think you should keep looking’ – I agree.

Here’s my story. I first went shopping with my mum and three BMs in my hometown. I tried on about 18 dresses that day but styles that I liked; strapless, slime a-line or fishtail weren’t suiting me. Except the first dress I tried on which had straps that just sat on your shoulders and it had swarovski crystals on the skirt which dazzled beautifully in the light and it made me cry, so I thought this must be it and it’s so different to what I wanted. Anyway, days later looking at the pictures many times over I went off it. So I rang my mum and she said ‘well lets go to the bridal shop where you live as you looked at their dresses on-line and liked alot of them’. So we did and suffice to say what I was originally looking for suited me and the two dresses that were my fave looked great and were by my favourite designer – one of which was the one and was also the first ever dress I fell in love with.


Post # 9
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I saw another bride try on my dress and loved it! I tried it on and came out and both my future mother in law and my Dad cried (my Mum still denies that she cried too) – it felt amazing, I didnt want to take it off!

Pronovias is my new love!

Post # 13
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Second store, first dress, no tears, just love. The consultant picked it because she thought it would suit me. It was a mermaid, nothing like I’d imagined myself in, but there I was staring at myself in the mirror and all I could think was, “Damn, girl, you look GOOD!!!”

Post # 14
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Paloma Blanca 4107.  It was the 7th or 8th dress I tried on.  Before I tried it, I saw another girl try it on and it looked amazing on her.  Then when I put it on, as they were zipping me up, I looked at myself in the mirror and started tearing up.  And I couldn’t stop touching it!!  The Bridesmaid or Best Man I was with liked it a lot, but liked another one better (Mikaella 1508).  I took pix and sent to all my BMs and mom.  My BMs were split on it, but my mom liked the Mikaella better.  She said mine looked like a prom dress 🙁  I kept looking…I think in total I tried on 15 dresses.  I went back and forth a few times, but deep down I knew mine was the one all along.  I had an affair with Paloma Blanca 4116, but it wasn’t my true love.  When I finally showed my mom in person, she was way more enthusiastic about it than she was from the pic I showed her, which helped seal the deal.  But then again, I refused to try on any other dresses for her…cuz I already knew what I wanted 😛

Post # 15
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I thought that I had found the dress, but my mother had this look on her face and I knew that she didn’t think it was the dress. I agree to go to one more appointment the next week for my mom. When it slid over my head I got the strangest feeling and felt my face get all warm. The first dress I loved because it was the trendy look that I wanted and it looked great but the emotion wasn’t there. This other dress my face got warm and I got goose bumps. When I walked out of the room my mother pulled her hands to her face, my sisters lip started to quiver and I knew that was it!

Post # 16
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My mom and I went shopping at a local shop where my grandmother had bought her mother of the bride dress for my mom’s wedding. Gram died a few years ago, and I knew the experience would be tough for my mom, but hoped the connection to the store would hep. We looked for about half an hour and mom found a very pretty, yet sassy purple gown to wear. While she was completing the order I was bored and wandered the store a bit. I turned a corner and…there it was, my dress, hanging on a hanger. I just knew. It was everything I’d hoped for find combined in a dress. I’d had an appointment at a big bridal store the next weekend, but I knew in that instant I’d be canceling. I grabbed my mother and she figured what the heck, try it on. It was perfect. I did try on a second one to pacify the store owner (who couldn’t believe I was ordering the first dress I’d tried on) but there was no contest. So yes, I bought my dress right then and there, and I never had a moment of regret. I like to think my grandma was looking down and gave things a little nudge of help that day. =-)

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