Post # 31
theatrejulia: I didn’t feel like a bride at all trying on dresses. I never had that crying moment that brides do. I liked my dress but wasnt head over heels in love with it. Now that is in and in my size though, I like it a lot more.
Have thought about trying on something really simple? Maybe you just feel overwhelmed?
Post # 32
theatrejulia: I haven’t read through all of the comments, so I’m sorry if I’m repeating what someone already said, but I would just try to go for something simple. My dress is from BHLDN. It’s the Dakota if you want to see it, but really there’s nothing to it. It’s a strapless white dress made of a mixture of silk and cotton. I don’t like strapless so I added a lace coverup thing that now looks like it’s part of the dress. It’s so simple, but incredibly flattering and comfortable. BHLDN has a lot of dresses that you can order and expect delivery a week later.
Post # 33
Girl, the first time I tried on dresses, I met up with my then-fiance afterward and cried and said I wasn’t sure I could do the whole wedding thing. I felt that crappy! I did find a dress I felt pretty in and it was a relief to both of us :). Keep hope alive.
Post # 34
Sorry, just had to say that first dress you were in looks amazing on you and at first glance, I seen your hair like this. You really pull off vintage.
I myself still don’t feel quite like a bride, since I haven’t done the crying (and I’m very emotional). I think it’s because 1, I don’t have a full length mirror, lol. And 2, my hair and makeup haven’t been done while in it. I agree that you should get all dolled up and try on veils with the dresses you try on to get a better feel.
Post # 35
theatrejulia: While I definitely don’t feel like I “settled” on my dress, I didn’t instantly love it. Keep in mind, the dress in question is my mom’s, and I loved all of the sentiment behind wearing her gown, the style is NOT outdated in any way, and the price was definitely right (it also fit like a glove so alterations are minimal). It’s just definitely not what I would have chosen had we gone to a bridal store and I had my pick of everything. As time has gone on, I’ve grown to love the dress, and minor alterations to the hips changed my perspective on it. I don’t think you should buy a dress that you’re not happy with, but I also don’t think you need to be 100% (keep it above 90% though!!). I think the most important thing is finding something that works well for your body shape and is flattering (comfortable is nice too!!)