(Closed) Dresses: Did you have that FEELING?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Some girls have had an “aha” moment trying on their dress–and that’s wonderful.

But, ya know, to me, at the end of the day, it’s a dress, not the Dalai Lama. And for a lot of us, there was no gospel choir or light from on high when we tried on our selection, and that’s fine. For me, it was a sort of pleasant, “Oh–I look good in this!” kind of feeling–but not that different from when I try on a great-fitting pair of jeans (which is also its own kind of ritual in itself). I also went through a lot of duds and I think the sheer frustration and exhaustion probably helped!

The other thing to remember is that the dress is not the be-all, end-all. Accessories go a LOOONG way in helping any dress feel like it’s made just for you.

Post # 4
11072 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think it takes a bit of both. I’ve had ‘the feeling’ with the first dress I tried on. But i’m trying on some more this Saturday just to make sure as i’ve got a couple of niggles with it. You need to also think a bit as someone else has commented on another post if a week goes by and you can’t stop thinking about a dress then that’s the one.

Post # 5
39 posts
  • Wedding: March 2011

I never had a Moment, but I’m not that kind of person so I didn’t expect it.  I found a dress that was exactly what I set out to get, I couldn’t stop studying it, and I did a little dance.  But I didn’t get it.  I went to another store and became indecisive becaues of a nice dress there on sale.  But I felt like I would want to show Fiance a picture of the first dress after the wedding, so I picked it!  I am so happy I did.  I went back to put it on, did a dance, “walked down the aisle” in the store, all those things.  That’s how I knew I wanted it.

Post # 6
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I didn’t have The Feeling. I tried on a dress at a sample sale. It was a gorgeous dress, not exactly what I thought I was looking for, but stunning nonetheless, and a fantastic deal. So I bought it and the more I’ve been looking around afterwards, the more I feel that it’s the right dress for me in terms of the effect I want to have. I might have gone with something a little wilder or more out there, but the one I bought is lovely and will be more of a crowd-pleaser. Plus, I haven’t seen anything like it and I don’t think very many brides wear it, so that helps.

Right now it’s still a sample size, and I’m not, so I figure that when it gets altered and I can see how it’s actually supposed to fit, maybe I’ll have ‘that feeling’ when I try it on.

Post # 7
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I didn’t have that feeling when I tried my dress on the first time. I liked it, but didn’t love it till the second time I tried it on. I still went to other bridal shops after seeing my dress just to compare and to make sure it really was the one. But once I went back to try it on the second time, I knew it was the dress for me.

Post # 8
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had a feeling, but it wasn’t like on SYTTD. For me, it was the dress when I felt like I didn’t want to try on any more gowns and I liked the look of the one I had on. Try setting up criteria (mine was that it had to be a bit different, but not crazy, and it had to be a ballgown), and then find one that fits within the criteria you’ve set up. When you land on one you’re happy with, that’s the one. 🙂

Oh, and if you’re wedding’s in June, you still have about two or three more months, so don’t stress! Most dresses only take nine months to come in, and I think many more can actually come in faster.

Post # 9
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I feel like everyone has a different process when buying a dress. As long as you like the dress and will feel beautful and like you on that day, you’ll be fine.

I did get the feeling. I actually only tried on 3 dresses. The first was not flattering. The second was very cute and everybody I brought with me loved it, but I didn’t get the feeling. When I put the third one on, they all said they were wrong before, this is the one, and I totally agreed.


Post # 10
178 posts
Blushing bee

I did not have that moment, and I didn’t expect to.  My “moment” for me was finally putting on a dress (the last one) that I actually felt comfortable in and didn’t feel like I was just playing dress up.

For me, that was what sealed the deal.


Don’t stress about it.  You will find the perfect dress for you!!!!

Post # 11
3575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it just depends on the person.  But I did have ‘the feeling’ when I put her on for the first time.  It was the 1st time trying on dresses and my 4th dress.  At that moment I instantly knew and have not set foot in another bridal salon (except mine for fittings). 

Good luck…you will find her.

Post # 12
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I didn’t cry. I had looked at thousands of pictures of dresses.  I tried on a few (I think four) and everyone told me I looked bored in them.  When I tried on my dress, which was the one I was searching for at all the stores, I felt beautiful, comfortable, and didn’t want to take it off.  So I guess that was my moment.  I was really happy but I didn’t have the crying that a lot of people talk about.

Post # 13
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I did not really enjoy trying on dresses.  Everything that the sales person and my friends/family had me try one was not what I was looking for.  When I went to another salon and the sales person actually listened to what I was looking for- I tried on a dress, came out, looked at myself in the mirror and the tears started rolling down my cheeks!  I am not the type of person who sheads tears just for the heck of it.  I was completely shocked that I cried!

Post # 14
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I never really had that moment.  I just decided that it was the one for me and I was happy and done looking!

Post # 15
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

A lot of people don’t have that moment until the dress is fitted and it was really their dress. Its hard for some people to fall in love with the sample.

Post # 16
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I feel that the more dresses you try on the harder it is to choose the right one. When I went to try dresses on I knew certain things I definitely didnt want such as lace, beading, corset back, large ball gown, pick-ups.. etc.. I took a lot of time just looking at dresses before I even started to try them on. the very 1st one I tried on was THE one.. but I still went ahead to try on a few other silhouettes but kept coming right back to my 1st one…

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