Post # 1
Hello Fellow Bees!
Last night I purchased my dress! Although I love it more than any other dress I tried on, I didn’t cry or get teary eyed or emotional, but I know it’s THE dress. I’m not an overly emotional person so I didn’t expect to cry, but I did expect to have a “moment”. Don’t get me wrong, I felt something, just not a HUGE something like everyone seems to have. Maybe I’ll have the moment at my first fitting?
The dress is beautiful! It combines both traditional ball gown elements but has a vintage flair with lace and beading elements. It truly compliments our wedding venues (an old church in Toronto, followed by a reception at a 1920s movie theatre). I chose a birdcage for my hairpiece and it all flows beautifully.
After paying the deposit, I truly felt like the bride. We’ve been engaged since October 22, 2011 but this is the first moment where I truly felt it. It was so exciting, and made me so happy to finally feel like I was getting married. I can’t wait to become the official Mrs. Hugz! 🙂
I wondered if anyone has gone through the same thing with their dress? Do you feel strange not having had “the moment”?
*Adding some photos since that makes this a much more interesting post!
I did buy the birdcage and shawl so this is the finished look of the dress! 🙂
Post # 3
Yay! I don’t think I really had a moment. But I did randomly start dancing in the dress and it was comfortable, so that sealed the deal for me.
Post # 4
Yay to finding the dress! Do you pictures?
I didnt cry or anything when I found it but I knew it was THE one! Everytime I go try it on I have the “Holy crap I’m getting married” feeling lol
Post # 5
I didn’t have a moment either. I really liked the way the dress looked on me because it was so flattering. What sealed the deal for me was when I brought my sister with me to try it on a second time and the consultant told me that the designer was raising the price of the dress the next day pushing it out of my budget. At that point, I knew I really liked the dress, and didn’t want to chance finding something better. Six months later, I still love my dress, and haven’t found anything that I like better, so I know it was a good choice… moment or no moment.
Post # 6
congrats on finding your dress!! So exciting! Any pictures??
I always new exactly what I wanted my gown to be. There is a salon where I live that was having a trunk show and the designer was coming to meet with brides. So I decided to meet with the designer and ended up having her design me a new dress based upon what I wanted. So no, I didn’t have the moment where I broke down in tears or anything, but like you, I just knew 🙂
Post # 7
Ooh congrats! That’s a very pretty dress, it has almost the same side detail thing going on like my dress will have.
I never cried, or had the ‘omg this is my dress’ feeling. And honestly it has me thinking maybe I made a bad choice but at the same time I really love the dress I ordered and can’t wait for it to come in (June.. ugh sooo long away).
So I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one who hasn’t felt the “omg” moment
Post # 8
@Keltaena: I did some dancing in my dress too, hahaha! It’s an important test!
@couawilou: Glad I’m not the only one who feels like “holy crap I’m getting married!”
@onyx81: Sounds like the greatest way to make the decision! I had tons of time to order (not getting married until February) but I said “why wait to make the decision I know I’m going to make? Let’s buy it!”
@RhubarbPie: At least you knew what you always wanted. I’ve never had that. I’ve never thought about my wedding until I got engaged. Everyone says “it’s the day you’ve dreamed of since you were a little girl” but for me it’s not. It’s a day I’m just now trying to imagine! Good for you for knowing what you want, I’ve been trying to figure out what the different styles are, never mind trying to figure out which one I actually want!
Post # 9
@PoeticDoveInLA: Thank you, I really like it! See, I’ve been wondering the same thing about the wrong decision. But, I look at the photos today and I love it just the same as yesterday. I was hoping I could find comfort in knowing that not everyone has “the moment”!
Post # 10
@misseshugz: You look beautiful!!! And HOLY CRAP WE’RE GETTING MARRIED!!!! haha
Post # 11
Congrats on finding the dress!! I didnt cry or really have a moment when I found my dress. I just knew I loved it and kept saying that over and over and I didnt want to take it off!
Post # 12
@couawilou: Thank you so much!! Holy crap, we’re the BRIDES!!
Post # 13
you look beautiful!!! LOVE your bolero – especially the back! Gorgeous! Yay!
Post # 14
@RhubarbPie: Thank you, I think I look pretty good! 🙂 Also, thank you for giving me the real name of it! I kept calling it a shawl!
Post # 15
Beautiful dress! I didn’t have “the moment” either, but my dress was the first one that I didn’t find something to nitpick over after I tried it on, and was really the only one that I could picture myself walking down the aisle in.
Post # 16
What a beautiful dress and I just love the shawl, especially from the back!! I too did not have an emotional moment when I chose my dress, I just kind of knew. After I brought it home, I kept sneaking try-ons on (I know, tsk tsk, bad bride I was)! 🙂