(Closed) How did you know it was "the one"?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@NYCowgirl:  wellone,you’re kinda early in shopping teehee ๐Ÿ™‚ but I bought the one I felt most pretty in and most comfortable. don’t believe the crying moment/tears, mainly happens in shows.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@ifheaven:  it actually looks like she’s quite late in shopping…  I bought the one I liked best and kept comparing other dresses to, because it was in my price range and I needed to order. Is your wedding really in 4 months???

Post # 5
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302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I hated shopping for my wedding dress (and I normally love shopping) because I felt like they were all pretty, but I’d find a feature I liked about each one but none of them had all the features I loved.  I was between two dresses (one my sister loved the most and one my mother loved the most).  I emailed my three best friends to ask if they had that crying, “that’s the one” moment and they all said they did not.

 

I decided to go to another city with my mother and sister just to try on a few more just to make sure there wasn’t one I liked better than the two I was going to choose from.  The second dress I tried on that day caused all of us to get teary-eyed and they both said “Oh my gosh.  This is your dress.  It’s made for you.”  I knew it too because I could envision my hair, jewelry, shoes, everything with the dress.  And, the funny thing is, it looked very plain on the hanger and was nothing like what I was looking for!  I think it was the 24th dress I tried on and the 4th store.

 

I would imagine you have some idea of what works best for your body.  (for instance, I knew that I didn’t like straight across necklines or big ball gowns and ivory works better on me than white)  I would look at the websites of the stores you are going to beforehand to figure out a few must try on dresses.  Some stores only list the brands they carry, so I actually looked online at the brand websites to come up with a few to ask the store about.  Also, I would take someone with you whose opinion you trust.  If you’re concerned about how it photographs, take some pictures.  Also, if you narrow it down, I would type in the dress and style and reviews online and try to read reviews.  For instance, one of the dresses I loved had reviews that it cost about $300 just to create a bustle because of the fabric and girls said that it was beautiful, but photographed terribly.  Also, rather than get overwhelmed if you like a lot of dresses that you try on, I would play a game where for every 3 dresses you try on, you have to knock at least one out of the running so that you are continually narrowing it down.

 

Good luck!  Post a pic when you find it ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012
Post # 7
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302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

And I’ll add that my wedding date is June 8, 2013 and I found mine 2 weeks ago, off the rack (a $2,300 dress that was marked down to $900 because it was off the rack, discontinued and had been worn in a fashion show).  A few stores told us that it would be too late to order dresses (something about the Chinese New Year?!?!), but I know you’ll have time if you find something soon at David’s Bridal or, of course, off the rack!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@NYCowgirl:  I couldn’t stop thinking about it!

@MrsJX3:  That’s so sweet! Although, I think we’re talking about the dress and not the guy haha ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@letsgobowlingx:  LOL, whoops!!  TGIF, my mind is not with me today!

 

The dress?  I knew when I looked in the mirror and burst into tears.  

Post # 11
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8472 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Tears… and I feel like  “you just know.”  I know that sounds funny, but it’s so true.  I tried on WAY TOO MANY dresses, and trust me, I LOVED dress shopping. 

Post # 12
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302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@NYCowgirl:  I ended up getting my dress at the snootiest high-end store in Columbia, SC called Bella Vista Bridal.  I hated the employees, but loved the dress!  (FYI – They actually have a dress that costs $10,000 and you have to pay $500 just to try it on!)  If you have figured out some qualities that you want in the dress, I would google that.  For instance, sweetheart neckline lace, etc. and find some designers online that you like.  I think my dress is by Lazaro (?).  You can always go to designers’ websites and they will have a list of stores that carry their dresses.  Before I found mine, my favorites were dresses by Maggie Sottero and Alfred Angelo (which seem to be quite popular with other bees). 

Post # 13
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504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I drove everyone around me crazy. I am from a very small town so we had to travel to every store. My mom finally said go by yourself. After eleven stores and many dresses, I had narrowed it down to exactly what I wanted but I didn’t think it existed. In early January I went to a Watters trunk show and there she was “Jessica” I knew immediately it was “the one” I actually cried in the store mostly because I was so glad it was finally over. Hang in there,it is out there

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i just got this whole, “omg, i’m a bride!” feeling and i got all teary, especially when they added the veil. my mom said as soon as she saw my face that she knew it was the one ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I didn’t cry or have that “a-ha” feeling. . . but I didn’t want to take it off! That only told me it was the one. 

Post # 16
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503 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

When I went to try on dresses I discovered quickly that what I thought I wanted wasn’t at all what I wanted. The second place we went to was a discount store where all dresses were sold off the rack, my mom and I picked about 15 dresses to try on and went to the dressing room. After we were in there for a few minutes we noticed something crumpled up in the corner behind the chair. My mom picks it up and its this amazing dress. I tried it on and it fit me perfectly and I was officially in love. My mom convinced me to try on the rest of my dresses though… After a few more dresses there was a knock on the door, the attendant was standing there holding the exact same dress again asking if it was one of ours. At that point I was convinced the world was telling me that was my dress and so it is!

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