How did you know that this is THE dress?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
1615 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I bought it. Seriously. That makes it the one. 

But why I bought is because it fit beautifully, felt comfortable and looked great on me. And I teared up. Not to mention that I didn’t want to take it off. 

Post # 17
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

The one I bought was the first one I tried on (I tried on about three after, but came back to the first one.) However, I never felt like I had that A-HA! moment, more like… I knew what kind of dress I wanted going in, I found it, and I was happy. I don’t regret it at all and still love it, but it wasn’t a super emotional moment for me.

Post # 18
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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medrp :  I had the emotional “wow’ for the first dress I tried on, just because it was my first time trying on a wedding dress, they put a veil on me too, and it just made the whole thing feel “real” 

But other than that, I didn’t really have an emotional reaction to trying on any dresses, including mine.  I liked mine the most, I bought it.  

But then, while I like clothes shopping, I’m not massive on it, and I’m not typically a super emotional person either, so it would be weird for me to expect that reaction.

Try not to think of the reactions you see on TV, and think about what kind of reaction you think would be you. 

Post # 19
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

My dress was actually the first one I tried on. I tried on seven after it that were pretty and could have worked but didn’t wow me… and then since it was still number one on my list I tried it back on. I had the moment, I loved it and burst into tears! Then felt absolutely rediculous!

It was the one. They said to stop looking at dresses after I bought it but of course I’m wedding planning dresses are everywhere, but nothing else comes close. it was the first dress I tried on at the first bridal salon.

Post # 20
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - City, State

I hated the dress trying on process. Every store put me in dresses way too small and white looked awful on me and I just hated the styles.

I ended up ordering something from BHLDN, the WToo Calla in Porcelain Pink. It checked my boxes. Sweetheart neckline, not white, fluffy tulle, not skin tight, strapless, timeless, simple, yet elegant. I added a blingy belt and went on my way 🙂

Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. I know its the one of the most important things you’ll ever wear…but it is just a dress. Make sure YOU feel comfortable and beautiful, and you’ll stun in whatever it is you pick.

Post # 21
2110 posts
Buzzing bee

I saw a dress online that I thought was beautiful, it was in my budget so I purchased it without trying it on.

When it arrived it didn’t fit and it took me almost right until the wedding so get myself into it. 

I’m not convinced it was the most flattering on my figure but it was a beautiful dress and I don’t have any regrets. 

Post # 22
3846 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

I knew it was my dress because I put it on and it just felt good. The consultant at the shop, who had picked out the dress for me to try on, asked if I wanted to try on the next dress I had in the dressing room and I just said,  “Nope. I’m done looking. It’s this one.” I then found out it was over budget and actually left the shop and went to several others to try on more dresses, but nothing could beat that dress, so I went back and got it.

I’ve seen my dress online and I didn’t like how it looked at all, and wouldn’t have picked it myself to try on, so I’d also suggest letting the consultant pick stuff for you, even if it is not originally the style you were looking for. 

Post # 24
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

I loved my dress, really really loved it as soon as I put it on despite all the clamps and it being 7ft tall. It was a splurge but since it was gorgeous and I loved it I decided to bite the bullet and get it. However there are loads of gorgeous dresses out there and I don’t for a second believe that was the only one I ever could have got married in. 

Post # 25
719 posts
Busy bee

I just found my dress on Saturday! I tried on I think 5 before it and the thing that got me/started to discourage me was that they were all beautiful, but they weren’t giving me any sort of OMG, can’t live without. I wasn’t sure I would get hay feeling and knew I may have to get one that I just thought was great vs. felt an overwhelming yes about.

I told my stylist I hate strapless on me, so she didn’t initially pull my dress, but when I wasn’t sure what to try next she grabbed it. Of course it’s strapless! When I saw it, I was like okay this is beautiful I’m open to trying whatever. Then as I was getting into it, I thought okay, wow I could really like it and as I got it fully on I started getting really excited and feeling a bit emotional. When I walked out to show my family, their faces all changed as they took it in and I was like okay I really love this.

It was unanimous and I didn’t try anymore on. There were not secondary contenders and I cancelled the appointment we had at another salon later that afternoon because it just couldn’t be beat!

Post # 26
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Canadian Rockies

I have known for years what kind of style I’d like.. so I got ideas online, printed them out when the time came, and when I showed the lady at the dress shop, she brought out one very similar. It was THE ONE right away for me!

Post # 27
835 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I knew that we would get married to my (now) husband sooner or later so one day I went into a bridal store. It was the one I walked by for years and imagined to walk in there one day to buy  my dress. So I just marched in and they were awful to me. Snobby and unhelpful and told me to go and check out the outlet store two doors down. I was so pissed and disappointed that I actually went to the other store. The girls were lovely. I described what I had in mind and they pulled a dress out and I was in love. I asked them to keep it for me for a day so my mom could come and have a look. She loved it as well even though she made me try one 2-4 other dresses to be sure and for the fun of it. It was fun but we went home with THE dress that day. And I got it 20% off the outlet price

I never looked to much at dresses in magazines or online as I don’t trust those pictures and never liked the prices. Plus I needed to know what kind of wedding it would be to be able to pick a matching dress. (My then boyfriend and I already knew we’d elope to a beach by the time I walked into the store) 

so yes, for me it was love at first sight. I looked exactly how I imagined myself. It made me feel so pretty and special. (But I didn’t cry or anything. I was just in love)

Post # 28
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I kept trying on dresses, and even though they were all lovely and beautiful, they weren’t what I wanted. I had a style in mind that I liked, but no stores seemed to carry it. Finally a bee on here suggested I check out a particular collection. I did and found a store an hour away that carried the collection. Went there and found my dress! I was starting to get very discouraged, but hold out until there’s at least one you really like. You don’t have to get “the feeling” but you’ll know if you feel comfortable in it, and if it feels “you”.

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