(Closed) How did you know you found your wedding dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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honeylemonade:  I’m not the type that cries or jump up for joy, but I am generally a decisive person. I just knew it was the dress when I saw it on the mannequin. However, I wanted to be sure b/c I read way too many horrors stories on WB about brides regretting their dress choices.

To be sure, I continued looking at other dresses and would always compare it back to the dress I eventually ended up choosing. I couldn’t stop thinking of that dress, so after 2 weeks of constantly thinking of my dress, I went back to the shop and ordered it.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

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honeylemonade:  

I can’t speak personally but I have been a bridal consultant that has seen countless reactions and this is what I have observed:

* I feel like we are a practical generation and my criers are like unicorns…very rare. If anything it’s the moms that cry

* Most of the time my brides get supper giddy, giggly, and will practice their awesome dance moves. Pretty much always the goldstar indication it’s the one…silly instead of tears almost 100% of the time.

* My down to earth analytical brides do neither of the above, they know it’s the one when the feel they don’t need to go shopping anymore. They have finally found the dress that tells them, “hey I promise there is nothing better out there than me.” This is probably the second most popular reaction I see. 

Hope maybe this helps a bit!

P.S. I find the biggest problem now a days are brides are too afraid to admit they have had their moment in some cases. Don’t be afraid to say yes 😀

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I didn’t want to take it off and like dojx said, I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

I didn’t go into dress shopping expecting to cry or jump for joy, I’m just not that type of person.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I had looked at dresses online and in magazines and thought about what I liked and what would possibly look good on me for over a year and a half. When we went to the dress shop, I picked out about 10-15 dresses in similar styles, lacey and more fitted gowns. My friends picked out a dress to just try out for fun- a beautiful ball gown that had crystals and feathers and not something I ever thought to try on. Well, that dress ended up being the one. I knew because I felt so beautiful in it. I’m a shy person, so something like that to make me feel confident and comfortable was awesome. I didn’t cry or jump for joy though. I guess I just had that “gut feeling”

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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honeylemonade:  When they say when its the one you will know, that could not be anymore true. It took me putting a good chunk of my deposit on one dress, looking at pictures of myself in the dress and realizing it was all wrong. It was my mom that gave me the water works so I thought it was it.

After 2 months of looking and looking at the same pictures, I knew it was the wrong dress. Went back to my salon, put on the dress that was that I couldn’t stop thinking about and they let me move my desposit over to the new dress. I started doing a shimmy dance and started spinning around to see the flow of the dress and it was history from there. I think the closest thing I got to a cry was my lip starter to quiver but didn’t want anyone to see so I started the shimmy dance again LOL

Oh and it completed helped when I was ready to walk out of the salon, in the 3 sizes to small sample.

Good Luck

 

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Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am pretty emotional and was expecting to just ‘know’ and maybe shed some tears. But I didn’t have an overwhelming feeling. I tried on a bunch of dresses (dress shopping 4 times)… knew most were a no, and really liked a few. I ended up choosing one that my mom loved and was a great price. I was happy with my decision. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I always thought I would cry (because a lot of things make me cry!) but I didn’t when I found my dress. I just knew I really loved it and when I took it off and started trying other ones on all I wanted was to put that one back on. Plus, it made my mom cry and has pockets so those 2 things kind of pushed my decision.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

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honeylemonade:  When I tried on the dress I got married in, I didn’t cry or jump for joy, rather it was a calm realisation of “This is the dress I want to get married in”. The fabric felt nice on, it had just the right amount of bling and I loved how the layers of tulle made the skirt move. I’d tried on so many dresses that were either missing that je ne sais quoi, or had too much of something else, so when I tried on my dress for the first time, it all just fell into place.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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honeylemonade:  I was by myself and when I found my dress I teared up a little but mostly I just immediately felt beautiful and wanted to stop looking right then. I’ve been able to look at other dresses since then and have absolutely no dress regrets.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I didn’t want to take it off, and when the sales lady confirmed she would sell it at a discounted price for me (all the money I had for the dress) I got teary. Also, I felt so comfortable in it, and I could picture myself in it on our wedding day.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

One of the best advice that I got when I went dress shopping was “If you find a dress that you don’t want to take off than that is your dress”.

For me I knew it was my dress because I keep constanly wanting to try it back on and no matter how many dresses I look at I couldn’t picture myself in any other dress other than the one I chose walking down the aisle.

I didn’t jump for joy or cry. When I tried it on it makes me so happy. I just knew it was my dress.

My best advice for brides out there “Once you find your dress please stop looking”. 

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m not an emotional person but when I was flipping through dresses on the rack and saw my dress, I just stopped and stared at it kinda like I was in awe. The funny thing is the consultant who was helping me told me it wouldn’t fit since it was my street size, and I almost didn’t even try it on. But I kept coming back to it and when I did try it on I knew it was the one. That was almost a year and a half ago and I never once had dress regret about it.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I had dress regret so when I found my new dress I knew it was meant to be. I went specifically to try my dress on and had been looking at pics of it for the whole week before. When I finally saw it in person I literally jumped up and down. I also cried! This is completely opposite than what I felt for my first dress. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

At the first dress appointment, there was a dress I really liked but didn’t feel strongly about. So I decided to go to another shop to get some perspective. I even posted here, kinda confused. I didnt expect to cry (thought that just happened on TV and I am not a big crier), but I did want to ‘feel something’.

Well, at the second shop… I cried when I found my dress. Out of nowhere. So I couldnt argue with that 🙂

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