(Closed) How did you know your dress was “The One”?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Did you try them on with friends or family?  Have them take pictures and see which one was the most flattering on you.  If they let you take pictures 🙂

Post # 4
3928 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I knew mine was “the one” because I kept sneaking peeks at myself in the mirror.

Post # 5
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I knew when I didn’t want to take it off and I teared up a bit. 🙂

Post # 6
7086 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Some people don’t have that emotional reaction, some do.  For me, I wasn’t even looking for a wedding dress when I found mine.  I was a DB and the manager was unpacking brand new dresses, as soon as I saw it in her hands I knew that it was my dress.  I practically ripped it out of her hands and went and tried it on.  I never really had that emotional reaction to the dress, but I knew that the dress was soooo me and the FH would love to see me in that dress.

I agree with taking as many pictures as you can, even if you have to be sneaky sneaky.  I almost bought a dress that was amazing in the magic bridal mirror but in the pictures made me look like a giant square block.  I also found that shopping by myself gave me a more real look in the mirror, there were no words of friends to make the butt look smaller in the magic bridal mirror or make the decision harder.

Post # 7
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well, the first time I chose a dress it was a process of elimination. I started with the style and then the fabric and thought I had made the best choice for my budget. I visited 4 stores and tried on about 15-20 dresses. I didn’t cry, but was excited to check this off the list and move on to other wedding tasks.

And then, curse Vera Wang! I checked out the David’s Bridal website to see what all the fuss was about with her White line launching there. There it was, and I was so excited I almost threw up. I wanted to hate it (because I had already put a sizeable deposit on dress #1), but of course I fell in love. I kept the VW dress on for 45 minutes, swishing and swooning all over myself. I was sad to take it off, and knew it was the one, but took a week to reconcile that I was a 2-dress bride. I’m so excited about my choice, I even dream about my new dress!

I don’t regret the process, but now know that I bought my dress way too early. You can read plenty of posts here about ‘dress regret’, mostly because it’s difficult to recover the costs invested in the first dress. If you know you won’t change your mind, making the dress decision is a bit easier.

Long post, sorry. Good luck! Looking forward to hearing more about your dress journey 🙂

Post # 8
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I know I’d found the right dress when I didn’t want to take it off again.  I also stood in front of the mirror and “swooshed” from side to side…

Post # 9
7103 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@heatherld: I knew because I was skipping and dancing in it in the shop. I had one confusing moment with another dress I thought was the one because I cried when I put it on and thought it must be the one but I think it was because it was the first dress I put on.

Post # 10
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hmmm…  No emotions here, just liked the colour and style, it was different and had lots of good quality beading and stuff. It fit well and I literally threw it on for 1 second without even tightening the back then threw it off to pay the person I purchased it from (through a local add) and that was it. 

It’s a beautiful gown, the price was great and it fit.   All my dream dresses are puffy (princess) and way out of my budget (lazaro, pnina..etc) 

I’m quick to make up my mind.  Later when the girl left my house I tried it on a few times to measure the length and see what type of shoes to get..etc. or take pictures of the gown and I’m loving it more and more. 

Post # 11
96 posts
Worker bee

I tried ona  lot of dresses and found a lot I liked. But then I thought about each one and said if I could change anything about the dress, what would I change and usually there was at least one thing. When I tried on a dress and couldn’t name one thing, I bought it. Out of the 4 you liked, was there any that you couldn’t imagine changing anything at all about it?

Post # 12
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I realized once i came back home and looked at the pictures. There was one that clearly looked and photographed best. 

There was one dress I LOVED in the store, but when saw the photo of me in it, I realized it didn’t fit my body type very well.

Post # 13
11 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

I tried on my mom’s pick which wasn’t the style I was going for and when it was all laced up, all I could think about was walking down the aisle towards my FH and having him see me in THAT dress.  I tried on another that was more “my style” and it was super flattering and looked great on, but it didn’t evoke that emotion that the other dress did.  For me, I definitely got that “this is the one” feeling.

Post # 14
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I tried on about 20 dresses but only 1 made me emmotional.  It was the one.

Post # 15
660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The one I felt represented ‘me’ the most. I’m not much of a dress kind of gal, but I knew it was the one because I actually loved it and wanted to wear it. It kind of showed off my personality.

Post # 16
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I dunno!  It might be part the feeling I felt when looking at it on me, and part the fact that I didn’t want to take it off!  I also compared every dress (there was only 2, haha) after it to it.  It was also right at my price range!

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