(Closed) How did you know your dress was “the one”

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I tried on probably 10-15 dresses. My dress was the one that when I saw myself in the mirror I felt like a bride, not a girl in a fancy dress. I don’t know how else to describe it. When the consultant put a veil on me I nearly cried. It was all very strange and surreal, but ya, I got the dress feeling.

I was tempted to try on other dresses after (looking back at your fitting photos is a recipe for dress regret, I don’t get it!), the bridal salon experience is so much fun, but I’m glad I didn’t. I just wish I had relished the shopping experience a little more.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve tried on at least 100 dresses, been to 6 stores (everywhere within a 1 hour drive), and haven’t had that “this is it” feeling. I’ve found quite a few I like and could definitely see myself walking down the aisle in. I think it’s going to come down to a decision for me… no idea how I’m going to make it though. I always have that feeling of, is there something better? What if I regret it? Can I spend this much on one dress?

Post # 5
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677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I didnt want to take it off, I couldnt wait to show it off to all my guests!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was not sure until the day of my wedding. I kept doubting it but when I put it on the day of my wedding I wanted to cry…IT WAS PERFECT

Post # 7
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389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am asking myself this right now… I am verry close to picking a dress. I just am indecsive and worry that I will not like it. I have watched my dress taste change over the last year or so looking..  I got engaged new years, so only 9 months ago but have tried on like.. 40? Most of them are just like “meh”, but some (like one) I get a bit more giddy in. I am not an emotional person so I don’t think I have it in me to have THE DRESS reaction.. 

So I worry too but.. I THINK I got it!! My heart says yes, but its hard to commit and say yess!

Post # 8
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389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@bakerella: what do you mean by “looking back at your fitting photos is a recipe for dress regret, I don’t get it!” When I order my dress should I never look at the photos of it for the rest of the 9 months?

 

Like I know I shouldn’t try other dresses on, or keep looking, but what do you mean exactly?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It was the one my mom GUSHED over!  She’s very picky and honest but I knew I could trust her because she and I have the same style! I definitely occasionally worry that there’s a better one out there, but any time I start to doubt it I just call my mom!

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

After taking a pic in the store and analyzing it all week like i did with every dress i tried on there were 2 things that made me know it was the one:

1 – i started referring to it as “my” dress.

2 – it was the ONLY dress i liked MORE after analyzing the pic as opposed to finding flaws.

this was after i had dress regret and sold a previous dress. so i had to be extra careful and sure this time.

 

Post # 11
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1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I looked skinny! hah, well that was part of it.  I tried on I think around 7 dresses and the one I chose had every little thing I wanted.  Right fabric, right cut, no painful beading under the arms, no floral details, some bling, white satin, strapless and sweetheart.  I was picky and honestly didn’t think I’d find exactly what I wanted so when I did, I stopped looking.

Post # 12
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1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I tried on 100 or so. It was the only one to make me gasp before I left the changing room (there was a mirror in the change room.) Everything else just sort of felt meh.

Post # 13
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1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

1. Because my Future Mother-In-Law cried. We are close, but I’m not too too open with her, just because I’m not used to that super comfortable/close mother daughter relationship…so once she started crying I knew that she did truly care about me and that it was THE ONE, and

2. Because I felt that I didn’t need to change anything about myself. I have short hair, and I was worried that it wouldn’t look good no matter what the dress was, that I would have to grow it out to look “bridal” enough, but not this dres…I can just wear my hair straight like everyday with a flower and it looks phenominal.

3. I tried on several other dresses along with that one, and I got sooooo many compliments on it when I was in the store trying it on. I never get compliments like that, it felt weird (but good lol) and I just felt pretty. I felt like my Fiance would definitely love the dress I had on, and that’s the feeling I want to have on my wedding day!

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