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

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I couldn’t stop thinking about it and compared every other dress to that one!

Post # 3
720 posts
Busy bee

I found my dress at the first place I tried after being engaged like a day. My mom insisted. So I fell in love with it but I thought I had to go to other places. Month or two down the road I went to vows and the dress was more then half off. I was still scared because I’m like I have not found anything else. I put it on hold and went to davids and I hated everything but my dress and I pulled the trigger. I thought I needed to go to a ton of places but the dress kept finding me. Lol I think you just know. 

Post # 4
2120 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

freshflowers:  i just picked a dress. i didnt even try it on and ordered it online. crossed my fingers!! even then when i got it in it was huge. so it wasnt until i got it taken in did i really see it on me. and i loved it. first i was worried but it ended up being perfect! i had ordered a previous dress and didnt like it for sure. sent it back and ordered this one. i asked me whole family and friends on the dresses i looked at also. so their opinions helped big time. 

Post # 5
103 posts
Blushing bee

As soon as I tried my dress on I felt excited and emotional.  That’s how I knew I tried on the one. 

Post # 6
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

freshflowers:  I went to something like 4 or 5 stores in one day.  My dress was at the first one and I just kept comparing everything else to it.

The majority of your guests will only see you in one dress.  They won’t be thinking oh, she should have gotten that dress from the third store!  All they will see is a beautiful bride!

Post # 7
857 posts
Busy bee

Didnt want to take the dress off! I am like you, i overthink everything. I was even trying to find the bad in this dress and tried to talk myself into “this isnt the one” But i feel amazing in it. My mom and sister cried(sign of a winner) and they are brutally honest!!

Post # 8
23 posts

freshflowers:  I waited until I had my venue, colors, and an idea of the overall “theme” before I went dress shopping. I’ve always loved lace gowns with an “antique” feel but once I had setteled on the other details I realized that type of dress wouldn’t make sense with my venue/ color scheme. 

I also looked on pinterest, in wedding mags, and checked out friends dresses on their facebooks for what I liked/didn’t like. 

When the day came for dress shopping I only invited my mother and sister– too many opinions could muddy the waters. I also trusted my instinct. I think once you find a dress that looks great on you, is in your budget, and fits into your overall look for the day then thats THE one. 

It’s like with any other detail of the day you have to know when to STOP searching or else you’ll drive yourself crazy. Ask me how many photographers I checked into….


Post # 9
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i didn’t wanna try any more on, and it just felt like me.

Post # 10
9 posts
  • Wedding: July 2015

I know from the moment I put it on. It was perfect and evey dress I tried on after I kept comparing them to it.

Post # 11
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I didn’t want to take it off 🙂 It was the only one I could actually envision myself walking down the aisle in and only one that I felt like a bride in –  not just a girl playing dress up wearing pretty dresses.

Post # 12
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Girl, I was in your same boat.  I was so undecisive! Nothing felt just perfect. I finally pulled the trigger and bought a dress that I later hated because I’m crazy.  Then I bought another dress that I wasn’t entirely happy with either. My poor mother had to fly out here and work on changing my dress for 5 days.  I was happier with it but never truly ecstatic like it was “the one”.  Sometimes you don’t get the princess fairytale moment.

Post # 13
746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

After looking at other dresses I ended up finding my dress, by chance, on Craigslist before x-mas.  The bride had posted her wedding pics to show the dress.  Which helped at lot.  The dress was lace which I liked but though I couldn’t afford.  When I tried it on I couldn’t beleive how well it fit!  The colour, champange, was perfect with my very pale skin.  And the matching veil was included.  I just remember saying “I want it” and I bought it.

When I got home I did think “WTF did I just do!?”  I was alone when I bought the dress and it was kind of on a whim.  Think maybe I was worried because “hollywood” says you have to have that bridal store experience with everyone there.  But this is real life and often things don’t happen like that – at least not for me.  The doubt went away after I realized I needed to trust myself.  I went with my gut feeling.  I have no regrets.  Everyone loved my dress. 

I think after any major purchase some doubt is normal.  I bet the dresses your choosing from all look incredible on you!  Consider practical points about the dress as well.  i.e if you don’t like/want to spend a lot of time putting on your dress do you want the one that takes 30 min to lace up? (as much as you might love it).  But yeah, you might just need to pull the band-aid off lol

Post # 14
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I tried on tons of dresses before i found mine. I knew mine was the one because it was the only dress i had tried on that i smiled instantly when i looked in the mirrior, i just knew! 🙂

Post # 15
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

It was the first one I tried on and my Dad teared up.  I tried on some others that were meh…. and when I put the first one back on he full on had tears running down his cheeks.  

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