I can completely relate to how you feel. I first tried on a bunch of dresses at Davids Bridal, I found some I liked, was surprised that a dropped waist looked good on me, fell in love with corset back style and realized sweetheart neckline was perfect for me. I was trying to veer away from lace, sweetheart, mermaid or fit and flare since all of that seems to be so common. Once I realized the sweethear really did look the best on me, I didn’t care if it was common or not.
Then I went to a small bridal shop, asking for more specific guidelines and found a few I really liked there. Once in particular was nice, a simple lace, sweetheart, corset, not a big train and was cheap. I was going to order that one, even though it wasn’t a magical moment.
I went back to order that one and wanted to look around one more time. I was hoping to find something similar with a little bit more special lace. I found a totally different style in the discontinued sample section. When I put it on, I knew it was a contender. It was lace, halter with sweetheart, no corset but that can be added, a medium train, the lace has a little bit of bead word to make it sparkle, and underneath the lace is a tan fabric that makes it all look really nice against my skin. I asked for a veil, a long veil, and that’s when I knew. I just got that butterflies in my stomach feeling, no tears though I welled up a bit. This was the look I would get married in.
It can be overwhelming, and that’s where I was when I just decided to order the simple lace one. But I knew I wanted something just a little bit more than that dress had to offer. I am so glad I looked again, even though its more money and a little over the dress budget, so worth it.
I would recommend revisting the top dresses you’ve tried on. Maybe thinking about the ceremony location, what would look the best for the feel of the wedding you are having, and add a veil to the ones that stand out. See if that makes a difference. I got away from some of the dressier ones since we are having a small, intimate affair. I also knew I wanted lace for the soft romantic feel, I decided I really liked it and who cares if its popular? I like it and I will rock it!! For reference here are the two dresses: First one was the one i was going to order
Hhere is THE ONE!!!lol!
Trust your gut. I do agree with the pp, who said its a dress for one day. Just pick something you feel beautiful in!! Good luck!