(Closed) How did you know?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you instantly know which dress was going to be "THE DRESS"?
    Yes, instantly, it just felt right. : (14 votes)
    54 %
    No, it wasn't an immediate decision for me. : (12 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 3
    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I didn’t get to do the dress trying-on route. I had to do my online shopping and order it from someone without even being able to try it on first. Why? Because I was trying to put off dress shopping until I could go with my mom, but that wouldn’t be until just after Christmas (we live in different states). I had watched the show on TV about Kleinfelds and they were talking about how long it takes for the dresses to come in (I had no idea!) so I paniced and looked at wedding dresses all day online over that weekend (my mom was online looking with me also so at least we shopped together in that sense). I found one that I really liked and the price, although more than I wanted to spend, was do-able so I looked up someone in the area who carried the designer. I placed the order within the next week. I worried the whole time that it wasn’t the right dress, or that it would look bad on me, or that it wouldn’t fit, or that I wouldn’t like the color (I got "light gold", but I was afraid it wouldnt be light enough), and you know, I worried about just about everything you can worry about in regards to a dress, especially one youve never seen in person. When the dress finally came in my mom flew out here to be with me when I tried it on for the first time. I admit, I wasn’t impressed when I first put it on. My hips looked weird and I looked kinda short in the dress. But, as I continued to get tied up in back (corset back), it improved and I did like it in the end. Am I totally 100% in love with it? No, probably not. But I’ll be happy enough to walk down the isle in it.

    Post # 4
    461 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

     Sad story . I found a dress online that i fell in love with. but when it arrived it was a disaster! I found a dress that was very lovely but it was very different from what i had pictured. In the end everything worked out but i have to admit I’m still alittle bummed about the dress. But if thats the worst of my problems then I’m doing pretty darn good!

    Post # 5
    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I debated about mine! Finally i sent pics to my mom, who told me that dress A ;looked WAY better on me than dress B. I sat there, thought about it, and told myself she was defiitely right and would have let me know either way which was the best.

    So i took moms’ opinion and realized i looked great in it and I should be happy, so I was. There’s no point messing with a good thing! 

    Post # 6
    1363 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I answered yes, but it was a little less instant.  I put it on and instantly liked it.  It took a couple of minutes before I realized I was done.  When I first started trying on dresses and realized that they all looked pretty and all made me feel pretty (well, not ALL), I asked my sister how on earth you could possibly decide.  I don’t know if it would have been as clear to me if I hadn’t been with my mom and my sister.  They both had this look on their faces and I knew.

    Have you gone back to visit the two contenders?  I know not everyone gets that instant feeling (and about a week after I bought my dress I started wondering whether I’d rushed into it).  Is there one dress that you’re thinking about more than the other?  Give it time–I’m sure you’ll make a decision, and either way, it will be perfect because it will be the dress you marry your husband in! 

    Post # 7
    3331 posts
    Sugar bee

    I didn’t know right away that my dress was The One.  I tried on so many dresses and like BunnyBlue, I originally had my heart set on a dress that just didn’t work for me.  The only emotion I had when I tried my dress on the for the first time was "huh, I kinda like this one…"  It just sort of grew on me and I realized that I actually felt comfrotable in the dress.

    Post # 8
    45 posts
    • Wedding: September 2009

    My dress was actually the first one I tried on…before I was technically engaged!  I knew the engagement was coming and my sister was in Texas (home from Wisconsin where she lives) and was pouting about missing the dress shopping, so we went!!  I didn’t buy it that day, but when I went back, I knew it was the one 😀

    Post # 9
    11824 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

    I bought my dress waaay too soon and then changed my mind! 

    Post # 11
    184 posts
    Blushing bee

    Even though I knew the moment the dress was zipped up, I still went to try on other wedding dresses. Why? Because I really enjoyed the shopping experience. Also, my dress is very different (not traditional at all) and I was worried that I would regret my decision. When I went to try it on a second time, all doubts were completely erased. I say my gut feeling was totally right.

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