(Closed) How do you find the perfect dress?

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Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

That dress look beautiful! Don’t worry, not everyone gets a ‘moment’ where they start crying etc. A lot of us don’t. We’re told that our wedding dress has to be absolutely magic, but actually it’s just a dress! That’s why so many people get dress regret – we’re constantly wondering if this is THE BEST DRESS IN THE WHOLE WORLD which is a silly thing to try and find. I’m not the type to have emotional displays and am very analytical so I simply bought the most logical option (I liked it, it was comfy, it was the right price etc). You’ve tried on at least 24 dresses which is a lot, so if you like this one way more than any of those I say go for it. You still have the trunk show opportunity to try on a few more, so if at the end you still like this dress the best and it’s on sale then take it as a sign.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

The dress is gorgeous!!! You have tried on a lot of dresses!

I agree with PP, some brides do not cry when they find their dress. I didn’t, lol! It took me a couple of visits to the boutique before I made my purchase. However, I knew it was the one! 

I didn’t overwhelm myself with dozens of dresses, I tried on 5. If you are opinionated it may be hard for you to commit. 

My opinion is to pick the dress that makes you feel good and DO NOT look at anymore dresses. You will drive yourself crazy and broke going back and forth. There are hundreds/thousands of beautiful wedding dresses out there!

Post # 4
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Worker bee

Very pretty dress, but ask them to take pictures before you commit. Sometimes they can take a picture on their own phone just to show you, or take one and delete it right there or something like that. The photos can look quite different from how it seems irl and you definitely want to see it beforehand if having nice pictures is at all important to you.

As for a huge collection of dresses, you can browse the knot’s dress section, but I just went directly to the website of designers I was interested in, they already have tons of dresses online (there’s so many – just look at brands your stores carry)

As for choosing… I really wanted a specific type of dress and searched only for that (funnily enough your dress is similar). There was one dress that was a simple A-line that was completely different but looked so much better on me – I didn’t realize how much better until I saw the photos. During my entire shopping I went back to try that dress like 5 times, because it fit so clearly better than everything else I was trying, it was like night and day. Now I’m waiting for it to arrive and I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get and wear it!! I was not at all enthusiastic about it for ages, but I’m glad I chose it 🙂

That being said if you’re so unsure I don’t know I would buy it in 2 days given how far your wedding is… The discount would not be worth it to me personally because I’d rather have peace of mind and assurance for the one day when I will get to wear a wedding dress, but only you know your situation. (and it depends on why you’re unsure, if it’s just that you’re just not emotional – that can be dismissed, I would get the dress. if you don’t LIKE some aspect of it that’s a different story) My dress would literally never have jumped out at me, I only wore it because it was my first appointment and I told the lady to put me in whatever she thought will look good, I would never have chosen it. Online browsing will only get you so far… 

I should also note that I had a dress love like you that I had seen online when I wasn’t really shopping and loved for ages – it was the Hayley Paige Dori. I later decided against it even though I still think it’s gorgeous, but after really thinking about it I didn’t love it as a bridal dress, just a really beautiful dress. Seeing real wedding pictures of it also helped, where I felt like the bride didn’t look to fit *my* idea of bridal. Good thing it was a popular dress so there were tons of photos, haha.

Anyway I thought I would be more emotional and excited, but I wasn’t. So I went by hard data, which means pictures. You’re spending a ton of money on this, I’m sure they will understand that you want to see how they will turn out. Pictures are all that will be left when it’s all over… (well I guess video too but you know what I mean)

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

I agree with PPs. Not everyone has that moment with their dress. I didn’t cry at all and neither did my mom. My Mother-In-Law cried when I came out in my first dress (not the one I bought) just because seeing me in a wedding dress for the first time was emotional (in a good way) for her. But that was it. Once I tried on my dress, I actually wasn’t sure about it right away. I liked it a lot but I had several more to try on. At the end of my appointment I asked to try it back on and that’s when I knew. I just felt amazing in it and I knew that’s how I wanted to feel on my wedding day. We had one more store to shop at so my mom and Mother-In-Law told me to keep that appointment “just to make sure” that this dress was the one. So I did and though all the other dresses were nice, nothing else compared. So I went to the first store and bought my dress 🙂

I will say that there is a thing of trying on TOO many dresses and basically getting dress fatigue. They all start to blur together and you get overwhelmed and confused. It sounds like you’ve already tried on a lot of dresses. I think in total when I was shopping I tried on maybe 15 dresses. So just try to relax. As you’ve said, you have time. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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