(Closed) how do you know its the dress

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@readyfortheday:  Do you have a big over sizes grin on your face when you think about wearing it?Laughing

If you do and you feel happy and excited when your wearing it then it prob ‘your’ dress (in ivoryWink). My dress is not white, long or expencive but it is the one that made me smile the most and feel a million $$.

Post # 5
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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@rainbowbee:  This.  🙂

I’d say:

1.  Do you feel beautiful in the dress? 

2.  Can you afford the dress?  (Learned this from so many years of watching, TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress.”)

I never had the “OMG I’M CRYING I’M SO HAPPY IN THIS DRESS!” moment.  But, I really love the dress, I love how I look in it, it was in my price range.  So I’m a happy bride.

Post # 7
2780 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It sounds like you found the dress, try on a few more and then go back and try that one on again.

Post # 8
19 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

When I first went dress shopping, I had a certain style in mind.  It turned out that style was not the most flattering on my body type.  I am tall, so an empire waist was not the best style for me.  I bought a total of 3 dresses before I found “The dress”.  However, even the dress of my dreams still needs to have alterations done to it to fit me perfectly.  I always wanted a simple, elegant dress.  My Mom and Son picked out my dress while shopping and for them I tried it on.  I ended up loving it.  It matched my out-going personality. It was the opposite of what I was going for.  🙂 

Post # 9
31 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

@readyfortheday:  I got the same feeling as when my fiancee presented me with my engagement ring. My breath caught and I could not stop looking at it! Except with the dress, shots from sappy wedding related movies went through my head; think Julia Roberts in Runaway Bride, when shes all happy like a little girl in her dress! lol That was ME! haha

I just thought that my dress was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen, ALL reason and thought went out the door when I saw it. My father said he almost cried when he saw me in it….I knew by his reaction as well that it was ‘the one’. He is not crazy about fashion but he likes classy and elegant.

I don’t agonize over things but I think I already have ideas in my head of what I want so that is a major part of MY decision making. Sounds like you were unsure to begin with??? But much like they say, I fell into the cliche of just ‘knowing it was the one’. I wish you luck in getting that feeling over your dress, its great but don’t be pressured or frustrated by trying to capture that feeling.


Post # 10
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had a similar experience with Parisianna by Maggie Sottero. I really liked it when I first tried it on. Waited about a month and a half to think. Went back to the same bridal salon, tried on a few… nothing could compare. The Consultant knew I really had my mind made up already. Everybody said I “glowed” and had “the biggest smile on my face” when I looked in the mirror.


So, that’s the dress. I am so excited to wear it!! 12 months to go!! 🙂

Post # 11
1416 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

It might be wise to approach it without expectation and let it happen. You might not get a feeling. I never had any crazy “orgasm” over any article of clothing I’ve bought, but I dance when I’m happy or like something. I’ll rock or sway my hips or something. I video tapped myself trying on dresses, and I noticed that I did not do that with every dress.

There was a dress that was a STRONG contender. I rocked, swayed, whirled around like wonder woman, and walked around the store in it, looking at other gowns. I didn’t want to take it off. I got talked out of it. 

At the next door, I saw a dress inspired by this same one. I didn’t want to take it off either. Again, got talked out of it. 

BUT the reason I got talked out of it was that there was a specific dress I wanted and an inspired version of it was at the second place. I had danced in it, and I hadn’t wanted to take it off either.

Truthfully, I go back and forth between these two, but my deposit is on the one I wanted sight unseen. Just like your man isn’t perfect, your dress won’t be either, and that’s more like life. Life is not the perfect dress, the perfect man, house and kids. Don’t search for perfection. Just search for happiness within the dress.

Post # 12
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

For me it was the dress that I didn’t want to take off! But I didn’t have a “this is the one” moment at all. I was just more excited about it than all the other dresses I tried on. It can be pretty hard to commit but you just have to listen to your gut. There were dresses that I ‘wanted’ to like vs dresses that were better choices for me. I had to be very in tune with which was which. 

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