@alyssars1: I know people say “you need to decide for yourself” and you are probably thinking “that’s not helping me, can’t you just do it for me”, but truth is, dress shopping shouldn’t feel like a chore. I have dress doubts about MY dress too but just because I have not tried it on for so long I forgot what it looks like. However, I can tell you how I knew. I kind of had “hints” from fate lol as creepy as that sounds. When I walked in the store, I was explaining to the sales lady what I wanted and as I was walking, I bumped into a manequin and as I turned around to see what I bumped into, I saw the dress and I said “something like THIS!”. I tried on couple more beautiful gowns first and they were gorgeous, much more detail than mine which is what I thought I wanted. The moment I tried on the fourth dress which was my dress, the people who were shopping around literally stopped and turned around to stare. Even though I tried on more pricey gowns, the sales ladies said THIS is the one (they could have tried to sell me the pricier gown).
Also, my Maid/Matron of Honor is the most GIRLY GIRL princess-type woman you will ever meet. She will most likely get married covered in glitter and sparkle. When she saw me in this dress, this was a very simple dress (no lace – fiance hates lace, no beading, no sparkle, much more simpler than other dresses I had tried on), she was just sitting there. And the sales lady was saying “We can add more sparkle, we can do this or add a sparkl belt”, my Maid/Matron of Honor was like “NO! This dress is SO PERFECT, if you even touch it, you will ruin it. Don’t add anything.” And for HER to say that, Missis My-Middle-Name-Is-Sparkle, that was huge.
Third hint- I studied Spanish in school, was thinking of moving to Spain before I met my fiance, dreamt of going to Spain…My fiance knew how obsessed I was so he planned secretly a one week trip to Spain, Barcelona, took me on the trip and proposed there. When I tried the dress on, I did not know who the designer was. When I asked, turned out it was Pronovias, which are only made in Barcelona, Spain. If that’s not fate, I do not what else is.
Ofcourse, I also loved the way the dress looked on me. Later I realized I saw it in a catalogue but didn’t notice it. When I tried it on me, people stopped to stare and I felt the prettiest woman in the universe. Just see how you feel, sleep on it, and look for “signs” like those. The right dress always finds a way to speak to you 🙂