(Closed) How do you KNOW what dress to get?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

First of all. both dresses are gorgeous! I felt the same as you.. I thought I’d never find it! I did not have the “Ahhhh this is it, this is my dress!!” Crying moment.. however when I did find my dress I really liked it at first, then the more I stared at it and thought “There isn’t a single thing I’d change on this dress, it has every aspect I want..” that’s how I knew. Every other dress I tried on there was at least one minor detail about it that bothered me. I did put a few on after the one I thought could be it, and then nothing compared to it. So maybe you’ll be a bride who isn’t gushing & crying over a certain, but there’s one dress you keep thinking about & can’t get out of your head. Good luck, you’ll find it!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

And I looooooooove the low back of the 2nd one, that was one thing I was so excited about having on my dress!

Post # 5
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209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would choose the one that you love the most, not what anyone else thinks.  It’s your day.  However, when I was choosing my dress I was thinking about what my fiance would like.  He did not want me to get a puffy dress, so a ballgown was out of the question.  I say go with what makes you the happiest. Good luck!!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Go with whatever makes you feel the most comfortable and beautiful! Personally I love that first dress on you! Its classic and timeless – I dont see how you could regret it down the road.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@alyssars1:  You won’t go wrong with either dress, they both look great on you! It might be best to step back a bit and think about it since you have some time before the wedding. After your head has cleared a bit go back and try both dresses on again and see which one you have the bigger reaction to.

Personally, I like the second dress better, but both are gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
Hostess
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Go with your heart! For what it’s worth, you look INCREDIBLE in dress #2! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Go with your gut, you’ll know.

I never had an OMG moment with my dress, I think it took me a little while to know for sure. When I first went to try it on (I had tried on a few others before) I got all warm and clammy. Which, is about right for me. I’m not the kind of person to burst into tears over a dress.

I went home that night and when I was laying in bed, I could not stop thinking about this dress. I was honestly up half the night. That was how I knew.

Post # 10
Hostess
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I knew that my dress was “the one” when all I could do while trying on other dresses was think about that one. I couldn’t wait to get out of all of those other dresses and put that one back on. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

Honestly, GO WITH YOUR GUT! It’s so easy to become confused… I’ve already experienced that, just through my initial appointment: the dress I loved the most that fit my ideal is the one most everyone else disliked. But the more I think about it, the more I love that dress/style so I think I’m gonna go back solo and try more on like it to get a better idea.

Don’t go with what other people want: it has to be your “omg” moment. I personally LOVE you in the first dress! I’m a fan of that style, too, and it just looks so beautiful on you.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Go with whichever one makes you feel the most “You” and fits best with your wedding vision. I knew my dress was “the one” because I couldn’t stop staring at myself in the mirror, smiling, laughing, and feeling giddy. I didn’t want to take it off. No tears, just lots and lots of smiles. I also shopped alone because I wanted to be able to listen to my own voice, rather than potentially be swayed by someone else. After I found the dress, I showed it to Mr. LK, teen LK, and my Mom for their seal of approval before I bought it.

Post # 13
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177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You should get whichever dress you really see yourself in, but if you wanted me to pick, the second one is simply stunning!

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Both dresses are gorgeous, but I just love the first one on you. The fact that you keep going back to it because you love it that much, probably means it’s THE one.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I looked at lots of pics in magazines and online to see what I was “drawn to.” Then I thought about how I imagined myself looking walking down the aisle. I decided I really liked lace and a-line, but didn’t rule everything out until I actually tried dresses on. I tried on a few different materials and styles, but ended up sticking to my original vision and felt good about it.

Post # 16
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck!

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