Post # 1
I have found the style, fabric, cut and many dresses I LOVE but none of them have given me THAT moment. I live far from family and went when I was home visiting with mom and Maid/Matron of Honor and sister, and went on my own in my own nick of the woods and though i liked many of the dresses none of them give me that THIS IS IT feeling. They all seem sooo simlar at this point..
How do you know when it’s IT?
Post # 2
I didn’t have THAT moment either. Most of the dresses I tried on were kind of “meh” so the one I chose was the one I felt best in (it helped that I didn’t have a lot of time to look around as I only had a 5mth engagement – sometimes too much choice can be a bad thing). I loved my dress on the day and if I had to do it all over again I would choose the same one but I didn’t have an emotional OMG moment when I picked it. So don’t feel bad if you don’t either, life isn’t always like it is in the movies 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
I didn’t have a moment either. I ended deciding on my dress by price. The absolute least expensive won.
Post # 4
The friend that I brought with me cried. I felt pretty in it, but not comfortable (mostly because it is too big and needs to be altered).
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
Scou: When you don’t want to take off the dress/keep going back to it. That moment thing is kind of a wedding business hype that TLC has cashed on. My friend actually didn’t have a moment and she didn’t until her wedding day – the dress was everything she was looking for and she looked amazing in it.
Post # 6
ABeeC: Yea Ive tred on probably 40 dresses now… in two days of shopping
angyjaxon: Thats a good call, My first appointment they didnt ask budget and I put on a dress and really liked that was half again more expensive than my budget… I was pissed. BUT Im smarter than to be like “OMG this is it and I have to pay this amount” I knew there are other, less expensive dresses that will be identical if not almost identical out there haha.
nerdybee: Aww thats cute, they were able to see past the alterations to you in the dress 🙂
laceydoilies: KK then I might have found it… I dont know if it didnt feel right because I was alone, because the consultant wasnt incredibly warm and helpful, or if when I sent my sister a photo of the dress she critiqued it.
Im going to find it in a shop near my family and when Im home next month Ill go try it on for them…. I cant stop thinking about how I felt in the dress.
Post # 7
I already knew what dress I wanted, so I got it on ebay (it was preowned, still had tags). It was discontinued but I always knew I wanted it it. When I got it in the mail and opened it, my heart fluttered. When I finally tried it on, I felt the same way as when Fiance slipped my ring on my finger. I just knew it was absolutely perfect and no other could beat it. 🙂
Post # 8
It sounds like you may be over shopped.
Post # 9
Very pretty dress, I’d get it! I would probably add a nice belt to it, but that’s just me. I agree it sounds like you’ve look at too many. I tried on 5 and bought the third one, I didn’t have any moment or anything, but five dresses was plenty for me.
Post # 10
coffeedrinker: MrsN14: Thanks for commenting, I dont feel overwhelmed or over shopped I just feel like I like certain aspects of dresses and dont like other aspects. This dress is a combination of all of them.
I did try a belt and I felt it cut me off.. but I wondered if it was just too wide maybe. It was a 2.5 inch ribbon on my 5″0 figure hahaha Ill try some belts with it next time. Maybe that will seal the deal!
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
Scou: I didn’t have my AHA moment until my dress actually arrived in my size for fittings. That was the moment when I realized this Is my dress. Prior to that the sample never really had an impact on me. I picked it because it fit all the criteria I wanted and was a great color (Blush). So feel free to sit back and take a break from dress shopping. FWIW the dress you posted looks amazing on you!
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Post # 13
I thought I would have that SYTTD moment but I didn’t! I realized my dress was the one when I tried it on and kept comparing it to every other one I tried on after (it was the 1st dress I tried). I didn’t cry but I had this feeling like, wow I look good and I bought it without second guessing or thinking about it, and I always think about every purchase I make before I buy it, so it felt pretty serious! Just be prepared, there might be some dress regret after trying on so many dresses and deciding on one, it seems to happen to a lot of people!
Post # 14
Scou: I bought a dress that I could move in without feeling like I was going to die. <br />Lol!
Seriously though, I really didn’t have a moment. I think it has to do with my personality – I looked at dress shopping as something that needed to get done, but was kind of a hassle. I tried on around 5 dresses and picked the second one that I tried. Came in $100.00 under the budget I had set, it didn’t scratch my skin up, and it had straps. Bing, bang, boom, done!
P.S. That dress is gorgeous! It really flatters your figure and I love the way the lace looks.
Post # 15
This dress is pretty, but it isn’t wowing me on you. It works. But I think you can do better.
I think you should look at some styles for petite ladies. David’s bridal has a section ( not suggesting you buy from them, jus use their website to see what they suggest. such as empire waist, or A-line, or mermaid) where you can check out what dresses fit your frame. dresses that aren’t made for petites will often have long waists or arm holes in addition to the length. These things can make a dress look a little bleh.
You look hourglassy and petite. You have such an amazing figure, I think you can show it off to better advantage.