Post # 1
I have gone dress shopping twice now and both times I’ve spent over 2 hours there. I have found dresses that I love, but can’t decide between them. (This is nothing new for me though, because I am probably the most indecisive person I know!) I actually took my fiancé, my mom, and my sister shopping with me the first time. (I wanted to know what he thought, I wasn’t going to actually buy those dresses, I just wanted to know what he thought of the different silhouettes & it was actually fun having him there.)
During the first trip I fell in love with the ball gown dresses. But yesterday I went and found 2 smaller dresses I loved as well. I know what I do want: Long train (nothing shorter than a chapel length), ruching or serious decor on the bodice, sweetheart neckline, an off-white color (ivory, diamond white, or almond) and I’d love to have some form of decor on the train itself (most of the dresses below have the ability to have things added down the back). I am also looking for something unique, but not too “out there”.
I attached pictures of the top four dresses so far, what do you think?? [They’re big, sorry.]
Post # 3
I almost got this dress that I liked so much. Then on my 4th trip, it happened. I cried and I knew. I had just figured that perhaps I wouldn’t be that girl that knew and that I should just go for the one that I liked. I’m glad I waited until I found the one that I loved.
Post # 4
I think you need to wait till you have a feeling in a dress that you haven’t had before. These are all AA and very pretty but try another designer and see what you find . Don’t settle with your dress keep looking and the “the one” feeling will find you!
Post # 5
I like #2 best on you! And yes, finding the one can be a hard task but I think you know when it’s the one. If you can’t decide on one keep looking (considering that you have time) and then you will naturally come back to the one you loved most!
Good Luck 🙂
Post # 6
I don’t usually say this to girls but somehow this morning I feel strongly about this. Looking at these dresses on you, not even I feel like you’ve found *the* dress yet. I definitely feel like there is better out there for you! Have you tried on some Maggie Sottero gowns? Let us know if you need more input!
Good luck and don’t worry – 2 stores is NOT too much yet! Your fellow bees will let you know when it’s too much. haha!
Post # 7
I think y’all are right, I will just keep trying. It can’t hurt, right?
@pengoala – Thank you for stating your feeling by looking at the pictures, it really helps!! I honestly think peoople you don’t know can give you better opinions. (I love my mom, but if I hear her say “That’s it! That’s the dress!!” one more time I think I will go crazy. Lol! She must have seen me in 5 dresses yesterday that were *the* dress. She’s just excited though.) I have not tried any Maggie Sottero, but I will have to now that you mentioned it, I looked them up just now & they are gorgeous!
Post # 8
I didnt have that overflow of emotion like some people talk about. I am an emotional person at times but for this I was just relaxed and felt beautiful and confident in the dress and knew this is the one for me. I went to kleinfelds and just kind of said this is it and they made this whole scene of is this the dress you have to say yes to the dress!! So for my consultant I made sure to say yes to the dress. It was a great day but you dont always have to get that feeling of crying jumping up and down. It just has to be what you feel the best in and most beautiful in. I like all three.
Post # 9
The dresses above look lovely on. If you aren’t wow’d by any of them, try on some others. I didn’t have the emotional/crying response when I tried on the dress I bought. It was more of a sense of relief that I had a dress I was happy with and that I didn’t have to try on any more gowns. You could try going to David’s Bridal, or see if any shops near you carry Maggie Sottero, Casablanca, Mori Lee or Jasmine wedding gowns.
Post # 10
I like #2 of the 3 I see above, but your body language in none of them seems very excited or comfortable.
I didn’t “know” with mine but I knew immediately what I liked and didn’t like, and I picked the one that had the most things I liked and that I couldn’t stop thinking about the following day. Went back and grabbed it! 😀
Post # 11
I like #1…It seems like a good compromise because the skirt is still pretty full for an A-line, and it has the rouching that you wanted. Maybe you could add a blingy sash?
Post # 12
I agree with mrs.Williams. I too did not have a really emotional reaction when I found my dress. I just knew I didn’t want to take it off and I was so happy in it! Go with the one that makes you feel glamorous, confident, beautiful and happy! =) To know its the one doesn’t mean you need an emotional breakdown. I’m sure this will happen on the big day for me. Lol. =)
Post # 13
@soontobeMrsE – I like 2 & 3 on you the best (1 does not fit what you described in your “must haves”). They have beautiful bodices, they give you really gives you great curves, and the trains (esp. on 3) is stunning. I guess the question is, which gown do you feel best in? Also, what type of theme are you having? Gown 3 definitely has a ballroom/princessy feeling. Good Luck deciding!!
Post # 14
@soontobeMrsEschberger: I think you need to go to other bridal shops. Try venturing away from Alfred Angelo, and go to another bridal shop with a lot of different designers. You might be surprised. 🙂 I’m super indecisive too, but I actually knew when I saw my dress. I honestly feel like you shouldn’t be spending all that money on a dress, if you don’t absolutely love it.
Post # 15
This makes me REALLY worry! I was really torn between two dresses (you can see my post), does that actually mean I should keep looking? I’ve gone to about 8 stores, and was finally able to get a sense of what I want. If I were to start all over it would probably be something completely different. One of the dresses was the first dress I put that I thought WOW I can wear this. Is the problem that I didn’t stop there? I’ll keep reading this thread to see what people say.
For my vote… I say dress number 3, I like fuller skirts and and the point of interest on the skirt,
Post # 16
I love dress #2 !
but if I were you I would keep looking. I went to 7 (!) bridal stores and cried several times b/c I just couldn’t find “the ” dress. I was extremely indecisive and couldn’t commit to a dress that I liked but saw flaws in. I was told I was too picky and didn’t have much more time before I HAD to order one.
but then I realized (thnks to wedding bee 🙂 ) that not everyone gets a choir of angels to come out of heaven and sing for you when you find “the ” one. sometimes it’s a choice of what has looked best on you and what fits your wedding theme best. So I decided to make a decision on my favorite two.
I did get lucky, when I w alked into a dress shop to try on a dress out of my final two, I found my perfect dress. 🙂 (( I just posted about oo 10 minutes ago))
so I say keep looking,if you have gone to 10 different stores and still haven’t found the one I would make a list and try on your favorites again, and whichever dress fits the best , you buy, and be happy that you make it so beautiful 🙂