(Closed) I don’t know what to do!! Do you really know when you’ve found THE dress???

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress do you like?
    Dress #1 : (21 votes)
    24 %
    Dress #2 : (46 votes)
    53 %
    Dress #3 : (17 votes)
    20 %
    Dress #4 : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    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
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011


    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 πŸ™‚

    Post # 6
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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 # 8
    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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! πŸ˜€

    Post # 11
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
    40 posts
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1999

    @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
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @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. πŸ™‚ 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
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    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
    565 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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 πŸ™‚ ) 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. πŸ™‚ (( 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 πŸ™‚

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