(Closed) Is the "Dress Moment" real?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
4766 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Eveyone keeps saying you will know.  You say:

I put this one and I love it. Its flattering and I feel beautful.

I’m confused at what more you want?

Post # 5
3274 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@brianne.blight:  that’s a very pretty dress! For me and most people I talked to there’s no real moment per say. I personally think people just hype it up so much and it makes it disappointing. If you feel good in the dress get it! The more you think about it the more stressed youll be.

Post # 6
3967 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Mori Lee 1862 in my top two dresses. I absolutely love it, and when I put it on, it was just the style I had always imagined and it looked flattering onme. There were no tears, no breakdown. I was like, this is exactly what I was hoping to find. The price was perfect, the lace was awesome! I think you should get it.. you look amazin!

Post # 7
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

For some people, it’s real. For others, it isn’t. I would suggest that you keep looking a bit and if you can’t stop thinking about that one, or if you’re comparing every other dress to it, then maybe you should go for it. Hopefully it’s on sale long enough to give you a chance to do that πŸ™‚

In all, I tried on about 45 dresses. The one I eventually bought was probably the fourth gown I tried on. I liked it a lot, but I didn’t hear angels and see fireworks and start crying. It was also slightly out of my budget. But for the next few weeks, I kept looking at the pictures of me in it and I didn’t love any other dresses I tried. My budget increased because of a family member’s generosity, and I tried on dresses at a pricier salon. I still didn’t love any other dresses, and I kept thinking about the other one. I ended up getting it, and it was way below my new budget. Still no huge “moment,” but I was happy with my decision. It came in a couple of weeks ago, and I’m still happy πŸ™‚

Post # 8
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@brianne.blight:  I think you may need to just try on a few more dresses. I tried probably 25-ish dresses split up on about 4 visits to different places. I did find dresses that I loved how they looked on me but kept going. The last time I went I tried on dresses for about 2 1/2 hours. It was exhausting and when I got down to 2 dresses I put them both back on and in one of them it hit me that I was really getting married. I didn’t cry (FMIL did) but it was that realization that was the “dress moment” for me.

Also, that dress is beautiful, for what it’s worth. πŸ™‚

Post # 9
4522 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

These made-for-TV, “say-yes-to-the-dress” moments are lovely and all…but you have to understand that the tear-filled, giddy, WOW moment is often a fairy tale, perpetuated by television shows.

I love my dress, it is the dress for me. I adore it…but did I cry or get a “feeling” about it? No: it was a great dress, at a great price, and I went for it.


Post # 10
10450 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

That “moment” is a made up for TV thing I think. The majority of brides don’t have any speciall moment besides loving the dress and wanting to buy/wear it. At least I didn’t!i just thought I looked great and said yep, that’s the one. 

Post # 12
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I didn’t have that “moment” like everyone says and that’s why I questioned ordering my dress, but when it came in and I tried it on I knew it was the one for me and I’m so glad I got it.

Post # 13
1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I didn’t have any kind of emotional moment. I looked amazing in it, and I didn’t want to take it off – that to me said volumes. Sold. I had my “this is it” feelings with my man, I don’t need them with the dress.

Also, you don’t have to try on a million. I tried on 6. I’m pretty rational. 

Post # 15
21 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m actually going through the same issue now.  I’ve just started trying on wedding dresses, and while I’ve found one that I really like, there was no “moment” or crying involved.  It made me feel beautiful and like a bride, but I had no emotional response.  My mother has been watching too much Say Yes to the Dress and fully expects that she will know what dress is right for me when she begins to cry after seeing me in it. Needless to say, wedding dress shopping with my Mom so far has been less than ideal. 

Post # 16
12244 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

It was for me! I put it on, and I just knew. That was just me, though! I think a LOT of girls don’t get that feeling!

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