Post # 17
- Wedding: October 2013 - Tybee Island, GA
I fell in and out of love when i was looking at dresses online, but when i tried them on I hated them. The dress i wore in my wedding I fell completley in love with and compared every dress i tried on after it with that one. So for me there was THE DRESS.
Post # 18
Everyone has aesthetic preferences, but I don’t believe in “the dress” any more than I believe in “the one” when it comes to the person one marries. I simply don’t think anything is “meant to be” or that only ONE of something could ever possibly be right. Don’t get me wrong; I loved my dress and still love DH! I am glad I chose both! But if either had not worked out, I could have found another.
I do think it is important to try different styles on before you order, though. Something may look fantastic on the hanger or on other people and might not suit your figure, whereas a style you might not have really considered could look like it was made for you. So I would definitely recommend trying different styles on before you order a particular style.
Post # 19
@AnaA: A previous poster said this, and I agree – it depends on the bride. I’ve never thought about my wedding previous to getting engaged and getting married and having a family wasn’t/isn’t a big goal in my life. So, the dress thing is fun because I love fashion, but there are many beautiful dresses and I think any number of them would be lovely to wear on my wedding day. I think all the dress shows on TV make it hard on brides because they think that if they don’t cry or get emotional, then they can’t wear the dress!
Post # 20
I just picked a dress that made me look fantastic and that I knew Fiance would like. That was enough for me! I felt like a lot of them looked nice, but the one that made me feel the happiest (and I didn’t want to take off), I just went with.
Post # 21
I wanted to have this moment, but I didn’t. My wallet decided (the dress was pre-owned so I got it for 200$). But I did have an idea of what I would like to wear, and the dress is not exactly it. However, I like shopping for clothes, I like dressing up, I like fashion but especially searching for *my* signature look. Maybe it adds to the dress regret I have. I know I’ve felt better, more confident and more beautiful in other items in my wardrobe such as cocktail dresses. It’s that feeling I wish I had putting on my wedding dress. But instead, it’s more like ”yeah, it’s okay, you look okay”. The dress is beautiful, no doubt. But I’ve said if often, it doesn’t feel like ”me”, at all. And I’m not sure this is the dress I want to see on my pictures for years to come.
Post # 22
@AnaA I have tried on over 50 dresses and I haven’t found “the dress”, I have definitely tried on beautiful dresses but don’t feel an emotional attachment towards any of them. I have not been shopping with my mom yet so, that may change things a little but I think I am just going to end up buying a dress I like and feel pretty in. Like BisBeanBrien I never thought about a wedding until I got engaged so that could have also put me at a dress disadvantage.
Post # 23
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
@AnaA: As soon as I tried on my dress I knew it was the one. Funny thing is, it was everything I said I didn’t want in a dress. But I tried it on after liking the stock photo and I thought “Why not just try it on.” I didn’t want to take it off, I had tears and I can’t wait until I can wear her on my wedding day.
Post # 25
To some extent I believe in ‘the dress’ but then I also don’t. I found my dress and yes, I was excited and love the dress. But I also know if I had the time, money, and will, there’s another dress out there that would make me feel similar. But it’s the dress that I know I couldn’t look back fondly at and feel beautiful in my pictures. And that’s what matters.