Post # 1
So finally, after 6 months of searching and tons of angst, i went into a bridal shop yesterday and found 4 (yes- FOUR!!!) dresses i liked- 2 which definitely stood out from the rest. They are everything i had been looking for- A-line, sweetheart neckline, some lace and some sparkle. 🙂 i was so happy yesterday standing in front of the mirror- i was even thinking: “wow- i think this might be it!” (which i never thought i would say, to be honest)
So now i have 2 dress options which makes me so so happy- both are beautiful on me, and within my price range. I felt like a princess yesterday and felt so amazingly beautiful as well. I had gone shopping alone yesterday, since my past experiences hadn’t been so good (i didn’t want anoyone around in case i didn’t find anything, got upset, etc), and was thinking to ask my mom to come see them (she lives 4 hours away, but will come up after the holidays).
The problem is, though, that now that i’m home i’m second guessing whether one might be “the one”. i think i need to just stop looking for dresses and be really happy that i found beautiful dresses that very might well BE “the one”. ugh. i am just frustrated. do any of you second guess your dress? it’s such a hard decision and there is so much build up around it…i wish it wasn’t so complicated.
Post # 3
I think most of us 2nd guess the dress! It’s perfectly natural, but it can also make you insane. I think at some point you pick your favorite and move one. Once it is fitted & accessorized the way you want it, you will become even more confident of your choice.
Post # 4
It is such a process it is nerve-wracking!
You definitely need to go back and try them on again – there are so many emotions involved! I think it would be good to have an honest opinion come with you as well!
Good luck and can’t wait to see pics!
Post # 5
yeah- i definitely think i need to go back after it has all sunk in a bit more, to be sure that the feelings i have are the real deal, and not me just getting mixed up in the excitement of it all.
Thanks bees! 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2010 - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas
I bought a dress and second guessed it for a month and it was driving me crazy! I think I just had too many people with me giving too many opinions and I ended up with a dress I wasn’t in love with (although I thought I was completely sure at the time). It bugged me so much that I grabbed my best girlfriend who is brutally honest and went back to the store to exchange it for another. I absolutely love my new dress and highly recommend looking some more if you’re not totally sure.
Post # 7
I second guessed a dress after purchasing it and seeing the photos at home. I ended up cancelling the order for a fee. I would suggest taking photos the next time you try them on, even if they don’t let you and you have to do secretly. I’m like you, sometimes I think I like a dress in the store but I start to question it the minute I get home, especially since I don’t have a clear image in my hand. If you’re a perfectionist, having those photos in front of you to study carefully definitely helps. You can see it from different angles in the comfort of your home, away from the pressure of salespeople or friends waiting for you to make a decision. It’ll either reenforce your opinion that it’s the right dress, or if it’s the wrong one you’ll know before it’s too late.