- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
So I’ve had a couple of posts related to finding my wedding dress, but I still have not purchased my dress:
So far I have been to 6 different stores (most of which have included repeat visits), and have tried on maybe 40-50 dresses. At some of the appointments, I have a couple of “front runners”, but then after the appointment, I’ll look at the dresses again (either my picture or online pictures) and realize that I really don’t like them, let alone love them.
I’ve tried going in with an open mind, and I’ve tried going in with a specific vision. Neither situation has brought me much luck. I’ve pulled my own dresses, I’ve asked my mom, Maid/Matron of Honor and my bridesmaids to pull dresses for, I’ve had the bridal consultants pull dresses. Again, no luck. I’ve gone shopping with a large group of supportive women, and I’ve gone with just my Maid/Matron of Honor (sister) and I, and still nothing. I am just not finding the dress and feeling very frustrated and discouraged. I wonder if I’m ever going to get THAT feeling that everyone talks about (‘m not expecting to cry my eyes out saying “this is the dress”, but sometimes along those lines…just a feeling that I know it is my dress).
My sister, bridesmaids and my mom are telling me I am being too hard on myself and placing too much pressure on myself to find the perfect dress (ideally I wanted to purchase a dress before school started again but since September is right around the corner, clearly that didn’t, and likely won’t happen). I know of two other brides who are getting married after me, but already bought their dresses (one after 3 days worth of shopping), and so that is causing me even more stress.
Even now as I type this, I’m feeling discouraged and ready to cry. This is suppose to be a very exciting time for a bride, and now that it’s happening, it’s just not working! I just want the perfect dress that I will love and my fiancé will love when he sees me in it.
Thanks Bees for “listening” to me vent, and sorry that it is so long.