(Closed) No dress- no end in site

posted 6 years ago in September 2012
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@krissetto: I already found my dress, but going into the process I knew exactly what I wanted. I tried one a few of different styles, but I had a clear idea of what I wanted. Don’t stress about not finding “the one” just yet. You still have time!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d say I found a good one. No one cried at my dress choice. I feel like I could have been happy in a lot of different dresses. I don’t know. I don’t have a huge emotional connection to my wedding dress.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love my dress but I didn’t sob or anything when I tried it on. It definitely wasn’t like on TV…

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ditto @ westwood. I knew it would be m dress but i didnt get all emotional or anything. But i absolutely love my dress..not everyone gets that super mushy type of feeling when theyve found theee dress. Take your time. Youll find one you love 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee

@krissetto:  oh man, I know how you feel!!! I finally found my dress at the 8th shop I went to!!!  so who knows how many dresses I actually tried on!! And I’m a plus size so that was just great to add into the frustration.

Like others have said, I didn’t get emotional at all! But I did realize I didn’t want to take the dress off!! In other stores I liked a dress but would say “ok, let’s take it off and see the next one!”  but this one I stood in for about 30 MIN!!

I would say don’t wait to have a emotional breakdown cry fest, but also DO NOT settle! 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I tried on atleast 30 dresses. The sales consultant (I went back to the same one 3 times) was soooooo ready for me to just nail down a dress and purchase it she did not hide her frustration well. At some point, I had 2 other dresses that I really liked but I didn’t love it. I felt bad dragging my MoH to the shops with me again and while I was SOOO over this whole dress search, I was determined to find a dress I loved and I FINIALLY did. Fi and I are goind to purchase it next week and i couldn’t be happier. Take your time, ignore everyone elses (including your own) and power through it. When it’s the right one, you’ll know :o)

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Thank you ladies for the words of encouragment! I have gone shopping 6 times now! (4 different shops) and I am getting really worn down. I think my mom and Maid/Matron of Honor really want me to just pick one already- but I haven’t LOVED a single dress. They are all pretty dresses, but why settle? I finally picked one I really LIKED (that my mom and sister wanted me to buy) but it is over my price range. I finally convinved myself to just buy it so I could be done with it, but then I showed it to my fiance and he didn’t really like it that much! For 2grand I want him to be happy too! So confused and ready to be done!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think you can find one you love…seriously.  I have been with my Fi for 8 years, and I was wedding dress shopping since year 3…and I didn’t find mine until I went with a random friend of mine that I see once in a great while (good friend, just busy schedules) and I knew I wanted a Maggie Sottero…LOVE the way they fit my body.  And I actually, finally, did cry…and it was a dress that I never imagined myself in…I always wanted a ballgown I thought, but I ended up picking a fit and flare…my suggestion is to nail down a designer you like and go from there…I like the maggies because of the boning and the corset backs (you can have zipper in most if you like) she has VERY well priced dresses.  (I ended up getting Nova…never thought in a million years I’d pick a dress like that!!)  good luck!  Don’t give up!! I also suggest shopping after going for a few cocktails…lol

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Don’t worry I just bought my dress this weekend and I have been dress shopping since March of  2011!  I tried on a lot of dress that looked good, but just didn’t make me want to buy them and I’m so glad I didn’t give into the pressure.  I did decide to go shopping with just one person, my super supportive bridesmaid, and that helped me find what I want ultimatly.  

I didn’t have an overly emotional reaction. I just got really excited for the first time when I tought about buying it – previously thinking about buying a dress made me nervous that I would find someting else I like more – so I knew it had to be “the one”.  

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I tried on probably over 35 dresses myself before I found the one this Friday.  I found a couple that I thought I really liked but didn’t feel comfortable choosing them.  Once I put on “my” dress for the first time I got a great feeling and once I had the veil on and really checked it out, I felt like I knew it was it. Take your time and don’t just settle.  You will find your dress.  Have you found any particular styles that you love?

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

That is exactly how I felt. I would try on dress after dress. They were beautiful, lovely but there was always something about each one that I didn’t like or would like to change. And then i was about to settle for the one I liked “the best” but decided to go to one last place. I kept thinking that maybe I am just not the type of person that “will know”…I DO tend to be overanalytical.  And good thing I went, because I found my dress~ I felt so beautiful and happy and realized it was the only dress I had tried on that #1- I wasn’t overthinking and was just enjoying and #2 that I didn’t want to take off. Good thing I didn’t settle!

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I guess I lucked out, I found my dress on my first shopping trip, in about an hour and after trying on about 8 dresses in total.

I didn’t get emotional either, well not until my Maid/Matron of Honor started tearing up,but I just remember being really really excited. And like the PPs said, I didn’t want to take it off! 

 I honestly believe there is a dress out there for every bride, and when you get your choices narrowed down, I think you will find it!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@KeeKalena:  I am seriously hoping to be like you!

 

I’ve had body issues for a while, especially after gaining 25lbs in nursing school. I’ve since lost 15 of those lbs but am so not excited for dress shopping…in fact, I am waiting until March to go.

I think that there is a dress for everyone. Forget the emotional attachment…find a dress that you love, you think looks good, and that looks good on you and you will be all set! The dress won’t define your wedding or marriage, etc. you will! Don’t stress!

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