Post # 1
I’ve been shopping for my wedding dress for about a month now. My wedding is still over a year away, so I have not been “seriously”looking. I figured the time would come when I would know it was the right time to buy a wedding dress, and all would fall into place. My mom came into town this weekend and, to make the trip special, we decided to go wedding dress shopping with her and my future mother-in-law. I had planned to go looking at a few places, one of which is a shop that has sample designer dresses. At the first shop, I was trying on dress after dress and becoming more and more sure that I was just not made to be a bride. I didn’t like ANYTHING I tried on and everything just felt too “bridaly.”
Until I found this dress (please excuse the quality of the pictures…and my goofy faces):
I’m not an “emotional” person by any means, so it didn’t surprise me at all that I didn’t cry or get choked up. However, in my head I just knew that it was perfect, and there was no point in looking further. My mom and future mother-in-law both oohed and awed and (nearly, says my mom) cried. It was a sample, so I had to take it then and there or risk losing it….so I bought it.
As we were driving away, a sense of dread just overtook me. What did just do? I should have slept on it. What if there was something better at the other store? What if I was just tired and bought the dress because I was frustrated with all the others?
Have others experiened this? I just can’t tell if my heart is telling me that the dress I purchased truly isn’t “the one” or if my overly-analytical, practical head is taking over and trying to ruin my party? What do others think of the dress? I’m so worried that it isn’t “stunning” and “memorable,” which is all I wanted in a dress. I really love it and can see myself getting married in it (we’re having a lovely vineyard wedding), but I just don’t know.
Post # 3
I think it’s beautiful and you look really nice in it
Post # 4
I think it is a beautiful dress. There are many brides who second guess themselves sespecially with a long wait to the altar. Give it a few months and try it on again and see how you feel.
Post # 5
OMG… I’ve been feeling the exact same way about my dress! I didn’t cry or get choked up either, but I couldn’t stop smiling in the dress. I thnk its mostly just my overly analytical side that is taking over and causing me to have anxiety about the dress. I’m just going to try to remeber how I felt in the dress and stop looking at other dresses, and you should do the same. You look STUNNING in your dress. It’s very flattering on you and would be perfect for a vinyard wedding. And remember no matter what we wear, we get to marry the man of our dreams.
Post # 6
Oh, goodness, I love your dress! It’s totally your nerves playing mind tricks on you. Same thing happened to me. Here’s my post about it. My wedding has come and gone and I loved my dress at my wedding, despite my anxiety I experienced when I first bought it. Hope this helps…
Post # 8
It’s gorgeous! Keep it! If you got “that feeling”, you’re just going to shop around and around until you end up bakc where you started.
Post # 9
It is a gorgeous dress and you look stunning in it…seriously its your mind just playing tricks on ya… you will be a beautfiul bride!
Post # 10
Beautiful! I had dress regret when I picked mine up. It didn’t seem as fabulous as I had remembered when I tried it on in the store the 1st time. Once I got it home and tried it on again I was in love all over again 🙂 It’s totally normal to feel the way you do. BUt trust me that dress looks wonderful on you.