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:
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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 # 4
It’s so beautiful! I don’t think you’ve made the wrong choice!! 🙂
Post # 5
Thank you for helping with the pictures! I’m not so “forum savvy,” as you can see! And thank you for your reassurance. I forgot to mention that the dress is Malibu by Pronovias. It actually has straps, but I plan to alter it to be strapless, like the pictures.
Post # 6
I think it’s beautiful on you!!!
Post # 7
IMO, you cannot go wrong with a Pronovias. Those dresses are so beautiful and regular pictures do not do them justice. I wish they were not out of my price range, there has been so many that I adore. This dress is so pretty on you and will be a stunner on your wedding day. (The lighting in your bridal store does not do this dress any justice!)
Btw, it looks perfect for a vineyard wedding. It’s the perfect mix of romantic, classy and elegant. You said you didn’t want anything too bridely, I think it is perfect for you. The lace, the shape – perfect! And once it’s altered and fits like a glove, you’ll feel like a million bucks!
Post # 8
I feel the same way, I need to analyze to make decisions. Many people I know just jump in and “know it’s the one” but I do not. So I feel where you are coming from, you just didn’t have enough time to let it sink it that your decision was correct.
However, you look beautiful! I think you made a perfect choice. Your smile in these pics says it all – you are happy!
Post # 9
You look beautiful.. I love it!
Post # 10
I think it’s stunning! I had the same sense of dread after I bought mine and worried about it until it came in and I finally got to try on “my dress” and I was no longer worried. It’s a big purchase, I think it’s normal to worry about your decision.
Post # 11
Darling, that dress is fantastic. I think you should have zero regrets about purchasing. Just force yourself to not look anymore 🙂
Post # 12
@Jeannine @ Small Chic:
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!! It’s GORGEOUS…and so fitting for your plans.
I had the same thoughts as you! and you know what made it easier….
When I thought about how she hadn’t been really part of the wedding process and everything (she lives far away) and how much she loved a particular dress. I just couldn’t go on with my dress I already had…
(I made my own, because I couldn’t find anything I REALLY liked and it was hard at the time finding sleeves with one. Now they’re everywhere *ugh* Kate should have married April of last year! lol).
Anyway, in the end. She was soo happy. A month before my wedding I got it, call that close!
It really looks lovely on you.
Post # 13
If you read your post-title first, and then scroll down to your pictures, its almost funny. This dress is FANTASTIC en you look absolutely stunning!!! Congrats!!!
Post # 15
I think the sense of dread and “omg I just bought the dress” is very normal but just be confident in your chioce! You look great in the dress and your mom and mother in law both agree, but most importantly it felt right when you put it on.
Post # 16
I think that’s a beautiful dress. I find that I sometimes need to sit with a decision a while before I know it’s the right one. Once my dress came in, I felt worried, but I would take it out fairly often and look at it, and fell in love with it more and more.
You look soooo happy in your photos, so hopefully that feeling comes back for you!