(Closed) Picking a dress: How do you choose?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
11072 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@DC_ChicagoBride:It is hard to envision when they’re clipped, sorry you’ve not yet found the one. I am in the belief that you’ll know when you find the right one. Sure there’ll be lots you like, who doesn’t, but you need to be in love with it.

Post # 4
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Date twin!! and i’m having the same issue! It’s so hard to envision what the dresses will look like in a size that fits…

Post # 5
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m sorry, but what you said is true, YOU. JUST. KNOW.  And you will know when you find the right one.

By the way, great choice!  I went with mermaid too!

Post # 6
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I just knew. Of course, I was lucky and mine zipped right up in the shop, but when I tried it on I couldn’t imagine wearing another dress.

Post # 7
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

if I saw my dress in a magazine i would’ve never thought I’d pick it for my wedding dress. I saw it in the show room, pulled it because I liked the beading…. Tried it on – then realised I never want to take this off! That’s when I knew it was the one. It is a leap of faith to order a dress that you tried on 6 sizes too big… But you have got to trust your gut.

Post # 8
2301 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@DC_ChicagoBride:  I looked at a bunch online, narrowed it down to about three different sillhouettes. When I went to try some on, the first one I tried on I just felt skinny, beautiful, and it was perfect. The second one was similar but less detail and I knew it wasn’t the right one…third was totally not the one…fourth was a ball gown and I loved it, but it accentuated my already wide (or so I think!!) hips even though it accentuated my waist very well – not the one and price was way too high for me…fifth was similar to the fourth but about $400 cheaper but I didn’t like the details…and then I tried on the first dress one more time and knew that was THE DRESS. Ironically enough, three other brides while I was there went back and went with their first dress. Beautiful! I for sure knew it was the one when I was told by the bridal consultant to close my eyes, make a wish for my wedding day and imagine myself in this dress, and ring the bell…when I opened my eyes I was all teary-eyed and my mom was crying too.

Trust your gut. If you don’t feel like it is the one, then keep looking!! 🙂

Post # 9
9952 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Clips aren’t the issue.

The issue is you haven’t found THE ONE

100% agree with @Rubbs:  when it happens YOU. JUST. KNOW.

And it is an incredible moment… keep looking

Lol, I saw a woman on SY2TD last week who was a Pageant Queen… she tried on 100s (if not 1000s) of dresses before she ended up getting help from the SY2TD folks.

They figured out what it was SHE NEEDED TO GET THERE … and indeed, when she had the right dress on, she knew it !!

Lol, if it can happen for her… it can happen for anyone.  Promise.


Post # 10
11270 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@DC_ChicagoBride:  how do you want to feel on your wedding day?  when you find the one, you’ll know, it will make you feel this way.

seriously, i loved nearly every dress i tried on.  when i tried on my dress there was just something different, something more.


Post # 11
877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

@DC_ChicagoBride:  i tired on a few – there were some that were definate “yuk-take it off now”s and then some that were “hmmmm, i look alright in this one”… then i tried on ‘holy moly – this is PRETTY!’

i didnt cry, or get speechless, or faint, or squeal… so i thought maybe it was just a pretty dress and that i should keep looking. i retried on the “hmmmm, i look alright in this one” pile but couldnt get ‘holy moly’ out of my head. i soon realised that i was comparing EVERYTHING to ‘holy moly’. i put it back on and that was it. i felt like a princess and bought it there and then.

i think everyone reacts differently when they find it, but YOU WILL KNOW! good luck finding it.x

Post # 12
953 posts
Busy bee

I tried on seven dresses at two different stores. I liked some of them and strongly disliked others. When I tried on my dress, I immediately teared up. I turned to Fiance (who was shopping with me) and said, “I’m going to marry you in this dress.” As PP have said, you just know.

Post # 13
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I tried on a lot of dresses too and was starting to get really frustrated…maybe I was being too picky, maybe what I’m looking for only exists in my head, maybe it’ll look better in my size…  And then I tried on the one and, like everyone says, I just knew.  I tried on more after that just to be sure, but I couldn’t stop thinking about that dress  and looking at the pictures of me in it whenever I could.  Don’t give up searching and don’t settle — it’s out there!

Post # 14
2731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m gonna have to echo what other bees have said. You’ll just KNOW when you find it. That’s what happened to me, but it wasn’t when I tried it on. I was browsing the wedding section of pinterest and someone had pinned the dress and my jaw just dropped. I was like “This is the one!” so I ordered it (it’s an online only brand), tried it on, and it was just as perfect as I hoped it would be.

Keep looking! You’ll find the one!

Post # 14
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

For months upon months I looked online at David’s Bridal.  I narrowed it down to 12 dresses.  When I went into the store (David’s Bridal) yesterday, I found a couple off my list and i tried them and the were either too short or i just didnt get the “im getting married feeling”.  I tried on about 3 dresses and then I tried on my dress and i JUST KNEW it was my dress.  The stylist made me try on a couple others but my mind was just on THE DRESS. My sister asked me to close my eyes and picture my wedding day and to see if I can picture myself in my dress.  I closed my eyes and the tears were just seeping through my eye lids.  It was my dress 

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