(Closed) The dress; the one?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I went to three bridal stores. While I liked one at the first one and two at the other, I had to decide what I wanted: ball gown or a more “fitted” look. I’m 5 foot even, so I felt like the ball gowns swallowed me. And after trying on what seemed like 10 dresses at the last store, the consultant had one more idea and she pulled that one. And as I was stepping into the dress, I felt excited. I got a little emotional getting into it. I wanted my dress to have sleeves as I’m smaller chested and I have a tattoo on my side I need to cover. But it was PERFECT. She added the detachable sleeves and that was it. My mom started crying. And the next day when I went back with my grandma, she cried. And thats what really made me think it was the one. I also didnt want to take it off either. Even the consultant pointed out that I was smiling in this one.

But it’s okay if you don’t feel that! I didn’t think I would. If you feel like you can’t commit yet, shop around some more! You’ll find the one. Good luck, bee! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I didn’t feel very happy and excited for most of my dress appointments, I went to several stores, mostly alone as it was difficult to fit timings with my work and others and everyone in the bridal party and my family live in different countries so I was quite serious and just wanted to find the right dress not play endless dress up while sipping champagne etc (so while I tried a lot of dresses it was all very focused like yes, maybe, no fairly quickly once I saw myself in the mirror and then on to the next one). It took me probably 6 or 7 bridal shops and return visits to 3 or 4 of those to finally be sure. I don’t think you should expect to find the dress in the first store. Try all kinds of shapes of dresses. I knew I didn’t want a slim fit or mermaid dress or beachy floaty dress but tried such styles too if I thought they were pretty on the hanger. I found exactly the type of dress I had thought would suit me but having tried so many it gave me the confidence there wasn’t something better that would suit me even better out there! I think you will eventually have a special feeling about a certain gown and maybe in the end it won’t be The One so don’t get stuck if for whatever reason you can’t have it because you will find another that you’ll get that same or better feeling about, just keep looking until you do! (I had two gowns I wanted that became No’s due to price before I found my one and I’m so happy I was “forced” to keep looking as it turned out even better!).

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I did not have a “say yes to the dress moment” by any means. I think I tried on atleast 30 dresses. Some I really didn’t like, but almost all of them were pretty. The dress I ended up chosing didn’t make me cry the first time I put it on– I made my decision later after sleeping on it, and reviewing pictures my mom took during the appointments. I think some people have the crying moment, and some people dont! I do totally reccomend trying on styles you were not considering though! I went in expecting to buy an a-line gown, and came out with a trumpet– which I never ever imagined myself in in a million years!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Totally agree to not make any decision before you’ve seen photos of yourself in it, if the store doesn’t allow you to take photos have someone take photos sneakily! Of course it’s not going to be a perfect fit when you’re in the sample dress but it should give you enough of an idea!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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lbg29:  I couldn’t help but prance around in my dress, that’s how much I loved it. The way I felt in it let me know that it was the one, versus ones that I tried on and just liked. It didn’t happen until the third time I went dress shopping, so don’t get discouraged! It helps to take pictures and review them later on, but I firmly believe that you’ll feel something different when you try the right one on ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Harn Homestead

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lbg29:  I knew when I found my dress, I tried on a lot, but once I tried it on I knew it was perfect. It fit me just right, it was in my budget and everyone loved it. Needless to say I left without it and came back 2 weeks later to try on new arrivals and THE ONE and still couldnt get it out of my head so i put the deposit and they started making it!!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

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lbg29:  As soon as I tried on my dress I had a very strong feeling it was the one. It was the only one I couldn’t find a flaw in and it fit so well. 

 I didn’t cry or anything, and I did wait a few weeks to be sure. But I couldn’t get that dress out of my head, and every one I tried on after I compared to it. I went back to try it again and as soon as I put it on the second time, I knew for 100% sure it was the one. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I kept trying on more and more dresses searching for ‘that moment’ and it never came. I think I tried on about 70-80 dresses and by that point I had way too many options and wasn’t excited about it anymore ๐Ÿ™ I’m still not even sure if the one I chose is perfect but I guess I’ll just have to wait and see… it will be in in October. 

 

You’ve only had one appointment though, keep looking. All my top 5 dresses were found much later in the process.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I went to two different dress shops. At the first one I tried on about 10 different dresses, liked a few, but didn’t LOVE any. 

At the second shop I went to, I LOVED the first one I tried on. I tried on about 5 more after that but couldn’t get it out of my mind and with every dress it was kinda like “ok let’s get this over with I wanna try the first one on again” that’s when I knew! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

I was shocked I found one so quickly because I’m pretty picky. 

Post # 14
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Newbee

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lbg29:  I’ve been to 5 bridal stores by myself, since Fiance and I currently live in a different city than family/friends and where the wedding will take place. It’s so true that you should see how they look on you in pictures before deciding!

I’ve liked 3 dresses, one of which looked horrible in pictures. The most recent dress, however, I felt great in and love how it looks in person and in pictures, so I think it may be the one. I’m going to try it on for my mom and Maid/Matron of Honor in july when i’m back in my hometown to see what they think. Hopefully they like it as much as i do. Good luck with your search! 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I found my dress at my third appointment. I had one appointment on a Saturday and kinda realized I was gravitating more towards the sparkly and fitted gowns (I went in with a completely open mind as to what to try on, I wanted to see EVERYTHING on me). My second appointment I tried on a dress and my mom/sister who were the only people with me got choked up when I put the veil on and then I got emotional as well. However I felt that my consultant at that salon was very pushy and deep down I felt the dress was too “shabby chic” looking for my wedding. My mom read my face and told me it wasn’t the one. Went to my third appointment later in the afternoon and when I saw the consultant grab my dress I looked at my mom and was like oh my gosh, that dress looks amazing. Put it on, walked on the podium and as soon as I turned around the ugly cry started. That dress was love at first sight for me apparently. Has everything I wanted… “wow” factor, long train, illusion back and sparkles, also I didn’t want a strapless dress. So for me I did have that moment– even before the veil was on. But not everyone does! 

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