Post # 1
I seriously thought that I’d be the girl whom once she got engaged, would constantly obsess over finding the perfect dress. I thought that the quest to finding a dress would take up most of my daydreaming time and would be the main focus of my wedding planning.
Now, back to reality. I honestly haven’t given my dress much thought ever since I got engaged. I’m getting married in September 2013 so I know I still have time, but I was looking through a bridal magazine the other day and just got so overwhelmed by the white dresses that ended up all looking the same. I’m somewhat dreading going dress shopping. I don’t really have an idea of what flatter my body most or a vision of what I’ve always dreamed of. I’m just not into it.
I just find it so weird, I was more into wedding dresses before I was engaged. I guess it might be a fear of not finding the one that is turning me off but it’s just so odd to me. Has anyone else felt like this?
Post # 3
No lie it is super overwheming and the more time you think about it the more overwhelming it becomes.
As with most diffcult things in life getting started is the hard part. I say go to a nice low-key bridal shop that has a ton of different dresses/styles, do not bring 10 people with you, that will just freak you out even more, one or two people tops. Make your way through the styles and figure out what looks best on you and think about what you see yourself wearing on your wedding day.
My situation wasn’t exactly the same but I was chomping at the bit to go shopping and then after 4 appointments I got kind of burned out thinking I hadn’t found *the* dress so I took a break for three months and went back at it and found my dress without hesitation.
Post # 4
I had no idea what I wanted until I tried on some dresses. All I knew was that I didn’t like mermaid style dresses. Just go to a salon and start trying things on…that’s the only way I managed to see the differences between the dresses!
Post # 5
I can understand where you are comming from. Months prior to the actual proposal I was looking up dresses 24/7 but found very few on-line or in magazines that I actually liked. I liked the top of one dress but the bottom of another … very picky. Once I was actually engaged I was in no real rush to go dress shopping … I hate dress shopping period … everything always looks great on the hanger but once I try it on I usually get bummed out. Sooo to my surprise a month after the engagement I started booking appointments and got really excited about it (weird, not like myself to be excited for dress shopping!). Long story short I tried on a million dresses (all different colors and styles) 4 boutqiues later NOTHING … started to get very discouraged as my other engaged friends found their dresses so quickly. I’m getting married a few months before you so I thought to myself “maybe it’s not meant to be right now, no real rush to buy now anyway, still have plenty of time”. On a random night my mom and I decided to go to another bridal boutique. I found *the dress* that night and it wasn’t what I was originally envisioning. My dress is expected to come in mid-august (taking almost a full 8 months). Dresses normally take 4-8 months depending on desginer. Your wedding is almost a year away so I would suggest making appointments soon, spread them out so you don’t get overwhelmed and try on ALL different styles. You’ll be surprised as to what you like and don’t like. Most of all just have fun with it. It should be a good experience … afterall it’s the dress you’ll be wearing on one of the most important days of your life!
Post # 6
Thanks ladies! I guess I just need to suck it up and get over my dress shopping phobia (lol).