Post # 1
So Ive been looking at wedding dresses for months. and Im at a loss. Ive found quite a few beautiful gowns that I look great in and are in my price range. However, I havent found “THE ONE”. And Im beginning to wonder… is there a one? Or should I just get a dress that I like and would be fine with… Or does it NEED to be “the one”? Im almost temped to by the least expensive dress of the dresses I found that I like. I can envision myself in any of them, they are all beautiful, Im just not WOWed by one. sigh. at a loss… give in or keep looking. Im also afraid of finding “the one” and its well above my budget… then what?? Was everyone able to find “the one” or did they just get a beautiful gown that they liked…
Post # 3
I was in your situation too. I saw two dresses that I really liked but I didn’t really have a moment like “I have to get married in this dress.” I went with a dress that was in my price range and looks beautiful. I didn’t want to spend months trying to find “the one” when I could be spending that time doing more important things. If the dress is in your price range and you know it looks great on you then go for it!
Post # 4
@Melly8: looks like were wedding weekend buddies!!! I wish you were getting married sooner so I knew how this turns out for you. I almost agree. Is it really all that important. The only thing that matters is the man at the end of the isle and I know hell think I look beautiful in anything… I just dont wanna look back and feel regret yaknow?
Post # 5
I was the same way–lots of dresses I liked, none I loved. I’m definitely a person who has to have “the one” moment. Had I recognized that from the beginning, it would have saved me a lot of time and trouble. Once I found it, I haven’t been tempted by another dress even though I see lots on this board that I love.
If you are enjoying looking, then keep on do it. You still have lots of time before you order. If you aren’t enjoying it, then find something that will do and go with it.
Post # 6
I am in the exact same boat as you and I am starting to stress out. I keep waiting for an ‘Oh my gosh this is it!!!!” moment and it hasn’t happened. I like LOTS of dresses, but there isn’t one that is screaming ‘BUY ME!’. I’m starting to feel confused, like I really don’t know what style I want. My mom and friends are pulling me in different directions.
I wish you luck in your dress hunting. Know that you are NOT alone!!! I also hate that all the sales people are telling me that my wedding is less than 10 months away so I have to buy one right this second!!! AHHHHHH!
Don’t get me wrong, its fun to try on the pretty dresses…..
Post # 7
I was in the exact same boat!! But, honestly– do not get discouraged!! I tried on probably 50+ dresses before I found “the one.” I was getting exhausted and thinking the same things you are. Maybe I should just get one everyone thinks is pretty, maybe one that flatters my figure and is cheap, etc. But on my last dress shopping trip, I took one of my best friends (who is a guy– so I never wanted to ask him to go dress shopping lol) and low and behold I found the dress.
I think that the moment of finding “the” dress is different for everyone. Some girls cry, some laugh, some scream, some are really quiet. I think its one of those things, youll just know when you put it on. Try not to put so much pressure on yourself, I know its hard because the dress is such an important factor of the big day. But just keep reassuring yourself.
As far as finding one that out of your price range, I suggest telling the consultant where you try on what your price range is and ask politely to not even try anything on out of budget. And have you tried on all different types of dresses? I guess my best advice is keep an open mind, try on everything. And maybe before you go, try and picture in your head what you see yourself wearing. If you cant come up with a mental picture, everytime you put a dress on look in the mirror and think, is this what I want the day I get married. If you instantly hate certain dresses, dont waste your time just take it off and move on.
Sorry for writing a book lol. Good luck! You WILL find the right dress 🙂
Post # 8
I think you should keep looking. As long as you’re still enjoying it, that is. This is the one chance you have to try on all those dresses, so I’d make the most of it 😉 Maybe it will help if you can take pics of you in the dresses and possibly looking back on them, you will realize which one is “the one”… you still have time, so I wouldn’t be stressing yet, try different stores, different styles… sometimes THE dress is the one you would have never thought to try on.. dont give up yet.
Post # 9
I wasn’t even looking for wedding dresses when I found mine. I went to DB looking for a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress for a friend. They were just pulling the dresses out of the packing boxes when I spotted it. I had never seen this dress before and at the time it wasn’t even online yet. I practically snatched it from the managers hands to check the size. It was everything I had ever envisioned for myself. DB was the last place in the world I ever expected to find my dress (bad first experience) but there it was in all its simply wonderful glory.
Post # 10
Glad to know Im not the only one… Will keep looking but they definitely freak you out with the “your wedding is less than a year away you are running out of time fast” what really? no….