Post # 1
So I’ve been shopping at least a half dozen times now and tried on about 30 dresses in total. And I haven’t had that moment yet. I have a generous wedding budget, and I still have about two or three more stores that I want to try before I give up and cry and/or settle, but in the end… what if I don’t find anything? It’s frustrating. When I have $2500 to spend on a dress, I don’t want to settle for good enough. Anyone else run into the problem? How did you solve it?
Post # 3
Not every bride get that feeling, but you will know when you find the right one. It will just feel right. Maybe you just need to take a break from trying on gowns. You still have plenty of time, so you can afford to wait a bit.
When I found my gown, I only went to one salon and only tried on 5 gowns. I didn’t cry when I found my gown, but I did know it was the one, and I am still happy with it.
Try not to stress. You will find a gown that you like. I am sure of it 🙂
Post # 4
Sorry, no solution here.
I am in the same boat, everything I look at or try on gets a “meh“ reaction out of me. Even in the beginning, before everything was a Sea Of White I didn’t have a huge draw to any particular type of dress and I couldn’t really see myself wearing any of them (which is weird, because I collect dresses like some do shoes).
Some people just don’t have “that moment“ which is fine for some if they can be happy finding something that is flattering & that they are comfortable with. However, on the flip side, if the problem is that you’re not finding anything that is flattering (to You) or that you are comfortable within then when you find the answer let me know!
Have you taken any breaks between looking to try and give yourself a fresh start?
Post # 5
@missmouse29: I did my first round about six months ago, then went about a month ago, and picked it up again today. I find it really strange because I love dresses. I wear them to work about three times a week! I was expecting this to be easier. But I haven’t even found one that I sort of like or that I could see myself getting married in. Every time I’ve bought a special occasion dress I had a moments where I just knew that that would be the one. I’ll keep you updated!
Post # 6
did you have an idea in mind of what you wanted and are maybe limiting the styles that you try on? i did that at first. i had an idea or concept in my mind, but whenever i tried on dresses that i thought i would love, they turned out to be non-special. i finally started trying stuff on that i never in a million years would have thought i would want….and then i found THE one! it wasn’t really an “aha” moment. after trying on so many, they start to blend together no matter what. so it was a more, wow this is amazing…but i need time to think about it to be sure. well after a few days and not being able to want anything else, then i knew.
basically what i am saying is it maybe you need to think outside the box a little AND take a break like a PP said.
Post # 7
When I first started trying on dresses I loved so many of them that it was hard to choose. The more dresses I tried on, the more confused I became and felt that no dress was good enough.. So, I decided to take a break from dress shopping.
A few months later, I found a photo online of a dress that i loved, I went to try it on and loved it! What stopped me from buying it was my list of other dress stores I wanted to test out, really there was no point. I ended up going back the next week, tried on some others but none compared..I knew that I had to buy the dress I loved and stop looking at others, which I did.
Once you find one that makes you feel like a princess, buy it! There are 1000s of dresses, 100s of stores, its not necessary to try them all before you decide.