When do you know if you've found the right gown?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

loribee92 :  I think it’s a different feeling and reaction for everyone. Some people say it’s the dress that makes you tear up and cry, but I’m not a cryer so that wasn’t true for me. When I put my dress on, I couldn’t stop smiling or shimmying around in it and looking at it in the mirror. It was love at first sight! Unfortunately, some people never have that overwhelming feeling, but still find a dress that looks great on their special day. I hope you just know when you put it on! 🙂 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Does the website have good customer service and a fair return policy? If so, go for it and if you don’t like it once you try it on you can return it and look for another dress! 

I will say that seeing a dress on a model online can be a lot different than seeing it in person and on you. Once you try it on you’ll probably know if it is the absolutely right dress or if you need to keep looking. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I think you need to try it on to be 100% sure. What is thier return policy?

Post # 5
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701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I think there’s a tremendous amount of pressure to experience a “moment” when you find “the one”. And if we aren’t moved to tears then it’s not the one? I’m also not a cryer. So I believe everyone finds it in their own way, and has different reactions.

I knew as soon as she slipped it over my head that it was a good one, I felt instantly excited, not jumping for joy, but I was very happy to put it on. I felt good, and I loved they way I felt wearing it. And after I took it off and tried on a another dress, I just really wanted to put that one back on again.

Thats how I knew.  

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Is there anyway you can try it on anywhere? 

You really can’t go by pictures, you can’t feel the fabric and see how it lays and moves. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

You might never have a moment. I love my dress but its still just a dress. Not a life changing, magical piece of clothing. I’ll happily wear it that day if its still my top pick but I came across another today that looks perfect. Like it was exactly what I had in mind, I couldn’t stop admiring it or get it out of my head for hours and kept picturing myself walking down the aisle in it perfect. For $140 with a return policy I went ahead and bought it. If it doesn’t look or feel right in person then I’ll accept that and stick with what I have. My advice is if you find a dress you really like stop looking. I’ve been taking my own advice until today. Was searching for a reception outfit and it popped up. I blame Ebay! 😆

Post # 8
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Worker bee

I never had “the moment”.  I tried on many pretty dresses that I liked.  I ended up choosing the one that made me feel the most beautiful even though it wasn’t my entrourage’s favorite. I think it all comes down to how you feel in it, so I strongly suggest trying it on before committing.  I had one I fell in love with online and then when I tried it on it didn’t do anything for me, while still being a gorgeous dress.  As others have suggested maybe see if you can try it on, or at least return it and get another one in time if you end up not liking it as much on you.  Good luck!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

When I didn’t want to take it off.

 

You need to try it on.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

loribee92 :  For me it was all about being practical: does it fit your body in a flattering way? if you gain or lose weight will it still be fine/nothing some alterations can’t fix? is it something that’s really trendy and there might be a change in style? is it a “fit” with the venue and temperature/time of year?

That being said, my decision was primarily based on it being a flattering dress for my body type as well as that it laces up (so not a huge deal if I gain or lose a bit of weight).

EDIT: I completely missed the online part. I would say unless you have (at the VERY least) tried on something that’s a very similar style and looks good/works well for you, it isn’t worth it. If it’s a made in China type deal then don’t do it…those offers are often too good to be true. A PP’s note about it feeling like the right one is very true.

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