Post # 1
The first time I tried on gowns, none seemed to fit, and I left somewhat disheartened. So, when I went shopping a second time, I figured it would be a lot of the same, and I was sure that it would take forever to find a dress that I loved… I was soooo shocked when, on that second trip, I fell in love with a dress. I never thought I would cry over a dress, but after trying on a slew of other dresses, I slipped this one on and was completely overwhelmed with emotion. It was so lucky, since the dress turned out to be part of a trunk show that was only in the shop for that single weekend!
I love my dress, but I must admit that I’ve been having doubts popping up in my head. See, I never thought I would ever want a ballgown style.. I had always been drawn to more of a curvy trumpet shape.. and for some reason, I’m still questioning myself, and wondering if it was really the most flattering dress for me (even though I love it so!). I’m hoping that when I finally get to take the dress home (a whole 7 months from now!) that I will get back that feeling I had in the salon, but I’m super worried for some reason. Am I being crazy?
I also keep second-guessing the color ( I really wish I could have gotten a swatch) since I thought it was champagne, but the receipt calls it “cognac”, and I can only find a photo of one other dress in that color (since my dress apparently doesn’t exist yet), and it is so different in color and doesn’t have the overlays of ivory. Ack! I’m so confused.. I think I just need some sort of reassurance.. and to see it in person again. I don’t want to wait 7 months! Am I the only one who feels this way? I’m so used to being the one helping the bride find her gown.. being the bride is turning out to be much harder!
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn
i think you look stunning in it!!! dont question your choice!!! you will fall in love with it all over again when you get to see it in 7 months! i went thru pretty much the same thing – i can t find a pic of my dress online ANYWHERE and the only pic i can get is from the bridal shop website where its being worn by a bride who is a completely different shape than me. (i kinda hope i dont look like she does in it!!)
you look amazing and the smile on your face says you have found ‘the one’ – the colour is to die for! so pretty and SUPER feminine!!! have faith that you have made the perfect choice!!!xxxx
Post # 4
thank you! I really hope I will fall in love with it again – I just wish I didn’t have to wait so long! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who has felt this way.. I was starting to think I was going a bit crazy for worrying. I’m such an indecisive person at times, that I think I was just a bit shocked at having made a decision so quickly! In my heart, I know I made the right decision. If only I could convince my head!
Post # 5
My little sis told me when I was looking for my dress go with your heart and dont analyse it too much…the smile on your face says it all…this is the one….Your dress is beautiful and you look beautiful wearing it.
Post # 6
I want to be completly honest with you, when i saw this picture i thought to myself “Now thats how beautiful and radiant i wish i would look, i love her dress and she looks so happy” I think you look awesome you look so gorgeous and your smile ios the cherry on top.
I started feeling the same as you right after i finished paying my dress off and i still feel like i should’ve kept searching. I dont know if it helps but i just keep thinking to my self “Gerson (the fiance) has seen me at my worst sick, sleepy, drugged, bed head but he still believes im beautiful. If he thinks i look beautiful at my most vulnerable (naked) he is going to love the way i look in my dress. At the end of the day its not like he is going to say “NO! i wont marry you, jesus almighty you look hideous in that dress”
You chose this dress for a reason. And you look absolutely amazing, hell im telling you i wish i looked like you!. I just told my co-worker even the most gorgeous women get doubts about their wedding dress.
I actually did a post about my wedding dress regret, you can look it up if you want. Maybe that might help get your heart and your mind right.
Post # 7
Wow, that is a beautiful dress. It looks like it was made for you.
Post # 8
Thank you so much for all the support everybody! I still wish I could see my dress in person again, but I am starting to feel better. As pointed out, my fiance has been with me through everything (for almost 10 years!), worst/ugliest days included, and I should hope that something as simple as a dress wouldn’t change that 🙂
At the end of the day, even if the dress isn’t as perfect as I want it to be in my own mind, I know that I will still have the only thing that really matters – I will be married to my best friend. Who could ask for more?
Thanks for knocking some sense into me! I feel like I’ve been nothing but anxious ever since I started the planning process (and I still have a long ways to go) – like a sort of wedding tunnel vision – and sometimes I just need to step back for a bit 🙂
Post # 9
This dress looks awesome on you! I think the style is good for your figure and highlights your thin waist. A trumpet could be less forgiving. Also, you likely had a similar problem as me finding a top that fits your bust properly. This dress is very flattering at the top (shows off your assets in a classy way!)
Post # 10
I want this dress!!!! im inlove its absolutely beautiful
Post # 11
I am sooo happy I found your post! I have bought a dress super similar to this and I am feeling EXACTLY the same as you! Mine is an Essence dress alos and is ‘cognac’ with the ivory overlay and the cognac between the tulle layers. The first day i tried it on it was a really sunny day and the shop had only natural light and I fell in love with it and refused to try anything else. i bought it there and then. After that impulisve buy the doubt started to creep in even though i liked the pictures my sister had taken. I went to try it on again to ease my mind and it was the worst thing i could have done as it was a miserable day and the shop had horrid artificial lighting and the dress looked yellow and I’ve been worried ever since! Like you I also don’t like the promotional pictures for my dress. However, what we have to rmeber is that all the bees are right and we would not have loved it instantly for no good reason. On the day we will not be in a shop with horrbile artifical lighting and we will be all glammed up with hair, make-up and flowers and the whole image will come together perfectly. You truely look stunning in your dress and when I saw you I literally sighed with happiness as your dress is just how i remember the colour of mine being when i fell in love with it! Just breathtaking x