Since this a thread for honesty- I will offer you my honest opinion. I like the two I kept in my reply- 2 and 3. The fit of three flaters you so much- it looks amazing. The second one (first one pictured here) is dramatic and screams bride to me more than the fit and flare though. This is my take- its about what you feel gorgeous in. Not every style works for every bride so its important to know your body. There isn't one right dress. I tried on a ball gown because thats what "brides wear" and to humor my mother. I hated it! It was too bulky and it didn't feel like me- so just because it looks "bridal" or looks amazing on some women, doesn't make it right for you.
My advice is the same advice I will use for myself when buying a house. Pick your non-neogtiables- the things you have to have in a dress. For me it was straps, bling, and ease of travel. That helps to eliminate certain styles. I only tried on one strapless dress (it was the ballgown lol) because I knew I did not want a strapless dress- so no need to bother with those styles. I also didn't want a plain dress- there went a few more styles, and ease of travel eliminated ballgowns for me haha. I went to Davids bridal and had a terrible experience and ended up not trying anything on. Then I went to a salon called Bridal Reflections and tried on 8 dresses. My dress was number 2. I didn't love it as soon as it was on because it was a bit different from what I envisioned- though it fit all my criteria, so I continued to try on dresses. But I kept comparing everything to my dress so the consultant made me put it back on. I told her it was missing something- she gave me a cathedral veil and a bouquet and bam. I could not stop smiling ear to ear, I didn't want to take it off, and I really envisioned myself wearing that dress on the beach.
When it was done and I saw it I cried with regret because I thought it looked different than what I ordered- it was just bridal nerves because it looked amazing at my final fitting.
I wish you the best of luck- don't stress it too much. Go with the one when you come out of the dressing room you think "I can really see myself marrying my husband in this" Sounds corny but close your eyes and try to envision your wedding. Which dress are you wearing? And then STOP LOOKING. Do not watch Say Yes to the Dress, Do not shop online, Don't watch Dave Tutera - you will second guess your choice and make the process more agonizing than it should be. Good luck!
Originally Posted by tyrebride2b2013
Hi ladies I have a question for all of you who have picked your dresses. Before you picked the "one" how many did you try on? Did you immediately know that it was your dress? I am so confused. Before I tried on dresses I had the "type" I thought I wanted all figured out. But now, I can't really decide between fit and flare and ball gown I kind of like both I get a different feel with each. I feel like a princess and I'm like awww I look like a princess then I try on the other and I'm like oh this is sexy! Any advice?
I have attached a couple pics. please excuse the pink bra and any lasing that's not completely tied. Some where not in my size..