Gabrielle
Beginner August 2018

Wedding Dress Anxiety

Gabrielle, on February 22, 2018 at 4:57 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 11
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For those of you who have found their dress:
Did you feel anxious after you committed? I wouldn’t say I regret my decision but the fact that I put $200 toward a dress that my mom loves and my sister isn’t crazy about is making me nervous. I want everyone to like it, but I know it’s most important for me to feel beautiful in it.
Side note - This was my third time wedding shopping and I went alone, so I was solely relying on my mom and sister to make a judgement based on pictures. The shop also doesn’t put a hold on dresses, so I had to put a down payment for them to put it in layaway. I do love the dress though, even though I didn’t cry in it. I felt really excited when I put it on.

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Latest activity by Rebecca, on February 22, 2018 at 10:23 PM
  • Red Queen
    VIP May 2018
    Red Queen ·
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    What do YOU think about it? So much of dresses is a style issue. If it's your style and makes you feel beautiful then it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks but you.

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  • Victoria
    VIP October 2018
    Victoria ·
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    You don't have to cry in a dress to know you love it. Most bride's don't. If you feel beautiful in it then you got the right one!
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  • Nicole
    Super November 2017
    Nicole ·
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    As long as YOU love the dress that's all that matters! Will it make you feel beautiful on your big day?
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  • Stephanie
    Devoted July 2018
    Stephanie ·
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    I didn't cry in my dress. ALTHOUGH, I thought I had found my dress with just my mom one day so I put 25% down. I had major dress regret so I went back to the boutique and found a way better one. I almost cried in this one and my mom plus my bridesmaid said it was the one. I was able to transfer the 25%. Do YOU feel beautiful in the dress? I changed only because I didn't feel beautiful.
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  • M
    Savvy September 2018
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    As long as YOU love it. I didn't cry for mine either but I did have trouble not grinning huge. I was really nervous about buying it until it came in and I tried it on again for my first fitting and then I remembered just how much I loved it! If you have any pictures of it take a look at them and picture yourself wearing it and remember how you felt in it.
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  • FutureMrsW
    VIP March 2018
    FutureMrsW ·
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    I agree - how do YOU feel about it? It really doesn't matter what your mom or sister thinks. If you love it and feel great in it, then you're good to go.

    I didn't cry when I found my dress. All I did was constantly smile as I twirled in it and that was all I needed to know it was the one. I was also extremely picky about my dress; it took me several months and stores to decide. I found it while shopping with one of my bridesmaids and then brought my mom and sister back to see it before I purchased it. Did they end up liking it? Yes. Would I have still chosen it even if they didn't? Yep. The only reason I would've reconsidered on their behalf is if the dress legitimately didn't work for my body type or something and they had concerns it wasn't flattering.

    If the dress works for your body type, is flattering, and you love it, then go for it!

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  • Nicole
    Super November 2019
    Nicole ·
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    If you like it and feel beautiful in it then that's all that matters. Where the opinions of your friends and family members is important and appreciated, don't rely on them. It's your wedding and you should ultimately do what you want.
    I didn't cry or even get emotional in my dress either. My mom cried when I tried it on so that's I guess how I knew it was the one.
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  • Ashley
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    Ashley ·
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    I didn’t get super emotional when i found my dress, I just loved it and it had everything I wanted and was way under budget. I bought it outright and walked out of the store with it (David’s Bridal). My mom and 1 BM went with me and they both liked it. But I’ve always been really opinionated and didn’t worry about if anyone else liked it. If you think it’s the one, keep with it!! The fact that you got excited in it, it’s the one 😊
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  • N
    Devoted October 2018
    Nicole ·
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    The most important thing is that as long as you love the dress, it shouldn't matter what others think about it. You are wearing it. And it's your wedding!

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  • O
    Master October 2017
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    I never cried or felt emotional over my dress. But I did doubt a ton about it only because I've not seen the same exact shade and detail in other dresses and wasn't sure about the details for it. Other than I was happy to have a gold dress, but always had nagging doubts since the majority of dresses are white.
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  • R
    Savvy February 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    I can relate to you on this!! I went shopping with my family and found that I didn't even give myself time to think about if I liked it, I just waited to see if other people liked it. I ended up going alone to get a better idea of what I really liked and ended up finding the dress I bought. My family was less excited about it because they didn't actually see it which gave me bad vibes towards the dress until it actually came in, and now I love it again! Really you can't please everyone anyway!
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