With programs like Say Yes to the Dress and bridal gown fashion shows hitting the runways (and your Instagram feed), it’s hard to avoid the frenzy when trying to find the perfect wedding dress. And many of us have dreamed about our fantasy wedding gown for so long. But how do you know you’ve actually found the wedding dress of your dreams? It can be trickier than you might think. Despite what you see on TV, not every perfect dress produces waterworks (though many do!), and after trying on dozens and dozens of gowns, you might find yourself overwhelmed to the point of indecision.
Here’s how to know you’ve found the perfect wedding dress:
You aren’t thinking about flaws.
For the first time, you’re staring at yourself in the mirror and not thinking about any of your personal insecurities. There’s not thought of “my arms look too big” “my waistline isn’t right” or “man, these hips!” When you find the perfect wedding dress, you feel, well… 100 percent perfect! The dress should make you feel your absolute best, and distract you from any of those unwarranted insecurities. In fact, you’re probably thinking your body has never looked better.
You get a tingle…
For some, the perfect gown will bring you to tears. For others, it’s just an excited feeling. Remember how you felt when you bought your prom dress? You should be feeling that same rush of excitement. It makes you light up from the inside out, and makes you more excited for the big day to come.
You can picture yourself walking down the aisle.
Or having your first dance. Suddenly, flashes of your future wedding album are popping through your head and you have a vision of what you will look like walking down the aisle. The other dresses were okay… but this one, you can picture make your spouse-to-be light up when they see you walking down the aisle.