My name is Becca, I am part of the team here at Bitsy Bridal. You’ll “meet” Morgan in her upcoming posts.
As bridal consultants we get asked all sorts of questions. One of the most common is “How Do I Know When I’ve Found My Dress?”
Truthfully, everyone reacts differently, there’s no formula or easy answer I can give you. I can, however, tell you 5 things you should keep in the back of your mind while searching for your gown.
1- Don’t wait for tears
Like I said, everyone reacts differently. Don’t go in with the expectation that the gown which makes you cry is your gown. Not everyone cries, it’s actually more rare than you would think. Crying is great though – bring on the feels.
2- You will react like you
Your personality is not going to change. If you are analytical and fact based, your decision will likely be based on facts about the dress. If you are intuitive and emotional…. Well you get the picture.
3- It’s YOUR reaction that matters
Don’t get caught up in what everyone else thinks. It’s YOUR dress. You need to love it. I cannot tell you how many brides I have had come in and buy a second dress (either for the same wedding or another) and tell me they hated their first dress because they bought the one everyone else loved. Don’t be like these brides.
4- You WILL know, but it may not be instantaneous
Feel free to try on more dresses to compare. Get in and out of your favorite five times if you need to so you can be sure. But, you will know!
5- Feel free to mull it over
Sometimes, you need to take a breath, go to lunch, in rare cases even sleep on it. Feel free to do that. Look at the pictures, if your shop lets you take pictures (Bonus! At Bitsy we encourage photos!). If you can’t stop thinking about it- if you still want it when you aren’t in it – then you know you’ve found your perfect dress.
I’ve watched these patterns emerge over appointments with hundreds of brides and I still love watching each woman find her perfect gown. Finding your gown should be a great experience, which is why we at Bitsy we put so much effort in to focusing on the bride and her needs.
If you have questions or maybe you had a unique moment when you found your gown, sound off in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!