How do you know you’ve found ‘the one’?
That unforgettable moment … when you realise you’re smitten, you’ve fallen head-over-heels, you’ve unearthed, as you always dreamed you would, perfection itself. We’re talking, of course, about when it strikes you with blinding clarity that you’ve discovered the ideal …
… wedding dress.
Whatever else did you think we meant?
A gradual dawning – just as valid as a bolt from the blue
But joking aside, have you noticed how, as you grow through your teens, you’re always being told about that magical moment – that fireworks will go off in your head and it will suddenly hit you that you’ve met ‘the one’. This is dangerous talk, because, of course, it doesn’t have to be that way. True, profound love and attraction can develop slowly. A gradual dawning that you’ve met someone really special can be just as wonderfully rewarding (and considerably less damaging to the nervous system) as the dramatic bolt from the blue.
Well, it’s just the same with wedding dresses. People will tell you that you’ll know you’ve stumbled upon the right dress when you suddenly burst into tears. Not only is such talk plain silly, but it also puts massive pressure on you, as you’re doing your best to make the right wedding-dress decision.
Sometimes you just know
Just as when you choose your life-partner, there can be a feeling that you sometimes just can’t put into words. This too can be a gradual feeling – you’re staring into that full-length mirror, and everything just seems to slot into place, as you realise that no other dress will do. We use the word ‘feeling’ advisedly. The sensation of having found ‘the one’ isn’t always easy to articulate – sometimes you just know. However, we’ll have a go at spelling out the signs you need to look for. We’ll help you to realise when you’ve found that perfect wedding dresses.
Here’s our 7-step guide
1. This is a dress you just can’t bear to take off
When you begin the process of trying on wedding dresses, you’ll soon appreciate that they’re pretty much all beautiful in their own way. After all, at Anna Wood Bridal, why would we ever stock a wedding dress that isn’t utterly gorgeous?! As you try them on, one by one, you’ll begin to appreciate how lovely they all are and how hard it is to choose. But – eventually you’ll try on a dress and you’ll find that you simply can’t bear to take it off. Then, you can be pretty sure that you’ve found ‘the one’.
2. You feel simply beautiful
Your wedding day will be the one day of your life when everyone will have eyes only for you. No-one else. If you feel beautiful, there’s no room for debate. You will look beautiful.
3. The dress fits your every style
Walking into a wedding store be an overwhelming experience (although not at Anna Wood Bridal, where, within moments, you’ll be feeling relaxed and at home!). So, it’s vital to be prepared. Before you make the trip, pause and think for a while. Ask yourself, ‘What’s my true style? Am I vintage? Am I modern? Edgy? Or simply a one-off – unique?’
Think about what you enjoy wearing from day to day. Use that as a foundation and move forward from there. Feel free to try on lots of different styles – there’s no harm in that – but as you do, keep asking yourself the question – ‘is this me?’. This considered approach will get you closer more quickly to finding ‘the one’.
4. The dress matches your ‘theme’
Think about the theme of the wedding day. The venue. Are you to be married in a castle or country estate? Or have you chosen a Mediterranean island? Or perhaps, your venue is a modern hotel. Whichever it is, think about how well your wedding dress fits the ambience that you’re hoping to create. If, as you try on a dress and immediately find yourself imagining how good it will look in your venue, then this will be further evidence that this is dress is the one for you.
5. Wearing this dress, do you feel like ‘you’?
It’s so common, when you’re making wedding arrangements, to feel that you’re under pressure. Pressure from relatives, from friends, from fashion trends. It’s astonishing how people feel they just can’t hold back from giving their own opinion of how you should look. Sometimes you begin to wonder, ‘whose day is this?’
However, here’s what matters most. You! Your sole concern should be finding the dress that’s perfect for you and your personality. There’s no law that says you must listen to those siren voices. If you feel comfortable in a dress, if you feel beautiful, confident and relaxed, then, take our word for it … this dress is ‘the one’.
6. Does this dress complement your figure?
No-one is physically perfect. When you’re choosing a wedding dress, that’s the time you need to be honest with yourself. So – begin by picking your favourite feature and emphasising that. Find the dress that works for your body and its unique features.
7. You start mentally accessorising
The perfect dress needs to be accompanied by perfect accessories too. Once you’re admiring your dress in the mirror and you find yourself asking these questions – ‘how shall I accessorise this dress? What kind of veil should I wear with it? What about the bouquet? This is a sure sign that this is the dress for you.
So there they are – the seven ways to know that the dress you’re wearing is ‘the one’. Remember – there are no rules. You must decide which is the right dress – in your own way and in your own time.
Is there anything you feel you need to know to help you make your decision? If so, do please call. We’d love to hear from you and after all – we’re here to help!
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