How you know you’ve found the perfect wedding gown

Your wedding gown is such an important part of your big day and, as any past bride will tell you, they may not have known exactly what type of wedding dress they wanted, but they certainly knew ‘The Dress’ when they tried it on. Here’s how…


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You can imagine walking down the aisle

When you put on ‘The Dress’ and look in the mirror, you should be able to visualise yourself walking down the aisle towards your future spouse. If you can imagine your husband-to-be’s reaction, and almost hear the whispers of praise from your guests, you know this is the perfect choice for your own red carpet moment.

You want to wear it all the time

Realistically, we all know the dress has to be saved for the big day. But you should love it enough to want to wear it all the time, even down to the shops. And if you find yourself unzipping the garment bag now and again just to admire its beauty, even better.

You can’t imagine walking down the aisle in anything else

When you find that perfect wedding gown, the one with ultimate vow wow factor, the prospect of not having it will fill you with despair. Even if it needs alterations, is more than you wanted to spend or is not the style you initially envisaged, when you know you’ll do ANYTHING to make sure it’s yours, you know there can be no other gown.

Nothing else can even compare

You’ve probably tried on plenty of other dresses you liked a lot. Some may have had gorgeous materials, beautiful beading or go perfectly with the headpiece you had in mind. But when you find that perfect fit and form, the rest will seem ever-so-slightly ordinary. Let’s face it – nothing else will ever measure up to this dress.

You’re glowing

The right wedding dress will make your whole face (and heart) light up … with love, with joy, with happiness and with anticipation. You may even blush a little. It’s almost like a recreation of that wonderful moment you first realised you were truly and utterly in love with your fiance.

Your mum/sister/friend is tearing up

There’s an old piece of wedding lore that says you’ll know when you’ve found the right dress because your mother will cry. And let’s face it, tears of joy aren’t unheard of. And not just for Mum, but for any member of your inner circle, be it an aunt, a sister or a best friend. If one or more of them gets teary when they see you in the dress, rest assured you are on to a winner!

You don’t care what anyone else thinks

It’s only natural to ask for opinions. But when you find ‘The Dress,’ you’ll only be asking out of habit, because you just know. And nothing anyone could say would have the slightest impact on your love for it. Like with your partner, the heart wants what the heart wants..

You can describe it only in superlatives

When you’ve fallen in love with ‘The Dress,’ it should be nearly impossible to describe it to other people without reverting to superlatives. It should be the most beautiful dress you have ever laid eyes on and the most fabulous creation in the history of dresses. It should be stunning, stylish, ethereal. Basically, any glorious adjective you can conjure up.

You have never looked more beautiful

When you put the right dress on, you will feel like a beautiful princess, even if you’re a thoroughly modern women. It will flatter your body the way no other garment ever could and make you feel more beautiful than you ever have before. That’s when you know it’s the one.

You feel like you might cry

It’s one thing for your friends and relatives to tear up when they see you in the dress, but when you see yourself in the mirror and can’t help bursting into tears (the good kind), it takes things to a whole never level. This is the ultimate sign you’ve found your perfect gown, so don’t stop searching until you have that moment. When it arrives, you will know!

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