How do I know I’ve picked ‘the one’?

How do I know I’ve picked ‘the one’?

How do you know when you have picked THE wedding dress? Read our guide to make sure you pick ‘The One’ that is perfect for you!

By Carol Dinwoodie, Bridal Reloved Liverpool


When it comes to finding the one whether it be your significant other or the one dress you’ve dreamed about since you were little, there’s no steadfast rules, it’s a gut feeling that no one can tell you, you just know! I can though give you some advice that might make the process a little less stressful!

Too Many Cooks

First of all, US wedding TV shows make it look like you need to bring every one of your female friends and family including your neighbour to help you choose your dress, unfortunately though the result is often negative. To many opinions, thoughts and personalities brings about the age old saying of “to many cooks”. If you don’t want to go it alone select one or two of your closest family or friends whose honest opinion and style you trust.


Always Try It On

Almost every wedding dress looks completely different on the hanger than it does on your body so try resist snap judgment. Be open to trying on styles and fabrics that you haven’t thought about, or discounted from photographs, you never know how they’re going to feel once you have them on. Just as it takes time to find a husband or wife, it can take time to find the perfect gown.

The Finer Details

The finer details are important, a long row of diamanté buttons and well placed lace can mean the difference between a good wedding dress and a stunning one. But before you start over thinking the details, first figure out the style that works best for you, try not to get caught up in the trend of the moment, but instead focus on your personal style, what flatters you most and above all what you feel most amazing in.

Trendy, Modern, Traditional

Trendy wedding dresses won’t necessarily stand the test of time, look through your parents wedding album for evidence of that, all those puffy sleeves of weddings past! If you feel comfortable and glamorous in a wedding dress that has both modern and traditional elements, and you feel like a better version of yourself when you’re wearing it, you’ve found your timeless gown.


Remember Your Undies!

Think underwear! On the day you go to try on wedding dresses you’re going to be spending a lot of time in your undies, wearing some new undies and admiring your pretty new bra between dresses will make you feel much more positive than catching a glimpse of the tatty old 1000 was grey one you’ve had for years. A well fitted bra can also help in your search as a properly fitting bra will help any dress to sit better. You are going to be wearing a gorgeous dress on your wedding day, so why not gorgeous underwear too for shopping?!

(but also don’t be alarmed if your dresser advises you take it off, often dresses don’t require the need of a bra)

Feel Beautiful, Confident and Comfortable

When you’re wedding dress shopping be true to yourself and ask yourself these questions, Do I feel beautiful, confident and comfortable? Can I dance in it? Can I sit down? Am I self conscious about any part of my body in my dress?

If you can answer these questions and you truly feel beautiful then you’ve found ‘the one’.

Just remember, when you’re in your wedding dress, you’re the only one who truly knows how amazing you feel in it.¬†If it gives you butterflies and you don’t want to take it off, it’s the one!

Happy shopping!


Carol Dinwoodie



Bridal Reloved Liverpool

341 Aigburth Road



L17 0BL






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