Despite what TV shows might have you thinking, not everyone cries when they find ‘the one’. Some jump up and down, some giggle uncontrollably and some just smile. But sometimes, it can be a challenge figuring out whether the dress you have on is ‘The One’. You know – that perfect dress that seems made just for you – hence the capital T and O. But how do you know if you have found your One?


When you first start trying on wedding dresses, you will quickly get a feel for what you like and what you don’t. You will be encouraged by your stylist to try on as many different styles as you can, even if you don’t think you will like them because everything looks different on your body than it does on the hanger. All dresses are beautiful in their own way, and you will quickly realise that it’s very hard to choose when they all look lovely. But the key moment comes when it’s time to take it off. If you’ve found The One, you won’t want to take it off. You will want to stay in it for as long as possible just staring at it, twirling and generally enjoying every second of standing in it. That’s a pretty good sign you’ve found the dress for you.


There are hundreds of bridal magazines that will tell you that your dress will have to match a certain theme or look a certain way for your body type. While they might have some good points hidden in there, the truth is that your perfect dress will suit your individual style. But walking into a bridal shop can feel overwhelming, and some brides struggle to remember what their style actually is (it really does happen). So it helps to sit down beforehand and jot down some notes about your personal style. Are you vintage, modern edgy or entirely unique? Once you start trying on dresses in different styles you will quickly find that those matching your personal style will be the ones you fall in love with.


Your wedding day is the one day when all eyes will be on you, so you want to look your best. The most expensive, stunning dress might look great in principle, but unless you feel stunning when you’re standing in it, it doesn’t matter. The One will make you feel beautiful the second you pull it on and will bring out the best in you without even trying. Over the years, we have seen brides start to glow with happiness when they found The One and it’s because they feel beautiful. So if you pull on a dress and feel a million dollars, you’re onto a winner.


Most brides will argue that the wedding dress is the most important part of the day – but if it doesn’t suit your theme and your venue, it could look quite out of place. Many brides will go in looking for a particular style because they think it will fit and end up coming out with something completely different that actually fits much better. If you put on a dress and immediately start thinking about how it fits in with the rest of your wedding plans, you may well have found The One.

At Riki Dalal, there is nothing we love more than helping brides find their perfect One. Our experts are on hand to guide you through every step of the dress shopping process, pamper you as you try on dresses and give our honest advice. We have spent years working with brides to craft the perfect wedding day look, and we can use our knowledge to help you find the perfect dress for you. So to start your journey to finding The One, get in touch with us today.