(Closed) 2nd guessing my wedding dress~

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you buy another wedding dress if you were 2nd guessing your first choice?
    No Way! : (21 votes)
    50 %
    Yes I would! : (6 votes)
    14 %
    It depends on how much you're willing to spend~ : (15 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2634 posts
    Sugar bee

    Don’t buy another dress.  Trust me, I’ve been there done that with those same feelings.   Is there anyway that you can go try it on again?  You’ll probably fall in love all over again once you have it on.

    Post # 5
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    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    The reality is, sometimes you just don’t get your dream dress. I know I feel that way. But I also know that the dress that I have, I got for a reason-I do love it, maybe not as much as the dream gown, but something about it made me smile and i’m sure your FI will think you look great regardless.

    Whenever I have doubts about the wedding, my FI tells me “hey, i’d marry you tomorrow in a telephone booth”. Love is unconditional, it’s not perfect and i’m sure through his eyes, you’re as close as it gets.

    Post # 6
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    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I was in the same situation just last week, i worried i wasn’t going to love my dress anymore after seeing all the pictures on here with bee’s in their beautiful dresses!  I went in for my 1st fitting last week and truly fell in love again.  I’m so excited to wear this dress in 32 days.  I agree with qtxmsred you should try it on again : ) GL

    Post # 8
    Member
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Do you already have the first dress in your hands? 

    I would definately not buy another dress unless the first one came in and you absolutely hated it.  Otherwise, stick with the dress you bought.  You bought it for a reason and even if there are little things about it you don’t like when it comes in, you may be able to make adjsutments with a seamstress.

    Post # 9
    Member
    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    When I got my dress I HATED it so I did buy another dress. Well my mom bought me a new one. That dress wont be in until september THANK GOD because i could change my mind again!

    Post # 10
    Member
    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think everyone gets that buyer’s-remorse feeling at some point!  After I tried on, fell in love with, and ordered my dress from J. Crew, it was sent to my parents’ house.  The next time I visited (I live across the country), I tried it on for them, and it looked so matronly and drab — because it hadn’t been altered yet, and was ordered a size up!  So I started having doubts too.  But after my first alterations appointment, I was head-over-heels in love with it again.

    If you bought yours from a salon, you could be having these feelings because it’s been a while since you’ve seen it.  Give it another chance, we all go through this same thing!

    Post # 11
    Member
    216 posts
    Helper bee

    Actually.. I’m guilty of this. I bought one dress and had already paid for the alterations. I impulsively bought another dress for sale on David’s Bridal Online, not expecting anything but just wanting to see it and then return it. Well it came, and it was fantastic and far surpassed my first dress. I immediately went to the seamstress and tried on my old dress and was certain that the new one was the one I was going to wear. It was a costly decision and now I am stuck with having paid for alterations on a dress I don’t need altered and am now trying to re-sell it to try to recoup some of the money I had spent.

    I don’t know how long ago you orderd your dress, but I think the vision of a wedding can transform into something completely different over time. I at first, was planning a small informal garden wedding that transformed into a more lavish affair and this dress reflects that change.  I am happy with the decision I made (to change my mind) and luckily both dresses combined cost well below what most brides pay for their one.

    Post # 12
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    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I have doubts about mine, as well. I only shopped once before I bought my dress. It was really an impulse buy because I was out-of-town and it was the last one. So it was sort of a now-or-never kind of thing! Now I see lots of dresses and think, “ooh, I like that, and that, and that!” It’s the same with my e-ring though… :p

    Post # 13
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    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I did this – I bought a dress and then realized it was beautiful but totally not what I wanted for “me.”   So I bought another dress and I’m very very happy with my decision.  With that decision also came the knowledge that I now have to work a LOT more to pay it off though!

    Post # 14
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    1418 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    The problem is that there are SO many beautiful dresses!  I think you are probably just having these feelings because the thoughts about you and how you feel in the dress are drifting from your mind…don’t worry!  You will be reunited soon!

    I would only buy a 2nd dress if the first dress came in and it was awful – but my budget probably wouldn’t allow that so I just need to be confident in whatever decision I make.  I am still in the dress shopping stage, so I haven’t committed yet!

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