Post # 1
I keep reading stories about brides that end up purchasing 2 or 3 dresses. My question is, once you purchase the dress, what makes you keep looking? Do you see dresses on line and get dress envy or do you actually go to stores to look?
Post # 3
I had already put a dress on layaway & went to go look at Bridesmaids dresses at a local boutique a few weeks later when I found my current dress. There were a few dresses marked down 50-70% off & I talked myself in to trying 2 of them on. I fell in love with the one I ended up getting.. I think the first dress I had put on layaway it was more of a puppy love. I was excited about going dress shopping & had tried on probably 10 by that point & I think I just wanted to be able to find one that was me right away.
Post # 4
Looking at dresses is my favorite thing to do on WB. I get twinges of dress envy, but I would never actually go buy a different dress.
Post # 5
I had my dress for like four months, and I tried it on the other day (since I am just a few weeks away from the wedding) and I decided I totally hate it. I knew I wouldn’t like wearing it on my wedding day, but I had originally bought it out of price. I got something cheap, and ended up hating it. So I went to a local bridal shop and found my dream dress! Spent more than I would have liked, but it was totally worth it!
Post # 6
I have two, but like someone else said, I bought for price not beauty the first time. I wasn’t even looking for a dress for myself when I found my dream dress, but like the FH said, you have to be totally happy with it as you are only going to get to do this once.
Post # 7
I bought my first dress because I had a short engagement and was running out of time. It wasn’t really my dream dress but I was at the 6 month mark and had to order something. Still I kept looking at samples and used dresses with the hopes of finding something closer to the image in my head.
When the first dress arrived and I liked it even less than I remembered, I bought one of my earlier runner-ups off the rack as a sample. It still wasn’t “the one”.
I found my dream dress one month before the wedding as a coincidence, when I was shopping for accessories. They somehow made it happen and delivered it to me in time.
Post # 8
I was overwhelmed and pressured into buying my first dress – I had fallen in love online, and hadn’t really done much looking. When I told my bridal consultant that I was there to see a specific dress, I’m pretty sure she pulled 4 other crappy dresses to compare it to, so I thought it was the best one and she said I should buy it. I lost sleep for 3 months because I felt like I didn’t really look at dresses at all and I didn’t think mine suited me but I didn’t want to be the girl with two dresses. But after that long I just hated the dress and so I forfeited the deposit and really looked until I found the one I love. And I have never stopped loving it so it was definitely worth it!
Post # 9
I am about to become a two dress bride. I never thought I would be that girl, but I am. I just made a mistake of letting myself get talked into a purchase and buying a dress too soon. The very first time I went shopping, i bought a dress and it was NOTHING like what i had wanted. It was half my budget, so with everyone telling me how great it was and the fact that it was way less than I had planned on spending, i just kinda let myself get caught up in it. I regretted the purchase immediately. While I did like the dress, I never loved it. The salon didn’t really have anything i did like, so I went from trying on multiple dresses that i hated to finding one that I liked, and those two extremes, combined with the low price, I got talked into buying it. I should have taken more time, and tried on more dresses.
After spending months agonizing over how much I didn’t like my dress, I decided to try on more dresses. I found one I loved that was exactly what I had wanted. i went back and tried on my first dress, and my dislike was confirmed. I felt really really guilty and stupid, but finally decided that i do care about the dress and i want to love what i wear on my wedding day, so even though I am embarassed about it, I’m going to get the one I love.
I think most two dress brides just made a mistake, and unfortunately wedding dresses are a huge purchase that you can’t return. My advice to anyone dress shopping now is that even if you find something you think you love, wait at least a week before buying it, and try on a ton more just to be sure. If I had done that I would never have purchased my first dress.
Post # 10
@SerenaSF: I understand how someone could be talked into buying a dress. I have tried on 40+ dresses and I have a front runner… but I’m not going to buy until I absolutely have to lol.
Post # 11
I have actually bought 3 different dresses. Yes, I know how crazy that sounds. The firs dress I bought is a gorgeous old hollywood style dress. Which is great, but my wedding has become super modern. The 2nd dress was on sale and made my family happy because its more traditional. The third dress I picked out completely on my own. My parents didn’t even see the dress until it came in. I am glad that I have my final dress, I just wish it didn’t take so long and cost so much to find it. I have both of my other dresses for sale.
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park
I bought a second dress for the reception, because I didn’t want to attempt to carry my big ol’ dress through the restaurant, but after I found my wedding gown, I never tried another one on! Did I think about it? Sure. But instead of trying on others, I’d put mine on again, remember why it’s “The One” and go on with my life! 😉