(Closed) Am I crazy?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
11 posts
Newbee

Hey Emilyb,

 I’m a newbie around these parts…hope you don’t mind me intruding and responding to your post. 🙂  I don’t think you’re crazy at all. Maybe you got a little overwhelmed with choices and also prices.  That does happen…often!  If you have a return policy with the store (before alterations ofcourse) maybe you can still take some time out to do some investigating and dress-shopping – there are maybe some places where they have the exact dress your heart is into and for a better price.  However, you do have one that you do like, just in case.  I say, go with what you really want. It’s your day!

Post # 4
Member
11 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Dear Emilyb:

Everyone has second thoughts about their wedding dresses because it is such a big purchase.  So it is perfectly natural to feel the way you do.  I too, had doubts about my dress.  I am not getting married until next October and I bought my wedding dress last May!  It was the third dress I tried on and not at all what I thought I would get.  My mother and aunt were with me and loved the dress.  The store offered a discount for that day and we put down a deposit.  The dress was much more than I wanted to spend, but my parents generously decided to cover it.  At first, I was really unsure if it was the dress for me, but then I decided that while it was not what I thought I would get, it was a style that flattered me best. 

It sounds like the dress you bought also flatters you and I am sure you look amazing in it.  I would say let it go for now.  There are so many more decisions to make–invitations, flowers, etc. that you can’t dwell on one.

Hope this helps! 

 

Post # 5
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64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

I agree with above comments. I bought my dress less than a month after we got engaged…and took it home that night! That was last September…we are getting married this October. I had a couple of second thoughts about the dress, but kept remembering how I felt when I put it on and looked in the mirror at the store…and my doubts melted away. I think you’ll be fine, but if you do change your mind, it’s no big deal. You might lose a couple of hundred bucks by re-selling your dress, but there are always brides looking for a bargain. I think both of my sisters had second thoughts and bought new dresses later on in their engagement…and it all worked out in the end. Good luck!

Post # 6
Member
16 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Have you thought about having a copy of the dress you love made for you? That’s what I’m doing. It’s turning out to be a whole lot cheaper.

I’m sure bridal shops are used to brides changing their minds about dresses! As long as you tell them before they alter it for you…

Post # 7
Member
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Welshie–where are you having your dress made? I am looking into that same idea, and I got an estimate from an online company, but how do i trust them?

Post # 8
Member
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Hi EmilyB! I also just wanted to say that you’re not alone- I think this dress search is stressful because its impossible to know when to stop looking.  I’m actually procrastinating on booking an appointment for next week to buy my dress- I keep thinking I should put it off and look around for a few more weeks.  But I’m already a little behind schedule, and if I buy the dress next week I’ll get it at a discount (trunk show!).  I guess you just go with your gut, and then stop looking!

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