Post # 1
Has anyone else gone dress shopping and bought a dress the first time and then a couple months later came across something else and fell in love? Did you sell your first dress and get the new one or did you find a way to fall in love with your first dress again?
Have this dress:
Want this dress:
Post # 3
This is a common theme on the hive. Yes, some bees have sold their first dress to get the second dress. Others have stuck to the first dress they bought. It really all depends on what you can afford. But stop looking at other dresses once you buy a dress! That’s the best advice I can give. Something newer and more beautiful will always come along.
Post # 4
@amlou30: I think they look really similar.. I am sure on your wedding day you will love the first one, after all you picked it!
Post # 5
Yea, that’s true. I just need to go and try it on again and stopping looking at the palm springs dress!
Post # 6
I did so I bought a second dress. I’m going to wear my new dress for the ceremony and pictures and my original dress for the reception.
Post # 7
@amlou30: What is it about the second dress you like more? If you can’t pinpoint what you like more, you’re just having nerve and will fall back in love with your dress when you try it on again.
If it is something specific, can you make small changes through tailoring/accessories to bring some of that into your dress?
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
If you’re not happy, then by all means go find a better dress!
Post # 9
I did, and am in the process of trying to sell my old dress. I really just rushed into buying the first one because it was part of a sample sale where you had about 15 minutes to try dresses on and decide, so I didn’t have a chance to really think about it. I will say that the only reason I bought the second dress is because I found them both as samples and together both dresses were less I had originally budgeted. If I had needed to double my budget or go well beyond, I think I would have focused more on what I could have done to alter the first dress to fit what I wanted.
Also, I think your dress is lovely and looks great on you!
Post # 10
OP, sleep on it, and maybe try it on again! Women are fickle! Plus it is such an emotional purchase and the stress of finding the “right” one can make you second guess yourself. Good luck to you!
Post # 11
Okay, first of all, you can actually get your current dress altered.
(If you can afford it, you could get a second dress, but you might not be able to justify that)
With your current dress, there is a lot you can do!
Ask a dressmaker to make a sweetheart neckline – that takes care of the top half
Get your dress dyed Blush
buy a pink sash / have one made
Get layers added to the bottom, or discuss with a dressmaker what the options are. She may have some good ideas about suitable flouncy skirts. I’m sure it would be no problem to do.
The good thing is, you have the dress in your hands so you don’t need to go through the whole ordering process again and you’ll probably save money by altering the dress and you might end up with something better than both of them, with the guidance of your dressmaker and your own inspiration.
Post # 12
@amlou30: The Palm Springs is a LOT of dress. It doesn’t look overwhelming on the model, but it’s too much dress for the girls I’ve seen on bridal shows. Have you tried it on yet, or do you just like the idea of it? I think the dress you have is really flattering on you and I think you should keep it!
Post # 13
Amlou, do you like this dress? I think you could easily make it from your existing dress:
It is Justin Alexander 8640
Post # 14
This would suit you too http://www.justinalexanderbridal.com/wedding_dresses/8713 ..
but it is not flouncy, it is more defined.
Post # 15
@amlou30: I went through dress regret. And while sometimes its just a matter of getting alterations to make it fit perfectly and flatter your body, my case was that I for some reason picked a style completely different from what I originally wanted. So, I bought my dream dress and LOVE IT. However, I’m now going through the hassle of trying to sell my first gown and it’s not easy. I’m going to lose money but what people are offering is such a severe hit! Ugh, I haven’t been willing to accept an offer just yet.
Post # 16
That just happened to me. I didn’t like the back of my ordinal dress. I bought my dream dress last night and I’m planning on selling dress #1. I was hesitant because my parent bought my original dress. I called my mom and told her how I felt about the dress, she understood and told me to try and sell it so I can use the money towards the new one. I really thought she was going to be upset but she was very understanding.