Post # 1
I recently decided to go try on dresses on my own. I figured this way I was avoiding letting all other comments and opinions in my head. I tried on a dress that was not what I would have ever pictured myself in and loved it, teared up over it and bought it same day.
First and foremost I do not make rash decisions. Usually. decisions that hold a lot of weight get a good nights sleep and then some more contemplation. I weigh options and look for alternatives. This time I didn’t. I just bought.
SO does this say a lot for the dress and my emotional feeling towards it at the time? I returned a week later to try on the dress again and get pics with it on. This time was not the same feeling, and I’m not sure if that’s because I have had so many thoughts on the quick decision that I made ( that’s not typically me) and if that was clouding my thoughts. But I have to say second time in the dress, I didn’t feel like a million dollars in it. The dress is BEAUTIFUL, timeless, and classic but I don’t get that feeling when I see it on me vs. on the hanger. I thought to keep shopping but some say that’s not such a good idea.
Post # 3
@Kld9284: I was in the exact same situation except I was with brother’s FI (her and I aren’t that close at all and she was only with me cause she was shopping for her dress too). I didn’t expect to find anything but the good deals were overwhelming. That’s what got me. Everywhere I looked all the dresses were not under 1K when my budget was $800. The first dress I purchased was $453 before taxes. I liked the way my first dress fit. I had JUST had a baby so none of the other dresses I previously tried on fit me well. I put a deposit on the dress. When I came back with my mom to show her and try on the dress again, I didn’t like her reaction to it which made me second guess the dress and eventually take another look at it. I hated the dress. I knew I was going to have an outdoor wedding. Well this dress was more appropriate for a church wedding (very long heavily beaded cathedral train). I actually went thru dress regret twice so I understand how you feel very well. It’s upsetting but don’t worry you still have time to find the right one. I suggest bring very trusted ppl with you if you can. When I purchased THE ONE I was with my mom, her sister (my aunt) my MOH and BM (my cousins and my aunt’s 2 daughters). If it wasn’t for my MOH, I would have walked away with the wrong dress AGAIN cause my mom started tearing up at the 2nd dress I tried on (I didn’t too much care for it, I gave it an 8 she gave it a 10). My MOH helped keep me grounded and true to myself and I got the right one!