Dress Regret

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
22135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

Don’t let it happen to you! I’m sure your dress is amazing!!!!!

Post # 4
Member
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Not dress regret, but everytime I see an episode of “I Found the Gown”, I regret not going to Vows (20 minutes away from where I live!)

Post # 5
Member
2657 posts
Sugar bee

Everyone has that moment where they wonder if they made the right choice.  I know I have.  It helps to focus on other fun elements like shoes and accessories and the veil, instead of wondering what other dresses are out there.  

Post # 6
Member
649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I never regretted my dress. I also stopped looking at anything online (Bee included) about dresses, dress regret or anything, looking at magazines for dresses, and stopped watching SYTTD. 

Post # 7
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200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Casa de España

@springbride23:  you shouldn’t let this get to you. Remember how great and beautiful when you finally found the one. You chose that dress for a reason, and even if you have doubts, on your wedding day you’ll understand it was meant to be your dress all along. That’s how I felt. 

Post # 8
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114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I thought there was something wrong with me because I *haven’t* had dress regret! It seems to be so common and for a while I kinda got a little paranoid too, wondering if maybe I wasn’t putting enough thought into it. I find it really helps, like PPs have said, to not look at bridal magazines/other peoples’ dresses/SYTTD because sure, there’s *always* going to be another dress out there to tempt you. New styles will come out, but there was something about the dress I chose that really spoke to me and I’m satisfied with that. If you never liked your dress at all but bought it anyway for whatever reason, that’s a different story, but if you fell in love with your dress there’s no need to second guess yourself. Every time I go for a fitting I get more excited because my dress looks even more fabulous than I remembered (note to self: seeing the dress altered to fit *your* body will totally make you love it more), and I’m sure you’ll end up happy with your dress too!

Post # 9
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135 posts
Blushing bee

I honestly feel like looking back at your wedding photos years later and having a “what was I thinking?” Reaction is part of the tradition.  My mom had her mom make hers, so you’d think it would be perfect, right?  It was blue eyelet with full sleeves, resembling Little House on the Praire.  It was the 70’s so she went braless– which meant boob skin showed through the eyelet holes.  About 5 years after my wedding I was like “what was I thinking?”  The length was not flattering and I’ve since learned better ways to accentuate my assets.  The point is, don’t worry about second-guessing it.  No one’s dress will withstand the test of time.

Post # 10
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511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Well I haven’t bought a dress yet, but from the other side I think that the “dress regret” posts have contributed to me not picking a dress. I’m so scared that I’m going to regret whatever dress I pick if it’s not absolutely perfect when I choose it, and of course, nothing is perfect…

Post # 11
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629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Dress envy seems sort of inevitable, since you have to commit to a dress 8-12 months prior to the wedding, and a lot of NEW stuff comes your way in that amount of time! And it’s hard to remember the love for your dress when all you have is an iPhone pic of you jammed into the sample. At the end of the day, it’s only a dress. Probably the most important and photographed item of clothing you ever pick, but it’s still going to look dated in 10 years. Best of luck!

Post # 12
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@springbride23:  I truly believe that those who didn’t suffer dress regret are the minority. With so many beautiful dresses it isn’t hard to imagine why.

I had dress regret from the day after I bought my dress. I, however, fought the urge to get something else and on our big day I absolutely felt amazing. It was 100% the right dress for me without a doubt.

Post # 13
Member
370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Treejewel19:  I can’t believe you had dress regret.  I looked at your photos before and — my God — what a dress!  And you looked amazing in it!! = )

Post # 14
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@MissMiaMarch:  Oh my goodness you are too kind. Thank you so much. Yes, it was an amazing dress but I had my doubts. Silly me!

Post # 15
Member
535 posts
Busy bee

If the dress looks good on you, and I’m sure it looks absolutely gorgeous, it will be just fine!

I bought my dress 2 years in advance (five months ago, when I bought the dress we thought the wedding would be in 2014) and I haven’t been looking, but every time I come across a different dress that I like my reaction is to admire it, but I have not once felt regret because as soon as I tried on my dress I knew it was the one. I knew all about buyers remorse so I gave myself about a month to think about it, however the next time I went in I put the downpayment down because, no matter how beautiful the other dress, I knew that one was mine. I think part of the thing that keeps me from having remorse is that my friend actually won a dress from a drawing..$3,000 and she got it for free. It was gorgeous, there aren’t words to describe it..except when she put it on it looked awful. You could tell it didn’t flatter her. She spent more money than she had planned on alterations..you’d think, having it altered to her body, it would look ok. Nope. It simply wasn’t her dress. It looked like she was wearing rags. And she couldn’t afford a new dress and had no time to sell it and go get a different one.

Post # 16
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478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@springbride23:  I had a small moment of dress regret, but got over it. I started googling pictures of other brides in it to remind me of how beautful it is. I think it’s normal to feel that way because its such a big decision and there is so much pressure to find the perfect dress. Besides, you are bound to fall in love with more than one dress! Just remember, there was a reason you chose your dress.. Try and keep that in mind! Do you have a picture of you dress by any chance? Would love to see!

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