Dress regret issues!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Dress #1 or #2
    #1 - The long dress is nicer : (21 votes)
    81 %
    #2 - Stick with your original dress : (5 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 4
    1715 posts
    Bumble bee

    Go with your mom and look at dresses. If you want a long dress, you should have it.

    Your fiancée has his opinions, and that’s fine, but you need a dress that you’ll be happy with. Your mom is paying for the dress and she’s fine with you getting another one; that’s what really matters. 

    I didn’t vote because I don’t know what either dress looks like on you. 

    The short dress is very pretty. I’ve seen brides cutting the cake and dancing in dresses much like that one and they looked great and very bridal. If you decide to stick with your original choice, you’ll still look great. 

    Post # 5
    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    Hmm..I like both dresses honestly and if you already ordered one I would still think you should use it unless it just does not work well once you get it. What about wearing your short dress and then getting a long dress just for the reception? Since you don’t have a lot of time I would look into getting something from a non-bridal store…like this dress from Macy’s (or any of these) (free shipping in Canada right now for over $99), the dress is a similar style to the one you posted. I think trying to order a bridal gown at this point might be too rushed and cost a lot more so I just wanted to try and give an affordable option.

    Just my idea! Take it or leave it. Best of luck. I think either way you should wear something you love and feel great wearing. 

    Post # 6
    1838 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @CarterLove:  does your FI know what the original dress looks like? i don’t feel like he really needed to know you were changing it if he never knew in the first place and your mom’s the one that’s paying.

    Post # 7
    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Rhopalocera:  +1


    Definitely go and look! Right now you’re probably building it up in your mind. I had dress regret and I know that’s exactly what I did! When you try on a long dress you’ll know if that’s really what you want or not.


    Something I wish I had done before I picked my dress was make an inspiration board. Like you, I was so focused on keeping things simple that I think I lost the “feel” of my wedding and that’s part of the reason I had dress regret. So make an inspiration board and really try to keep in mind the overall feel and style you want for your whole wedding day when you try on the long dress. It’s so easy to isolate the dress from the rest of the day.


    Good luck! I’m sure you’ll make the right choice, whatever you decide.

    Post # 8
    3836 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @CarterLove:   I think you might feel more bridal in the long dress. 

    Post # 9
    1715 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Ms_Purple:  That’s a great idea.

    Dresses from Macy’s, Nieman Marcus or Nordstrom may be a good option for you, CarterLove. They have some beautiful dresses that won’t break the bank. 

    Post # 10
    531 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think I actually like the short dress better, but if you want a long dress, go for it!!! The short dress is really in style right now so you can definitely wear it again later (honeymoon?!?).  I am not a huge fan of the long dress you posted though – I think if you’re going to get a nicer dress you should get a nicer dress – that one is SO PLAIN!  Maybe there’s one like it that is a little more special (some bling or something?).

    Post # 12
    1838 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @CarterLove:  yeah, when i was picking out my dress, i really didn’t think about what DH would think, to be honest. maybe I should have but honestly, he’ll think you’re beautiful no matter what you’re wearing–you’re going to be his wife 🙂

    Post # 14
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @CarterLove:  What if you had a seamstress make a skirt to wear over the short dress?  Then you could have the look and feel of the long dress – plus you could take off the skirt and wear the short dress for your last dance/leaving.  Two in one!

    Post # 15
    127 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @CarterLove:  You deserve to love your dress and it sounds like your gut feeling is saying to go for a new one. I love the long one that you posted, it’s classy and elegant but not over the top.

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