Dress regret – the perfect backup dress that is now 'the one'

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Great choice!! Looks amazing!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Selcier:  No bridal regret for me, but i HAD to comment and say your “backup” dress is INCREDIBLE. You look like a red carpet goddess. 

Post # 5
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

That dress was $50?! Looks amazing!! Great choice – what company was it from?

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

The one shoulder dress is GORGEOUS!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

you look stunning in both.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Selcier:  love the color, the train, the fit 🙂 🙂 :)– cannot wait to see your recap!! 

Post # 10
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Your decision was spot on- I don’t typically like one shoulder dresses but the second one is fantastic on you. Great choice, and what a beautiful color!

Post # 11
3 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yes, I had a similar experience.  I picked out my first dress, which was beauitful on me, and showed off my figure.  It was romantic lace and very simple.  They forgot to order my dress at my dress shop, and I had a melt down. 

As you can imagine, I went to a different dress shop to order a new one.  My second dress is super girly, frilly, sparkley, totally not me.  But it’s got the va va voom factor I want on MY wedding day. 

I considered having a ceremony and reception dress, but it’s a very low key venue, and doesn’t really go with my style to switch mid evening.

So, obvi you’ll look gorgeous either way.  The question is, what do you want to feel like on your wedding day, and which dress makes you feel that way?


Best luck!





Post # 12
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Selcier:  frankly i love BOTH dresses.  you have an amazing statuesque figure for both gowns.  

the dress is a tricky mental exercise for so many brides.  there’s so much more internal struggle that goes on than i ever would have imagined.  i definitely lost some sleep over my choice and came extremely close to buying a second dress.  but practicality won me over and i stuck to my first choice.  but i can easily imagine having bought a second dress and getting bowled over.

that blue is dramatic and unique – you will be a smashing bride.  congrats!

Post # 13
1364 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

The dress is beautiful!!!!!! Can I ask where you got it from???

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

Wow that dress is gorgeous!!! It would look really awesome with a blingy sash on mesh if you wanted to “jack it up”.

Post # 15
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I really love both dresses, but the first dress looks too big on you and the second one fits you like a glove! And I agree – that train is fabulous.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

That is one fabulous wedding dress!  I love it!  Looks so much more elegant too.


I had dress regret.  I ended up buying FIVE dresses.  #3 ended up being “the one.”  I sold the rest. 

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