(Closed) Feeling guilty about the dress!

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: I regret purchasing a David's Bridal dress. What should I do?
    Complaint like a b*tch to David's Bridal until I get my money back, and then use it somewhere else. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Keep the dress, forever, because I really really loved it. : (27 votes)
    40 %
    Get the dress, wear it and then sell it. : (40 votes)
    59 %
  • Post # 3
    9917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If you love the dress, then it’s okay…!  

    Post # 4
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    @Alexbrun:  Enjoy your dress and if you still feel guilty then donate it afterwards to charity where someone can enjoy it too when they wouldnt have otherwise been able to.

    Post # 6
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @rushingangel:  That is a wonderful idea.

    Don’t be so hard on yourself OP. You deserve a beautiful dress for such a special day. 

    Post # 8
    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Alexbrun:  I was going to say sell it if you’re worried about the cost, but the donation  idea is a good one too. Just don’t beat yourself up over it! You have options. 

    Post # 11
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    @Alexbrun:  I’m based in the UK so don’t know about across the seas but here we have loads of charities with bridal sections. Entire Oxfam shops, Salvation army, tenovus, absolutely loads. Even if they aren’t dedicated to bridal I don’t know any that would refuse. Especially seeing as most the models are 1980’s. I bet they’d be really thrilled with your genorisity.

    Post # 12
    255 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    If you don’t want to donate to a charity there are also bridal consignment shops where you can consign your dress and at least make back some of the money you feel you’ve spent unwisely. 

    IMO you only get married once and you should feel beautiful on that day. $900 on a dress is peanuts for many brides, while for others it’s over the moon. Don’t beat yourself up. Chances are your “Chinese” version would NOT be the same and many, many brides have made the mistake of ordering on-line with disatarous results. Better safe then sorry, and I think going through a reputable dealer is worth both the money AND the piece of mind!

    Post # 13
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    There are a number of places where you can donate wedding gowns:

    Brides Against Breast Cancer (bridesagainstbreastcancer.org)

    Church Street Bridal (in Virginia and Ontario)

    Adorned In Grace (Portland, OR)

    Here is a thread that talks a little bit more about a couple of the places.

    Post # 16
    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    donating is a good idea like PPs said. I was going to suggest that you sell it for half price after the wedding.  So if you feel guilty just about spending too much money, you will get half back and another budget bride will be thrilled at the discount!  

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