Has anyone else settled on their dress?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
62 posts
Worker bee

Do you recall the name and brand of your favorite dress? Maybe you can buy it second hand on ebay or oncewed, etc. Maybe you’ll be lucky and find it then you can sell the other one 🙂 regardless, you’re doing it for the right reasons 

Post # 3
1917 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m sorry to hear you’re feeling down. My FI’s cousin who will be my bridal attendant settled on her wedding gown due to price. Once the day of the wedding came she realized that she really was beautiful in it and she got many compliments. Now she says she loved her dress so much she wishes she could wear it every day. 

Honestly, with my gown I bought it without ever trying it on or seeing it in person. There were no photos online of anyone in it, only models. initially I felt unsure because the shape of the gown isn’t very popular and is not sexy/curve showing. After three days after gettin the gown I had to decide if I wanted it for sure or not since I had a small window of time for the return policy. 

Ultimately now, I have no regret personally and LOVE my dress. It’s incredibly comfortable and light weight and very unique. Try playing around with some accessories and see if a completed look will help it grow on you! If you’re still uneasy, like the previous comment said, see if you can find one secondhand. I wish you all the best and hopeall goes well. You should post a photo of yourself in your gown!!

Post # 4
34 posts

It’s unfortunate that you purchased something already unless you can return it???

I know not everyone likes this route but there are many sellers on ebay and etsy that are located in China and are excellent at reproducing a design. Yes, some of them have bad reps, the same can be said of sellers from America as well, but many also have excellent reviews and are extremely budget friendly. I find that the the companies that are obviously smaller groups have the best reviews, probably the personal touch you can only get from a small company really.

If you are not able to return or resell it then accessorizing it can make it very much look and hopefully feel like a wedding gown. There are many lovely custom accessories at great prices on http://www.etsy.com

You could also see if any family members or friends have a lovely veil they could lend you, the right veil can really bring the look together. Maybe even the Mother of a friend, I’ve come across quite a few of them that love to share their veils, especially if their daughter passed on using it. 

Post # 5
3097 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Me! Don’t settle- keep looking around! There are great deals out there. I settled for mine because I cheaped out since I thought it was no big deal but every time I see a cute dress that’s reasonably priced I kick myself for not looking around more. If your dream dress is over your budget, and you can’t find pre owned ones in your price range I’m sure there are others you’ll like. idk your style but bhLdn has pretty dresses (though usually pricey ) and they have sales quite frequently. Also modcloth has pretty gowns usually less than your budget. 

Post # 6
1201 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

Look, I think I did, but it isn’t the end of the world. I am pleased with it, and I don’t even know if the one I’ve seen since would look better on me (probably not). I think that’s a the problem with too much choice. I just have to have a proper talk with myself, “it’s a nice dress, that you could afford, that fits you well”…I have body image issues so that probably isn’t helping.

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