(Closed) Having dress regrets…what did you do??

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Post # 3
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had dress regret – 5x!  I ended up with 5 dresses, two JCrew, one DB, one Casablanca, and one other name.


I ended up going with choice #3 (the Casablanca) in the end and I just sold all the rest as of yesterday!  It didn’t help that my venue/location kept changing too.  My Casablanca was an all lace strapless gown with a Cathedral length train – which would not have been suitable for a small tiny restaurant reception of 4 people.  I kept thinking I should go more simple.  But then we got married somewhere where the gown was very suitable!


Which JCrew gown do you like?  I made a pinterest board of real JCrew brides, that’s how much I loved their gowns.

Post # 6
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I went thru dress regret twice! I kept changing venues, wedding dates, vendors, etc so that didn’t help 2 much either. But I absolutely love my 3rd dress and it was a damn good deal too. It was fate that brought me and my dress together. It was within my budget, it was the last one left at the store like that AND it was my size no alterations needed!

Post # 7
8884 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I had dress regret and I ended up with a new dress. My first dress was a DB dress and it was beautiful. But earlier this year I saw the Disney collection and fell in love with the Cinderella. I was losing sleep so I finally mentioned it to my mom (who purchased my original dress). She instantly loved it and insisted I go try it on.  It was THE dress, I was shaking when I put it on. I offered to pay for the new dress but my mom insisted on paying for it.  I never had any regret after that! 🙂

Post # 8
1528 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

funny–I went to try on a dress yesterday that i saw on a mannequin- took pix, and at home comapred my pix to my current dress–only to realize that my dress still was the right choice..I say if you have some sense of control, go tryy on whatever it is you like and then figure out if it actually looks or feel better..

Post # 9
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@allie6113:  Did you find the ones you were thinking of on there?

Post # 11
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I had dress regret x2. I bought a DB gown which was pretty but not “the one”, so after that I had major dress regret and I bought an Alvina Valenta gown from a bee here, but since it was strapless sweetheart I had a lot of problem cause of my dang boobs lol.. So in the end I went to DB and tried to change my gown (the first one) and I got a new one from white by Vera Wang line which is absolutely stunning! I love her so much! 

And the Alvina Valenta, after going to alterations, they added wide lace straps to the gown and now it looks amazing!! Now my problem is pick one dress!! Ilove both lol.. I might end up using one for the ceremony and one for te reception (:

Post # 12
3417 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

Dress regret here!  I almost bought a Allure dress but changed my mind at the last second because I saw another bride in the same dress and thought it didn’t look good on her. (Not to sound snarky but it just didn’t flater her body).  So I decided last minute to try on different dresses and fell in love with a Maggie Sottero.  I knew it was going to be discontinued and felt I couldn’t live without this dress, it fit the style of wedding we were going for and everything.  Well we’ve had to change dates and now our wedding isn’t for another 2 years, our wedding style has changed and I don’t feel the dress fits with it.  It will work and I still love my dress but I started thinking instead of a fun Vegas-y dress (simple with spots of bling).  But now our wedding is going more towards romantic, rustic, vintage and decided to look at lace dresses one day. 

UGH big mistake.  I found one I absolutely love, can’t get out of my head.  So I called around to see if anyone had this Maggie dress as a sample and I finally found one.  I’m going to try it on in a few weeks just to see if its for me or if I should stick with my original dress.  I also found another style VERY similar to the lace one (just a few slight difference like type of lace, neckline, one is a sheath the other is a fit n flare, different belt/sash) so I’m going to try on the other style as well and see if I like one more than the other, or if I should just leave my dress as is or what.

Post # 13
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had MAJOR dress regret, for months. I saw pics of myself in the sample gown and it looked shite plus my makeup and hair wasn’t done, even when the dress came in I wasn’t happy… I loved the dress and thought it was beautiful but only on the model. On the day of the wedding, I put it on and realised instantly how fantastic this gown was and I knew I had made the right choice. It’s so hard to know if you made the 100% right choice sometimes, but there must have been a reason you picked it to start With. Good luck xxxx

Post # 14
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had dress regret, only cause my mother hated my dress.  Then i came onto wedding bee posted a pic of my dress and realized that my gut feeling was right and that I had chosen wisely. Just to shut my inner voice of panic up, I recently visited my gown in the store, and got chills once again when i put it on.  Note:  before I went, I did my hair and put on “bridal style” make up so i’d know what the end result could look like.  This pulled together the entire look and really solidified my feelings on the subject.  

My advice is to stop looking once you’ve put a deposit on your dress.  The results can be disastrous on your mental health and your wallet if you don’t. Laughing

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