Post # 1
My wedding is in 20 days and I HATE my wedding dress!!! Everyone keeps telling me it looks beautiful and i think its way to plain and I keep thinking I want another dress the style of my dress is not what I want anymore and I HATE It….A friend of mine offered to let me wear her dress and I LOVE her dress but my grandmaw paid for the one I have so I though maybe I can wear the dress grandmaw bought for church and photos then change to my friends dress to dance in but my mom thinks that its ridiculous but i really dont like my dress! Also the dress my friend wore in her wedding was seen by all of our friends and I do think its kinda weird that everyone will see the dress again and its definitely a dress that they will remember.
My dress is a Essence of Australia and friends is Maggie Sottero Jenna…The Essence of Australia I am not wearing it as a halter just as a sweetheart!..I dont know what to do and I really dont want to hurt my grandmaws feelings she has paid a lot towards the wedding and purchased my entire dress…..
Is this normal has anyone else had dress regret so close to their wedding??? Also we really dont have the money to purchase a new dress….
Post # 3
That is a tough situation but honestly both dresses are beautiful and yours is not plain at all. If you are going to wear your friends dress I would talk about it with your Grandmother beforehand. Maybe offer to pay back your Grandmother for the cost of the dress?
Post # 4
I think your dress is absolutely beautiful and not plain at all. I do like it slightly better with the halter than strapless though. It adds more to it I think. I like your original dress much more than the Jenna.
Post # 5
I love your dress. And you must have loved it too at one point or you wouldn’t have bought it. I would really think twice and make sure you absolutely don’t want to wear it before breaking it to your grandma. I know my grandma would be very hurt.
Post # 6
Your dress is way better than the Maggie.
Post # 7
I love your dress! It is so glamorous without being over-the-top. I definitely prefer it to the maggie.
Post # 8
Have you though about buying a sash or sparkly belt (2) to wear with it? (You’d probably wear it right under the bust with that dress silhouette.)
Post # 9
I like your dress better. Like, way better. And I also agree that maybe you should put the halter straps on. It does give the dress more of a silhouette and maybe it won’t seem so plain if you add that back on? But then, I’m not a huge fan of the strapless look so I might be biased. Lol.
Post # 10
I think your dress is amazing, but if you are worried about it being plain I can suggest the following-
1. ask a seamstress or tailor at a dress shop to sew a necklace across the neckline to ‘jazz’ it up (this gives it some serious bling!)
2. add a large rhinestone brooch at the left hip (this makes it more Maggie-esque)
3. Buy jewelry that really flashes!
All in all, I do have to say that I think your dress is stunning… I love the fitted look and I think maybe you’re just nervous because it’s hard to imagine everything coming together. But, when all is said and done, it is YOUR wedding and you have to do what you have to do in order to make yourself happy.
Best wishes and try to do something relaxing to take your mind off of the pre-wedding jitters!
Post # 11
I love YOUR dress… I don’t think it’s plain at all and I like it better than the maggie. In fact, I’m a little envious of your dress lol. To make you feel better, I have been having dress doubts myself but I’m making alot of changes to my dress so I’m giving it time to come together. I actually prefer strapless too, so I’m with you on going without the halter. I’m adding a beaded belt to my dress and it adds so much detail to it. I actually have 3 belts total and will be selling the two I don’t use. If you are interested in purchasing from me, I will be deciding which belt I’m using this Thursday – it should still be plenty of time have someone just tack on/sew on the belt to your dress.
You can also add some layers of toule underneath if you want to have more of a fuller-skirt-look like your friend’s dress.
Let me know and good luck!!!
Post # 12
Your dress is beautiful and not plain at all. Try to remember the reasons why you fell in love with it in the first place. But if you truly hate it so much, then listen to yourself, and change it. But I wouldn’t wear your friend’s gown because I think you may regret it. I think PPs have given great suggestions to embelish your gown and make it your own and something you will love 🙂
Post # 13
love love love the first dress – no comparison to the second IMO!
Post # 14
Your dress is not plain at all! I love it, and I bet it makes your figure look AWESOME! It’s about how you make the dress look anyway, and it is your wedding day, you will be happy and look beautiful!
I also agree with @futuremrshc: abotut looking into getting a beaded belt or sash if you still think it’s too plain.
I like your dress MUCH better than the Jenna! That dress is really popular, but yours is so elegant and unique! Love it 1000x better!
I think you are probably just stressed about the wedding in general and this is just an outlet your brain found for a freakout moment! Take a deep breath, jazz up your look with some awesome accessories, and enjoy your day!
Post # 15
Are you kidding me?! Your dress is bombshell! Sexy and beautiful. I don’t really have any advice, but I just wanted to let you know that I would love to wear a dress like that. Even if you’re not 100% about the dress, you are going to look stunning.
Post # 16
I am with the others on this one. I love your dress much more than the Jenna. Your dress is timeless, classic, and elegant. I could see you changing into the Jenna after all the big dances, it is more of a “Rock the night away” dress. If I were you, I would change later in the evening, shoot, grandma may be home in bed by then.