Post # 1
Today I picked up my wedding dress because I just got the message that it came in and I tried it on. It’s fits fine, no alterations would be needed except on the hemline. It’s a super plan dress (no beads, no lace, no train) which is fine because I’m a plain jane kinda girl, here is a picture of me in the store’s dress (not the one I picked up today). Only difference is no flowers on the hip and the neckline is straight across instead of sweatheart.
So I get in my car and just start crying, I don’t hate the dress it’s pretty it’d work fine but I just don’t ‘like’ it. I tried on a million different accessories at the brial shop (ballarro, veils, flowers, feathers… etc) anything that would make me go “oh yeah now it’s my dress”… but it never happend so I cried to myself in my car.
I did fall in love with anyother dress that I found online before I pick up this one but alas I haven’t tried it on, there is no where in the state that sells this dress and i’m pretty sure if I get it I’d end up with the same reaction I got today.
So do I try on more dresses? Not necessarily to buy another one but to assure myself that this dress I purchased is the really the right one. I wouldn’t rule out buying another dress if I do this but I’m not sure if it’s even smart to do that.
Thoughts… I’m sad. boo.
Post # 3
Well first of all I think you look lovely and the dress is very nice. Maybe add a sash, jeweled brooch, something like that??????? Sorry you are unhappy, I think a lot of people second guess their dress choice. It’s kind of the old adage of the “grass always looks greener”. The dress is beautiful though.
Post # 4
Well, unless you’re prepared to buy another dress- don’t do it. I did the same thing, I now have a dress in my closet that I’ll have to sell soon. I went with the same idea. That I would find out that the dress I had purchased was the best I’d be able to find… didn’t work. But, I can’t say DON’T do it, what a hypcrite, just be aware that you might find something you adore and can’t live without.
PS. I think the plain dress is really pretty! Even with a straight neckline and no flower.
Post # 5
it’s a very pretty dress and you look great in it….but it makes me sad that you felt so sad about bringing the dress home. you should be ecstatic and unable to wait to wear it :o(
Post # 6
I think it’s really pretty on you, personally! I love it. Elegant and chic.
Give it some time before you decide to buy another dress. I hate to see brides waste their money!!!!
Would some blingy jewelry help you amp up the wow factor?
Personally, I really really love the dress on you. Fits great. And the slightly full, ballgown style looks wonderful.
Post # 7
What is it about the dress you saw online that you can’t find to try on that you like more than the dress you bought?
Your body looks great in this dress. Maybe if you got a sparkly belt or a colored sash it might make it pop more.
Post # 8
The dress is so pretty! I really like it with the sweetheart neckline, so maybe have it altered back? I also think a sash or brooch is a good idea.
Post # 9
Please dont be a two-dress bride! I also have a dress in my closet I now have to sell because I bought it, and after my first dress came in, I realized I didnt want to be in any dress BUT my first dress! Trust me girl, there’s something about that dress that made you want it, made you feel beautiful! I’m with some of the other girls, just spruce it up with some sparkly diamonds and it will be soo sophissticated and elegant!
Post # 10
I agree with maggiemae & ms. smuttynose, maybe you can spruce it up aith a colred sash/even a cream colored sash (that way it’s not the big of a step to change the look of the dress).
My mom warned me about looking for other dresses, when I originally ordered my first one. Luckily/unluckily I did find one & then found out that the dress I originally ordered still isn’t at the shop and they said that I could get reimbursed for the money that I’ve already given. So unless you’re prepared to find another dress, I wouldn’t go looking at other dresses. Because there will be a good chance that you will find another dress that you like.
Post # 11
I agree, the dress does look beautiful on you! Do you feel like something is missing from it? What is it about the other dress that you like? Have you thought about wearing some colorful or fun shoes with the dress that you purchased? You should check out some of the diy sites on here for crystalizing shoes. Your dress would rock with a pair of swarofski crystal shoes!!
Post # 12
I think you look gorgeous and timeless. BUT I do know where you are coming from– I too have had cold feet with my dress but I’m looking in to ways I can really make it my own. I LOVE the neckline and the sash– have you thought about added those in to make it look like the dress you first picked? I say there is NOTHING wrong with trying on other dresses– I did it and each time after I did I went home and tried back on my dress and it made me remember how it good it looks on me. Hope you figure it out 🙂
Post # 13
Do you have a picture of the dress you like?
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery
What is it that you suddenly no longer like? I think you look great in the pictures you showed….is it that you think it’s too plain now?
Post # 15
I’m also curious what the dress you like looks like. Also, why do you think you would cry if you got that dress too? I am all for goign for a second dress if it makes you happy, no bride should want to cry when wearing their dress, but if you think you’ll have the same reaction no matter what dress you get maybe there’s more complex feelings involved than choice of dress?
Post # 16
That dress isn’t plain at all!!
I was picturing something – well, plain! 🙂
It looks great on you and looks really flattering. Just decide how important it is to you to get “that feeling” and crunch the numbers hah
Did you have your “I feel beautiful” shoes on? There are plenty of accessories that make you feel beautiful and special. The wandering dress eye does not though. – Its true though, you picked this dress for a reason… There were probably a pile of dresses that weren’t nearly as lovely on you as this one looks.