Post # 1
Honestly…I am an easy going type of girl. I can’t believe I am stressing so much over a damn dress. I feel like I am having dress regret take two…but when I think about the one I chose I think it is beautiful. I think maybe because I didn’t try on a whole bunch that I am nervous that I may have missed something…and really what can I do now? I have a dress that I have paid for in full that is waiting on alterations and my wedding is in March (not enough time to find something else). All of my friends keep telling me I’m nuts for doubting, but I am seriously terrified that I will not be a beautiful bride (petty maybe, but lets be real…we’ve all dreamed about how we will look on this day). Someone just tell me to breathe…or either help me come up with a backup plan if there is one. Probably staying off the dress board would be a great idea…but i love it so!
*edited to add*
I’ve had two glasses of wine tonight and am currently watching Bride Wars…bad news bears!
Post # 3
Your dress really does look so stunning on you : ) Don’t worry!
Post # 4
@MamaMegs721: I’m going through the same thing. I am already a 2 dress bride and I made my final desicion before I had my weding theme and before I feel in love with lace, natural waist, and scalloped sweethert neclines. *sigh*
So I’ll tell you and myself to breathe and try and remember what made us fall in love with the dresses we picked. No matter what we are going to look beautiful on our wedding days.
Post # 5
ME TOO! I’m super easy going. ALWAYS said that I’d get a cheap dress, even a white bridesmaids dress because it’s just a dress… but now that I’m planning a wedding, I’ve gotten the wedding bug and I feel myself overthinking everything and spending every spare moment thinking about the details. I have to step back and take a break.
It sounds to me like you’re a maximizer- you have a gorgeous dress but you want to make sure it’s THE hands down, absolutely best choice on this planet for you for your big day, but you haven’t gone through enough and eliminated enough dresses to KNOW that you found that dress.
So my advice to you… few things. I think that when it’s your wedding day, and you’re getting ready, and you’re excited, you WILL be feeling and looking beautiful. The dress is seriously stunning. It’s romantic and glam rolled into one.
I don’t know if this is sound advice (lol, sorry), but if you really can’t stop thinking about it and it’s giving you anxiety, let yourself go to one more big store and try dresses on. You can always buy a dress off the rack, or buy a used dress on the recycled bride sites. That way, you’ll get the dress in a matter of weeks and cheaper too.
But then you might be stuck with a 2nd dress. But it’s just money, you can always make more money, right? And maybe you can sell it. And plus, there’s tons of 2-dress brides out there.
And remember…not every bride has that “I put the dress on and cried and I’m so thrilled to wear it on my day.” It doesn’t happen to everyone- not everyone has that connection to their garment. And that’s ok! You just have to be confident and feel great in your pretty dress.
Anyway, I think you’ll find that you did make the right choice, you just might need to try on a whole bunch more dud dresses to know it 🙂
Post # 6
@MissTaken: Thank you so much! Your advice was very calming…I’m hoping to get over this feeling. However I am beginning to think that to ease my mind I have to go and try on some other shapes. I’m also scared what my mom’s reaction will be if I end up finding something else I love since both she and my grandmother were kind enough to buy my dress.