Post # 1
I feel so horrible! I think i’m having dress regret. I went shopping the first time and tried on so many dresses but nothing was doing anything for me. So my consultant pulled a dress for me to try on and I fell in LOVE with it! I’m talking ugly crying , tears all over the place kind of love. Unfortunately that dress was $300 over my budget. Now to some that might seem like a small amount but my fiance and I were already on a super tight budget and there wasn’t any wiggle room. So I left that day without a dress. About a month later I went back with just my mom, aunt and maid of honor to try again. i had seen this really pretty dress online and was determined to try it on. Of course they didn’t have it in the store and in order to “try it on” I would have to buy it. Lucky for me it was on sale too so I went for it (the store said I could return it for a store credit if I didn’t like it). It came in and I went back and tried it on. I liked it…but I didn’t love it but I had technically already bought it so I just left it at that. Now here I am a few months later and I CAN NOT stop thinking about the first dress! Well as you all know it’s tax season so myself and the fiance will be getting a nice chunk of change. What would you do? Use the tax refund on other wedding stuff or go back and get that dress? So torn! For reference i attaching the 2 dresses.
#1 In love with
#2 Just in like with
Post # 3
I personally like the second dress better, but you sound like you really love that first one so I would get it!!
Post # 4
I think if it’s *that* important, you find a way to make it work. You could use the tax refund, or you could do alternative methods of making money like sell things on eBay, cut somewhere else in the budget, etc.
You don’t say how much underbudget the 2nd dress is, but I say look at your wedding as a whole… is having the more expensive dress worth more than something else you’ll have to cut worth it?
Personally, I think the wedding dress is pretty stunning, but its YOUR wedding so do what you need to do to make it happen!
Post # 5
@Mandy-Moore12-13-14: I do like the first one more, Aand I’m going to tell you what I would do in your situation, which is buy the dress you love. It’ll show on your face and the way you carry yourself, if you love the dress.
Post # 6
I too had dress regret, still do a little.. But in the end, you have to LOVE it! Not be thinking about the ‘other’ dress..
Post # 7
I like the second dress! Could you dress it up to remind you of the first one? How about a lace veil and belt?
Post # 8
I think you should return the dress you purchased, for a full refund, if that’s still possible and buy the dress you love. Otherwise you’ll go crazy thinking about it when really it’s not impossible to get. If it was $3,000 over budget, I would tell you to move on, but as it would be a case of possibly just giving up a few little things here and there I say go for it. The dress is beautiful, and if it’s the one, then it’s the one!
Post # 9
I like the first one more and I ahve tried that one on at David’s it looked amazing on. Did you have it laced up all the way, the lace up has to be really tight too and then it will flatten out your tummy (if its not already) and show off your curves its an awsome dress, I think you should try it on again and see how you feel.
Post # 10
Do you have a photo of you in the dress you bought?
I don’t have a preference one way or another, but depending on your body type, the first dress may be more flattering, owing to the shape and ruching. The first one might be difficult to pull off due to the lack of structure, chiffon and empire waistline – those things in combination can make a bride look pregnant if she has hips or a bit of a belly.
Post # 11
Go get your dress girl 🙂 you’re only getting married once (hopefully) & you really should love Your dress! I say do it! You will be so much more excited about everything!
Post # 12
Get the dress you love! Is there anyway that someone in your family could give you the extra money? I know my mom has told me how much she is giving us as a wedding present and if I want it in advance she will give it to us to help with wedding costs.
Post # 13
I like both of them, but I tried one like dress no. 2 and it wasn’t flattering at all. I think it only looks good on very slim girls because it adds a lot of volume around your tummy. Now, i don’t know your body type, but I know one thing for sure: the first dress is very flattering on everyone. And if you really loved it and got emotional and can’t stop thinking about it, and it looked great on you, I would say that 300$ isn’t a fortune and you should get the dress you love 🙂
Congrats on your wedding!
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2
@Mandy-Moore12-13-14: Not just saying this, but I love the second one more. I love the criss-cross on the top part, and I’m just in love with tulle.
But truth is, you’ll be wearing it, not me. I’d give it a bit more time, even try it on with some accessories and do you hair to get a better idea, and if it *still* doesn’t feel right, then you might have to consider going over budget for the first. Good luck!
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
The one you have now is veeeeery pretty! But you love the other one so I’d get the other.
Post # 16
The one you have now is beautiful!