I never thought this would happen to me!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
9204 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

I personally like the second dress better, but you sound like you really love that first one so I would get it!! 

Post # 4
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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
1646 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@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
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

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
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
589 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
2595 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
2751 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
47 posts
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
10 posts

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
1812 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
3097 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
30284 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

The one you have now is beautiful!

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