If you had dress regret, when did you have it?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: If you experienced dress regret, about when did you have it?
    Never had it!/Haven't had it yet! : (19 votes)
    23 %
    Immediately! : (16 votes)
    20 %
    After looking through pictures (of you in the dress). : (30 votes)
    37 %
    After the first fitting. : (4 votes)
    5 %
    Between the first and last fitting. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    After Bridals were taken. : (0 votes)
    The day of the wedding! : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Other - Explain Below! : (10 votes)
    12 %
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    1747 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I never had any regrets about my choice. I also didn’t go looking after my purchase either…which I think was a lifesaver. But nope. No regrets. I love(d) my dress!

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    8486 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I had my dress regret 6 months later, found a dress that was really THE one.

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    3355 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    My dress regret happened about a year after I purchased the dress.  FI and I had a wedding date set and were planning on a Casino theme.  I wanted my dress to be simple with just a little bit of bling.  I found a perfect dress and loved it.  Then we changed our date and venue and I started to change the theme to rustic/vintage.  Instead of just working with the dress I had and making alterations I started looking at lace dresses and fell in love with one by the same designer.  So of course then I couldn’t stop thinking about the dress and had to try it on.  I hunted for months for a sample and finally found one.  I ended up buying on the spot. 

    So I have learned DO NOT continue looking at dresses AFTER you buy.  There will always be a “more perfect” dress out there.  I ended up going $1300 over budget because of buying a new dress.  The 2nd dress alone was $1000 over what I wanted to spend, the first dress I bought at $650. I’m in love with my 2nd dress, it’s everything I said I wouldn’t buy in a wedding dress lol but I can’t imagine not getting married in it.  So I definitely don’t regret my dress regret or buying a different dress.  However, if we had kept our original date I wouldn’t have changed dresses.  I would have either worked with what I had and made alterations or I would have left it as is…although I suppose I would have looked back at wedding photos and wished my dress would be different then.

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    971 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Three months after I bought a vintage Demetrios dress from Brides Against Breast Cancer, I decided it wasn’t the one. Luckily I could afford another dress, so I bought a Pronovias…and I know that isn’t an option for some bees. However, people who compared the two dresses told me that the Demetrios doesn’t have the wow factor of the Pronovias that I ultimately chose and I think it’s more flattering and fits my theme/decor/venue. Plus I cry every time I put it on, it’s gorgeous! So I think I made the right decision for myself. If I had to do it over again, I would have gotten my dream dress (Badgley Mischka) made at Jasmine’s Bridal.

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    31 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I am having dress regrets now, almost 2 months after purchasing.

    During the summer I developed a neurological condition that has prevented me from doing heavy physical activity, and I gained 15 pounds. I bought my dress (An Allure Coutoure mermaid style) assuming my recovery would move quicker and I’d be 10 pounds down by the first fitting. Now my fitting is coming up (christmas time) and I haven’t lost any weight because my recovery is moving slower than doctors and therapists expected.

    If I had known I would be this size, I may have gotten a more flattering style with more rouching/corset to make me look smaller. I LOVE the dress, but I was imagining it on me with my previous body when I bought it. It’s giving me a lot of anxiety.

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    8486 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @wbg21:  I wasn’t really looking, I stumbled across the Alfred Angelo Disney dresses thread on this board. My jaw dropped when I saw the Cinderella and I couldn’t stop thinking about it for a few days.  I decided to mention it to my mom, who instantly fell in love and insisted I go to a store to try it on.

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    2637 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    I didn’t join WB until after my wedding and I only have dress regret now, way after the fact, seeing all the beautiful dresses on here!

     

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    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I have really the whole time – more because I can’t afford what I “love” and got something close. I’m convinced that the day of it won’t matter :)

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    1058 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I had dress regret before I even ordered it.  I had it narrowed down to 2 dresses and I brought one of my BMs with me to help make the final decision.  I think in the back of my mind I already made my decision, so I don’t know what was wrong with me.  Anyway, my BM said she liked the other one better, so that’s what I did.  Funny thing is, I worked at a small bridal shop back then and my boss said she was going to get the dress for me for free. I told her which one my BM picked, but I was still thinking about the other one. 

    As soon as the dress came in, I hated it. I looked awful in it. Well, the shop I worked at shut down and I decided that I wanted the other dress, so I ordered it from another shop and nearly $1,800 later, I got the dress I really wanted.

    Here’s a guest pic…It’s the best shot I have so far.

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    3778 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I had a tiny bit while I was waiting for it to come in. (so between trying it on and buying it AND finally getting to see it in person in my size on me) I have NO clue why I regretted it… because I LOVE my dress. But hey I guess it was because I hadn’t seen it in what felt like forever… and the photo of it on the model online makes it look funny.

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