Post # 1
So, I bought a dress in Oct… won’t get it til April. I got it from the first store I went to, the first time shopping, and only tried on like 8 dresses or so. Now I have a slight obsession with looking at dresses. I would say I have a case of dress regret, but only b/c I didn’t get to see what else was out there! I don’t go to manufacturers websites, but look at people who have posted on here and dream…. no, I mean, really dream. I have had SEVERAL dreams about goign dress shopping again. Oh, and my mom bought it for me, which was super nice of her. So, I need to get a swatch of fabric from the bridesmaid dresses b/c my stepmom’s mom is making the flower girl dress from the same material…. so I figure I’ll go to a store with my mom this weekend and while I”m there, I’ll be like… oh let me just try on a few dresses…. I’m sure this is a HUGE mistake but I seriously feel like I NEED to try some on!!! or hopefully they have my dress there, so I can reassure myself!
Post # 3
I think that’s a bad idea! Unless you have the money to get another dress, you are just going to end up not liking your dress and noth having anything you can do about it. I felt like I rushed my dress purchase and sort of regretted it but I didn’t want to be out the money for the dress so I stuck with it. In the end, it looked beautiful on my wedding day.
Post # 4
NO. DONT DO IT. Its a really, really bad idea.
Post # 5
DONT! dont do it! wait for yours to come in and then you can wear it over and over again at the fittings 🙂 i felt the same way but you have to resist or you may end up in a terrible situation (wanting another dress but being stuck with the one you bought) if you like it enough put others out of your head. it will be march before you know it! and maybe your dress will come a little early! good luck.
Post # 6
DON’T DO IT!!!!! I’ve been there and it causes major heartache. Unless you can afford and can justify buying another dress and think you will really be unhappy in the dress you have on order, do not do it. 🙂
Post # 7
Definitely be careful!!! You don’t want to end up with two dresses unless you really, really hate your first one! I started having a small, tiny twinge of dress sadness (not really regret, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to be done shopping yet), and I visited my dress and it made me feel so much better.
I would just go in and visit your own dress, I think it will work a lot better for you!
Post # 8
Stay with me on this one……..
About 2 years ago, I found myself being told I was “overqualified” for a certain job. I had a lengthy chat with the HR gal about this and she told me that with the economy they way it was/is and so many people being unemployed, they had received over 60 applications for this position. She then said “so many applicants are qualified for this position, so we stopped looking after receiving the first 10 resumes, otherwise, the more we looked, the more qualified applicants we found; which only made our decision more difficult” and she then said something which at the time seemed really stupid to me and that was: “you know…. its almost like buying a wedding dress, you have to stop when you find one that you love”
A year later I got engaged and started planning the wedding, only to find myself purchasing 3 different dresses when only 1 was worn. What a waste of $$$ that was. I should’ve listened to the HR gal!
Post # 9
The thing is… I would try to sell mine. By the time I get my dress in April, I will still have 6 months until the wedding to sell it, or to find a different one. I don’t even know if i LOVE my dress… it was just the one that looked the best on me that DAY and I was caught up in the moment as my mom, FMIL, and 2 of my BMs were there…. I just wish I would have taken my time… so now I cant help but have to the urge to try on more, just to justify why I picked my dress. Even that same day I got home from shopping, I was having doubts, and really having doubts when I looked it up on the website..
Post # 10
I wouldn’t count your chickens before they’re hatched—ie count on money coming in until it’s actually in the palm of your hand.
It’s really a bad idea to tempt yourself unless you have the money to blow–cuz you’ll definitely not get it all back
Post # 11
@cherrycoke: Ive been trying for almost a year to sell my first dress…. Its still in my closet. Even trying to sell it at a big loss. yeah…
Post # 12
I did this! I found a dress the first day I went dress shopping, I got so excited and loved it but then I started to cool off. Since then I’ve been to 4 other stores and probably tried on another 20 dresses, which honestly only resulted in me feeling really stressed and anxious and second guessing my first choice. In the end I realized that although there are so many gorgeous dresses out there my instincts were right and I’m sticking with my first dress.
My advice would be not to do it, it seriously only gave me lots of unneeded stress. But then I also think looking around was necessary for me to be happy with my first choice, it was sort of a relationship maturing.
I think you could go on dress shopping forever, I mean it’s so much fun trying on amazing gowns and seeing yourself all dolled up, I could do it every month if I could get away with it haha.
Post # 13
@The Unsuspecting Bride: I know you say its saving me unneeded stress but the thing is, I’m stressing already w/o trying more on b/c I cannot get it out of my head that I want to try on more dresses… I feel like I want to try on more to realize why I picked the first dress. It’s just a gamble b/c who knows if I”ll find one I love more, but then there’s the chance I’ll try mine on again and realize why I picked it..
Post # 14
i felt the same way you did about my dress, i finally got it in and still felt that way. i just had my last fitting and i fell in love with it all over again. i still thik about other dresses but i had to put my big girl panties on and realize that this is what i chose and yes if i wanted to look im sure i could find another dress or 3 that i love but i think inevitably you are always going to think about what other dresses are out there. I would just hold off until it actually comes in and you have done some fittings…its is amazing what fittings can do for a dress and your attitude towards it 🙂
Post # 15
Eee! I’d try not to try more on. It’ll only cause you heartache if you find another you like! I know how tempting it is, though. 🙂
Post # 16
I’m right there with you on this girlie. I feel like I was pressure into picking a dress also and I WANT to look more. But, I can’t afford another dress and I like it enough to buy it in the first place so I’m just going to make it work. When you think about what you want in a dress, what crosses your mind??? I find that I can’t come up with anything specific, or anything my dress doesn’t have.