Post # 1
Long story short; i bought my dress on a whim, in fact it was one of the first i tried on. Stupid i know, but kt was on sale off the rack so i was under pressure to buy it then and there or skip it altogether. Soooo i bought it. In fact my nan bought it for me.
I like it, but i dont love it. When i was told i couldnt return it as it was a sales item, i came to accept that this would be the dress i get married in. i dont feel a million bucks in it, but i dont mind it. If i was to do it over, id pick something COMPLETELY different. I have put it into perspective that its just a dress ill be in for 10 hours if that, and ill never wear if again, and also that its not what the day is about (cue – gasps!)
I just want to know if anyone else is in the same boat? Although i have “accepted” it, it still pains me seeing much nicer dresses on here that i would have picked myself lol.
Post # 3
i realize you’re not asking for advice on what to do, you’re just looking for people in the same boat, but i was sad to read that you “accepted” your dress. good for you for recognizing that the dress doesn’t make the day, but it is still your special day!
is there any room in the budget to get a new one? perhaps you could sell the one you’re not in love with to offset the costs. or maybe you could add some detail to it or some sort of alterations that would make you feel closer to a million bucks?
Post # 4
Although my nan would want more than anything for me to have the dress of my dreams, i just couldnt bring myself to sell it at a loss when she bought it as a gift. If i bought it with my own money, i most likely would have! plus the fact that i *like* it, well i just told myself to get over it.
Plus its too late now! Alterations are halfway done. I hated the neckline from the word go, it was completely straight across and i wanted it changed into a sweerheart. Well after it was way too late, i was told it couldnt be done but got it changed into a V. So i have tweaked it more to my liking.
Ill post a pic of it in a little while if you like when i can get to a computer and am not on my phone 🙂
Post # 7
sorry thats the only pic i have!
its A-line shape. The neckline isnt actually done there, its just tucked in showing roughly how it will be. You can see black thread where the lady has made the shape of the neckline as a guide if youre wondering what that is!
Post # 8
@Gemma_Leigh: Aw Im sorry you feel like this. The dress is pretty though. What don’t you like about it? Can you add a sash or a poofy slip to it to change it up?
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy
Yep. I like my dress a lot. I am not ecstatic about it. .. But it is comfortable and cute and a wedding dress, so it works. The price was right, and I will be fine.
Post # 10
I know what you mean. I’m in the same boat. I found a dress that I loved, but it was $1400. Not expensive I know, but far above my expected cost of $400 (I had thought to try internet dresses, but felt unstable about the whole thing considering how it could go wrong). I ended up finding a dress that I thought was good for $500 and going with that. I don’t regret it really, I just wish I had the money for the other dresses.
Wedding bee has helped me out though, in a way I hadn’t expected. I’m the sort of person who will sit there, look at someone going though “dress regret” who is showing off their new dress, and yell “it’s the same freaking dress”
Only without the freaking. If you know what I mean.
As soon as I realised I was doing the same with my dresses, I became a lot happier. Although I can spot the differences between the two dresses I’m trying on, and I will be happier with the first (Always). It was enough to realise that my FI would never notice to make me happy (but not ecstatc (sp?)) with the dress.
Sorry for any spelling errors. I’ve had a bad day, and lots of wine.
Post # 11
@Birdi: well you see, theres nothing about it i dont like. It just doesnt excite me at all. I see dresses on here and im like OMG that is beautiful! And i dont get that in the slightest with my dress. I really wish i went with a lace dress or a ruffly dress or somethihg. BUT like i said, theres nothing i dont like about it in particular, its just a “meh” feeling i get about it…and that i could have done a lot better had i not jumped the gun!. I have a feeling though it will be the least of my worries when the day comes! My whole look will come together with hair and make up and with all the excitment and jitters etc! Heres hoping lol
Post # 12
@Gemma_Leigh: Yes! Was going to say the same thing. once you get all dolled up, you will undoubtedly be gorgeous!!
Post # 13
you have a wonderful figure and the dress shows it off well! and it’s fantastic that it’s comfortable. i think a pretty dress that is also comfy trumps a stunning dress that’s uncomfortable. perhaps add a nice lace veil for the lace you wanted and the WOW factor? i’m sure you’ll feel like a princess on your big day either way!
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
I think the dress will look great depending on your accessories. Having a great veil, great accessories and great shoes not to mention great make-up will completely transform your look and your dress. Theres a reason you picked it in the fist place, try and remember that reason
Post # 15
Sorry you don’t LOVE your dress! But congrats on accepting it and focusing on the importance of other things!
Post # 16
I like but don’t love mine either. I bought it before I’d tried on a lot of dresses… you see, I was working in SE Asia at the time and had planned to go dress shopping whilst on holiday back home. This didn’t happen due to a family emergency, so I went to get my dress made abroad (I couldn’t afford one from a UK store) without really trying on dresses. Of course, when I got home for good then I couldn’t resist trying on a few dresses… and found an AMAZING one…
My dress is very nice, but it dosn’t wow me. I considered getting another one made and shipped to me, but I just can’t justify the expense. It’ll depend on how much alterations are on my current dress… I’ve lost weight, and my shape has changed, so it might be quite expensive.
But hey… it’s one day. You wear it for a few hours… no big deal. At the end of the day, it’s just a dress, right?