(Closed) Price settling regret anyone??

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Do you have photos of the 2???  I would love to see them on you! (much easier to vote that way)  I would say to go with your gut, if they were the same price which one would you choose?

Post # 4
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5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@baroness:  did you try the bermeo on, or are you lusting from afar?  If you feel like the bermeo is it for you then maybe try to see where in your budget you could cut to make room for the cost.  but from the way your talking about the AA gown, you seem much more enthused about it.  based on just what you wrote i think your happy with the AA but since the bermeo is a little bit less attainable it makes it that much more appealing.  Do you think if they were the same price you would pick pronovias? or keep your knockour dress?

Post # 5
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889 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Diplomat Country Club

I tried my hardest not to think about the price cause you don’t want to settle and not feel pretty on D-day but it’s up to you. Let us see both dress maybe one is more flattering on you than the other and can help you make the decision πŸ™‚ either don’t setlle choose the one you trully want whether its the expensive or the more affordable one go with what you love. Hopefully we all get married once so we want to enjoy ourselves not thinking about the other dress on D day

Post # 8
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3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The picture is pretty hard to see since it’s so small, but if you love the Pronovias so much why don’t you look on Once Wed or RecycledBride? I do see what you mean though. $3k for an hour is a little bit much imo, especially when you don’t have a ton of money to spend on the wedding. 

I would say the Alfred Angelo would be the smarter decision financially.  However, you could always turn to DressilyMe or Jasmine’s Bridal Shop and just get a replica of the Pronovias made, too., 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

So this is the second dress you are buying, then?  The one for the ceremony?  And you have another for dinner?  If you really wanted to cut costs why not wear only one dress for everything?

Post # 10
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341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with PP’s why not wear one dress and apply that budget to get the one you love?  It would be silly to spend that much if you are only going to wear it for an hour but if your wearing it all night and it will be in every photo its much more justifiable.

Post # 11
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443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I completely understand said ‘price regret’. My dress search came down to 2 dresses. One would have been twice my budget and over twice the cost of the other dress. After lots of deliberation and speaking with my family, I decided to go with the cheaper dress. Do I have some regret? Maybe, but I still really love the dress I got and on the day of the wedding even if I do like the other more, I don’t see myself getting down because I am in the other.

For me, the budget was the priority and I still was able to get a beautiful dress. Price regret and dress regret happens, and some days you just have to tell yourself that no matter what you are wearing you WILL be beautiful and besides only a handful of people at your wedding saw you in the other dress so that won’t know any better.

I know this probably doesn’t help much, but I just wanted to let you know your not the only one out there that goes through it.

Remember: EVERY BRIDE IS BEAUTIFUL, no matter what they are wearing. πŸ˜€

Post # 12
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752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I also had/have price regret. My budget was under 1k, and nothing against brides that go to DB, I read/heard horror stories of the one local to me and wanted to avoid it all costs. This kept a lot of dresses out of budget since I was looking for lace.

My dream dress was MS Bernadette. At 1,600 it was way out of budget but I stupidly tried it on anyway and absolutely fell in love with it. My mom talked me out of it saying it was too formal for my wedding (which is at a country club, and not glitxy, but still not casual). Plus, it was kind of heavy and a little hot. I talked myself out of it.

Then I tried on a Casablanca that just made my face light up, but it was 1,200. I still didn’t want to spend that much.

Finally, I tried on a brand I had never even heard of, Da Vinci, and I really liked it. And, it was only $600! I was sold. 

The next day my friend sent me a picture of me in it, and it gave me instant regret. I don’t think it photographed well. Maybe it was just the harsh lighting in the store, or the poor camera phone quality, but I can’t stop thinking about it now. I’ve been contemplating going back to the store to try on the Casablanca again, I feel like I really clouded my judgement by limiting myself by the price. Then again, it’s a dress that is only worn for a few hours. Then again, it’s a dress that I’ll see pictures of myself in for the rest of my life. I am really torn on what to do. Also, I think it would be really hard to sell the one I bought since it’s not a well known brand. 

Post # 15
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341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@baroness:  That makes perfect sense on why you would want two dresses. Btw I think the second dress looks beautiful on you!  I am a huge fan of champagne and blush colored wedding dresses πŸ˜‰

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