(Closed) Serious dress regret :(

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Question: Do you love your dress?

If yes: Don’t listen to H8rs. H8rs gotta H8.  It is YOUR wedding. You can wear whaever you want. ESPECIALLY if you never dress like a girly girl. This is your chance! Let them wear what they want at their own wedding.

Post # 4
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2117 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Honey, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks! Do you really think your family would’ve let you buy a dress that didn’t suit you? Do you really think they wouldn’t have told you if they didn’t like the dress? It sounds to me like they loved it and like you’re going to look gorgeous in it!

You are absolutely going to look like YOU!

Could we see a picture maybe? 🙂

Post # 5
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1737 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh man, first of all…you should NOT be comparing your dress to anything that is on that television program. Those are horses of a different color, my friend! I wonder if the reason why you gravitated towards that dress is because it made you feel like a princess. You get that one day to feel that way (your wedding day) and maybe that dress made you feel special, out-of-the-ordinary and wonderful. If you’re regretting it because of what you fear OTHERS will think…it’s not about THEM, it’s about YOU and what the dress makes YOU feel!

Post # 6
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1036 posts
Bumble bee

@Amndy:  You are in EXACTLY the same place I was when I bought my sparkly tulle ballgown.  I went wedding dress shopping expecting I would chose something plain, simple and understated.  I can honestly say that I didn’t have dress regret as such but in my  mind my dress just got bigger and bigger and my mum and I ended up referring to it as ‘my big fat gypsy wedding dress’….although just to point out, she thought it was perfect.  I spent the whole year in the lead up to my wedding thinking (and saying) it was too big.  I have very classic taste and thought it might be too much.  In the end it was the best dress I could ever have picked as I felt like a princess on my wedding day…..and never believed that would be me!!

P.s the train was quite long but bustled beautifully.  The first picture isn’t that great (was taken at a fitting before losing 10lbs) and I got amazing compliments….even after the wedding 😀

 

Post # 7
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2117 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@skyeatnight:  That dress looks AMAZING on you!!

Post # 9
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2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When did you buy it? Was it an order in dress? Can you contact the store if you’re unhappy with it?

 – just because it’s not something you pictured yourself in, doesn’t mean you don’t look great in it 🙂

Post # 12
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5081 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m sure you’re going to look beautiful and nothing at all like the Gypsy Wedding girls.  They put a lot of time and money into looking that trashy.  I don’t think you could do it if you tried.

Smile

Post # 13
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10 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Really, if you never wear dresses you are going to get a reaction from everyone anyway so it might as well be how happy you look in your perfect dress! 🙂

Post # 14
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1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was in a similar situation, except that I decided on the simple, sheath gown instead of the big tulle ballgown. When my simple dress arrived, I realized that I didn’t want to wear what everyone expected me to wear on my wedding day. I wanted to wear something fabulous that fit my bubbly/happy personality, not my work persona (I too work in an office and am always in pants/pantsuits, business attire in dark colors and simple lines; no frills for me!) Anyway, I hated my simple dress and realized that my wedding would realistically be the only chance I would have to wear a big, huge romantic ballgown and look completely appropriate. 

One week after my simple wedding dress arrived, I ordered the big, lacey, tulle ballgown that made me feel like a queen. It arrived yesterday and I’m picking it up on Friday. Can’t wait!!

Wear what you want to wear; don’t worry about what others think. Close your eyes and picture yourself on you wedding day with the dress of your dreams. Don’t listen to others, especially your annoying assistant. All that matters is how you feel about your dress. Good luck!!

p.s. I’m a shoe girl too! 

Post # 15
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2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Amndy:  Ok. If there’s no option to exchange then put it into perspective. Everyone thought you looked beautiful in it. Perhaps a part of that is that they were surprised by your choice. Sometimes taking yourself out of your comfort zone is a good thing…people may see you differently but that’s not a bad thing….they might just think it’s great to see you in something so feminine.

I’ve second guessed my dress for the last year but at the end of the day, if I’d got married in something I was more comfortable in and was more ‘me’, i’d be wandering down the aisle in jeans and a pair of wedges. If they say you look amazing in your dress, then you do look amazing in your dress.

Post # 16
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1094 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Don’t let people make you doubt yourself! Did you feel amazing when you tried it on? Did you love it? Then rock it! Also, when in life will you ever get to wear a great big gorgeous ballgown? You can wear simple evening gowns for any occasion, but this is your wedding! Your big day! I’m sure you will look beyond beautiful!

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