(Closed) Should I bite the bullet? Advice appreciated (Dress pics)

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Have you been to Davids Bridal lately?  They are having a sale through Feb 25th.

I would say keep looking.  The way I am reading this, you dont seem too thrilled about this dress.

Also have you looked into buying used gowns?  You can get awesome deals on dresses!!!

Post # 4
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208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree to keep looking.  You have time.  It doesn’t sound like you are really into your dress.  I’m sure you can find something you feel more excited about for a similar price.

Edit – that said, if I’m misreading and you really do like it and are just worried about buying now because you’d miss out on a better deal (but not better dress), then go for it.  It’s a great deal.

Post # 5
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370 posts
Helper bee

If you really, really want it, go for it. If you can see yourself getting married in it and walking down the aisle in it, than do it. You can always cut costs somewhere else and it looks like it fits you pretty well, so your alterations costs may not be that high.

 

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Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I sort of “bit the bullet” on my dress – I didn’t have that OMG I LOVE IT SO MUCH moment, but the price was awesome and I thought it was really flattering on. My mom really liked it and encouraged me to get it.

I had some second thoughts after buying it about “Did I decide too soon, did I settle, was I pushed into it?” but honestly, I’m really happy with my decision now. It has grown on me over the months and as I try it on more with my actual veil, jewelry, envisioning hair, etc. I’m glad I bought it when I did – mine was also discontinued.

For what it’s worth… I don’t regret my decision to kind of “bite the bullet.”

Post # 7
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263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you love love love the dress than stop looking and say yes to the dress. If you’re on the fence keep searching. You’ll know when you’ve found “The One”

If you’re going to keep looking check out David’s Bridal. I got my dress there on sale for $750 from $1200! They had some great dresses for $500 or less too! You could also check out a consignment store in your area or local ads for used dresses for around $250-$500

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

On the one hand, I agree with the PPs that you don’t sound thrilled with it. But not everyone has a cathartic moment when they find their dress. I didn’t. So don’t not buy it just because you aren’t completely crazy, over-the-moon, insane about the dress. And you can look at dresses forever. And it is in your budget.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I really like the dress, it’s elegant and fits you well. Leave the train alone though : ) See if you can get a quote on alterations before you purchase, they can really bring up the bill.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@NAvery:  “I don’t regret biting the bullet” I needed to hear this for my own sake – I have found a dress I enjoy (read: didn’t make me cry – but I looked good in it and it matches my wedding). I didn’t buy it because it was the fourth dress I tried on – after I said for the fourth time – ‘can I just try that one on’? I’m going back this weekend and if I still like it – I will also ‘bite the bullet’. I hope it will grow on me like yours did for you. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@neko1701:  I love that book and P and P too!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I really like the dress on you! If you didn’t see anything at David’s Bridal that you liked, then I think that dress might be the one. It is a pretty good deal.

Have you thought about bustling the train instead of chopping it off?

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

It’s very flattering- I think it looks great, sans jacket. Maybe a sweep train? Not everyone is a “clothes person”- there are brides out there who don’t get emotional attachments to clothes and so maybe you just “liking” this dress is the equivalent of a clothes lover’s “this is the one!!!” moment? You do have time though, so I would keep looking personally- the dress will prob be there for a while as I find most brides flock to the new stock vs discontinued.  My fave is P&P:)

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