Suffering from dress regret syndrome…??

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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4410 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it’s normal to feel a little anxious about your dress once you choose it. I loved my dress but I still was like, “Did I really make the right decision? Is this the absolute BEST dress out there for me?” It’s easy to drive yourself crazy…

I will say, though, don’t plan on only loving your dress if you lose weight. A), no one needs to lose weight for their wedding, and B) you want to love it and be comfortable in it no matter what happens. Sometimes (speaking for myself here!) I plan to lose weight and it just… doesn’t happen. 🙂 

So, I’m not sure how helpful my comment is… I guess I’m saying a little doubt is normal, but if you really are regretting your dress, you definitely have time to do someting about it.

Post # 3
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888 posts
Busy bee

That train is beautiful! I love the lace! I think everyone gets a little dress regret but its normal when you are surrounded by so many other dresses. You cant help but compare!

I also hate my arms so I know how that feels- Im opting for sleeves but I think boleros and little wedding cardigans are adorable! If you are still feeling conscious you could buy a little cardigan or shawl and always take it off half way through the wedding if you decide against it later- plus think of the variety in the photos! Alot of bridal shops also attach sleeves like cap sleeves or small straps or they can also add sheath like material off the shoulder (like belle in beauty and the beast). You dont need to add anything but if in a couple weeks you still feel unsure it may be an option. Sometimes a small change like a bolero or accessories can make it feel like a whole new dress! 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

MrsPhishBee:  I feel the same way sometimes. I bought my dress during my first shopping trip and it wasn’t what I had envisioned for myself. I go through periods where I’m incredibly freaked out and wanting to buy another dress, and periods where I am perfectly happy with my dress.

You know what truly helps? Staying off Dress boards, not looking at pictures of wedding dresses, etc. When there’s nothing to compare your dress to, you’ll be able to fall in love with it again.

Post # 5
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1436 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

MrsPhishBee:  I completely understand! I’m getting married in September 2015 and bought my dress in August this year. Being on WB and Instagram and Pinterest often make me doubt my choice – should I have gone for sleeves, should I have chosen that silhouette, should I have had a train that long..? But then I look at the picture of myself in the dress and remember how I felt when I bought it, and I realise that I made the right choice and that it’s only gonna look better once it has been altered to fit me.

So long story short: we all have doubts! Your dress is really nice, and there is a reason you loved it enough to buy it. Look at the pictures of you in the dress, think back to that moment you first tried it on, and imagine your FI’s face when he sees you in it for the first time 🙂

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