Post # 1
Hello…this is the first time I’ve posted here, but I’m hoping to hear from other brides who have gone through the same issue. I ordered my dress back in mid September and although it hasn’t come in yet, I find myself having second thoughts about it. It’s a strapless dress with no embelishment or sparkle whatsoever and now I’m kind of wishing I’d gone a different route. To add to the problem I came across another bride, while looking at photographers, wearing the exact same dress. I didn’t find it flattering on her even though I know we have completley different body types, skin tones, hair color.. I’m just going to have faith that the dress will come in and I’ll love it as much as I did when I ordered it and tell myself to stop being overly dramatic. So has anyone else ordered a dress and then had time before their wedding to order something else?
Post # 3
I’m right there with you. I’m hoping that when my actual dress arrives (the sample was several sizes too big) that I’ll love it. But if I don’t, I’m already bracing myself for a frantic repeat of my initial dress shopping expeditions. Were you allowed to take pictures when you bought your dress initially? Perhaps it would help if you could post them, and get opinions here…
Post # 4
I had the opposite problem. I bought a dress that I absolutely loved the first time I tried it on and then when I showed it to my mom she made me second guess because she thought it had too much bling and it was too busy. I’m not going to beat a dead horse b/c I already have several posts about it. In the end I ended up keeping it because I just tried to remember how I felt when I tried it on and how I felt in that moment, and why I wanted it to be my dress on that day. I’ve seen a lot of other really pretty dresses but I just think eventually you have to stop looking or you’ll go crazy
Post # 5
I am there as well. Except I haven’t seen ANY other brides in my dress which makes me nervouc as well. I’m hoping that when it comes in I’ll love it or I don’t know what I’ll do. I think this is normal though. There are so many choices and it is so hard to pick just one!
Post # 6
oh my gosh, I’m right there with you. I bought my dress about a month after I got engaged. I LOVED it and thought I had seen almost everything out there. Now, I’m still waiting for it to come in and I am 100% freaking out! I’m so scared I wont like it anymore and the more I look at other people’s dresses on here the more freaked out I get!
Post # 7
I JUST went through this! Just when you order arrives, go in with a clear mind! One of these two things will happen.
1) you will remember why you fell in love with the dress!! Its been a while since youve seen it. its natural to get nervous.
2) Like me, when i tried on my order I knew it wasnt it. I knew i had rushed into it. And i tried on other dresses and sure enough i found an amazing dress!!
Either way you will still get a dress that you love 🙂 remember that! And enjoy!!
Post # 8
If it’s too plain you can always add a sash or an applique to it to add a bit of bling…
Post # 9
I did this! My wedding has come and gone and i’m still having dress regrets! The first dress i got was a ball gown, big and puffy with pickups! This was before i got on WeddingBee and realized pickups were so last season….then when i start on wb, i second guessed myself to death by looking at other dresses online. But i knew i couldn’t afford another full price dresss. I had also wanted a reception dress that i would change into after our first dance.
So I ended up getting a reception dress from Ebay. Big mistake! It fell really weird on me esp. at the front (it was missing a slip/crinoline, something underneath to make it puffier) But I reasoned that i would only wear it for about two hours of the day, i bought a puffy slip from a dance shop and went with it.
Another big mistake! Our wedding day was soooo hot and i had so many walking issues with my big ball gown dress that i ended up changing into the reception dress at the beginning of our six hour reception! And I hate how awful it looks on me.
egad! my stubborness to spend the extra money on a freakin comfortable wedding dress is still one of my biggest regrets considering how much money i dropped on stupid diy projects that didn’t get as much picture time as ME!
Post # 10
Yeah I ordered a dress and it is sitting in my room and I just… don’t like it. Whoops. I will wear it anyways, it isn’t horrible its just… not what I wanted, turns out. I would suggest, if its more embellishment you want, maybe look on etsy or something for a crystal belt or ask your alterer to add some stuff to spruce it up. Good luck
Post # 11
Oh and I saw another girl in my dress and she looked gorgeous. Because she had a smaller chest, I think. I just recently realized the dress I bought is really not for a girl who already has curves. Another whoops.
Post # 12
I bought a dress online about a month after getting engaged. It was lovely but it needed alterations to fit right and it just wasn’t super flattering on me. For some reason, it took me a couple of months to figure that out. But now I have a different dress that I love.
Post # 13
I’m in the same boat. I had my heart set on a beautiful Elizabeth Dye tea length dress because I’ve never been into the whole long gown thing. But upon shopping with my mother last weekend, she managed to talk me into a long gown from DB with a train and now I’m afraid I will not feel like myself on my wedding day! It’s a very pretty and about 1/2 the price of the short dress but I just don’t know. There are way too many dresses to choose from! Le Sigh…