Post # 1
Shortly after I was engaged, my FMIL took me dress shopping. There were crazy deals there, and we ended up finding a beautiful dress and purchasing it on that day. From the next morning I woke up, till now (months later) I haven’t been happy with the dress. Because we got such a good deal, getting a different dress is definitely an option. But everyone who sees the dress I got says it’s so beautiful, magnificent, etc and when they hear I might change dresses they think I am crazy. It’s hard because it’s nice to hear everyone likes my dress…but I still don’t think it’s the one for me.I don’t think I’ll be happy in it. Moreover, they somewhat put down other dress styles I like because they think I should stick with the one I have. What do I do?
Post # 2
You could always wear two dresses: one for the ceremony and one for the reception. I did this and I was able to wear both styles I liked (modified mermaid and ball gown).
Post # 3
You should look around for other dresses. If you don’t find anything else you like, then great! You’ve already got a lovely dress to wear. BUT if you do find that perfect dress, then you should go for it. While it’s only a dress and years from now it won’t matter, it’s clearly bothering you now and you want to enjoy getting married, not spend your time being bummed you settled on a dress. You should feel fab, not worry what other people think. And if anyone gives you crap for switching dresses, again, it’s not the end of the world. It’s just a dress and they aren’t the one wearing it, you are. 🙂
Post # 4
Do what makes you happy. I bought a dress because it was a good deal and the next day felt a buttload of regret, and did until I gave myself permission to choose another dress. I feel silly for caring this much, but I do; you can’t change how you feel.
Well-meaning friends and family did the same thing to me and told me the dress was beautiful and I looked amazing in it, and why did I want another dress? They didn’t stop this until I put my foot down and told them it wasn’t about how I looked in the dress, it was how I felt in it, and that wasn’t going to change. It’s your wedding and your decision, you have to listen to yourself.