When will I love my dress again?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
277 posts
Helper bee

Good luck, and don’t worry too much. I hated my dress at my first fitting, it looked all wrong. But one it gets the alterations it need and you see it with hair and makeup and feel so in love that you’re glowing, you will see how beautiful it is. Want to post a pic so everyone can compliment you? It seems silly but it can help.

Post # 4
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

MsGinkgo:  I think your dress is lovely, it looks beautiful on you! Is there anything in particular about it you aren’t loving, or are you just questioning it in general? I really do think once you see it with your hair and makeup and in the context of your wedding, you’ll fall back in love with it! 

Post # 5
4338 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

MsGinkgo:  Hi, married woman here, stopping in to give you my own experience. 

I also had dress regret after I pulled the trigger. To be honest, you may never love your dress again, because I know that I didn’t, but what I can tell you is that once your wedding is going on, it does not matter. What I can tell you is that you will still love the person you are committing a lifetime to, and you will love joining in matromony, and your lack of love for your dress pales in comparison to the awesome adventure you are embarking on. Try to keep that in mind. 

I’ve been married for almost 3 years now, and still think I chose a slightly less than “me” dress, but I don’t care. The day was perfect, and my husband didn’t run from our venue screaming, so I think all went according to plan regardless.  Just keep your eye on the prize, doll. Everything else will fall into place. FWIW, I think your dress is lovely. 

Post # 6
210 posts
Helper bee

It looks beautiful on you—But you need to feel beautiful in it because it’s you and your fiance’s day and every bride should love their dress. Is there any way that u can exchange it? or maybe buy a new one?

Post # 7
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I don’t love my dress anymore either. I am already saying what i would change about the decissions i have made regarding the wedding…dress is #1 🙁

I’m sorry you are feeling this way, I completely understand.

(BTW your dress is beautiful!!!)

Post # 9
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

It looks beautiful! But I know how you’re feeling,  as it got closer to my wedding (I just got married on Feb 12th) I started to question my dress as well.

I think I had almost become desensitized to it from putting it on too many times. I think on the day once your hair and make up is all done you will love it again and remember why you chose it in the first place. At least that’s what happened to me anyway 🙂 

Post # 10
1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MsGinkgo:  For what it’s worth, I think you look fantastic in that dress and I would have said that the fact that it is a ‘you’ dress is definitely more important than other people thinking that. I particularly love the layers on the skirt – I bet it looks amazing when you move around. I also think what you’re saying about how it will look once steamed and altered sounds right.

I’ve been having similar thoughts about my own dress lately. I love the photos I have from trying it on, but was slightly disappointed when I re-tried the sample recently. A few simple things (how your hair and make-up are done, how you are standing) can make a big difference and when you’ve been looking at one photo for a while, sometimes the real thing can feel different! I think part of it can also be looking around the the bee and constantly seeing so many other beautiful women and dresses, which keeps you thinking about all the ‘other’ options.

I hope you feel better about it after the alterations, because I think you look very special in that dress. Good luck!

Post # 11
1499 posts
Bumble bee

Why did you choose it in the first place? I think you should think about what made you fall in love with it when you ordered it. Those qualities haven’t gone away! Once you have your hair, and makeup done, have your bouquet in hand, you will feel incredible!

Post # 12
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I tried on that exact same dress a few weeks ago and loved it, the fabric felt so nice.

anyways, i think it looks WONDERFUL on your figure! and I agree with the other posters.. I am sure you will love it again on your actual wedding day if you don’t feel it before 🙂

Post # 13
109 posts
Blushing bee

I love how the skirt cascades down in layers.  It’s quite stunning, and I bet it’ll look even better when it fits you perfectly.  I know you said you photoshopped out accesories – are you planning on having any or a belt/sash/etc.?

Post # 14
111 posts
Blushing bee

This dress is cute and fits your shape well. I think with a few sparkley or colorful accessories you will be all set and I like the flower in the hair. Also, the dress looks soft and comfy

Post # 15
631 posts
Busy bee

Your dress is amazing don’t doubt yourself please.  I tried this dress on and my friend didn’t like it at all so I was put off but having seen it on you the other week I decided to go back and try it again because I love that it is a bit different to the norm.  I have tried lots of dresses and sometimes I find if I am not feeling great or loving my hair /makeup that day then every dress looks wrong.  Just ignore this blip and please stick with it – it wil look Graf when finished and accessorised on the day!

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