Post # 1
I bought my wedding dress today, yay! Right? Well, I had tried on a ton of dresses, did tons of searching through magazines, etc, and kept coming back to a particular style. Sadly, the dress I was in love with was WAY out of my price range. I wanted to spend no more than $1200 or so since my mom was paying for it (single parent, etc), and I can’t justify spending more than that on one dress. So I went with another dress, just as simple and stunning. But I loved the dress and kept coming back to it.
Now I’m home and thinking "OH CRAP! Maybe I should have waited longer and tried even more stores". I suppose a large, expensive purchase can do that. Or am I crazy?
Post # 3
I’m a newbie around these parts…hope you don’t mind me intruding and responding to your post. 🙂 I don’t think you’re crazy at all. Maybe you got a little overwhelmed with choices and also prices. That does happen…often! If you have a return policy with the store (before alterations ofcourse) maybe you can still take some time out to do some investigating and dress-shopping – there are maybe some places where they have the exact dress your heart is into and for a better price. However, you do have one that you do like, just in case. I say, go with what you really want. It’s your day!
Post # 4
Everyone has second thoughts about their wedding dresses because it is such a big purchase. So it is perfectly natural to feel the way you do. I too, had doubts about my dress. I am not getting married until next October and I bought my wedding dress last May! It was the third dress I tried on and not at all what I thought I would get. My mother and aunt were with me and loved the dress. The store offered a discount for that day and we put down a deposit. The dress was much more than I wanted to spend, but my parents generously decided to cover it. At first, I was really unsure if it was the dress for me, but then I decided that while it was not what I thought I would get, it was a style that flattered me best.
It sounds like the dress you bought also flatters you and I am sure you look amazing in it. I would say let it go for now. There are so many more decisions to make–invitations, flowers, etc. that you can’t dwell on one.
Hope this helps!
Post # 5
I agree with above comments. I bought my dress less than a month after we got engaged…and took it home that night! That was last September…we are getting married this October. I had a couple of second thoughts about the dress, but kept remembering how I felt when I put it on and looked in the mirror at the store…and my doubts melted away. I think you’ll be fine, but if you do change your mind, it’s no big deal. You might lose a couple of hundred bucks by re-selling your dress, but there are always brides looking for a bargain. I think both of my sisters had second thoughts and bought new dresses later on in their engagement…and it all worked out in the end. Good luck!
Post # 6
Have you thought about having a copy of the dress you love made for you? That’s what I’m doing. It’s turning out to be a whole lot cheaper.
I’m sure bridal shops are used to brides changing their minds about dresses! As long as you tell them before they alter it for you…
Post # 7
Welshie–where are you having your dress made? I am looking into that same idea, and I got an estimate from an online company, but how do i trust them?
Post # 8
Hi EmilyB! I also just wanted to say that you’re not alone- I think this dress search is stressful because its impossible to know when to stop looking. I’m actually procrastinating on booking an appointment for next week to buy my dress- I keep thinking I should put it off and look around for a few more weeks. But I’m already a little behind schedule, and if I buy the dress next week I’ll get it at a discount (trunk show!). I guess you just go with your gut, and then stop looking!