Post # 1
When I went shopping for the first time (just for fun with my Maid/Matron of Honor and one of my bridesmaids, I knew I wasn’t going to buy anything because my Mom wasn’t with me) I was trying all different dress styles on and my bridesmaid made a comment that I should stick to A-line dresses … for some reason that comment struck a nerve and I can’t seem to forget it.
Well my Mom comes to town with my Maid/Matron of Honor and of course we all fall in love with an Allure Couture fit and flare lace dress. The sample I tried on was 2 sizes to small (I’m a street size 10) but the woman at the bridal shop assured me this dress was perfect for me and my figure.
I fell in love with it because it had everything I wanted
Fast forward to 2 weeks ago, my dress is here, I try it on and still love it. Then I look at some of the pics my Mom took of me in it on my cell phone and I get a sinking feeling that the dress doesn’t look very good on me. I know I need to tone up and lose some weight, but I’m just so anxious about not looking and feeling beautiful on my wedding day.
Bees, what did you do to fight those feelings? Did they go away on your wedding day or when you saw your professional pics?
Post # 3
I bought my dress in September. It was a sample, Maggie Sottero and I got it for $200. It was kind of a rushed decision, I was by myself, tried on a bunch of dresses and then said ‘wow, I kinda like this one’ and the girl said ‘and you can’t beat the price, only $200’ and then I kinda felt like I had to buy it.
I bought it and am now having dress regret. I brought the dress home to my parents house and tried it on around Christmas (had not seen it since I bought it) and after looking at the pics taken I def don’t feel ‘wow’ in it.
It’s funny because when I first, first tried on dresses she put me in everything.. and I am self concious about my body, HATED the fitted dresses and refused to try on any more like that. I stuck to A-line.
The dress I bought is A-line and honestly the biggest thing I wish is that its more fitted and more intricate.
I feel your pain!
I am going to look at more dresses… this doesn’t mean that you have to!
Post # 4
It’s funny we seem to have the opposite problem. Although I did try on a few A-line dresses and didn’t get that wow factor. This dress gave me goosebumps and made my mom cry. Maybe I’m just over thinking some crappy cell phone pictures.
Good luck with your search for a new dress! Hope you find one that you love. At least you didn’t lose a ton of money on the first dress you bought
Post # 5
@LedeLady: I think you are being to critical of yourself! We all are! When it’s the big day and you have all your hair and make up done it will all come together. I’m sure it’s beautiful on you!
Post # 6
@LedeLady: Cell phone pictures are almost never flattering. I doubted my dress a little bit after looking at how I looked in the cell phone pictures. It was even hard to get that image and slight disappointment out of my head when I tried the dress on again. But alas, I know it’s just because the pictures weren’t great. I love my dress and it’s perfect for me. Don’t let a few bad images ruin your dress for you…and if its not just the pictures, then maybe Another shopping trip is in order. 😉
Post # 7
Here’s some of the photos in question. Thanks for the kind words and encouragement ladies
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
First of all, no one should be judging themselves harshly over a cell phone picture.
Second, lots of people motivated to take care of themselves when they thing about wearing their wedding gown.
Third, you look beautiful in your gown despite the crappy cell phone photo. Imagine how great you’ll look in pro photos After fittings and with accessories!
Post # 9
You have nothing to worry about !!! YOU LOOK GORGEOUS!!!! I love the dress that you choose, it’s stunning. Don’t let other people tell you what you should be wearing or what style looks best. All that matters is how you feel in the dress and no one will tell you that you should have worn something different on your wedding day. I think we all have some anxiety when we know all eyes will be on us but everyone Loved my dress and said I looked beautiful and never seen me happier!!!
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
Wow, that is super sexy and beautiful. Seriously! Do not change your mind!!! I think it’s very flattering.
Post # 11
Omg that’s beautiful!!! You look gorgeous!
Post # 12
OMG you read so many posts like this but when I saw the pic of you in your dress, my jaw literally dropped. You made ME have dress regret.
Who makes your dress?! I simply love it.
Post # 13
@LedeLady: First of all, you look absolutely beautiful so there is clearly no reason to worry. But let me tell you, I’ve BEEN THERE, DONE IT, BOUGHT THE T-SHIRT. I showed people a picture of me in my dress before it was fully altered, and they told me I looked wide. I was brooding over it for months. I felt crushed. I thought I made a terrible choice and that I would look bad on the big day.
But after a few trips to the seamstress, I can attest to the skills of a good seamstress.
I don’t have a before picture (I deleted it because I was beating myself up over it), but here’s the after:
Post # 14
Seriously, gorgeous! Your and your mom’s first instincts were spot on. Your FH’s jaw will fall to the floor.
Drop that dress regret and don’t even think about looking for an A-line gown.
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
that dress looks amazing on you, and it does things for your figure that an Aline couldn’t dream of. Rock it!
Post # 16
What are you talking about?! You look stunning!