(Closed) Anyone secretly didn't like their dress and used it anyway?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
9443 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Eh, I didn’t love my dress. It’s fine, it’s pretty and it looks good on me but I would pick something different if I did it again. Ultimately, I still loved my wedding day, I love my wedding pictures, and I just don’t think it’s a huge deal that I wasn’t thrilled with my dress. And I still got tons of compliments on it and my husband loved it!

Post # 3
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Maybe not a popular opinion on this site…. but I didn’t LOVE LOVE LOVE my dress and I wore it anyways. It was consignment and fit perfectly without alterations, and I felt good in it and I liked it, but was it my “perfect” dress? No. It was the right price and I liked it. I don’t regret my decision, but I am also not that picky and I’m not the type of person who has been dreaming of a certain dress forever. 

 My dress was quite tight and from some angles, I didn’t think it was the most flattering in photos. If I had been able to find one a bit more forgiving that I liked, I might have bought it instead. That said, I’m thrilled with my wedding photos, etc. 

Only you can make the best guess  know whether or not you will regret it. 

Post # 4
3046 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

I had it custom made and love it but now and then I wish I’d chose a different color. Sky blue is my favorite so went with that but then I thought a dark peach would have been lovely. One day Fiance says, “I really like yellow.” in my head I’m like dangit yellow would have been awesome. 🤗 Just have to be thankful, keep my priorities straight and not get so emotionally vested in a piece of clothing. Its just a dress. If it looks good to you and on you its a winner. 

Post # 5
7807 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

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hikingbride :  Yes, this exactly. I wore mine, had a great day, liked how I looked, had great pictures and DH loved it. But looking back, I’d have chosen something different.

Post # 6
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I think this is fairly common. With so many new dresses coming out each season and so many dresses available to begin with theres endless options. I really like my dress, but I don’t know tha tI love it. I haven’t worn it yet, I’m hoping I learn to love it in the next 4 months. But if I don’t, does it really make a difference? I think whatever I picked I would have second guessed it.

Post # 8
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Due to a combination of finances and location, I’m going with a dress that I’m not totally in love with – but I like it enough. It’s not what I had planned, it’s not my dream dress – but do I want to spend a fortune (dress + import customs) on a dress I wear for a few hours? Nope. So I will wear the dress I have, which is nice enough and makes me look like a bride, and it will be fine!

Post # 9
3791 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I actually wish I wore a different dress.  There were multiple dresses that looked great on me and honestly looking back at pictures from the bridal salon I probably should have chosen one of them.  It’s fine though, my dress did fit nicely and I do like the pictures a lot.  I was afraid of my dress being too “poofy” so I ended up choosing one that wasn’t as flattering on me.  It looked nice, don’t get me wrong, but I looked quite a bit better in some of the other ones.

Post # 10
334 posts
Helper bee

I’m curious to see the dress 😛 how pink is pink? 

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