(Closed) Changing your dress 3 months before the wedding

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
21 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hi lollypop!  I haven’t posted in a while, but the husband is away on business, and I checked in!  The bees were really helpful to me when I had your dilemma, so I thought I’d chime in with my 2 cents. 

It’s definitely not too late to change – I went to my last fitting, had big time dress regrets (crying – lots of crying), and got a new dress literally 3 weeks before our big day.  For some people I think it’s just nerves and their dress really is the right one (I’ve talked to SEVERAL friends who said they felt this way, but then at their final fitting remembered why they loved it in the first place), and for me I just knew it wasn’t “the one.”  I am lucky to have a sample store nearby where I could buy a dress that almost fit perfectly and just get slight alterations. 

I put the original dress on preownedweddingdresses.com (after the wedding – I wasn’t going to put additional pressure on myself to sell before the wedding!), and sold it for $200 less than the original price.  I was willing to lose the $200 to make sure I loved my dress! 

Whatever you decide, do what’s right for you!  It’s such a wonderful and amazing day – you want to be sure you feel beautiful!  Good luck!

Post # 4
2634 posts
Sugar bee

You probably have ZERO chance of getting your money back, that is they way most bridal salons work, especially if you’ve had it altered at all!


Honestly, I’d stick with your current dress.  Try to remember the reasons you fell in love with it in the first place.  Also – STOP looking at other dresses!!

Post # 5
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It sounds like you’re just getting cold feet (with your dress). See if you still love your dress at your next fitting – it doesn’t sound like you don’t like your dress, but that you’re being tempted by other dresses. I agree with SDAli – stop looking! The other dresses you’re seeing could be 8 times your budget anyway.

If for some reason, you do hate your dress, then MissMovie has some good advice about trying to recoup your money. But I bet you’ll still love it 🙂

Post # 6
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m with Miss Movie on this one. No bride should go on their wedding day not loving her dress. It would probably show in your face and your photos if you don’t love the way you look. A sample or preowned dress would be the only alternatives with only three months left. You can resell your current dress but be prepared to lose some money.

Post # 7
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I did! I bought a brand new dress from my seamstress (I went in to the seamstress to get my original dress altered).  She had a sample there that I had to have and she ordered me a new one, took a month to come in.  I sold my first dress after the wedding at a huge discount, but at least it went to a new bride.  And I loved my 2nd dress!

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