- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
First of all, I love both of your dresses. I think your first dress is beautiful!
I’d imagine that somewhere and somehow you will beable to sell it back…. Maybe not for what you paid for it…and maybe not before your wedding.. and I don’t really know the market for seeling back wedding dresses but I’d imagine there is someone somewhere who wants it?
Moving on… Your other dress is beautiful as well.
On your wedding day, it is important to feel beautiful. What concerns me is that I feel like you will be sad and have major regret if you don’t go with this new dress. Just as you mentioned yourself, only you will know if it’s worth it to spend the extra money.
In my opinion, 2000.00 is too much for a dress even if you hadn’t bought another one, so that comes into play as well FOR ME. However, you state this won’t be too difficult to do.
Ask yourself: is the new dress worth close to 3000.00? You have to imagine that you won’t sell the first dress to fully understand if it’s worth it (as that’s not a guarantee)
I vote for you getting the other dress.
OR – trying on other dresses to see if you can find something you love that isn’t as pricey.
Also – This is why I never stepped foot back in a bridal salon after buying my wedding dress. I think you’re setting yourself up by trying on dresses even after buying a dress but that also shows how unhappy you are with your original dress to begin with so I understand. Hope it works out. Let us know what you decide 🙂
I actually love your original dress but I totally know who you feel as I went through a similar experience. Yes i could have afford to buy a new dress, but felt guilty about spending the money anyway. In the end I kept my original dress. Perhaps you can try on a similar dress to the second one that is less expensive. I know there are many many many dresses out there with the same look for a lot less. This way maybe you won’t feel so guilty about spending the cash?
It’s only one day, but you’ll have those pictures forever. You don’t want to look at them and always wonder what if?
You deserve to feel like a million bucks on your wedding day. Buy the new one and live on KD if you have to!
@Westitude: That is totally it! I feel guilty about spending the extra money and a little silly that it matters so much to me. There really is a huge diffrence in how I feel in the two dresses though. I feel much more beautiful in the second dress, even though it is not at all what I expected to like. I had never even considered a mermaid and felt a little uncomfortable at first with how body concious it is. But with the first dress I almost feel like I’m playing dress up and with the second I feel like a bride. I really like your idea of trying to find a cheaper version of the second one though. Any suggestions?
It’s your day and in the end you definitely don’t want regrets. If you never felt beautiful in the dress the don’t wear it because that will pour out in your pictures that you’re not happy. You look gorgeous in shealth dress, go with your gut!!!
Can you find the mermaid pre-loved in a size close to yours?
your dress should make you feel beautiful. it should make you smile from the inside out.
if this dress is in your budget, then get it.
personally i prefer the mermaid on you. it’s much more flattering than the first dress.
If you can afford it and deem it worth it then you should invest in the dress that makes you feel beautiful. You need to wear whatever makes you feel beautiful that day.
I also had dress regret and felt so guilty about wanting to buy another dress when my dress was perfectly fine. I suggest go with your heart, you will not be sorry if you buy a dress you truly love over the dress you settled for.
Just make sure you know why you want a different dress. In my case I bought my first dress too soon and my wedding ideas changed, I no longer saw the dress I bought as my dream dress.
Good luck with whatever you choose.
That mermaid does way better things for your figure than the first dress! Don’t think of it as a dress you will only wear once, think of it as an investment for the wedding photos you will look at and treasure for the rest of your life.
I really love your first dress. I would stick with that one.
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