(Closed) Contemplating buying another dress…crazy?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do?

    Be practical and keep the dress I already bought

    Buy the one I love

    I have a different idea (explained below)

  • Post # 3
    869 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 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 🙂  

    Post # 4
    378 posts
    Helper bee

    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?

    Post # 5
    130 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    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?


    Post # 6
    356 posts
    Helper bee

    You deserve to feel like a million bucks on your wedding day.  Buy the new one and live on KD if you have to!

    Post # 8
    1436 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    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!!!

    Post # 9
    1337 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Can you find the mermaid pre-loved in a size close to yours?

    Post # 10
    227 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @yram19:  You only get married once! With that said, if you can afford the dress GO FOR IT! Sell the other one on amazon, the bee or preownedweddingdresses.com. You look stunning in both but I love the second one and how it frames you. You should do it 🙂

    Post # 11
    3068 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @yram19:  OMG I LOVE your first dress, the one you own now. Just love it.

    Post # 12
    7960 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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.

    Post # 13
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    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. 

    Post # 14
    2444 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    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.

    Post # 15
    1611 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    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.

    Post # 16
    3329 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I really love your first dress. I would stick with that one.

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