(Closed) Did any of you find your dream dress AFTER you had already bought one?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What did you do
    Kept dress #1, it's not worth going through the hassle of changing It when it's JUST a dress : (25 votes)
    60 %
    Did what ever it took to get my dream dress despite the hassle & loss of money from selling dress #1 : (17 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I did option 1 and it was a big mistake. When I look at the wedding photos, I can’t stop focusing on my dress and all it faults. Don’t put yourself in my situation, wait a week or two to make sure your dress regret is real, then get a dress you can feel really good about

    Post # 5
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I thought I had the dress of my dreams, but what I really had was a dress I really liked that fit within my budget. I LOVED lazaro gowns but wouldn’t let myself try any on because I feared falling in love. So instead I ordered a dress at the top of my budget, liked it alot, but still thought about the lazaro gowns that I liked. One day I saw one on preownedweddingdresses.com and couldn’t resist finding a store to try it on. I traveled 1.5 hours and fell in love. I knew I wouldnt be happy unless I had her. I did end up selling my first gown but I took a $400 hit on it and it was a fairly stressful process. However… I am thrilled with my dress now and can’t wait to wear it in 3 weeks!! 

    I agree that you should try your dress on again and wait a week. If after that you still aren’t in love I would try on others. It may confirm your first dress or you may find “the one”

    Good luck!

    Post # 6
    2892 posts
    Sugar bee

    I don’t know your whole story but I have noticed you’ve frequently posted about your dress doubts and whether or not you should get a second dress because you aren’t 100% happy about your 1st dress. Here’s my thing. If you can afford it, just buy the dream dress. There’s no point in stressing yourself out for days, weeks, or months on end about whether or not your dress is good enough. If you aren’t happy, you aren’e happy and there is nothing wrong with getting something that will make you happy. It’s just a dress, don’t overthink it. πŸ™‚ 

    But, that being said, if you do buy your dream dress – STOP LOOKING. There will always be a million and one wonderful options out there and just like a partner, you need to stop looking and be happy with what you have and stand by your decision. But before you go buy your dream dress, I would recommend you go back in and try on the original style again. You may have forgotten why you fell in love with it to begin with. Or you may find that all your doubts about it were correct and you need to get a new dress. 

    I hope you figure it out. I know it’s confusing. Just remember that no matter what everyone will think you’re drop dead gorgeous at the end of the day. πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @Gemma_Leigh:  In that case, I’d definitely say buy another dress. Hopefully you’ll be able to sell the first one to get some of the money back.

    Post # 8
    869 posts
    Busy bee

    Just my thoughts, but I think it might be beneficial if you take a break from the dress stress for a while.  You’ve posted at least 7 times about your dress in the past 6 days.  I do understand.  Looking for the perfect can be really stressful. I, too, have stressed about my dress/had major dress regret since ordering, but, with some time, have come to terms with things and am looking forward to its arrival in a month or so.  Your wedding is over a year away. That is a lot of time.  Take a step back, relax, and maybe revisit things after a bit of time. Everything will be okay! πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Yep, I bought another dress and sold my first one on oncewed.com.  Haven’t regretted it for a second. Smile

    Post # 11
    1550 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    i had major dress regret with my dress. i mean MAJOR. i wanted to cry everytime i thought about wearing it, and i found one that i loved ten times more.

    however, it just wasn’t in the budget and i had to wear my dress. on my wedding day, i felt beautiful and my husband loved my dress. i think dress regret just comes with the territory and i don’t think it should be given into–no matter what you will be beautiful. the people at the ceremony and your spouse won’t think you look any prettier in one dress or the other.

    Post # 12
    944 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Bought the first one because I was excited about getting engaged (vintage Demetrios). Tried it on 3 months later, hated it. Bought another dress (2012 Pronovias – Bangor) that I loved so much I cried when I put it on the first time and again when I paid a deposit on it. Sometimes you just know. I’m trying to sell the first one I bought for whatever I can get for it. I tried it on again recently and someone said to me, it just doesn’t have the “wow” factor of the second one. No regrets whatsoever!

    Post # 13
    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I also have dress regret.  I haven’t tried on a dress that wows me and makes me cry.  I like my dress, because it has lace which is what I wanted and I like the way I look in it.  The only thing is that I feel like I should have a longer train, something more “bridal looking” because mine is a mermaid style.  I have also been comparing it to the ones I see online and on other real brides.  So I don’t know, its a hard decision.  I say you go back and try it on again, take pictures and then decide. 

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