(Closed) Did anyone else settle?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I settled. I bought my dress from a low quality replica site and just wasn’t right (too short, poor fitting, not quite like the photo). I didn’t think I had the time or money to replace it before the wedding and my mom convinced me that it would look fine. I didn’t love the dress, but I figured “what the hell, it’s just a dress” and went on with wedding planning.

After the wedding when I saw the photos I was so sad. The dress looks awful and it’s not at all like I imagined my wedding dress. I don’t have any printed photos of the dress and I still have major regret.

Obviously you’re not me, but based on my experience, my recommendation is to make sure you are really happy with your dress and if not, try to find a way to alter it or buy a new dress that will make you happy. Some cases of dress regret can be solved by trying it on again or minor alterations, so I’d suggest trying those first. If that doesn’t work, consider major alterations (if possible), or look for something preowned, off the rack, or rush ordered. You only get one wedding dress

Post # 4
11350 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am plus sized, and I had a difficult time finding a dress. I definitely feel as if I “settled,” but I did and do love many of the beautiful details of my gown.

Post # 5
1081 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I settled.

I was unconfident and didn’t have any family to go with me.. I also just picked something that I thought was flattering. I didn’t want anything too unique or too different.

If I could go back in time, I would of gone for something like this:




I ended up with this:


Post # 6
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t know if i “settled” persay but after watching too much syttd Inwas expecting more of a choirs of angels singing moment. I never did find a dress that changed my life or anything but picked one that everybody said was pretty and I did really like some of the details. The dresses that I had in my mind didn’t start coming out until after my wedding so the ruffles werent quite as prominent as the image I had in my head. It’s rough being such a fashionista that the dressdesigners are behind :p

Post # 7
2488 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am settling.  Beacuse of budget. I saw my dream dess… that was 5x my budget. I didn’t get to try it on and left the store almost wanting to cry…

now that I look at my dress in pictures I’m like ugh! I keep hoping its just that the dress doesn’t photograph well.. i feel great in the dress and its beautiful

but you can tell close up how cheap it is and you can’t tell the detail if your too far away it just all looks like a marshmellow.

I took pictures of every other single dress and slept on it this dress I just bought- I think after 20+ dresses you kinda give up.

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