(Closed) Did anyone have dress regret but said screw it?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Why are you having regret? I’m sure it looks gorgeous on you! I’m having a bit of regret myself; wondering whether my dress will be too heavy for a June 1 wedding, will it be outdated? yadda yadda yadda. I bought it last summer, so by the time our wedding rolls around I’ll have had it for a little less than 2 years..yikes, haha.

Post # 4
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yup, I had dress regret. I fell in love with the back of my dress and didn’t care for the front too much. I was ready to buy another dress online but my sister convinced me to see if alterations could help me add some to the front and make me love it again. It worked! Loved my dress sooo much!

Post # 5
377 posts
Helper bee

 I did. I liked my dress, but it wasn’t exactly what I had wanted. I had spent a few hours trying on dresses and am such a pushover that I felt bad for wasting the sales lady’s time so I just said, Okay I like this one the best lol. To be fair, I really did like how it looked on me, but I wasn’t a fan of the fabric, and I desperately wanted a beaded belt, which my dress was lacking.

I was so upset when my dress came in and I realized I still didn’t love it. I actually cried. But my mom paid for the dress and that was a huge deal, so there was no way that I would ever tell her or anyone other than my husband that I wasn’t happy with it.

The day of I felt pretty and I am happy with my dress. It wasn’t perfect, but I don’t regret it anymore and after the wedding it really doesn’t seem like as big of a deal as I thought it had before. I looked like a happy bride and that’s all that mattered to me ๐Ÿ™‚

You will look like a stunning bride even if some part of your dress isn’t perfect. There is a reason you selected the dress you did and as long as you have a smile on your face you will look amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

Heres a pic of me in my dress for reference. The first pic is from the day I chose my dress and obviously the second is from the wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

FWIW, I think it looks amazing and is a real statement dress!  Good choice!

I had dress regret, in that after I had purchased it, I found out how insanely popular it was.  I also didn’t love it as much in the bigger size.

It was a pricey dress and I was on a tight timeline, so I went ahead with it.  I still felt AMAZING on the big day.  Hair, make-up, jewelery and flowers added so much.  I didn’t regret my dress at all that day, but honestly, I was so happy, I probably could have worn a sack and radiated ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
18 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

I went through something similar. As soon as I walked out of the bridal shop, I started to hate the dress. I even started having nightmares. 3 weeks passed by and all I could think about was how much I hated the dress. It was so bad, that I was willing to loose the 1k deposit. Due to budget constraints, I knew I wouldnt be able to afford buying another dress. So instead, I went into the bridal salon, alone and more relaxed than the day I choose the dress. They allowed me to try on the dress and leave it on for almost an hour lol. I walked out of there LOVING the dress.

I’m sure you love something about your dress. You didnt choose it for no reason. My suggestion is to think positive and think of the reason why you chose that dress to begin with. I am sure you will feel AMAZING the day of your wedding. It will be one of the happiest day of your life because you will be marrying the person you love. And that itself will make you feel amazing. Good luck!

Post # 12
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I had major dress regret, but didn’t have time to get a new dress. I thought I was being silly and would feel great day of, but I didn’t. I still regret my dress choice whenever I look at my wedding photos. I’d say give it a week or two and if you still seriously hate your dress, then look into selling it and getting a new one.

Post # 14
377 posts
Helper bee

@Missloveknot:  Thank you! Hair, makeup, accessories and obviously having a dress that is altered to fit you will make the world of difference. It’s hard to picture how the dress will look when it’s pinned back, wrinkly, too long, etc. I had to push those images out of my mind and just focus on what I hoped the overall look would be when everything was put together. Just focus on finding accessories, hair, makeup that will look great with the dress and the dress will become something that you are excited about ๐Ÿ™‚

And just to add, I love that dress!!! It’s so fun and you look great in it!

Post # 16
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m feeling the same way as you!  I keep looking at pictures and wondering if the dress I picked really was “the one.”  But then I realized that there are so many pretty dresses, and it is hard to pick just 1 (the 1 that is supposed to be THE dress.)  I mean, how are we supposed to pick just 1 out of millions of beautiful dresses!?  So, then I figured that combined with my hair, makeup, and just the glow of being so excited on that day, that the dress is going to be just as beautiful as it’s supposed to be.  I don’t know if that makes sense, but I’m just trying to think of the big picture on that day (everything coming together) instead of just 1 element (the dress) of that day.  Good luck to you!

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