(Closed) do you regret the dress you have?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it’s more common not to have “that feeling” than to have it.  I think that some girls are just more naturally inclined to have that, and others aren’t.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I didnt cry when I found my dress. I did get breathless and a bit emotional, but not everyone gets that way. If you are happy with the way the dress looks on you, and you are happy to wear it down the aisle I wouldnt worry about it

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think with shows like Say Yes to the Dress, we’re all programmed to think that everyone gets that feeling.  I know that I was certainly expecting to look into the mirror and burst into tears when I found “the one”.  It didn’t happen, and I’m ok with that.  With my dress, it was more of a slow falling in love, and realizing that this was the first dress that I didn’t want to change. 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m like you, I didn’t have a whole lot of emotion attached to my dress.  I’m a huge girly girl, but somehow when it came to shopping for my wedding dress, I just didn’t really need to find *THE* dress.  I actually ended up letting my dad make the final choice.  I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I’m a pianist/piano teacher for a living, so I’m used to getting dressed up and performing.  I shop a lot for dresses, so it’s all business for me.  But I’ll tell you what, I felt the moment everyone is talking about for the first time when they put a veil on me.  It didn’t matter what dress I was wearing!  That being said, I now love my dress and am getting to the big day in a little over two weeks!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I wasn’t very emotional with the dress either. For me the whole process was me just figuring out what I liked, and I realized this was my dress because it combined all the things I had loved out of other dresses. I didn’t feel the need to add anything to it, like others I kept trying to add a belt, etc. So it was more rational than emotional. Although I did get very excited when I had on the dress and chose my headpiece and veil, because it was amazing seeing the whole picture!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

Another vote for not being emotional about the dress. I didn’t cry or anything. The process was a pretty sore subject for me due to some body image issues and disordered ideas about eating and exercise. So, for me, as soon as I found one that I liked alot, I went ahead and bought it because I didn’t want to spend the time in that kind of stressful situation anymore. I love my dress, but I probably could have found something better if I was willing to look a little longer. But, like I said, I wasn’t.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I didn’t get emotional, but I like my dress, it’s pretty and fits the look of the wedding. I cry plenty, but a dress would just never make me emotional. I think the emotion is more the moment you feel like a bride, and for some that is when they try on the dress, for some it’s when they get engaged. I know for me it will be waiting to walk down the aisle with my dad. Then maybe I’ll cry…

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@specialklove: I wasn’t really emotional at all. Actually, the dresses I wanted to try all looked horrible on me. Then my stepmom went to pick out an Oleg Cassini (at DB). I ended up really liking it! No tears, but all smiles. 🙂 I think my whole face turned bright red. I had all these strangers saying such nice things about the way it looked. And I love the delicate lace.

 

But anyway, no tears, but no dress regret.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I like it well enough.  I have a little bit of dress regret, but not enough that I would try and sell what I got and buy a new one.  

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

Only for the simple fact that it isn’t all white and I am having trouble with fall colors…My dress is b/w and I love it! I was planning a spring wedding and had to push it back to fall. But I love it soooo much. I dont think your colors have to go with your dress,do they?? I mean they shouldn’t clash but don’t have to match exactly. I am thinking of incorporating the black lace on my dress onto the tables somehow:)

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I never cried.  As I tried on more dresses, I realized what elements I liked and what ones I didn’t.  I started to notice that certain designers seemed to fit me best and others didn’t work.

 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was super happy and I didn’t want to take the dress off, but there were certainly no tears. I think the most important thing is to stop looking at dresses after you’ve made a decision and put money down on a dress. I’ve seen girls cry at the bridal salon I purchased from….but the vast majority of them aren’t in tears. Don’t feel like you need to get butterflies over a piece of clothing.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I was relieved… when I finally found a dress that I didn’t think was tacky, made my waist look like it existed, and was something I knew my Fiance would love.  It was like finding a needle in a haystack and I was glad the trying on was over.  But… I still spend an inordinate amount of time looking at gowns online.  I bought a few (yes, as in more than two) dresses before finding the one I was comfortable with, so I had dress regret in the process.

Post # 16
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Newbee

I found my dress on Ebay.  It cost $150.  I absolutely love it.  It’s beautiful and I don’t care that it’s a knock-off since it’s just one day and it’s a tiny 30 person family event.  My one fear was that it wouldn’t fit right.  It’s just a bit too long so alterations are being done + a bustle so it’ll be just right. Not sure I cried when I saw it, but after days adn days of online searching for something affordable, I sure was relieved when I saw something that suited my style!

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