(Closed) Does everyone get dress regret?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
7960 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012


like you, i bought my dress over a year before my wedding and this gives us brides so much time to still “look” at what else is out there.  let’s face it, wedding dresses are simply gorgeous so how can we resist?  i loved looking at other dresses even though mine was sitting comfortably in my closet.  a few times i saw ones that made my jaw drop but i stuck to my guns.  i just remembered how i felt when i tried my dress on and any uncertainty disappeared.

my advise, stop looking or look only when you feel great about your dress choice.

Post # 4
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I never had dress regret!!  When I found the right one, I knew it was the right one and I never looked back:)

Post # 5
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I never had dress regret but I STOPPED LOOKING after I bought my dress.  That’s the key, I think.

Post # 6
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I haven’t had dress regret. I had a few doubts before I chose my dress, but once I’d picked it that was it! I think this is what helped – I looked really carefully and thought hard about it before I chose my dress. I have looked at a few since, but I tried everything on I liked when I chose, so I know my dress is the right one !


Post # 8
1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I got my dress in early February and have yet to even wonder if I should have gotten something else. I still LOVE my dress. It comes in soon, I cannot wait to try it on again! Hoping my feelings don’t change at some point!

Post # 9
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Nope, not me!!! I fell in love with my dress and once I bought it never looked at another dress!

Post # 10
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

No, I never had dress regret. I think it comes from people who insist that there’s always “something better” out there, and they refure to believe that what they already bought is equally beautiful. Buy a dress because you love it, STOP LOOKING, and move on with the rest of your planning. 

Post # 11
5708 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Not completely. I tried on 1 dress after, and all I could think about was my original dress. Months after I would pass by a bridal store and go, “Oh man I wish I would have that dress.” Then I go home, sneak a peek at mine, and remember why I fell in love with it in the first place. It brings a smile to my face every time!

Post # 12
25 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

I purchased my dress last weekend and have had dress regret here and there but I’m hoping that it is because it will be another 5 months before I can see myself in it again. From the people that I have talked to, dress regret is pretty normal especially when you spend more on the dress than you wanted to. Just remember, you chose the dress for a reason! 🙂 

Post # 13
362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Exactly what PPs said…once I bought my dress I stopped worrying about my dress.  I knew I loved the dress that I bought and had no need to look for other ones, even though I’m sure there are other dresses out there that I would love, possibly even more than my current dress. 

Wedding dresses are, for the most part, all gorgeous and very tempting — and the process of trying on and buying a wedding dress is a ton of fun, and something you will probably only do once. So when you’ve made the decision, I can understand the feeling of “is this absolutely the one.”  But, for me, I didn’t even go near the temptation.

My fiance told me when I started wedding planning, “Make a decision, and then stick with that decision and never look back.”   Very good advice…unless you have a money to blow, then I say buy three!

Post # 14
1666 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Nope, but I also stopped actively looking at dresses (though I still look at magazines and the Bee) but I just never even gave myself the chance. And every time I see my dress I fall in love with it again.

Post # 15
552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Nope- I tried on as many different styles as I could find. I settled on one and bought it. I still look at other dresses when I come across them on this site or magazines just so I can continually confirm that mine is the prettiest- and it is! =D

Post # 16
162 posts
Blushing bee

@Lt.Columbo:  Totally agree! You gotta stop looking!

Before I bought my dress, I was consumed by looking at dresses online. Immediately after I bought it, I had a little regret because I fell in love with a ball gown that same day. My Bridesmaid who came with me also liked the ballgown better, but it was way out of budget and didn’t fit the type of wedding we were having, so I gave up. I love my dress, and I know I will be comfortable in it on my wedding day which is a huge plus.

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