(Closed) Does everyone get dress regret?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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1381 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had dress regret.  Several times.  Lol.  I ended up buying WAY more dresses than a normal person should.

The key is 100% to STOP LOOKING.  Especially at all the lovely bees.

Post # 18
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219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I did, and honestly once I got over it, I couldn’t remember why I even had dress regret at all. I bought an off-the-rack sample and am having it altered in some unique ways, and as much as I’ve looked at and swooned over all the dress here and elsewhere online, I know that my dress is MY dress. I don’t think any other dress would stand up to the custom alterations I’m having done.

I think it’s normal to second guess any large purchase – a car, a wedding gown, even appliances – and our gowns being the one we wait the longest to actually own and possess, the regret and second guessing can easily become all-consuming.

Post # 19
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2503 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I didn’t get dress regret although the way I got my dress to begin with was unconventional. My fiance actually picked it out in the window and showed it to me. That helped because I knew this was a dress he loved on me. I look at plenty of magazines and I will point out dresses that I like to him mostly as a “look at this one! It’s cute!” but I’m never really seriously considering a new one.

Post # 20
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398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I spent alot of time flipping through magazines before my day of dress shopping, and had picked out almost 20 different dresses to try on, which were all ball gowns or A-lines. About 15 minutes into the appointment I realized that those sillouhettes were not right for me and suddenly started asking for fit and flares, which I had done virtually no research on. I found one that I liked and because my appointment had been running so long, my whole family was there, and I felt pressure from myself to pick out a dress THAT DAY because there was a sale, I agreed to purchase. Buyers remorse set in almost immediatly afterwards, but because it had been paid for it was too late. Not a day goes by that I wish I hadn’t slowed down, thought about it, and researched my other options.

I try it on occasionally and I am sad that I don’t absolutely love it, as they say you are supposed to. But I’ve spent alot of time picking out all the perfect accesories to go with it, including a gorgeous cathedral length veil & a keyhole back lace bolero, and I’m feeling much better about it. Plus I’m thinking of donating my dress after my wedding, and maybe it will find someone who needs it and will love it more than I do. 

Post # 21
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2294 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think it’s normal for brides to get some form of dress regret. I mean, the dress is such a huge choice for most of us and such a big part of what defines our wedding look. Some brides imagine their wedding dresses even as little girls. How it will look, how perfect she’ll look in it, etc. The key is to get what you want the first time, or as similar to what you want as you can afford and NOT let others dictate to you how they think you should look. Then after that, stop looking. You’ll only second guess yourself and drive yourself crazy!

Post # 22
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1438 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i had serious dress regret in the beginning…. but then when i tried my dress on for the second time…. i fell in love all over again….. i couldn’t have picked a more perfect dress for me. 

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