(Closed) Does EVERYONE get dress regret?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you ever have dress regret?
    Yes, and I switched dresses. : (34 votes)
    18 %
    Yes, a lot, but I still wore my original dress. : (16 votes)
    9 %
    Yes, for a little bit, but I was ultimately happy with my original dress. : (63 votes)
    34 %
    No, never really thought about it. : (26 votes)
    14 %
    No, my dress was completely perfect! : (39 votes)
    21 %
    No, but other people in my life had dress regret for me! : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I wouldn’t say it happens to EVERYONE . . .but I think the majority of brides have at least a twinge of “am I sure???”

    Post # 4
    1519 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    To me, the dress isn’t the most important thing, I have never obsessed about it like some do. I got a great deal on mine, it looks great on me, and i never gave it a second thought!

    Post # 5
    1473 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think most brides do, I know I did.

    I kind of had a cow over it and cried for a few days. Then when I went back a few weeks ago for my fitting, I tried it on with my veil, I was tan and my hair was longer and it finally “felt” like MY dress!

    And I think it’s so hard for us all to not second guess ourselves when it comes to the wedding dress because it is our WEDDING and we want it all to be perfect.

    Post # 6
    1718 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t have any dress regret!  I’m more fixated on my makeup and hair being perfect because the dress doesn’t mean anything if my hair is frizzy and my face looks like an oil slick. 

    Post # 7
    366 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @mnp:  Totally agree! I am so nervous! I am probably going to spend way more than I should on hair and makeup just to try and make sure I stay presentable!

    Post # 8
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I had so much dress regret.  I didn’t change dresses (no time to do that), but I ended up LOVING my dress on my wedding day.

    I think we fall in love with a dress – then obsess about every little detail and every dress that is different than ours and forget how beautiful the dress really is.  Then, on the wedding day – everyone (who hasn’t been obsessing about wedding dresses) sees you in it – and it’s the most amazing feeling.

    I kind of chuckle to myself about how much dress regret I had – because on the wedding day it felt so perfect. 🙂  

    Post # 9
    3374 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Sorry, not for one second have I ever wanted a different dress. I’ve been in love with my dress since the day that I saw it! I’ve also never seen one that I thought was more beautiful.

    But…. I did try on over 80 dresses to get to that point. So maybe these women didn’t try on enough dresses?

    Post # 10
    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    No dress regret here. I am one of those people who falls in love and never looks back. When I am sure, I am sure.

    Post # 11
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I had dress regret. I think after you choose that magical dress and you have to wait months and months for it to come in, its inevitable. You start second guessing what it looked like, what you felt, etc. When wedding planning there is this pressure and stress and wanting everything to be so perfect.

    What I did was went back to the store before my dress came in and tried on the sample again. The second, I put it on I knew all over again that I made the right decision. And I couldn’t have been happier with my dress1!

    Post # 12
    2126 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I sure did!! I thin it’s totally normal. I fall in love with my dress all over again from time to time and then question it from time to time. I even considered switching but recently decided once and for all it’s my dress, and I love it…and that second guessing myself is just part of planning a wedding.

    Post # 13
    1866 posts
    Buzzing bee

    My wedding is still about 6 months away but thus far, no dress regret!!

    Post # 14
    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I did, the same night we put down the deposit.  I went with a large over opinionated group and let them sway me towards something that was just not me, becuase it looked good on my frame.  I kept looking at pics of me in at and thought UGH.  I would never have chosen this in a million years.

    I went back a few days later with just my mom and got the dress of my dreams. 

    Post # 15
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I dont know about everyone but I think a lot of people second guess their choice at one point or another. It’s so hard not to there are so many gorgeous dresses out there. Dress shopping is like one of the first things i wanted to do after getting engaged so as I went on to research other parts of the wedding I was bombarded with all these amazing dresses and could’t help but wonder if i made the right choice. I didn’t research nearly enough before buying my dress (i hadn’t even found the bee yet!) but ultimately i was very very happy with my dress and felt amazing in it on my wedding day.

    Post # 16
    1429 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I did and I switched dresses and I still wasn’t completely happy with mine.

    I am the type of person that gets talked into things easily and both times the dresses were samples and I was talked into buying them. Maybe I’m the type that would have never been completely happy with a dress. :/

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