Post # 1
Please talk me down from the ledge, you guys. I’m SO bummed about the dress situation I’ve gotten myself into!
I tried on two dresses that I really liked. Well, I found one on OnceWed for an amazing price, even though it was 2 sizes too big… but I panicked and felt like I shouldn’t pass it up so I bought it.
BUT after I tried it on again, I decided I really wish I had bought the *other* dress! I’ve tried selling it on OnceWed, Recycled Bride, and here on Weddingbee… but all I’ve gotten are girls who change their mind after saying they’ll buy it or people trying to scam me. I keep getting my hopes up and then shot right back down– it’s exhausting!
I’m just so stressed… I can’t afford to buy the other dress unless I sell this one. I keep trying this one on and hating it more– I’m terrified I’m going to hate it even more after it’s been altered down to my size. Plus, our wedding is in 5 months, so I have to make a decision soon because alterations or ordering a new dress might take awhile.
I’ve talked about it with my Fiance, and he tries to understand how upset I am about maybe being stuck in a dress I don’t like… but I don’t think he truly comprehends it. I almost opened up a new credit card to buy it but ughhh I feel so guilty because our financial situation is already so strained.
I just don’t know what to do anymore!! 🙁
Post # 3
I’m sorry! Have you tried Craigslist or other sites of the like? Maybe Ebay?
Post # 4
This is a bad situation to be, and I’m sorry you’re going through this! You may have already thought about this, but what do you not like about the dress you have? The neckline, or detail, or fit? There may be some things you can change via alterations like adding/taking away straps and beading, etc. And I think once it truly fits you, you may feel different. Being in a dress that’s too big will do nothing for your figure and I can understand why you don’t like it.
Maybe post a pic of your dress and say what you don’t like?
Post # 5
Does the store that you originally tried it on at still have it? Maybe if you tried it on again in a size that fits you better you would see why you originally wanted it. Also you could try it on with a veil and everything so you could get the complete picture. I’m sorry you are so stressed.
Post # 6
coming from a bride who had serious dress regret just hang in there – if you want to continue to try and sell it go for it but I bought my dress 5 months before my wedding – i was torn between my dress and a Mori Lee that was about 150 bucks cheaper. i bought my dress..i really loved it in the store but when i got home and had it in my hands i had serious second thoughts – i couldnt get the other dress out of my head! i cried to Darling Husband and my sister several times about my dress, i mean i liked it enough that i bought it but then i found the bee and started to really get into wedding planning and i saw all these beautiful dresses and that made my fears worse. selling it or purchasing another wasnt an option for me, i just didnt have the time so i delt with the fact that i would have to wear this dress. its impossible to get the full look when you are standing in front of a mirror with your hair in a ponytail and a sad look on your face because you dont like the dress..fast fowrad to my wedding day – i could not be happier with the dress i picked-i put it on and seriously started to tear up – (never thought i would be one of those girls because no dress i tried on moved me) maybe it was the excitedment of the day or that my hair and makeup looked awesome but i loved my dress and if i had to choose again i would probably pick the same dress.
Post # 7
@JamieL17: One dress is silk taffeta that falls straight to the floor, and the other dress has a tulle ballgown… which is the part that I decided I really want. They’re from the same store, and the tops are pretty identical. But they’re tailored so tightly, I’m afraid it won’t fit right once it gets altered down to my size 🙁
@kristinlynn86: Part of me want to open up the credit card just to buy the other dress to try it on again. You can only try on the dresses in a few stores, and I just happened to try it on when I was out of town on a business trip so I can’t try it on again unless I actually order it.
@totheislnds: Thanks!! That makes me feel a little better… I think part of the problem is that its so hard to know what it will look like until it’s altered, and I’m hesitant to go ahead and take the plunge because then there really is no selling it and going back.