Post # 1
Hello ladies. So I purchased my gown about three months ago. I did A LOT of research before I went gown shopping. I knew exactly what I was looking for and what I liked not just in my dress but also in the bridal look in general. I looooove flowy, whimsical, delicate gowns that are comfortable to move around in and absolutely non traditional. I knew that I didn’t want a train, I didn’t want a strapless or poofy gown and I knew that my wedding flowers were NOT going to include roses. So my first day of gown shopping went as follows. I went to Demetrios Brides, tried on 5 dresses and bought the 3rd dress! That same day! The first two and last two gowns were exactly what I had always wanted. I looked beautiful in them, but because I am pettite, I felt like a pretty girl in a pretty dress, rather than a beautifiul bride in a beautiful gown. I knew right away that I needed to try something completely different. There was a dress on a manekin that caught my eye. It was nothing like what I have ever envisioned: it was A line, had a train and rose appliques (!!) but for some reason it spoke to me. When I came out in it every single person that was there (there were at least three other families in the dressing room area waiting for other brides) gasped and completely convinced me to purchase it. On the day that I made that decision it felt like the perfect gown. Even though it was 8 sizes too big, I loved how I felt in it and didn’t even want to keep looking. Unfortunately, three months passed and I have the craziest doubts about it! What if I won’t like it anymore? What if I rushed with my decision? There are sooo many dresses I still would love to try on … what if the fact that it was the opposite of what I’ve always wanted will actually bother me once it comes in? I also think that because I don’t really like how it looks on the pictures my family took is what adds to my doubts. Ugh, I’m just dieing to see it again in person!
Do or did any of you have doubts like that? Anyone felt that way and then fell in love with the gown all over again once you received it in your proper size? Or maybe you decided to make another purchase?
Post # 3
I think your gown is gorgeous! I fell in love with my gown once when I tried it on (too big) and then again after it had been altered. I still loved it on my wedding day. There were other dresses I was tempted to try on but after I found my dress and bought it I didn’t try anymore on. I feel like there are SO many beautiful dresses out there that it was best to just stop looking after I found my dress.
Post # 4
It looks beautiful on you! I think everyone has doubts when they haven’t seen their dress in a while, but it will look gorgeous on you! I agree with Treasure that you really need to stop looking once you find a dress because you will just doubt your decision otherwise.
Post # 5
Oh! You look amazing! I bought my dress the first day of looking – first store, dress number 6 or 7. And for a while after that, I kept thinking, did I buy it too fast? Why didn’t I look more? But I just quashed those feelings (especially as I only had an 8 month engagement – I didn’t have time to order another dress a month or two later!), and when I put it on at the first fitting, it was like… Ah, yeah, now I remember. And this even though I’d gained some weight and it wouldn’t zip! (It was actually a blessing in disguise – I had them put in a corset back, which I wanted anyway.)
So, don’t worry… you look lovely, and I bet when yours comes in and you put it on, you’ll get that feeling again.
Post # 6
I went through the same thing. Then I went back to the store, tried it on again and fell in love with it all over again. Pictures don’t always adequately reflect how we feel in a certain gown, which is often the most important thing.
Post # 7
Thank you ladies for the kind comments and good advice! You already made me feel better and brought up a lot of good points. I guess that the feeling Lezlers and make418 mention truelly is most important. As Treasure said, there are SO many beautiful gowns out there, but at the end the reason why I haven’t even allowed myself to think about buying a new gown is not only because I simply cannot afford it, but also because I remember the feeling I had, when I put on that gown. Felt like a million bucks. I should certainly hold on to that.
Post # 8
You should definitely hold on to that wonderful feeling. You look amazing! As a petite bride, I know exactly where you are coming from. This dress looks great on you. Congrats!
Post # 9
I went dress shopping right after I got engaged. I had pretty much stalked the Maggie Sottero website and knew I wanted one of her gowns. I went shopping 3 different days to 3 different boqutiques and took my mom and sister with me. Although I liked lots of dresses I was feeling really overwhelmed so the store owner invited me to come back for a trunk show in a month. My family was a little impatient with me and were already starting to tease me that i’d never make a decison and that I needed to just pick one and stop driving myself crazy. So I went to the trunk show determined to buy a gown and at the end of the day I settled on one. It was gorgeous… stunning… beautiful and all that jazz and I really liked it but I instantly felt anxiety after I ordered it.
It took the gown 5 months to come in and I pretty much agonized over it every single day. When the bridal salon finally called to say it was in I was litterally scared to go try it on lol. But I went alone and just as I had suspected it was not the dress for me. I just didn’t feel right in it.Here is that dress:
Luckily I was able to sell the gown and I took some time to really explore all my options… not just Maggie Sottero. I went by myself to try on gowns (which I really really really reccomend) and finally decided on my own that I was ready to buy one. I absolutley love my gown and feel like a bride. I put it on and said this is what I’m supposed to marry my best friend in.
If you aren’t sure keep looking… don’t just settle! You will get a gut feeling and KNOW it’s right!
Post # 10
It looks gorgeous on you!
I tried on the same dress, but it really looks fantastic on you! Keep it 🙂
Post # 11
Miss CuppyCake – beautiful gown! Well, both of them! I’m glad you were able to find exaxtly what you were looking for. I will deffintiely take your advice if it turns out that my gown is just entirely not working for me. I guess it really is all about “the feeling.”
ellabee – thank you for kind words. I do plan on keeping it and will post an update once it comes in…too bad that’s not until January 🙁