(Closed) Dress doubts/anxiety…after purchase??

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Do/did you ever have doubts about your already purchased gown?
    Yes! If I could I would purchase a new one/ I purchased a new one. : (9 votes)
    21 %
    I loved it, but when it came in I started having doubts. : (7 votes)
    17 %
    I did, but when it came in I remembered why I fell in love with it in the first place. : (15 votes)
    36 %
    No! I know and always knew it was the one. : (11 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
    4546 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    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
    354 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
    1893 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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 # 8
    1335 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    2907 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    It looks gorgeous on you!


    I tried on the same dress, but it really looks fantastic on you! Keep it 🙂

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