Post # 1
So all you brides who suffer/ed from dress envy, how did you deal with it?
I bought my dress back in August, a lovely and simple Saja number which was very affordable as wedding dresses go, and it was literally the first dress I tried on! Originally we were planning on getting married in March of 2013, but due to various circumstances outside our control (and after I’d already bought the Saja dress), we moved it to October, more than six months later than!
At first I was quite happy with my purchase, but after a few months my eyes started wandering… I realized that as the wedding planning went along, and since it had been changed from a Spring to a Fall wedding, my idea of the “perfect” dress had changed pretty drastically.
So yesterday I strayed! I’ve made an appointment to try on dresses at a trunk show with Claire Pettibone in Austin. Her dresses are way more expensive than the one I already bought and there’s a good chance they won’t even flatter my body, but darn it, I can’t not try on those dresses! They are exactly what I see as “perfect”. And to be honest, I can afford some of her dresses, it would just be more of a stretch.
Part of me feels like I’m making a big (expensive) mistake, but the other part of me realizes I may regret it if I don’t try on some other options while I still have time to do so.
What do you guys think?
Post # 3
If you do wind up giving in to dress envy I may be interested in purchasing your saja dress… I am in love with their style but they are slightly out of my price range.
And even if it comes to be the wrong size/style for me there is a high demand for those dresses used. I’m sure you would be able to re-sell it.
Post # 4
If you try on Claire Pettibone dresses I can garuntee you will find far superior in quality and look, seriously don’t go unless you can afford it!
Post # 5
This happened to me. I settled on a dress first go way too early. I ended up falling in love with a Lazaro 3150 and nothing compared from then on. I was able to cancel the other dress though in time before it was cut but my point is, I understand your position. Could you use your other dress as a second dress? I tried it on again to purchase a veil and it is still ‘the one’. You can always sell it on once wed or the other websites.
Post # 6
If the dress I’m considering suits me, I do intend to sell the Saja dress. I can send you a message when I know for sure (it will be about a month) if you are really interested. I see your date is this May so that may be too late…
Post # 7
I’m assuming you have already sold your Saja dress. If you haven’t could you let me know if you’re interesting in selling and the model/size/etc….?