(Closed) Dress Fears

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I completely understand how you feel.  I felt that way for a long time, but I finally fell in love with it again – now I just have to wait until March for it to come in. 

There will always be other dresses that come out that you think “oh!  maybe that’s the one!”, but remember, you picked your dress for a reason.  And always, always, always remember that the dress doesn’t make you.  It’s just an accessory of the day – YOU will look gorgeous in it no matter what!

Post # 4
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Well that is my biggest fear. I just went on my first dress shopping trip last weekend and my fiance had to push me to schedule it because I was dreading the thought of having to try on dresses and choose ONE dress. It wasn’t so bad, but I only tried on 3 because there weren’t many that I would even shake a stick at. There was one that I really liked..but again I only tried on 3 so I didn’t have much to compare it to. I am not a girl who tries on a dress and is like “THIS IS THEE ONE!” I am going to try on diff. styles tomorrow and hopefully make a decision.

I am terrified of buyers remorse. I don’t want to buy a gown and regret it later. My plan to avoid this:Once I purchase my dress-stop looking. I’m not going to go online to “just look” Once money is put down, the dress hunt is ovaa.

Post # 5
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It may help if you go and try on the dress again.  Cell phone pics always suck and definitely won’t capture how beautiful the dress really is.  Maybe a little reminder of why you bought the dress in the first place will help ease your fears.

Post # 6
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I definitely know what you mean! 

I couldn’t even try on the dress I picked, so I’m not only faced with the fear that I might not like it in person, but I have no memories of “in person” to compare it against. 

This sounds crazy, and it goes against the advice most people give, but I have been looking at dresses in bridal magazines. When I start to doubt my dress, I look through Brides or Martha, and as I look at each picture, I ask myself, “Do I like this dress better?” 98% of the time, the answer is no. When the answer is yes, I look at the price. It’s never been any less than $8000. (Which is WAYWAYWAY out of my price range).

It helps remind me that nothing in the world is perfect, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t get the very best thing I could for the amount of money I had.


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