Post # 1
I didn’t think I’d be the type of bride to have dress regret, but I really just can’t shake the feeling. I went dress shopping in May and even the SAME DAY, I felt like I made the wrong choice. My family that was there with me had wonderful things to say about the dress I got, so at the time, I thought I must go with it. But I felt more confident (and pretty to be honest) in the other one. Anyways. Nothing I can do now because there is a no cancellation and a no return policy. Really I’m just looking for others who feel/felt the same. Did the feeling go away after alterations? Did you feel this regret on your wedding day? Or did you eventually just get over it?
The dress i got is a Maggie Sottero Abbie (lace one)
and the one I wish I got is a Justin Alexander dress (classic white) the sample size was quite large on me so clearly it would’ve fit a whole lot better if I actually ordered it (especially in the arms)
Post # 2
I had a similar situation. I had a really hard time selecting my dress. I didn’t get it on my first try though. I went dress shopping, and couldn’t really decide on anything. I’m really picky, I guess! I really liked the more simple styles but they just weren’t flattering me. I put on the one I bought and as I was slipping into it, I was like “no way am I going to like this dress. It is covered in lace” as soon as I looked into the mirror, my feeling was “this is the dress I’m going to marry XXX in”. It was never a dress I would have picked out myself! So I couldn’t pull the trigger that day, but we went to another place and tried on a few more dresses. And after every one I liked, I put “my dress” back on and everyone forgot about the one that I had just loved. So I bought it! And I still have second thoughts that I should just be in something more simple. Buuut, I keep telling myself that I liked it for a reason. That it looked the best and I kept coming back to it. And that my mom saw me light up in that dress and said my whole attitude was different in that dress, she could tell I felt great! So I have just decieded to suck it up and be cool with my decision! I also deleted all other dress pics so that I wouldn’t be tempted to think “maybe I looked better in that than I thought…”
FWIW, I think you look amazing in the first dress! It is definitely a stunner! So delete all the other pics!
Post # 3
Wow!! You are drop dead gorgeous in the dress you got!! Not sure why you are regretting it, except that is quite different thsn the one you liked. I hope you love it on you after alterations. It’s a beautiful gown. I like it better than the all white one.
Post # 4
The dress you bought is amazing!
Post # 5
You would look good in a garbage bag, tbh. Both dresses are beautiful, but I slightly prefer the one you bought. The other one looks like it would be a sweat-fest. You made the right choice.
Post # 6
I can totally relate! I had major dress regret from the very beginning and couldn’t shake it. I was also swayed by friends and family who loved it.
I tried not looking at other dresses, etc, but I coudn’t help myself and in the end bought another dress. I know it might not be helpful for you to hear, but I am much happier with the second dress I bought. If you have it in your budget to buy another dress, you could try more on to see if it helps settle your doubts.
I plan on selling my first dress, though I know I won’t get nearly what I paid. Could that be an option for you?
FWIW, you look stunning in both. Which can you most see yourself walking down the aisle in? It’s funny, I actually tried the Justin Alexander one on too and almost bought it as my second dress. I’m a huge fan of the simple, fitted dresses. In the end I didn’t go with it because it was SO. HOT. Like I was dripping sweat in it lol. So that’s definitely something to consider.
Post # 7
francesjoys : The dress you got is STUNNING and you are ROCKIN’ IT!! I feel the second one is a bit too plain and just OK. Bee, you have the right dress!
Post # 8
You look beautiful in the first dress, though! The second dress is just okay IMO.
I get that it’s so hard picking just one dress for your wedding, but I think you did great. My recommendation is to stop looking at dresses now and focus on finding the perfect accessories!
Post # 9
BEE! That first dress is stunning and it looks like it was made for you!
The second is just…plain. Maybe it’s because it’s too big, but it just doesn’t flatter youl.
Post # 10
I like the first one better too!! The simple one is nice, but it looks like it will be hot. You look amazing in both. I had the exact same feelings. I debated between my dress and a ball gown. They were so different. I felt regret after my dress purchase. But, I just had my wedding, and I was so happy with the dress I picked. Like the others have said, you chose your dress for a reason!
Post # 11
What season are you getting married in? The second dress looks very winter-wedding, the first looks like you could wear it at any season. The first one really flatters you!
Post # 12
Oh my goodness, the dress you got is INCREDIBLE. You look so truly lovely. You will be an an absoutle vision of beauty on your wedding day. xoxo
Post # 13
- Wedding: April 2019 - USA
francesjoys : I went through the same thing just last week and ended up getting the one I liked most. They both look beautiful on you but I would go with the one you feel best in. That way you won’t have any reservations about it. It really doesn’t matter what everyone else thinks looks better- it’s how you feel in it that matters most! YOU have to love your gown. If you really can’t get over it I would recommend going back to try on the other dress. Who knows- you might just realize you love the one you got!
Post # 14
Thank you everyone for your kind words! It’s also SUPER comforting knowing that some of you experienced similar feelings. I’m getting married on the summer solstice actually (so middle of June), so the Justin Alexander dress would have been extremely hot. I ordered it in May and it’s not in yet, so once it is in my size, I’ll see if my feelings change. Once again, thank you all SO much! You certainly put my heart at ease for now!
Post # 15
You look amazing in both. I would settle in and get used to the dress you selected because it looks great. I promise you, when the day of your wedding comes, you will completely forget about any dress anxiety you ever had and never think on it again!