(Closed) Dress regret :(

posted 5 years ago in Engagement
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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rosieposie3 :  I understand if you’re not happy and want to change your dress but for what it’s worth that dress is really beautiful and you look gorgeous in it!

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

The dress really is lovely. Strapless lace fit and flare gowns are a dime a dozen, the one you choose is more unique. However, we all want what we want. Maybe check out sample sales or used websites to see if you can get a second dress for cheap. Use one for reception and one for the ceremony. Or try to see the one you don’t want. If you truly dread that dress, you should make a change. 

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I just went through your exact same situation this fall. I got pressured into a dress that was similar to yours with the illusion back except mine was more a-line.  It was too big and I felt ugly in it. I liked elements of it, but it just was not me. I felt you could see my belly button. 

I researched designers and fell in love with Paloma Blanca. And while it was hard to justify spending 2x my dress budget, in the end I am happy and don’t feel panicky about my dress. My photographer said the most beautiful dress is the one you feel great in. I am biased, but  I am all for getting the dress of your dreams.

Best of luck! 

Post # 19
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Helper bee

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rosieposie3 :  I had dress regret immediately after I bought mine. It was so much money and such a big decision, I worried I made the wrong choice. Then after it came in and I tried it on, I loved it! Then when I went home, I hated it. It was this weird thing that it was perfect every time I was wearing it, but doubt would creep in when I wasnt. It eventually went away and now that I am almost done with alterations, I love it!

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I have major dress regret too! Tried on over 100 dresses. Finally decided on one because I was sick of shopping and running out of time. Liked it, but didn’t love it. Now that it’s come in I actually don’t like it at all. I feel like I would have felt this way no matter what dress I bought though!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

You look gorgeous!! If you feel like it’s not the right one, then by all means, continue shopping! You’re just looking around, it doesn’t mean you have to purchase another dress. And you should rock whatever scar you have! (I don’t see it in the photos)

Post # 22
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428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I had thyroid surgery six weeks before my wedding. I now have another huge scar on my neck. You wear that warrior wound with pride. That family member was RUDE. 

Post # 23
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297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

OH MY GOD, your dress is gorgeous. Please don’t change it. I absolutely love it on you.

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

For what it is worth I think your dress is absolutely stunning and suits your body type amazingly.  Regardless of any scar, many wedding photos are close up/ head shots, and strapless dresses aren’t even visable in those shots.   This dress you’ll see a few sparkles and still show off your figure.  I’d go back and retry the sample on and see how it feels.    

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

Go try on a dress that YOU feel you would like or love. If you feel better in it than the one you have now then you should purchase it. I feel alot better having had dress regret and purchasing the dress I loved more after. I know it sucks because no one wants to waste money but you can try selling yours on ebay or pre owned wedding dress.com or maybe work something out with the dress shop.

 

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’m sorry your family member made you feel bad about your scar. That makes me so mad for you. I have a scar on my upper chest from having a port placed to receive chemotherapy. I also have one on my breast from my lumpectomy and part of the breast is sunken in where they took out the tumor. I got divorced and dated after all of that and not one guy I dated thought I was any less attractive with those scars. I would have laughed at anyone who did. So wear whatever you want, scar-bearing or not. It’s part of your body and you should not have to hide it unless you want to.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m also sorry your family made hurtful comments. FWIW, I can’t see any scars and I think you look incredible in that dress! (I got a custom dress, and I liked it a lot, but I didn’t LOVE it — not every bride has weepy-happy OMG moments with their dress.)

Post # 28
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Worker bee

I think your dress is gorgeous and looks stunning on you. BUT if you really want something strapless and fit and flare, and don’t mind the lace, I would definitely look into alterations. As another commenter mentioned, you could remove the illusion front and back so it’s strapless. You could also add an internal corset to give more definition to your waist. I honestly think the dress would be so pretty and romantic with those alterations! 

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

The dress is beautiful on you, DON’T let mean remarks ruin your day.

 

Post # 30
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Busy bee

wow what a gorgeous dress! I think it is PERFECT on you. Love everything about it!

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