Post # 1
Just stumbled upon a dress by the same designer as my dress and I love it SO MUCH MORE than the one I ordered. The one I ordered is the first mermaid I tried on and I’m scared I fell in love with the silhouette and just wanted to be done shopping.
Am I crazy for wanting to buy the one I just found? I’ve aready paid $675 for my dress and will pay the remaing $411 when it arrives in November. I also ordered my dress in a size contigent on losing 15-30 lbs and may be a little stressed about that. Maybe I can sell the first one?
Trying not to have a breakdown….
This is the dress I ordered:
This is the dress I would rather have:
Post # 2
They’re almost exactly the same… I don’t think it’d be worth it to be out $1k for a nearly identical dress.
Post # 3
I am struggling to see the differences. Its really just a different neckline right? maybe just see if they can do that in alterations? Why stress when they look SO similar?
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2016 - Cherry Orchard
The neckline of yours looks way more $$$ to me. i love yours!
Post # 5
I like yours much better and I think it’s because of neckline also. Much more intricate, it’s very pretty!
Post # 6
I don’t see the difference.
Post # 7
I’m sorry, I don’t see a differenc at all. I went back and forth, still nothing. OK, a slightly different neckline….:)
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2016 - Theater
Okay, so I’m going to be the Devil’s advocate and I do think the second dress is equally lovely to your dress. So it all boils down to; are you really unhappy with your dress? Do not get hungup on the idea that there is just one best ever dress out there. There are just too many. Is your dress something you loved? Did you feel good in it? What is it about the second dress that makes you second guess your choice?
The only true difference I see is the neckline. Normally I wouldn’t advice to go and try it on, but I think here you should try the dresses back-to-back. If you do end up loving the second dress more, and if you have the money to spare, I’m not one to tell you to stick by your first choice.
If you do not have the money to spare, trying on the other dress might bring heart ache. Maybe try on the dress you ordered again to reaffirm that it really does look lovely. Also consider what alterations would be available to make your first dress your absolute dream dress.
Ultimately, though; make a rational decision. Do not do anything rash in a panic.
Post # 9
They’re so similar….I don’t think it would be worth the lost money tI get dress 2, but ultimately its up to you. Original dress is beautiful
Post # 10
Thanks for the rational input… I also talked to my BMs and I’m being crazy for sure! I cannot spend $1000 more on a dress. That can be put to so much better use in other areas of the wedding.
Maybe I can talk to the seamstress about creating a deeper V if that’s something I do want once it arrives. The back won’t show much anyway because I’m wearing my long hair down.
While I have you all here… What color accesories would you go for? I feel stuck with silver because the sparkles are silver, but gold is a wedding color and my ring is a heirloom blue sapphire with yellow gold. Maybe rose gold?
I also just ordered these shoes in gold:
This actually all started because I was looking for a picture of my dress with accessories ahhhh!
Post # 11
honestly i dont really see a difference. alter the neckline to look the same as the second one if thats whats getting you.
Post # 12
go with gold accessories! that would be cute!
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2015 - Diplomat Country Club
jlybrand: 1 they are both almost identical maybe the neckline is a tad different but you can have that altered. So i say stick to dress 1
2. I would wait for your dress to come in before getting accessories. One of my regrets was getting my accesories too soon and i realized i needed much bigger earings than i had ordered but by that time i was spending so much already i didn’t even bother changing lol
Post # 14
Surely a seamstress could alter the neckline to more what you want for like $50?
Post # 15
See if your seamstress can sew some gold beading into the dress to go alongside the sparkle on top and the belt. Then, you’ll solve your gold accessory problem!
I have an ivory dress with silver beading and I’m using gold as an accent color on the bridesmaids. I don’t think it clashes at all. Sparkle is sparkle.