(Closed) Dress Regret: AKA Lets blow my whole wedding budget on a dress

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 31
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Worker bee

I love you in your dress.  What you could do to love that dress even more is to have your seamstress make it into a sweetheart neckline,  that will make the dress have a sexy feel like the $4000 dress.

Post # 32
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Busy bee

Honestly, I think that the second one flares out in a very abrupt and unnatural way. I don’t like it at all. Your first dress is classic and lovely

Post # 33
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Please don’t get the second one! (Sorry to anyone who is actually wearing it– ) but I am sure that if you were to get it, in 20 years you would look back on your pictures and be like “what was I thinking!?!” It is so OTT!

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

First one! Have you tried on a blingier sash with it to make it come alive more? OR with a veil and jewelry??

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Think about it..your’re only going to wear this dress for one day.  Don’t blow all your money on the 2nd dress.  It’s pretty, but your 1st one looks great too.  Like the others have said, dress it up with a beautiful sash.  Also maybe you can find jewelry that you like that is reasonable.  Make sure you find a great makeup & hair stylist as well.  My dream dress was the Lazaro 3050 but it was in the $4500 range, but I chose to go with the Maggie Sottero Nova that was $850, because I knew I couldnt afford it, but I wanted to spend my budget on other things, like hair and make up, shoes, and other bridal accessories, plus maybe put it towards our honeymoon or other expenses.  They say you should stop looking at other dresses after you found your dress…..to prevent dress regret.  Remember you make the best choice on buying the 1st one!!

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I like the first one way better. I think if you checked out sashes and jewelry and got all gussied up you would totally fall in love with it again.

I actually don’t like the second one all that much.

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I agree with the PPs. I don’t think the second dress is worth its pricetag and the first one really does look amazing on you and will obviously look even better with the alterations. Plus I reckon you’re MUCH less likely to look back on the first dress in 20 years’ time and think of it as outdated, as it looks so timeless (but definitely not common or boring). Like others said, you could spruce up the first dress to make the entire look have more of a “wow” factor for still the fraction of the cost of the second dress.

Post # 38
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think your new dream dress is really inappropriate for an outdoor wedding in a national park. I can just see the sticks and dirt getting all up in the tulle bottom. Honestly, I think your first dress is WAY more appropriate!

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I like your original dress WAYYYY better.

Its very classy and elegant. timeless. 

It also looks way more comfortable to wear than the KP dress. I dont think the 2 compare to each other.

Maybe add a blingy sash and some more pooof at the bottom of the original dress and it would make you feel better. It would still resemble the 2nd one!

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i prefer dress #1!  and STOP looking/trying on dresses, you have a great one already

Post # 41
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483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Definitely think the first dress is way more fitting for a outdoor wedding in Yosemite (lucky you having it there!!!)  Like others have said, why not ‘bling’ your dress up–maybe that will add the ‘wow’ factor your are looking for. 

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Your first dress is absolutely stunning on you! What’s more important; an over-the-top dress that’s going to be completely out of date in 10 years, or having enough money to comfortably begin your life with your new husband? Whenever I got into a situation like this, I reminded myself that it’s about the MARRIAGE, not the wedding.

 Don’t even think about any other dresses anymore! You have yours and you look smokin’ in it!

Post # 43
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67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I like the first dress a lot more – more classy and less trendy. Save your money!

Post # 44
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had dress regret and ended up buying the other option so I don’t have much room to talk BUT I will still talk Wink 

I like dress 1 more than the the new option. I think it looks great on you, you already expressed that you don’t dislike it and I feel like it matches your location better. 

I have always lived by if you keep thinking about it then you should probably go and get it HOWEVER this new dress is seriously out of your budget. 

ETA: if you added a sash to your original dress do you think it would give you more of that wow factor you like about dress 2? I just bought this one on Etsy and it’s gorgeous in person. The photo doesn’t look like it but it is all rhinestones. It reminds me of the detail on dress 2. 

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am with the other ladies, your existing dress is WAY BETTER!

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