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

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 46
802 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Keep your dress! It’s beautiful. Stop watching Say Yes to The Dress! 🙂

Post # 47
1 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012
Post # 48
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I agree with all the other bee’s and love your first dress , maybe spend some more money on alterations if you want to change a few things or find a replica

Post # 49
1575 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I hate to say it, but I like the original dress WAY more.

Post # 50
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t even know if I can articulate how much more I like the first dress.  I LOVE your dress….and strongly dislike the other one.  Yours looks so beautiful on you.

Post # 51
869 posts
Busy bee

I REALLY like your first dress!!! (Much better than the second).  If it makes you feel any better, it reminds me a lot of mine, and I paid $1400 for it – and havn’t even gotten the alterations done yet! 🙂 (I think I spent too much – I can’t imagine spending $4400 on a dress!!!)

Post # 52
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

It’s all relative to your budget and how much more you love it than the first one.

I’m not at all opposed to blowing $5-10k on a dress if you can afford it (without straining yourself financially), but it’s important to take a step back and think about whether you really can. That said, I actually think your first dress is 10000000000000x times prettier!! Smile


Post # 53
164 posts
Blushing bee

@Luckygal5571:  I actually think your original dress is much more classic and beautiful!  I think the other style will eventually become dated.


However, one suggestion that I make that I feel is a compromise between the two, is I do really feel like the first dress needs a different belt/sash whatever you call it.  I think the plain satin ribbon thing around it can easily be replaced with a beaded belt similar to the one of the dream dress.  Or It also might be pretty to replace it with one of those flower sashes.

Other than that, I sincerely think even if I didn’t know the prices, I would go for the first one.

Post # 54
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Dress 1 rocks! Dress 2 is chic for 2012, but you may look back with regret, as it is very trendy. Dress 1 is classic elegence and perfect for Yosemite. Plus, I’m thinking your groom will appreciate #1 more, as you can see your beauty. Dress #2 is too much dress

Post # 55
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

What did you ending up doing???

Post # 56
1936 posts
Buzzing bee

I think the second dress doesn’t really fit a wedding of 50 people… the first one is very flattering and pretty!

Post # 58
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

In My Humble Opinion, simple but classic (and good quality) wedding gowns generally look more classy and elegant than ones that are too busy or trendy.  It’s understandable that many brides want that “wow” factor, but be careful not to purchase something expensive just because it’s the latest and greatest style.  Years from now you don’t want to look at your pictures with regret (and regret that you spent so much) on something that looks rather dated than classic. 


Post # 59
2155 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m actually not a big fan of that more expensive dress. I dont like the straight line across the drop waist, I don’t think it’s the most flattering thing in my mind. 

Actually, when I saw the first one and realized it was $99, I wanted it for myself! (Except I already have one :P)

Post # 60
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you like poof, you’re not really getting that with your first dress which is sleeker (unless you try some poofy slip underneath).  You don’t need to buy a $4,400 dress, but you don’t need to settle on a dress that doesn’t match your taste just because it was only $99.  With your figure you can wear whatever you want.

I would recommend not trying on any more dresses that are outside your budget.  There’s no sense in it.  The guests at your wedding won’t see the expensive dresses to compare your dress to, so why hold yourself up to some standard like that.

If your wedding is at Yosemite, you need to be comfortable moving around and not worried about the dress getting dragged in some dirt, which will happen.

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