(Closed) Dress regret brides: Did you have guilt?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you feel guilty over getting another dress?
    Yes, and it still bugs me a little : (7 votes)
    33 %
    Yes, initially, but the feeling went away : (3 votes)
    14 %
    Not at all! : (6 votes)
    29 %
    "Cheating on a dress"? You are way overthinking this. : (5 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    583 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I didn’t at all. I was completely in love with my 2nd dress which should have been my first dress in the first place! 

    Post # 4
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I was able to exchange and I couldn’t be happier!!! My 2nd dress is my style far more than my original dress.

    Post # 5
    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I lost money on the first dress but I know I would never have been happy with it. This is the most important item of clothing you will ever wear and, as the center of attention at your wedding, you should feel as confident and as beautiful as you can. If this second dress makes you feel that way, and you can afford the second dress, chalk the first up to a bad decision and move on. Another bride will benefit from your donated dress and that should make you feel good.

    Post # 6
    8882 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I had TONS of guilt and still a little bit. I just purchased my new dream dress 2 weeks ago after dress regret. I felt so bad because my mom bought the first dress and even cried when I had it on. But we both agree this new one is THE one and she bought it for me. We’re going to sell the other. I still have a bit of guilt because the other one still is very beautiful.

    Post # 7
    23593 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I went through tons of dress regret, but I tended to internalize it.  It did eventually go away, and I felt beautiful on my wedding day!

    Post # 8
    1094 posts
    Bumble bee

    I only felt bad for having to cancel the first dress. Luckily the 2nd dress was at the same store so I was able to transfer my deposit. But I felt uncomfortable calling them and saying “I hope you havent started production on my dress yet because…..” Initially there was a 20% cancellation fee, which I was able to get waved since the dress I was buying was more expensive…

    Post # 9
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My wedding is in two months and I am having total dress regret. The funny tging is it has gone back and forth from dress to dress. I ordered a custom made dress from ETSY… i fell in love with it the moment i saw it. Since I have been losing weight we decided to wait until March to send in the measurments. This was back in Septmember that I orderd it. 

    Then in December I freaked out and thought OMG what if I hate it what if it makes me look fat waht if.. what if what if… So I went dress shopping and the people at the dress shopped told me that I was shopping really late for a dress and there was a possibility that whatever i ordered may not be here in time for the wedding. So I ended up buying a dress off the rack. Now I have put about $500 into alterations (hem. chopping off the train, bust fitting) and I still havent seen the etsy dress.


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