(Closed) Dress regret brides. Tell me your second dress story

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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Beegritte:  I’ve lost both of my parents so I completely understand what you are saying! That’s another reason I got caught up in the moment! 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2022

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Beegritte:  I’m sorry to hear that. I’m very thankful I could go shopping with my mom and that we both agreed on something, hands down!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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Beegritte:  I felt pressured to buy my dress at David’s Bridal. I looked at the pictures my girlfriends sent me of myself in it and I just cringed every time I looked at them. I kept Googling pictures of other brides in the same dress to try and reasure myself it was beautiful and I loved it. I ended up going dress shopping with one of my BM’s who is getting married next year and when she found her dress she kept talking about how much she loved it and didnt want to take it off. I didn’t feel that way. I made appointments the following week and went by myself and started fresh. I ended up falling in love with a ball gown and I never thought I’d love that style. I went back that evening with one of my girls for reassurance and I purachased the dress! I don’t cringe when I look at the photos of me in it and I can’t wait for it to come in 🙂 Maybe it wouldn’t hurt to go look at a few more dresses. It may make you realize that you either love your dress or your doubts were right. Good luck girl! Keep us updated 

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Blushing bee

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Beegritte:  when I first got engaged I was very eager and curious to see what type of wedding dresses I would like so I wandered into a bridal salon to try some on. I went by myself, totally intending to just browse and I ended up buying a dress from the shop. The dress was beautiful and it was on sale, so I felt like I had to buy it since it was a good deal. On the way home, dress regret began to sink in, hard! I had bought a dress at a shop without my mom and friends present for their input. I kinda felt pressured by the sales staff to get the dress coupled with the sale price and I caved. The more I thought about it, the dress was beautiful, but it wasn’t me! knowing what I know now, I would have never fallen victim to the pressure of the bridal consultants!

A few weeks after buying the dress, I decided to sell it since I couldn’t return or exchange it with the salon. I’m so glad I sold the dress! It gave me an opportunity to dress shop the right way with my friends and family. I recently said ‘yes to the dress’ to a gorgeous gown that’s more me and best of all, my family/friends were there so share the experience with! 

being a bride can be so confusing! There are so many important decisions to make and the ‘advice’ you get from people around you can throw you off. All I can say from my experience is follow your gut And do what makes YOU happy. 

 

Good luck!!

Post # 24
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Blushing bee

My dress regret comes and goes which is kind of annoying. I’m currently in the regret stage. I love my dress but had regret the moment I left the boutique. It has beautiful beading and is comfortable. I went forward with it because my mother was beaming when I had it on. I think it was my safe option and my “I’m tired of shopping so let’s get this one and be over with it.” What makes it really hard is that my mom surprised me by paying for the dress! I am very grateful but it does make this harder haha I’ve gone as far as asking a salon if they have my dress I’m eyeing in stock… and they do. Now I’m fighting the urge to tell my mom about said regret and going to salon to “just try it on.” Which I know will open doors. Agh!

My dress

Dress I keep thinking about

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I like your first dress better! I am trying to focus on how awesome my dress will look the day of, completely fitted, to keep regret away. Its a natural feeling with such a big one time use purchase.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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Beegritte:  I’m so glad you have happy feelings about another dress. I think the biggest thing you should ask yourself is whether or not you see yourself walking down the aisle in it? My original dress was trendy, fun and beautiful and my new dress is timeless, elegent and beautiful. There’s a difference between loving a dress that’s not for you and loving a dress that fits you better. 

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I’m amazed how many brides feel the same way I did. I bought a dress everyone else wanted and not quite what I had in mind. My first pick is beautiful, don’t get me wrong, it just wasn’t what I envisioned looking like on my day. I ended up picking out a new one Saturday and am thrilled with it. Even though I was very hesitant to rush into another big purchase, I teared up when I tried on my second dress because it was everything I had wanted from the beginning and it was what my groom had described from the beginning and I had the “this is the dress I’m going to walk down the aisle in” moment. 

Post # 28
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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anguyen15:  That is so true!

Post # 29
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Worker bee

bell616 please PM me; I’m interested in the Avani.

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee

I got married in 2010 (getting divorced this year but that is a whole other story)

I was the first of my friends to get married so didn’t really want to ask them to come shopping with me because I didn’t want to bother them. My mum passed away when I was 11 so I had no one to really go with.

I ended up buying the first dress I semi-liked. I didn’t have an ah-ha moment and the only reason I liked it was because I had typed in the style number into google and found a forum where women said it was really nice, so I went with it.

It was the Sottero & Midgley JSM1103.

 

 

For reference, my dream dress if I were to be getting married now is something similar to this:

 

Next time I will defintely take my nearest and dearest with me and not rush into any decisions.

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