(Closed) Dress regret = my decision to sell

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4410 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

I’ve never been in that position, but I’m glad to hear a weight has been lifted for you. Obviously, it was not THE dress if you feel relief after putting it up for sale. Hope it sells quickly for you!

Post # 4
6109 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Dawn1234:  Yes, I bought 5 dresses total, only to sell 4 of them.  (Think cheap online sales!)  I ended up keeping dress #3 and using it for the wedding day.  I resold the rest, but mine were really cheap so I got what I paid for them basically!

Post # 5
2836 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had bad dress regret. But I took it to alterations and made it into a dress that I liked even more… and then day of I loved it.  If you can pinpoint what it is you don’t like, sometimes you can alter it so that you do like it. But sometimes you just gotta sell and start a new dress hunt. Best of luck!

Post # 6
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I hear you!! I have dress regret too. I’m in the middle of getting a new dress made. My original one is beautiful but like you said ” It’s not my dress” I got caught up in a massive discount (79%) off a sample gown in a local shop and at the time I was thrilled in the dress. It needs drycleaning but that didnt bother me as I paid $400 for it. It started when i went back to collect it and i tried it on again for my Girlfriend and Mother-In-Law, it didnt feel right from them.. I couldnt say anything as i felt so guilty. Now every time i put it on I feel sad as its not what i envision myself walking down to my man in.

I think if you can sell it then do it!! I know its only one day and one time you wear it but that feeling you have that its not the one will only intensify.

I do however agree that maybe you “could” have it altered to your liking!!

Good Luck!!

Post # 7
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

yes ,i saw my dress online and loved it,,then went to davids bridal and saw it on the rack and was like no way..the sales person said please try it on bc dresses on hangers do not even to begin to show you how they look,i had a coworker with me,,,i tried it on and came out and my coworker told me it was beautiful and a another person sitting there told me the same…now i see other dresses that are more frilly and detailed and i am wondering if i should scrap it and start all over.I got a really huge discount and i love the fact that it can be used as a cocktail dress after the wedding by removing the train,,,i feel like i just cant make up my mind

Post # 8
3414 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

I had dress regret. I bought a different dress that was my dream dress and now I’m trying to sell my first dress. So I definitely feel you. I’m hoping someone buys it but if I can’t sell it wihin the year I plan to donate to charity. Hoping that by donating to someone less fortunate I might give them a happy wedding day.

Post # 11
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I had it,I ordered mine online.  But then I tried on a black sash with it and it was exactly what it needed.

If your dress doesnt feel right, your doing the right thing! Hopeing you find your dream dress soon, and have no doubts at all!

Post # 13
33 posts
  • Wedding: January 2013

I bought what i thought was my dream dress, and it was until one day i went “reception dress shopping” and tried on a wedding dress that made me rethink what i would wear for my ceremony.  I ended up buying the second wedding dress, and decided to sell my original dress as it was still being made.  I posted an ad on this website, and sold it the week it was ready.

I must say though that i lost a lot of money.  Even though it was brand new never been tried on, i still sold it for hundreds less than what i paid.  if you sell your dress, just know that you might lose some money.

Actually selling the dress was a huge weight lifted off my shoulders! 

Good luck!

Post # 14
8878 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I had dress regret, I fell in love with a second dress and bought it.  Best decision I made as far as the wedding went.  Still trying to sell dress #1 though, it’s not easy.

Post # 15
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think the online sales and deals sometimes get you… it’s a great deal on a dress, and then you end up maybe buying something that you normally wouldn’t have bought, just because it’s a great deal… I also settled, and bought a dress, it’s beautiful, but then I noticed that my dream dress (sunday rose) came in a knock off version that was slightly more flattering and a LOT less $, so I tried it on at david’s bridal (sv415) and I love love love it. I know it’s exactly the dress for me, and now I’m selling my old one, I figure since it’s new with tags, someone will want it πŸ™‚  good luck to all of those with dress regret, it’s a tough road.

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