Post # 1
Hello helpful bees, thank you for your help and support when I posted about dress regret. After yet another trip to the shop to try on my dress and take photos, im 100% sure I’m unhappy with the dress, it’s so wrong for me and I’m putting it down to excitement and impulse buying when it came to the purchase 2 months ago! Iv given it nothing but thought since then so im certain it’s not the one. Iv listed it for sale son a wedding dress selling web site so hopefully I can give another bride her dream dress, although beautiful it isn’t MY dream dress.
Has anyone else been in my position? And if so how did it turn out? I feel like a weight has been lifted now Iv made my choice to sell the dress i purchased, that is still in the shop! Thank u in advance for your replies 🙂 x
Post # 3
- 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
@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
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
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!!
Post # 7
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
- 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 # 9
@NurseMandie: aw yes that’s a really nice idea, and think i’ll take some inspiration from you an do the same if it isn’t sold by the wedding, there’s a second hand/charity shop that sells only wedding stuff not far from me. In fact I’m planning on looking there for my new dress as well, worth a try! They get given end of lines and sample dresses from all sorts of wedding shops so some of them are almost brand new and are less than £200. What a lovely idea to donate it 🙂
Post # 10
@adriskill: I understand what u mean, I spent 8 weeks deciding what to do! But as soon as my dress was listed for sale I know it’s exactly the right thing to do. Am so excited about starting the dress shopping process all over again and I’m waiting until at least June next year so I don’t go through this dress regret all over again! The less time to fret the better! I’m also getting used to the idea I may have lost the £650 as its very possible it doesn’t sell :-/ u just have to go with your gut feeling 🙂
Post # 11
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 # 12
@batamont: sorry I’m new to this and think I sent u a message instead of a reply On here! My dress is stunning and will suit a bride who wants the big white look at me princess dress, but it really isn’t me!! I thought it was at the time of purchase when everyone was oo’ing at it! But after research I want something more elegant a-line with corset back and a detailed train…hopefully will have better luck next time!! 🙂
Post # 13
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!
Post # 14
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
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 🙂 good luck to all of those with dress regret, it’s a tough road.
Post # 16
@babbot: aw I hope you have success at selling, iv not been looking again yet I’m going to wait till next year and try not to make the same mistake twice! My dress is on various bidding and selling sites but no interest yet 🙁 have started a saving pot for my new gown so it doesn’t affect the budget, I’m so excited to start looking again tho!