(Closed) Dress regret

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m going through the same thing.  I found my dress last May, bought it in October and have my first fitting in 2 weeks. 🙁  Now I feel like it is 1. Huge and going to be hard to dance in and 2. Too fancy for our reception place.

What don’t you like about yours?  And what about other dresses is it that you like? 

Post # 4
27 posts
  • Wedding: May 2018

I think everyone goes through this – I know I did.  There are just so many styles, how is a girl to choose just one?  I think no matter what dress you choose the grass will always be greener…maybe not before the wedding, or even right after the wedding, but take my sister for example – 14 years since her wedding, and she told me the other day she wishes she wore a different gown.  She just had that epiphany within the last couple of years.

Post # 5
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think it’s normal to second-guess your choice. I had my first fitting today and have worried all week that I’d put the dress on and think, "Why oh why did I buy THIS one?"

Post # 6
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

It may be hard to figure out exactly what isn’t making it a perfect 10 for you.  But if you can put your finger on exactly what isn’t floating your boat, maybe you can make some (minor) changes.  Add a sash, make it a sweetheart neckline, whatever. 

I love my dress, but have been sad that I chose one without a train.  Instead of buying a new dress, I’m going to have a detachable train made.  I’m sure you’ll be able to make it work!  Good luck!

Post # 7
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We put so much pressure on ourselves to find the PERFECT dress. Then once we lock ourselves into a decision (and PAY for it) we instantly wonder whether it was the right choice. I’ve probably second guessed just about EVERY decision I’ve made for this wedding so far!

My gown was a sample dress that I felt I needed to act on quickly or I’d miss a really good deal. The dress is very pretty, flattering, and lightweight which is good for the hot, Vegas weather. But it never really took my breath away or anything. I try to look at it logically but I occasionally have second thoughts… 😉

Post # 8
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I think buyer’s remorse is really common when you’ve bought a dress, then seen tons of other gorgeous gowns in the interim between your purchase and being reunited with your gown. Depending on how long its been since you bought, a new trend might’ve emerged, or you might simply have found more resources and images that you’ve never seen before.

Try to focus on the things you loved about the dress in the first place, and if there are minor changes (such as a sash, a different neckline, cap sleeves, etc) that you’d like to make in order to make the dress more like something else you’ve seen and liked more, talk to your seamstress. There’s a LOT that a talented seamstress can do! 🙂 

I hope this helps, and good luck! Maybe if you post some pics, some hive honeys can help you brainstorm little ways to alter it.

Post # 9
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I’m right there with yall.  I’m also 1 week away from the wedding!  i started scouring craigslist to see about a last minute switch. My sister in law pointed out that i look great in my dress and come next saturday, i really wont care that i didnt LOVE my dress anymore.

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