(Closed) Dress Regrets

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I felt the same way.

The advice I would give is to give yourself a day.

Go get your hair done and make up. Feel good about yourself. Then try it on. It will give you an idea of how you will look on the day of! Then hopefully you will fall back in love!

Post # 4
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

It’s so pretty.. I know the feeling I’m a couple months away and started thinking my dress was too much for my venue but I got over it. I’m back to loving my dress. You have to look at it this way.. you and the dress picked each other for a reason when you got it! So it’s perfect for you!

Post # 5
3367 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Dress regret is so common!  I had it so bad that ended-up spending money I shouldn’t have and am trying to sell the dresses I changed my mind about.  You look amazing in that gown!  Do you plan to wear a veil?  If yes, I think you need to see yourself in the “complete” look that you plan to have for the wedding… and if not, it is a gorgeous silhouette.  You said it fits your ceremony and personality, and that’s what really matters!

Post # 6
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had major dress regret about 2 months before my wedding. 

The dress I had picked was similar to yours- simple, streamlined. It looked like it could fit in at an formal event as much as at a wedding. It was nice, but I started to feel that I wanted something more ornate with detail that was undeniably a wedding dress.

Five weeks before my wedding I visited a bridal boutique that was having a sample sale.  I fell in love with one of the sample dresses and it needed no alterations to fit me. That day, I left without the dress but could not stop thinking about it so 1 week later it was still there and I purchased it.  Loved my dress and I am so glad that I decided to change.

I was able to sell my other dress on oncewed.com for the same price I bought it for.

Post # 7
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve seen that dress in person and the fabric is gorgeous. I love how it looks on you!

I’m having a bout of dress regret right now, so I’m planning on stopping by the boutique to try it on and hopefully, fall in love all over again.

Post # 8
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think this feeling is really normal. I was so in love with my dress when I bought it, but the first time I tried on the actual dress (not the sample) I started having some doubt creep in. I also worried I chose something too simple or that the silhouette wasn’t the best fit for me.

You look beautiful in your dress and I agree with the PPs…sometimes it’s hard to imagine the whole “look” with the hair, makeup, veil 9if you’re wearing one) etc. I took a picture of my face after my hair and makeup trial and I held it over my face in the picture of me trying on my dress and I magically liked it again! I think wedding stress makes so many of us second guess things, but try to focus on the reasons you loved it so much in the first place.

Post # 9
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Have you thought about seeing how it looks with jewelry on? Or maybe a sash to add that extra element? 

Post # 10
32 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m beginning to realize in my dress search that there may never be “the one” because there are sooooo many out there and its just so fun to play dress up!  There is always something new and pretty to look at.  You don’t have that initial “high” anymore.  I’ll always wish I could wear like 3 different styles on that day.  But – we have to choose.   I think when you have it all put together on your day you’ll realize that you chose this dress because that is how you wanted to look on your day, and although you love others, they just aren’t what you wanted.  That said – you look amazing in that dress.   

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