Post # 1
I immediately fell in love with my Nicole Miller dress when I first tried it on. The photo does not do it justice as the fabric is jaquard and almost has different ivory tones to it. When I first got it in I cried in sadness. The rouching detail did not seem the same as when I first tried it on and the size I ordered was too big. I later realized I loved it in the store because it was clipped in the back to fit me which also made the rouching look different. I had an amazing seamstress who made the rouching detail smaller and cut the train off to fit my casual rock and roll themed wedding. I later added straps because I felt like I kept pulling the top up.
I am not sure if this is normal but I seem to have major dress regret. With my wedding 1 month and 6 days away there is nothing I can do. Is it common to have regrets? Am I just freaking out? How do I fall back in love with my dress? I see all of these beautiful strapless silk gowns the other bees are wearing and I am a little jealous. That type of dress would not fit my event or really my personality so why do I feel this way? Does anyone have any advice for me?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
Have you thought about seeing how it looks with jewelry on? Or maybe a sash to add that extra element?
Post # 10
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.
Post # 11
Thank you all so much for your helpful comments. I am gathering that this is normal. It is hard enough to plan an outfit for a weekend out! My fiance is out of town tonight so it is the perfect night to put on my dress, shoes, and jewelry. I am not wearing a veil but my hair mostly down with an orchid, either white, burgandy, or this crazy blue color (if I can track it down) I am not into “bling” but my fiance gifted me aquamarine stud earrings and a bracelet designed by Melissa Joy Manning who made my engagement ring. I am having my hair and make up trial at the end of the month so I will try everything on again that night. Thank you so much BEES!!!