(Closed) Dress regrets – what to do?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Do you have a picture of you in the dress?

I don’t understand how you would save money by purchasing another dress. Your alterations should be less than the cost of a new dress.

If you really don’t like the dress you have, you should try to sell it before you purchase another one. You probably won’t get what you paid for it, but it would be something to go toward a new dress. I still think that even with selling your now dress and purchasing another dress, plus alterations on a new dress, you could ultimately end up spending more on the new dress.

Without seeing you in your now dress, I can’t reall say what I would do in your situation.

Post # 4
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

this depends on a lot of things. Have you tried looking at other dress similar but more in your price range? is it realistic to find what you want at such a cheaper price that it would be worth the stress of trying to sell your dress? Also, have you looked into other cost cutter options for your wedding? 

Maybe it would also help to think back on why you got your dress in the first place…do you love it? i know you said you did not get “this is the one” feeling but is it worth it to you. Obviously you purchased it for a reason. 

 

Could you post a pic of your dress? this might help us help you find a similar dress at less cost. or maybe we will tell you that hte dress is so amazing that you must cut costs somewhere else because it is worth it….

Post # 6
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Thanks for the additional info! I really like your dress but, as you have confirmed by doing your research, you can get a very similar dress for WAY cheaper! I love that you listed the pros and cons. How did you feel after you did that? I think the cons outweighed the pros. Also one of your pros was that it is lightweight because you are having a july wedding but on your con list you said that because the dress does not have any structuring you will have to wear a firm control garment that will be hot!! so the fact that the dress is lightweight is really not a pro but a con if you ask me. because now you have to spent more money on expensive garments. 

My suggestion: sell your dress and buy a new one. 

I really like this one (minus the blue accent) and take a look at the PRICE. And if you take a look at David Bridal they have a few that are similar to the one you got at KLEINFIELDS 😉

http://www.bridalgownsonsale.com/taffeta-sweetheart-neckline-with-ruched-bodice-and-a-line-skirt-hot-sell-custom-made-wedding-dress-wd-0191-1495.html

good luck and please keep us posted on what you decide and how it works out. 

Post # 7
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

oh yeah, i do suggest you try and sell it before purchasing another one. Because if you dont sell it and purchase a new dress then you are in worse shape then before. BUT I am sure you will be able to sell a brand new dress.

Post # 9
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can try to sell it, but honestly from what I’ve heard it takes quite some time to sell a wedding dress and by the time you’ve managed to sell it, it might be too late to buy a new one. The fastest way to sell a wedding dress is to slash the price and then you will be losing money anyway. 

Post # 10
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10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Been there, done that :P… I have tried to sell my dress, that didn’t work. I bought a new dress, didn’t like it anymore, tried to sell it, that didn’t work. I lost about 10 lbs, put back on my original dress and am thrilled with it (go figure). Give yourself some time, list it for sale, see what happens. I think that your dress could easily be altered to the sweetheart neckline. Maybe even take it to a seamstress and see what the pricing is to change it.

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