(Closed) Dress Regrets

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

1. Go try the dress again. Take photos.

2. Play with accessories. Try it on with a veil, some fabulous earring etc.

3. Try to imagine it altered to fit you perfectly.

4. Remember the positive things that made you pick that dress in the first place.

5. If all else fails, have a backup plan. Start looking at sample sales, preowned dresses etc. If the dress arrives in a few months and you still don’t like it, you may still have time to sell that one (for a loss of course) and buy a new one. You will see many multiple dress brides here who went that route, including myself.

Try not to stress to much about it, it’ll work out one way or another!

Post # 4
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I had dress regret pretty much immediately.  I tried to ignore it but it never went away.  I finally went back and tried on the dress again, and I disliked it even more than I had in my head.  So… after agonozing about it for way too long and going crazy (and driving everyone around me crazy), I finally accepted that I made a mistake, and I’m now about to become a two dress bride.  I hope to sell my original one. 

However, not everyone ends up like me!  A lot of people I have talked to have temporary regret and then ended up loving their dress when it came in.  Go back and try it on again.  Think about it some more.  It’s highly likely that you are just having the momentary freak out that happens to many brides after they commit to such a big purchase!

Post # 5
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1909 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hi dear, first off – don’t stress. The PPs gave you some great advice ๐Ÿ™‚ You absolutely must go try the dress on again. Your consultant should help you remember why you chose that gown in the first place. Is there another gown that you are thinking is a better choice? If so, try them on back-to-back and take photos. Sleep on it, and don’t make any hasty decisions like canceling until you have a backup plan.

I’m a 2-dress bride, didn’t know I was having regrets until I saw “the one” a few months after ordering the 1st dress. Happy and confused, I made back to back appointments (the dresses were at different stores). I looked great in my original dress, but felt fantastic in the 2nd dress. I’m still debating whether to walk away from my deposit, it seems like I’ll lose less money than paying the balance and trying to sell it. Good luck and keep us posted ๐Ÿ™‚

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