(Closed) Dress remorse

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@cherryblossomlove:  +1! I’d love to see pics of you in both dresses, OP.

Although, as a biased Enzoani bride, I have a feeling I know which one I’m going to like Wink

Regardless, it sounds like you know deep down what to do. You are in love with the original Enzoani dress, and with the deal you found on it, it sounds like it was meant to be. Try your best to sell the other dress and make your dream dress work! What a bargain at $600, btw!

Post # 5
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think you should talk to your fiance about this and see what he thinks. While I totally sympathize with dress regret (since I had it very badly and couldn’t get a new dress), you have to be responsible for the decisions you’ve made. 

Can you get the $600 back for the alterations? If you can get the $600 back then I would say you should put that $600 toward the preowned dress since it’s the same difference. $1600 for a dress you hate + alterations or $1600 for a dress you hate + the dress you love. Then after the wedding you could always try to sell the dress you hate. If you can’t get the $600 back from the seamstress then I think you should take responsibility for the decision and do what you can to make it loveable. 

Post # 6
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I had dress regret as well- bought the new dream dress, which ended up costing an extra $1100 in lost deposit and rush fees…not including price of the dress! No regrets though- I’m like you and never really spend money. Fiance was fine with it- just wanted me to be happy. I know the extra $$ sucks, but do you want to look at your wedding photos and keep thinking that you weren’t really happy with how you looked? Tough call- some people would be fine with it while others would not… you can always sell the dress after to get back some money? Good luck on your decision! Pics would definitely help- maybe your original dress is really the one? 

Post # 7
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it’s important for you to feel good about your dress. I think if there’s any way you can find the money for the new dress, I would buy it and I would immediately start working on selling the other dress.

If you can’t afford it yourself, would it be possible to ask some family members if they would be willing to help you purchase the gown in place of their wedding gift to you? Just an idea. 

Post # 8
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Buy it if you really want it.  Which Enzoani dress is it? I have an Enzoani dress too 🙂

Post # 9
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes Enzoani brides like me love to see pics!!

Post # 10
7276 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think you should go with the dress you love. Maybe you could try to sell your other dress to make back some of the money? And in my mind if the alterations aren’t done (you are able to tell the alteration lady not to do them) then it all works out to be about the same amount. I would not suggest trying to cover it up from your Fiance though. I don’t think that’s the right way to start out a marriage.

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