Post # 17
As someone who had major dress regret and ended up getting a different dress, my advice is to sleep on it and give it some time. Try your best not to worry about it. If in another week you still feel awful about it, go and try on more dresses. You will either realize that you actually do love your dress, or that there are other dresses out there you love a lot more. I ended up spending way more money than I ever thought I would because of my mistake, but in the end I was so happy I went with my gut because I truly loved my second dress.
Don’t feel stupid. This has happened to many of us (and trust me, I felt like the queen of stupid when it happened to me).
Post # 18
I agree with SerenaSF! I had the same thing happen to me and I felt so stupid. I am so happy that I decided to go with what I wanted and not what everyone else liked. I just sold my origninal dress and I didn’t get full price but I got a decent amount. If you don’t want to spend the money to have it rushed you could try to find a sample that you like. The store was able to let me buy the sample at a much discounted rate! Good Luck 🙂
Post # 22
Would you ever consider the custom/replica route? Lots of brides (myself included) have done this and its worked out well. At the very least, you would have another option/backup. And they shipped my dress within 30 days from placing the order.
Post # 23
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I think the dress looks great on you. Maybe you should go back in and try it on again with fresh eyes and after you have clamed a bit. All I can think of is an episode of SYTTD when a girl cancelled her dress and then went in to look for a new one and ended up–unknowingly–falling in love with the SAME dress. She didn’t even realize it was the same one. Only now it was like $1200 or $1600 more than when she originally ordered it. So, just be SURE you don’t actually like the dress. Go put it on again, and put on some accessories–get the entire picture. If you still don’t want to wear it, you’ll just have to lose the $800 and get a new dress. You need to love the dress.
Post # 24
Ended up ditching the dress. I went back into the store, tried it on, and hated it even more than I thought. The whole time, the store owner said we could work something out, that it wasn’t the first time this had happened, and said to look and try others on and we’ll sort it out. So I ended up loving another dress that was also by Watters, and he was making it seem like that would work out great since it was the same brand. Long story short, his idea of working something out was doing nothing. He wanted me to lose the original $800, buy the new dress for the full price, and then pay 10% on top for rush charges. I asked him how that was helping me out, and he said that they wouldn’t take me to court for the remaining balance on the original dress (even though I wasn’t actually getting that dress). I flipped out, and told him there was no way I was going to put more money into their store if he wasn’t going to offer ANY sort of discount whatsoever (which he again refused). So I walked away feeling defeated. Had a few margaritas at lunch, called another bridal store nearby who offered to squeeze me in that afternoon. I found a dress that I LOVED, they offered to sell me the sample at 65% off, and even threw in a veil for 50% off too. Alterations were much cheaper than the other store, so all in all, I actually came out saving money instead of losing some, and I LOVE THE DRESS!!!
I am super embarassed that I made the wrong choice in the first place, but these things happen, and I couldn’t be more happier about my new dress and can’t wait to walk down the aisle in it!!!!!
Post # 25
So happy it worked out for you! You have to go with your gut… when you don’t like your dress… you just don’t like it. I tried desperately to make myself like my first dress, and the more I tried, the more I disliked it. Mistakes happen and it sounds like you didn’t lose out on that much money in the end, so that’s awesome! Can’t wait to see pictures of the new dress!
P.S. The first bridal salon sounds like a total a**hole, and I would let everyone know that via yelp, etc. Being treated like that is not cool.
Post # 26
wow! I am surprised at the first shop…wanting you to pay MORE?!
Glad you found something you love. In the end that’s what matters!
Post # 27
post the new dress so we can see!
Post # 28
I’m so happy for you! 🙂 Good choice. If you didn’t love it, then you didn’t love it –and that’s ok.
Now you can feel good about your dress.
Post # 29
I agree with anotheroneofmany if you remove the top layer and maybe add a sash too.
Post # 30
Glad you found THE dress! 🙂
Post # 31
Good for you! I had dress regret as well because I felt pressured that my Mother-In-Law drove 6 5 hours just to see me try on dresses and ended up realizing that I HATED the dress I bought because it just wasn’t me (even though it was pretty) DB wouldn’t take back my money so i went to another store which was super accomodating with one of my BMS and they gave me a 60 % discount, through the alterations in and the taxes and I only ended up paying $550.00 everything in for the new dress. I felt super guilty at first but now I’m just glad that I’ll be walking down the aisle in a dress that feels more me than anything else. 🙂