(Closed) Dress Remorse: Watters Olivia

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@anotheroneofmany:  you could remove the whole top/shorter layers and leave the long underskirt with just the designed bodice as a bit of flair? i think that would make this a TOTALLY different dress and much more streamlined and pretty

This. this exactly.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@nromano5:  btw LOVE the Alexandra ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Update?

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • 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 # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@JenLovesSierra:  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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

post the new dress so we can see!

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@JenLovesSierra:  

I’m so happy for you! ๐Ÿ™‚  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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with anotheroneofmany if you remove the top layer and maybe add a sash too.

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Glad you found THE dress! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 31
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@JenLovesSierra:  

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.  ๐Ÿ™‚

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