(Closed) Ever pick a wedding dress you weren't "in love" with?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

VictorianChick :  Here you are. Don’t listen to your friend. Matter of fact don’t listen to anyone except yourself. If you become comfortable with the thought then go for it but others opinions shouldn’t be an influence. Will your friend pay you the money lost if you don’t like the finished product? Probably not.

Post # 32
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Buzzing bee

heavenlyflower : Alas no she won’t help pay for it. So you make a valid point.

Pretty dress 🙂 You are lucky! 

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I didn’t have a “moment”… I found it online, thought it would look good on me, and fit the feel I was going for. It was the one I liked best out of all 7 I tried on at that first appointment — the rest were not even close to things I would’ve picked, so it wasn’t that hard to like “my” dress the best. I don’t ooh and ahh over it, but I like the way I look in it, and it fit the budget. I don’t think I ever would’ve had an “OMG this is MY DRESS” moment even with an unlimited budget and 1000 dresses. 

Post # 35
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Blushing bee

Yep. I liked mine but didn’t love it. Guess what – 1.5 years later I realize it still doesn’t matter to me at all. No regrets. 

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

MiniMeow :  Eh, I’m probably the worst person to give advice on this so I’ll clarify that this is strictly a personal opinion. I don’t think a dress one wears for a couple hours is worth spending thousands on even with an unlimited budget. I just don’t. Clothes, jewelry and cars are horrible when it comes to resale value so if you ever decide to sell it don’t count on more than a couple hundred. However, if you REALLY love it, think its worth it and spending the extra $1k won’t put you in debt or make you compromise on other wedding needs then I say purchase your peace of mind. But if you’re just happy you finally found something you like and want this experience to be over don’t settle. It’ll suck but keep looking. And negotiate! Sales consultants will get creative with discounts out of thin air if you’re truly interested. Most people just never ask. 😉 

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

MiniMeow :  My consultant pulled a dress $700 dollars over my max budget. Of course it was the one I fell in love with. I had a moment. Butterflies in my stomach. I didn’t see the price tag until I was already twirling around in it in front of the mirror. My mom saw how in love with it I was and offered to pay the difference, but I really couldn’t stomach paying that much for something I will only wear once. My fiancé offered to help as well. I was sad at first, but now that I have found a gown I love that was a little over half my budget, I am glad I didn’t buy that one. Maybe I am just super frugal though lol.

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee

I liked mine but didn’t really get that “OMG” moment with it. My reaction was more like, “Okay, this is really flattering and will work, I should just buy it.” Maybe part of it was that I went dress-shopping solo?

I don’t know about you, but I had that whole tears, omg-we’re-really-getting-married reaction at other points in wedding planning, like when we toured our venue for the first time, or when my Fiance and I bought our wedding rings. So, you might still get that moment elsewhere.

I’m sorry your consultant pulled a bait-and-switch with you. That definitely sounds like a move to me.

Post # 41
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2016

MiniMeow :  The first the gown I found I would say I was in love with but it was $1000 over budget, my mom and her boyfriend are paying for my gown and said “if it’s the one it’s the one don’t worry about the price” but I couldn’t bring myself to ask them to go that far over budget. I went back to another salon and found a second gown. I didn’t get the same feeling I did with the first but I really liked it and thought it was very pretty. After my fittings I would say I made the right decision, it looks amazing on me and I didn’t have to compromise the budget I set for myself.

Now you know what look you like on, why not hit up a few more salons and see if they have anything similar in your price range? 

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee

MiniMeow :  You should create a new thread about your dress. Do you have pics?

To be honest with everyone I’m more excited about the cake testing and decorating the cake than I am about my dress. WTH does that say?

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

I tried on dresses that I didn’t like because bridal consultants and my mother and future mother in law picked them off the rack, but once I tried on my bridal gown I knew I was in love and it was the one.

Post # 44
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2016

MiniMeow :  You’re describing my dress experience! I tried on lots of dresses, and the very last one looked great, so I decided to go with it. However, I had lots of doubts after the fact. The dress I bought was ivory, but I always pictured myself in something blush. I ended up getting a 2nd dress, and I LOVE it. I’m trying to sell my first dress, so my advice is to make sure you love the dress before you buy it!

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Do you have a photo of the dress you liked?  There are some pretty amazing dress-finding wizards on the bee, I bet whatever you love they can point you to half a dozen within your budget that look very similar.

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