(Closed) Feeling Guilty For Spending Too Much on My Dress!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Glamour Closet! I don’t blame you on that, you got an amazing dress! I really love the cut and the detail in the skirt, don’t blame yourself its gorgeous!

Post # 5
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ga-ga gorgeous!!!

Post # 6
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ha ha, I recognize Glamor Closet too 😀

I bought a Vera Wang sample there and later sold it but of course lost money on it…So you don’t have to “live with your decision”, there are options, but I don’t see why you should – the dress looks fabulous on you! A lot prettier than the Santa Monica dress IMO, and I really doubt the Chinese replica would look much like the original Pnina. If you search the dress threads here you will find some unsuccessful attempts at that dress.

If you’re only feeling guilty over the price, try taking a trip to Saks in Beverly Hills to alleviate the guilt 🙂 I went there with a budget of $5K and only found three dresses to try on, lol. Many were above $10K!

Post # 7
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

first thing… LOVE your post, looking forward to reading more from you!

and love the dress, its beautiful

Post # 8
1726 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

The dress looks amazing on you, and a Chinese knockoff of that Pnina would have been horrendous. Sorry. Good thing you didn’t go that route!!

But was your original dress budget closer to that price point? Can you actually afford $2,500 on a gown, plus another $550 on a veil? If this wasn’t a wise choice financially for you, like Meliss said, you do have some recourse as selling gowns through sites like preownedweddingdresses.com or even the classifieds here is pretty easy.

Post # 9
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

1 – I don’t think $3K is outrageous for a designer dress and veil.  Everyone has different opinions, budgets, whatever.  If it’s in your budget, don’t worry about it.

2 – I love the Reem Acra, it looks beautiful on you and was a great price. I am sure it is stunning in person.

3 – I don’t love the other on you–it looks like so many other dresses out there, I don’t think it’s worth $800.

4 – Like the PPs said, it is unlikely that a Chinese knock-off would have worked very well.  That’s a tough dress to copy and have it come out OK.

5 – Like the PPs said, you can always sell it.  However, you still have a couple months to decide.  Give yourself a little time and see how you feel in a month or two.

Post # 11
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You got like an 80% discont on a designer dress and awesome veil. As far as I am concerned you should be proud of yourself for shopping savy! I think you did really good and there is no doubt that the knock off dress would never look like the Reem dress. It is one thing if you paid retail then it just would start to get kind of crazy no matter how great the dress is but $3,000 for really good quality is definitely worth it!

Post # 12
4802 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The dress you bought looks totally gorgeous on you…I love it so much better than those other ones in the pics!

Post # 13
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2006

That dress and veil are ridiculously gorgeous on you.  Stunning.  My jaw dropped.

Congrats on an amazing dress!!!

Post # 14
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I really love the dress you purchased!  I immediately thought of Grace Kelly.  Very Glamorous.  I think you got an amazing deal on a great designer dress, and if you can afford it, I wouldn’t feel guilty at all.  Great purchase!

Post # 15
1270 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

honestly, the one you got is way better than the replica could ever be. you have to understand what great quality you got for the price you paid. you are getting MORE than you paid for. now, with the pnina replica…. the quality would be horrendous. you would probably regret it.

Post # 16
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think the dress looks amazing on you! Everyone’s budget is different, so I think you shouldn’t worry about it since you said you can afford it. By the way, you could always sell the dress after the wedding if you want to recoup some of the costs. (I sold my dress after my wedding b/c I thought it was a waste just to have it hanging in the closet when someone else could wear it, but I know that it’s not for everyone.)

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