(Closed) Final Fitting is tomorrow… and I still don't like my dress!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

im sorry youre deaing with this 🙁  dress regret is the worst.  If it help, ( and it probably doesnt ) I think it looks lovely.  If youre still bimmed, Have you thought of an affordable option for a reception dress?   Perhaps you could divide your photos between the 2 dresses?

Post # 4
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6207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

Unless you want to sell that dress and buy a sample, the only advice I can give you is to remember that it’s a dress and will in no way affect the fact that you’re going to get married and be ridiculously happy about it.

Post # 5
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251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Oh wow you have a lovely figure. I’m not really sure what to suggest, other than trying to look at preloved and ebay sites or an affordable reception dress from a highstreet seller- monsoon uk ship to the USA and have some lovely quality and relatively cheap dresses and I’m sure there are places where you could get something quickly?

Could you borrow a veil from someone? or again look at ebay? It sounds like you’re dissapointed with the whole thing rather than just a single element.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it looks great on you.  It’s a beautiful gown.

Congratulations on your weight loss!

I think your dress would look nice with a plain veil with a blusher, which isn’t too hard to make.  If you’re absolutely determined to go veil-less, a nice hat or hairpiece would pair really nicely.

It does sound like the root of your disappointment is something other than the dress or your look.  Sometimes when your body changes a lot it takes time for the mind to ‘catch up’.

Post # 7
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1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think your dress is really pretty.It looks great on you to me.Could you sale the veils and buy another one?

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@csteen85:  I think it looks really nice!

Take a deep breath and try to put things into perspective. You will be wearing this dress for a FEW HOURS. You won’t ever wear it again. It cost almost $2,000. Is it really worth all this worry?

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Wow- you have a gorgeous figure! Congrats on the weight loss:) I’m sorry about your dress regret:( What made you fall in love with the dress in the first place- was there a different dress you had in mind that you can’t stop thinking about? I had dress regret as well and had to pay an extra $1100 for my dream dress. Not sure what to do in your case- you could try shopping and buy off-the-rack and have rush alterations done- it is possible! Not sure what your budget allows. I know it’s only a couple hours that you wear the dress, but it’s hard to waer something you aren’t in love with. Try for the last-minute shopping- that’s what I would do if I was you. It’s worth a shot! You have a gorgeous figure and I bet a bunch more dresses will look awesome on you now that you wouldn’t have considered pre-weight loss. Let us know what you decide to do! If you live in Vancouver, I would totally go with you!! Imho, you look so pretty in this dress:)

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

what don’t you like about it? I think it looks great on you!  I don’t see any issues with the neckline – if it’s too tight and uncomfortably, have her take it out a bit. 

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I love your dress and it shows off your beautiful fugure! The top detailing and at the waist are so pretty. I know it’s what you think that matters. Just thought that I would share my thought’s. I too had dress regret so many times. Seven weeks before the wedding I found a sample dress on clearance for 199.00 and it was way more beautiful on me than all the others I tried! When I look at my pictures and video I love it even more. I’m still a newly wed…was married on December 1st 2012. But the point is that you look so gorgeous although I understand how you feel. Let us know what you decide and how you end up feeling.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@csteen85:  I think the dress looks gorgeous on you and really accentuates your figure. As for a veil, is there a friend that is already married that you could borrow a veil from? Just a thought…and I think you might feel better about it once it is done being altered and it is steamed. And also adding accessories will help too! 🙂 

Post # 14
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288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am so happy to hear that you did what you thought was right and that you are happy. It’s so important to feel amazingly beautiful on your Big Day! If you would like please show us your new dress. I’m so excited for you!!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

Honestly, I think you’re being too hard on yourself.  You look absolutely gorgeous!  If it feels really tight, just drop a couple pounds of water weight and you’ll be much more comfortable.  The same thing happened to me with my bridesmaid dress for my brother’s wedding.  During the fitting, I felt like if I took a big breath, I would break the dress!  I ate sensibly for the week before the wedding and it actually felt loose on the day of!  Take a deep breath and remember that the important part is marrying your soulmate.  None of the rest matters.

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