(Closed) For the girls experiencing DRESS REGRET…

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
2969 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I second this advice. Even though I still felt like I should have chosen a slightly different silhouette, once I brought my dress home I did start to love it a lot more!

Post # 18
4996 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@IzzyBear:  Wow that beading is gorgeous! 

Post # 19
24 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

I loveeee the bodice!

Post # 20
10972 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011


Post # 21
3154 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Stunning dress:)

Post # 23
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yup, in agreement here. I put mine on 2 or 3 more times at home and at one point I looked in the mirror and thought “Yes, this is the dress I’ll walk down the aisle in.” Done deal.

Post # 24
8700 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Your dress is STUNNING!

Post # 25
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Its a beautiful dress

Post # 27
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@IzzyBear:   <3!  I tried that dress on and LOOOOVED the bodice…so sparkly!!!


Also I agree…having the dress in your house gives you so many more opportunities to try it on, pull it out, or just stare at it and drool… I mean, bond with your dress.      I bought a sample and its killing me that its away at the seamstress now and not here where I can see it everyday.  Some days I’d just take a detour to the main closet and stare at it all dreamy like.  Sad really, lol. 


And to answer other questions — I bought a cloth bag off of ebay, since mine came in a plastic hanger bag.  I want an opaque breathable bag for my dress, so when it come back home it will have a lovely new bag to reside in!  

Post # 28
1175 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t have dress regret but I think if I had mine at home I’d be looking at it all the time and maybe start to question it- maybe obsess more. For me, with it being at the salon it’s in the back of mine, but I suppose if I did regret the dress I may feel differently.

Post # 29
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

My dress is stored at my parents’ house until it moves to the alterations stage (at which point it will be stored at the seamtress’s home)
But I COMPLETELY agree that it is SO nice to have it in easy access!! I had a week or two of “ehhh is this really the dress I want..???” went to my moms’ and took it out of the bag, and reconfirmed how much I LOVE IT.
Oh and I bought a breathable dress bag from ebay to store it in.

Post # 31
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@IzzyBear: Well the thing about bridal salons’ dresses is that they are constantly being pulled out to be tried on, so the dress isn’t cooped up in plastic for a long time.


I’m a little skeptical of how well the dress will hold up in plastic if you don’t plan to take it out for a while. A lot of dress preservation website advice I’ve seen recommend the breathable cloth bags because there is a risk that humidity and moisture trapped in a plastic bag can damage the dress especially in a hotter climate. Also, a cloth bag that is opaque is better at protecting the dress from changing color when it is exposed to direct sunlight. A plastic see-through bag won’t offer the same protection, though I’m pretty sure you won’t be using your dress as a makeshift curtain. 😉


If you decide a plastic garment bag is ok, just make sure to let it air out once in a while.


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