(Closed) freaking out about my dress

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I say, deep breath – and your dress will be fine!   I had the same fears after I went home and googled my dress online.  I could only find it on the desinger’s website…and let me just say, if I had seen that pictures on the hang tag of the dress…I never would have tried it on!   The model had some crazy bride of frankenstein hair, a weird pose…and they cut the train funny on the bottom.  

I freaked out for 10 weeks until my dress arrived.  And when it did, I fell in love all over again!

Post # 4
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had my first fitting last week, and I was way more anxious about my dress the week before it than I had been for the month before that.  I think it’s totally normal to be anxious and to wonder what it’s going to look like after so much time!

 My advice is to take a deep breath, pour yourself a glass of wine, and try to wait until Saturday.  If you’re still anxious AFTER you see your dress, try to figure out what it is you don’t like, whether it can be fixed with this dress or whether you really want to look for something in two months.  I’m confident that being anxious is normal, and either way, it will all work out!

Good luck, and I can’t wait to see pics! 

Post # 6
618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think it’s normal to have "dress stress" right before your first fitting.  It’s a very exciting time, but it can also be very emotional.  It’s an important decision and since we have SO much time to think about it (and SO many amazing options out there) we’re probably always going to be nervous and second-guess ourselves. 

I think your anxiety probably comes from the fact that you haven’t tried the dress on in a while and you’ve forgotten just how amazing you look in it and how wonderful it made you feel!  Right?  That’s why you bought it!  Although I love looking at pictures of brides in gorgeous dresses, it always makes me a little nervous about my dress and almost makes me doubt my decision.  But as soon as I look at my dress again, I know it’s right for me.  And I’m sure you’re going to feel beautiful and confident in your decision as soon as you put the dress back on! 

Post # 7
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it’s normal to have dress anxiety. But I bet you’re going to fall in love with it all over again! Just remember how much you loved it when you purchased it and trust that instinct that you had. It’s going to be great!

Do you have any pictures? I’d love to see it!

Post # 9
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

hey! i saved a picture of your dress as an inspiration when i brought it to my dressmaker.
you’ll look great!

Post # 10
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

It’s a very classic, lovely dress. I think you’ll look like a glamorous hollywood movie star 🙂

Don’t stress… wait until the fitting. I’m sure you’ll fall in love all over again!

Post # 12
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I love your dress. There are very few dresses available like it.

Thanks for your post. I am also having dress anxiety. I just picked it up. It doesn’t fit great. I get a fitting this Sunday. Grrr…Then I went on the David’s bridal website and everything looks so pretty. I hadn’t seen my dress in a few months and I remember it cuter. Also, I have had a chance to read so many bridal magazines in the last few months that it changes what I think is a great dress. Grrr…

I hate the shoes I bought too and they don’t look good together. 

It’s probably anxiety. I talked to my deacon today and he said that I should get my marriage license on August 22 when we see him next. This whole thing felt a little more final. It’s not just a party!!! I love being single too!!! Aaahhh!!!

Sorry to turn your freak out into my freak out. I feel better now. 

I love your dress. I have never seen one like it. You’ll look great.


Post # 14
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

haha… don’t worry! I went through exactly the same thing. I HATED my dress in pictures of other people that I found online (don’t worry bee’s… I don’t think any of you are wearing my dress ) But then I went through my fittings and now it looks and feels amazing! I think my dress gets a little jealous sometimes with all these other gorgeous dresses out there cause mine is very simple and classic, not frilly at all. I purchases my dress on craigslist a year before I was engaged and it was HUGE on me so I never really got to see what it looked like on me, but after the fittings it fits like a glove and feels amazing and I don’t want to take it off. my wedding is in 16 days and I can’t wait to wear it!!

Post # 15
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

It’s beautiful! And it looks very customizable as well – you can make it more of a mermaid or less of one, add tulle in the bottom to make it more poofy if it hangs too flat, looks like it could be converted into spaghetti straps too! It’s gorgeous, dont’ worry!

Post # 16
1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I don’t think you have anything to worry about bc that dress is BEAUTIFUL!! I think you’re going to put it on and remember why you picked it in the first place!

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