(Closed) Had a change of heart and got a second dress… does this happen alot?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
33 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just did this too!  Loved the first dress.. but the second dress I’m buying is my DREAM dress, the dress I’ll feel lovely and beautiful and special in..  I never thought I’d be a two dress bride.

Post # 4
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

I think you should wear the dress you really want and it sounds like that is the second dress. 

If it makes you feel better, my dress was a sample (and it was 1-2 sizes too small when I bought it, but it was 40% off and I planned on loosing weight anyway).  I’ve lost 17lbs since then, but they still needed to let it out a little bit in the bodice.  I’m still going throught the fitting process, but they’ve let it out and it zips – now they just have to refit it to my body. 

If the dress zips now, but is a little snug, you will have no problem losing a little weight and fitting into it. 

Good luck!

Post # 7
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Love love love the second dress!

Post # 9
5498 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I bought my first dress a month after we got engaged (last July). Then this past March I saw a dress in a boutique window that I started crushing on. I didn’ty try it on because I knew I couldn’t afford it. then a fellow bee posted a pic of herself in the DB version of the dress. I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I went to try it on…and I fell in love! I “liked” my first dress, but I love this one! I guess you could say it found me. = )

that said, I think the second dress is gorgeous!

Post # 11
520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Same thing happen to me!  Got a sample dress that was GORGEOUS and SUCH a good deal (46% off!).

But I wanted lace, and the gown was brocade.  The more I thought about it, the more I lost sleep on it, so ended up spending another grand for the lace one, and it’s perfect.

Post # 13
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think its pretty common, I did the same thing.  The first dress I got was what I thought I should be wearing, it had ornate beading and a lot of details.  Then I realized, I’m a simple girl, so I got a trumpet dress with a simple beaded sash at the bodice.  I still wonder if its too plan but its what I liked!  You’ll be happy once it fits just right.  If they have to take it in just a bit, it should be fine.

Post # 14
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

jamiemichelle: You made the right choice, the second dress is absolutely gorgeous! I know the feeling of pressure when you’re getting more than your own opinion, and how bad you might feel for wanting a second dress. But you’ll be able to sell it, and you got a great deal!

It is absolutely crazy though how many brides this happens to. I’m trying my hardest not to look at other dresses, I know (think!?) that I loved my dress when it was on 🙂

Post # 16
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

What do you all do with the first dress if you end up buying a second?  Sell it?

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