(Closed) HELP! I don’t feel beautiful in my dress!

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I say it’s your wedding, and you shouldhave the dress you feel amazingly gorgeous in, and if this one isn’t it, don’t feel bad about re-selling it and looking again!

Post # 4
397 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I bought a dress that I loved, but it turned out one of my good friends who is getting married a few weeks before me got the same one!  I was so torn over what to do.  I called Davids Bridal and explained what happened.  They said I could come back and and get something of equal or greater value (since I just picked my dress up and it hadn’t been altered).  I went there with an open mind, telling myself if I didn’t find a dress that I liked as much then I would just stick with the one I had.  However, I did find another dress that I love just as much!  It was more but I think worth it to have my own individual dress on my wedding day.  Not one I just saw my friend get married in.

So I say go for it!  Your dress wasn’t that expensive, and if you don’t feel like it’s the one, go look again.  I’m sure you’ll find one that you do fall in love with!  Oh- and try on dresses that you think you wouldn’t like, you’ll be surprised that the "one" pops out of nowhere!


Good Luck.

Post # 5
17 posts
  • Wedding: March 2009

Reselling the dress is a great idea.  Perhaps you could post it in the classifieds, or find a nice consignment shop.

Otherwise, is there anything you could do to alter it to the dress you want to wear?  Alterations, changing the neckline, added sparkle or ribbon or other embellishments can do wonders. (I’m kind of new as well, so not sure how to get to the photo)

Post # 6
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Try uploading the picture again, I don’t think it worked.

I think you should look a little more, try on a few more and then go back to that one and compare it. Any chance you secretly want a dream dress you can’t afford and resent that dress because of it? Chances are no matter which dress you end up with, everyone there will think you look amazing. If you really just don’t feel pretty in it then find a new one. 

Post # 7
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

This is a common issue for many brides.  I’m in the same boat!  I put a deposit on a dress…now I look at the pictures and I am disgusted.  How could I have liked that dress??  Oh well.

I say put your dress up for resale on preownedweddingdress.com, bravobride.com, or oncewed.com and go find the dress you really want!  Because how you feel in your dress will translate in your pictures.  Go for it!!

Post # 10
117 posts
Blushing bee

I just want to say that the dress looks beautiful on you but I agree it’s probably best for a casual or beach wedding. 

I say go for it and get something that makes you feel like a million bucks.  With all eyes on you, you want to feel at your best.

Post # 12
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I like it!  You look beautiful!  It could be a nice simple, elegant dress for an evening wedding.  Accessories can do a lot. 

But, do what makes you happy, $170 isn’t too much to be out.  You shouldn’t have much trouble selling it and getting your cash back. 

Post # 13
765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I think you look great but…

If you don’t feel gorgeous, don’t keep it. 

I spent $150 on a custom birdcage veil from Unveiled Bridal Designs and cried and cried when it came in and didn’t look right with my gown.  I sold it on ebay for $150.  No loss.


Post # 14
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Wow!  I think you look awesome in that dress.  I think once you have accessories it would be lovely at a night wedding.

That said- what matters most if how you feel in the dress- not how other people think you look.

Having only paid $170 you can totally justify getting another dress that feels good on you!

Post # 15
18 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

I say have fun and look for another one…it can’t hurt! After I got my dress, I tempted fate and still continued to play – with each new dress I tried on I fell more and more in love with my orginal dress. Plus, going after you have bought a dress releaves all the pressure! Have some fun with it!!!!

Post # 16
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

You look absolutely stunning, but do what makes you happy. You could easily sell the first dress as it’s so pretty. I do agree it seems a bit casual for your wedding, too. Go find something you love!

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