(Closed) How long should I suffer before I go try on other dresses?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Can the salon where you bought it switch your deposit to another dress? It might be worth calling them to find out.

Post # 4
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

What about going to try the sample on again? that could bring back memories and remind you of why you loved it in the first place

Post # 5
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I totally understand your feelings.  But I did look up your dress, and it looks BEAUTIFUL on you!!  I was worried that without the sweetheart neckline, the top would be straight across (because I wouldn’t like that, either) but the dress already has a little dip in the bodice that looks lovely!!!

Post # 8
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

As someone who’s going through this EXACT thing right now (not liking my dress, and my mom paid for it!), I can just say that I think you have the right to feel gorgeous on your wedding day.  If you’re not feeling like the dress is the one, you should get another one.  Even if that means having to call up your aunt and apologizing and explaining the situation.  It may be embarassing, but wouldn’t it be worth it to have a dress you LOVE on your wedding day?

Post # 9
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m going through almost the same thing, except I’m paying for mine. I’m still struggling with the decision to forfeit my deposit and get a dress I think I LOVE (but have only seen in a silver color, not the ivory I would order) or stick with a dress I know I like. I’m definitely sneaking peeks at pictures of my dream dress too. It’s just frustrating the pressure people put on you to find the ONE.

All I can say is that you need to feel beautiful and your aunt should understand that.

Please let us know what your bridal salon says about switching the dress, I’m too chicken to call mine and ask. 🙂

Post # 12
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m so indecisive too, I feel you!  It also doesn’t help that we’re expected to pick our dresses out months in advance, giving us plenty of time to change our minds.  I think that dress is gorgeous, but I’m also not sure that it is the right one for your body type.  And you certainly don’t seem sure at all.  If you’re not feeling it, I would call your aunt and say you changed your mind, and offer to pay her back for the deposit.  Good luck!

Post # 13
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it is a gorgeous dress and I think in your size it will look amazing. A little push up bustier underneath and you’ll be good to go. Honestly, I wish my dress was that beautiful (can you tell I am having some dress anxiety of my own). However, it can’t hurt to try other dresses on just to make yourself feel better. Chances are none of them will be as beautiful on you as this one.

Post # 14
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I think you need to try on the dress again and then decide. If you dont LOVE it after that get a new one.

Post # 15
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I could have written this post. I went through the same exact thing with my dress. I just agonized for months until it came in and I had my fittings.  You’re fittings will make a huge difference – it’s amazing how different the dress will look on you when it’s in your size.  My advice to you is to go back in and try it on again. Talk with the bridal consultants about your concerns and whether they can make the alterations you want. Then ask yourself whether you really love the dress. Because if they can make the alterations you want and fit you properly, then that won’t be the problem. But ask yourself whether you love the dress and will feel happy in it walking down the aisle. If not, or if you’re unsure, then I would try on other dresses now while you still have time.

Also, if you end up a two dress bride, you can sell one or both afterwards and make some of the money back.

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