posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
2034 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

You should always pick the dress that you love and if you can’t decide in the moment, then sleep on it.  That being said, you’ve purchased it not ordered it right?  If you’ve got the finances, keep looking for your dress and sell this one…..at a discount, so it sells faster.  There’s a classifieds here on the bee or you can try etsy or tradesy, FB or any other resell website.  There are many.

If Mother-In-Law helped to buy the dress the best thing is to talk to her and tell her what you’ve said here.  I’m sure she’ll understand plus you can simply pay her back.

Post # 3
420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - A historic Art Deco and French Renaissance Theatre

I did something very similar and disliked my first dress. The bridal salon couldn’t give me my money back but they did let me exchange the dress. If you just bought it I’d contact them quickly if the order hasn’t been placed to see if you could put the money towards another dress you find there. I hope everything works out for u bee!

Post # 4
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I went through something very similar. And although I had made some alterations to my wedding dress, I’ve never got to really like it. I don’t feel like me in the dress but rather as if I were going to masquerade. But well, my wedding is two days away and nothing more than I can do now. So if you really don’t like and it’s not just first doubts than try as soon as you can look for other dresses. On stillwhite.com or preownedweddingdresses.com you could try to sell the dress you’ve already purchased.

Post # 5
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

It is a beautiful dress. I am sure you look pretty in it too. Now with that being said I am sorry you have dress regrets :/.I know every bride wants to feel amazing and that may not happen in a gown you are not completely in love with.

Now, do you think maybe you can try to do something with it that will make you love it? I know that sounds forced but why I suggest that is because in general with clothes there are ways we can style things that we did not think of that may really change how we feel about it. 

Try adding a belt? Adding straps or sleeves? Or you can even buy a detachable skirt that can go over your dress? Or accessorize it? 

If you look into doing all that and still do not love it enough then yes you can try to sell it. Or another option if you have room in your budget… Buy a second dress. You can always wear different dresses like one for ceremony and one for reception. 

Whatever you do I am sure you will look gorgeous on your day. 

Good luck 

Post # 6
12 posts
  • Wedding: October 2021

I agree with the others if you can’t exchange it or sell it, then maybe see if a seamstress can add sleeves or something that would make it more your style? 


That being said, the dress is absolutely gorgeous! 

Post # 7
29 posts
  • Wedding: September 2021 - Roman baths

Call them see what they say about exchanging it. I’m sure they could cancel the dress and let you try some others on. I will say iv been up and down with my dress and iv finally got to a stage I’m happy. It took me over a month and talking to my fiancé. After weeks of me freaking out he told me If I don’t feel happy that I’m getting married in it I should be trying on other dresses (his not normally like that so I was shocked he saw it as important) in the end I showed him a picture of it and he said he prefers it to a traditional dress and he was happy with it. He didn’t say it like omg it’s the one and start clapping but after him reassuring me he actually really liked it I calmed down. I think sometimes it’s a lot of pressure for a dress. When else does everyone line up to comment on if we got our outfit right. Then there’s the freaking out we have to be our absolute hottest and most perfect on a set date. Just relax everyone will say what they always say about every bride ever “she looked beautiful” your husband will be much more interested in what’s under the dress and that’s probably what he will remember most fondly the bit only he got to see of you!

Post # 8
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I had buyers remorse shortly after committing to my dress. I also couldn’t return it and I felt horrible about wasting everyone’s time and money. I decided to go dress shopping to find a new dress and I’m so glad I did because it reminding me of why I went with my first dress: I really do love it and I got an amazing deal on it! I felt like I needed to go out and search for a new dress to be happy with what I have so I say keep looking. Worst case scenario is you find a better dress and spend more more but at least you you’ll be happy in in on your wedding day. 

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