(Closed) I don’t like my dress any more!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh, I’m so sorry! What a terrible feeling. : (  Do you know specifically what it is you don’t like about the dress? Is there a way to alter what you’ve already got so that you’re happier in it, even if it’s not perfect?

Post # 4
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497 posts
Helper bee

Oh dear….any chance of finding something on Craigslist?  Or a bridesmaids dress off the rack?  Or one of the pretty Target or JCrew dresses?  Or maybe you could get a different veil or a sash?  In the end, after a couple of years, I promise it won’t matter as much as you think it does now.  I know that sounds crazy, but I didn’t LOVE my dress either, and now we are 15 months into our marriage and I am 3 months pregnant and I could actually care less about my wedding dress.

Post # 5
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735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

This is pretty risky but are there any small alterations you can do to make it more flattering? (add cups to the dress for bigger cha-chas, add a sash, take something off, alter neckline?)

 Maybe you can play with hairstyles/accessories to change it up? You would amazed how different it can look. 

 I know its the big day but its only ONE day.. what really counts is commitment you’re making with your man. 

 Send us a link to the dress, there are some pretty creative bees on here that can give you ideas

Post # 7
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27 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i thought it was super fast to plan a wedding in 4 months!  i kind of feel the same about my dress — serious second thoughts — but i always go back to a) the way i felt when i first put it on — that it was just the prettiest thing i’d ever seen and it was my dress… and b) the fact that until i got engaged and went dress shopping i honestly could not tell you what any of my friends wore to their weddings, beyond the fact that it was white!!  i just found out that one of my good friends — i was a bridesmaid for her, for pete’s sake — had a vera wang, and i didn’t even know it. i couldn’t even have told you what kind of dress my mother wore at her wedding until a couple months ago, and i obviously have looked at those pictures hundreds of times.  so… if you can find something else in the budget, great.  if not, don’t sweat it (easier said than done, i know!).

Post # 8
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62 posts
Worker bee

If it makes you feel any better, I actually think your dress is very pretty and elegant. You can also try to find another dress on preownedweddingdresses.com and bravobride.com. I, too, was not in love with my dress and kept looking upto a few weeks before the wedding. In the end, it turned out to be just the right one for me. I think the accessories and customizations made a big difference.

Post # 9
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Just so you know, you aren’t alone. I feel that way about the dress that I currently have. I am despretely looking for a replacement dress, and stressing about what to do with this current dress. 🙁 Good Luck to you though!

Post # 10
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34 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2018

That dress is beautiful! But if it’s not for you, see if you can get a new one. Look on the internet and in store. Then sell your old one! Also, if you haven’t had alterations yet, maybe David’s would send it back and get you an instore credit.

Good luck!

 

Post # 11
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735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I love that dress! Its so simple yet a little modern.. and I’m sorry to bring up money but that price is unbeatable.

 I totally tried on that dress too, I really liked how simple it is. Its perfect for a beach/farm wedding! 

Like I posted earlier, try experimenting with hair and make-up, it will totally change the look of the dress. 

Post # 12
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1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I know how you feel! I bought a dress because it was 50% off and although it looks great, now I feel like it looks a little trendy. I’m scared to be wasteful and go buy another dress

Post # 13
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98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - Majestic Colonial Resort, Punta Cana

When you said you were so unhappy with it, I was expecting something totally different than what I saw in that link… I actually think that dress is unbelievably lovely – so simple, classy and timeless. But it’s all about how you feel… before you decide for sure to trade it in, make sure you try it with your hair up and makeup on and some jewelry, that really makes a difference. Maybe you can alter it to add some straps or other detailing too; that would for sure make it unique and make it "you". And if it still doesn’t feel right, go with your gut – you only get one wedding day and you deserve to feel beautiful. Good luck!

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