Post # 1
so, I bought my dress, and I love it. But I am seeing it all over the place not only on here, but everyone and their freaking brother bought the dress from David’s Bridal and posted a review on it on the site. I just feel like if I’ve seen it so many times, then other people, particularly the people who are going to see me in my dress, have already seen it a bunch. I just feel like the uniqueness isn’t there anymore, and I feel like it’s not going to be as special looking on me because it’s seen everywhere else.
Maybe this is all just a “dress regret” sort of situation due to stress, that will go away and that is just normal but will pass. I’m hoping. I know that I can accessorize to make my gown look different, and that it’s going to look different on me than the others who wear it, but it just has me thinking. I hope I’m not overreacting about all of this. =/
Here’s my dress for reference, for those who havent seen it.
Post # 3
I LOVE it…. and I don’t think I have seen it much. I remember thinking that if I had seen that dress at DB I probably would have bought it and not needed a second dress.
I feel that way about my new one….but I tell myself that 95% of the people at my wedding won’t know anything about dresses.
Post # 4
I’ve seen that style a little bit, but only because I’m a future bride and am looking at this site all the time! You probably feel like you’ve seen it everywhere just because it’s your dress and when you see it, you’re like “that’s my dress!” You are going to look stunning on your wedding day and the dress looks fantastic on you. No worries!
Post # 5
Just think of it as “your” dress and honestly, like the other poster said, no one else at your wedding would ever think, oh wow i’ve seen that dress already! Just in being on this site, even the same dress can look so completely different on two different people, and you will also make it more “your own” with your bridal shoes, jewelry, etc!
Post # 6
I’ve seen them on say yes to the dress, but never on a bride I knew. It seems like I see them a lot on TV, but that’s what, 1 bride out of 2,000 that’s on that show? I think you’re safe =D It looks lovely on you 🙂
Post # 7
i think the thing to remember is that you are currently living breathing eating wedding but most guests dont – your dress will be unique so try not to fret
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2011 - ceremony in our family's Catholic church in Watsonville; reception at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Dress regret is no fun, been there and done that. I’m a DB bride and the affordability makes their styles accessible to more brides, which is one reason you may see it pop up frequently. I agree with PPs that you can accessorize to make it your own. Just wondering if there another dress style you might prefer to wear instead?
Post # 9
I donno, unless your bff wore it, your cuz, or your Future Sister-In-Law than it shouldn’t let you bother that much. I mean you did get it in DB, and you know at least 80% of US brides go there to try out dresses so if you really wanted to be the only one in a dress you probably didn’t chose your vendor very well, but I don’t think it mattes at all.
It looks fab on you and you have an amazing body so I can’t see it looking better on anyone, really.
Post # 10
I totally get how you feel. When i got my lace dress with straps I felt really out there (heck, two years ago I probably was really out there)…but now…everywhere I look there are lace dresses with straps and people are saying things like “kates dress really made lace popular” or “straps must be in right now because the past three weddings had straps on the dress” Sigh. Ok. I give.
However, I know I’ll rock my dress, it looks amazing and no other dress in the world would be right (trust me I looked).
I think (from reading your other posts) you’re style is unique enough that with your personal flair you’ll look like your own bride. Its the little details that make the bridal look, not just the dress. So, go rock your style and show all those “other” brides how this dress is really worn!
Post # 11
I think your dress is awesome. I haven’t seen it anywhere.
Post # 12
I think you look great in it, and I’ve personally never seen anyone in it in person, and I think that will be the case for everyone at your wedding as well! I wouldn’t worry and if you love it, stick with your gut!
Post # 13
I think the dress looks incredible on YOU. Nothing you get is really ever going to be 100% original, someone else will always have it, it’s how you make it your own that counts.
Also please remember, your wedding guests aren’t in the “bridal bubble” that you are right now. They aren’t going to be thinking “That dress is so trendy” they are going to be thinking “Wow, the bride looks beautiful.”
Post # 14
Your dress is amazing–I absolutely love it! Even if it is popular in the wedding world, no one else is going to recognize it.
Post # 15
I really love that dress on you and I don’t feel like I have seen it around much at all!
If it’s any consolation, I am a Sottero and Midgley “Adorae” bride. I went dress shopping before I started posting here and in my area, adorae isn’t that popular at all. The lady at the store said she rarely sells it, because the ball gowns are the most popular. But, I am almost embarassed to post that it is my dress here, because apparently everyone and the mother has it. I felt bad about it for awhile, but really, who cares? No Bees are invited to my wedding and 90% of the guests never have a thing to do with weddings, so it will be new to them!
Post # 16
It is unique because many brides who look like they’d look fabulous in any dress, would wear something more form fitting and va va voom. You look great in this dress – and I’m not just saying this to make you feel better.
Its a classic, and you will look back years to come and be so so happy you chose this dress.
I think everyone has dress 2nd guess at one point during the time from when they buy it until they wear it – even if its just for minutes. Just consider this your time you’re doing this.
On another note, this dress I’ve seen by very expensive designers – one on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago in June.
Not everyone could wear this as well!