I found THE DRESS after purchasing one last year? What should I do?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1569 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Not a stupid move at all!! As long as you can sell the other one, I say go buy your dream dress!

That being said, I came to this thread looking for a picture of a pretty dress and you didn’t post one haha! Show us your dream dress!

Post # 4
2084 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Buy the dream dress. Do you want to look back on your wedding and think, “well, the dress wasn’t great, but it was cheap and I have to live with my mistakes”? As long as you are not wildly overspending, chalk it up to experience and wear what you love.

Post # 5
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

It sounds like you really want the new dress from Etsy and I say do it! You said neither are breaking the budget and hopefully the new dress will make you feel so beautiful on your special day. You can try to sell the first one and if you do, then great.

Post # 6
1741 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

stlkennedy92 :  Depends on your budget. If you can afford “the dress,” get it!

Post # 7
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

stlkennedy92 :  cautionary tale: I bought a dress from Etsy, and although it was what I ordered (no defects or anything) and I had thought it was perfect, when I actually put it on I was really underwhelmed.

I had seen this dress before I went dress shopping and was sort of keeping it in mind, but wanted to go wedding dress shopping so I would have that experience with our moms (I am my mom’s only daughter and my fiance is an only child) and to make sure I tried on shapes/styles other than what I already had in mind. I ended up loving the last one I tried on, but didn’t buy it, and ordered the one I had seen on Etsy which was a style I really liked and had done sone slight customizing for me. But once I tried it on, it didn’t have the feel of that one I did try on before and loved, which was the Essence of Australia D1702 (bought off Tradesy), which I would have originally thought would be too princessy (but I love how it fits and looks (and it’s not as pinkish as in the designer pictures)). 

So now I’m trying to sell the etsy one, but there’s no way I’m going to get back what I spent on it, even though it’s brand new and in perfect condition. 



Post # 9
316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

If you can sell the old one, then do it! You need to love your dress, not wear it just to “live with your mistake”. 

I’m an STL girl too, and that dress is beautiful, but girl…those sleeves are not going to be any warmer than a strapless dress would be! tongue-out

Post # 10
700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t think it’s stupid. Your whole wedding has changed, and it makes sense for your attire to reflect that if you want and can afford it.  The dress is amazing, especially for a cooler weather wedding!

Post # 11
2610 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

Do what you feel is right for you. If it’s THE DRESS, then get it, but I strongly suggest you stop looking at dresses after this. good luck 🙂 

Post # 12
134 posts
Blushing bee

I’d say buy your dream dress. You only get to wear it once!

Also had to mention i’m from Missouri as well. Not StL though.. about an hour and a half south. Close enough though, right?

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