(Closed) I need some advice

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

I would try the dress on, that way you will know if it is your dress or not. If you don’t try it on, you will always wonder "what if?"

Post # 4
7 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

You look gorgeous in your current dress! 

I am going through the exact same thing! It’s even harder for me because I did find "The One" but my Mom convinced me to get "The Other One" instead. (It was a therapy moment!) With a little less than 40 days until the wedding, I just don’t think I have the time or energy to find a different dress. Do you? Encore Dress shopping is a big commitment! 

Have you considered being a two dress bride? It’s running through my mind right now… 

Post # 5
200 posts
Helper bee

Yeah, try it on. But do be prepared to face the decision of buying it. Has your seamstress already started alterations on your first dress? Do you think the first dress is something you would be able to sell (with or without alterations)?

Post # 6
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2021

I like the one you already have. Everybody wears a Maggie! Be different…{unless of course your dress is a Maggie, then insert Lace for Maggie}

Post # 7
5495 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Try it if you are prepared to fall in love with it and buy it. You don’t want to wonder what if. = )

Post # 8
1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I REALLY like your current dress much better than the Lace Maggie, personally.  With 45 days to the wedding, do you really have the money, time and energy to possibly end up with 2 dresses? I vote for keeping the gorgeous dress you already have and not even bother trying on the other one….

Post # 9
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree, the lace maggie isn’t doing it for me

Other designers shoudl take a hint and make lots of affordable dresses so we all don’t end up with the same frock! Hint hint, designers! 

Post # 10
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I honestly like your current dress a little better.  It looks really pretty on you.  Of course, I don’t know what the lace one would look like on you.  With only 45 days to go, I would recommend keeping the one you have!

Post # 11
10 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

I love YOUR dress!  It looks fabulous on you!  Like everyone has said if you try it on be prepared to buy it!  I went to a bridal shop with the intention of trying on a certain dress…but before I tried it on I saw another one on display that I had seen online a few days before and fell in love with; it was alot more than I could afford though.  But, I tried it on anyway…well, after that I NEVER even tried on the dress that I went in there for….like I said I could not afford it so it made me soooo upset and sad; I knew I shouldn’t have…so, I went online and searched and searched to find one preowned (I liked it so much I would have settled for a used one)….I did!  The girl had purchased the dress earlier this year and her wedding was cancelled so I got the dress I’m in love with for half the price! 

but I think maybe you are just having second thoughts…you really love your dress but you saw one that you think might be a little better…. I did the same thing…as much as I love my dress I did have a second thought….it’s hard not to when you are seeing wedding dresses all the time!  perfectly normal I think…but again, you look amazing in your dress! 

Post # 12
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony: Catholic Church, Reception: Hotel Ballroom

I think that you should try on the lace Maggie dress if you’ve been thinking/dreaming of it for awhile.  I’m not going to say which one I like better, because it’s your decision ultimately, but I do think they’re both lovely.

What is good is that the dresses are very different — so chances are if you aren’t all that thrilled with the dress you currently have, you might really really like the Maggie lace dress beacuse it’s so opposite of what you already ordered (does that even make sense?!). 

I’m a 2-dress bride myself (I ordered too quickly and had regrets, too).  Just make sure that whatever you do, you have time to have the dress altered in time for the wedding!

Post # 13
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think it depends on your financial situation really. If you don’t think you can swing the cost of the second dress I would be hesitant to put it on, just because personally, I would hate trying on and falling in love with a dress I absolutely knew I couldn’t afford. If you think the cost isn’t an issue if you were to try it on and fall in love with it, then go for it! Like His Barista, I wouldn’t want to wonder "What If" either if I could afford it. A side note though, your current dress is fabulous so I don’t think you can go wrong either way. Good luck!

Post # 14
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Try the dress on! For one thing, it will settle your mind and get the "what if" out of your head, because you’ll know. The only thing I’d suggest is make sure that you are comfortable enough to say I want this dress, and get it altered and everything with your date looming, you’ll have to get them done ASAP.

Post # 16
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

well i think you look gorgeous on your current dress… but if your not comfortable with it, i say try the other one…  you can always put your first dress here on the classifieds!


Good luck!

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