(Closed) I said "yes" to A dress… serious dress regret

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6215 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I think you should have found the dress yourself before inviting your parents to go with you, but it won’t matter if you don’t let it.  Make the changes you want and accessorize it- as long as you like it you will be fine

Post # 4
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would try and find the dress you love used and instead of caps get a nice bolero to go with it.  that way it doesn’t have to be exactly the same?


Just a suggestion.

Post # 6
866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

First off, I have to say that the dress you purchased is beautiful! So is the “dream dress”. Is ordering your dream dress now out of the question? I know lots of people don’t feel comfortable buying a dress they can’t try on first, but most salons can order designs they don’t carry as long as they carry the designer. You could always sell the original dress. 

If that is not an option, then I think your best bet would be to customize the dress you did buy. Add a belt, or maybe a brooch at the neckline. I think it’s a gorgeous dress, it looks like it will be very flattering, and it’s a simple enough design that you can really make it your own with cap sleeves, sparkly accessories, a belt or sash, etc… I think once you put your own personal touch on it, you’ll be much happier with it than you think it is. I know it’s easier said than done to put the original dress out of your mind, but I think if ordering that dress is not an option at this point, then focusing your attention on completing your wedding day look with your dress (and really embracing it as “your” dress) is your best option! And dresses can look so different on than in pictures; for all you know, you could have tried on the original dress and hated the way the ruching down the center looked, or the way the drape at the front added volume to your stomach, etc… (Not saying it would have, but you never know until you have something on!) 

Good luck, and I know you’ll be beautiful on your wedding day, no matter what dress you are wearing. 

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